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Dutch Anti-Piracy Group Settled With Illegal Uploaders BREIN is celebrating another victory over 8 uploaders at a Dutch private torrent tracker, who altogether agreed to pay 60,000 euros. The tracker and an unlicensed radio station were shut down in result. Unknowingly Linking to Infringing Content is Punished in Germany A German court has held the operator of a commercial website responsible for infringement after it unknowingly linked to infringing content hosted elsewhere. Pirate IPTV Box Supplier Jailed in UK Suppliers of piracy-configured IPTV boxes to pubs and consumers in the United Kingdom received a 4-year prison sentence and a 2-year suspended sentence. The case was filed by The Premier League and supported by the Federation Against KickassTorrents Operator Transferred from Prison to Hospital Alleged KickassTorrents owner Artyom Vaulin is facing severe health issues and was transferred from prison to a hospital in Poland. Its representatives admit that he can receive proper care now, but his overall conditions are not so ideal. Artyom is being guarded by 4 officers day and night and is handcuffed to his bed at night. Music Labels Sued ISPs over The Pirate Bay Blocking, Again Last year, the entertainment industry lost a court case demanding an ISP blockade of the largest BitTorrent provider in Sweden. Now a number of music labels and a movie studio are back in a brand new court, with yet another ISP trying Usenet Provider Was Cleared of Piracy Charges The appeals court has finally ruled on the case between the Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN and Usenet provider NSE, saying that the Usenet provider cannot be liable for infringements of its users, Supreme Court Sided with Samsung in Its Dispute with Apple The US supreme court sided with the Korean smartphone maker in its patent fight with Apple and reversed an appeals court decision that Samsung had to pay a $399m penalty to Apple for copying iPhone designs. Falsely Accused Pirate Will Be Compensated The court ruled in favor of a wrongfully accused individual, who was sued for allegedly downloading a pirated copy of the Hollywood movie. The judge said that the man is entitled to more than $17,000 in compensation because of the moviemakers’ overaggressive and unreasonable tactics widely known as “copyright trolling”. Must-Have Piracy Filters May Be against European Law The academics have warned that the EU plans to modernize copyright legislation in the region may appear incompatible with its own law. The problem lies in the mandatory piracy filters that ISPs are required to use, Italian Court Overturned “Pirate” Site Blockade Kisstube.tv was blocked by Italian ISPs following mass court action against 150+ domains for embedding movies, some of them infringing, but hosted on other platforms. Now the Court of Appeal overturned the blockade referring to an EU ruling
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