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Researchers Broke EBook DRM A recent report dissected the BooXtream “Social DRM” eBook watermarks. The Institute for Biblio-Immunology tore down the privacy-busting system after publisher Verso refused to remove the DRM from Scammers Target ISPs with Fake DMCA Notices A new kind of phishing operation is targeting American ISPs and their subscribers. Scammers pretend to be anti-piracy tracking company IP-Echelon and various Movie Studios Sue ISPs in Australia over Blocking Expenses Major torrent sites will be eventually blocked in the country, but how the blockade will be arranged is so far unclear. This week the Australian Internet service providers and movie studios have been in court Movie Producers Face Court Sanctions over Copyright Trolling The producers of Dallas Buyers Club face monetary sanctions for piracy extortion tactics used in their crackdown on file-sharers. An individual from California claims that the movie producers lack any evidence other than an IP-address and requests a monetary penalty of $36,000 for their "extortion" tactics. TPB Founder Will Sue Music Labels for Defamation Peter Sunde, one of The Pirate Bay founders, targets Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music, Warner Music and EMI in order to demand compensation for damaging his name. Peter Sunde is ready to file a lawsuit against the music labels that were recently awarded damages for his involvement with The Pirate Bay. Dutch Usenet Providers Ordered to Expose Pirates Usenet providers Eweka and Usenetter received a court order to hand over the personal information of two uploaders who shared over 2,000 pirated e-books. Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN, which is going to offer a settlement to the accused file-sharers, filed the lawsuit on behalf of several large book publishers, where it had requested the personal details of two members who allegedly uploaded over 2,000 books to newsgroups. Fight against Pirate Euro Cup Streams With 2016 UEFA Euro Cup in France, one of the largest sporting events of the year, being underway, UEFA&Co have started cracking down on unauthorized streams broadcasted on the Internet. However, this might be a game they can't possibly win. UK Streaming Site Operator Failed to Reduce His Sentence Paul Mahoney, who ran a movie streaming website that brought him £300,000 in revenues and cost the entertainment industry millions, has failed to appeal his 4-year sentence. Northern Ireland's most senior judge decided that the man’s offending had been persistent and that he didn’t do any good by ignoring cease and desist notices. Anonymous Hacked Isis Twitter Accounts The hacking collective has launched another wave of attacks against Islamic State: the group took over its social media accounts and gave them a rainbow makeover. Microsoft Helps Monitor Marijuana Sales Famous tech giant has taken the unexpected step of entering the industry of marijuana: Microsoft announced a partnership with Kind Financial, a Los Angeles company selling computer systems to governments tracking legalized marijuana sales.
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