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Russia May Introduce Downloading Fines The Russian government finally realized that website blocking may not achieve its goals and is now considering another option aimed at fighting illegal file-sharing – a system of fines which would target BREIN Obtained Pirates’ Identities without Court Orders The Dutch anti-piracy group announced that it had obtained the identities of operators of several pirate linking websites. It turned out that the details were disclosed by a UK-based hosting provider, which voluntarily complied with Rumors: Russian Anti-Piracy Chief Arrested for Fraud Some Russian media published news about the arrest of Maxim Ryabyko, the head of a large local anti-piracy agency. The rumors are that Ryabyko offered to help drop a criminal investigation against an Internet businessman running the BuzzFeed Was Hacked in Retaliation for Exposing a Hacker OurMine hacking collective breached BuzzFeed in apparent retaliation for the latter’s story claiming to reveal the identity of one of its members. Just a day before, BuzzFeed published a story that claimed to identify one of OurMine members as a Saudi teen. The very next day BuzzFeed was hacked and TalkTalk Fined £400,000 for Cyber Attack The Information Commissioner’s Office fined the Internet service provider £400,000 for the security failings which resulted in the company hack a year ago. The ICO decided that the cyber attack could have been prevented if the ISP had Cox Demands Compensation for False Copyright Claims ISP Cox Communications demands more than $100,000 in damages from Round Hill Music. This amount is said to compensate for the legal fees the ISP incurred because of false copyright claims. Round Hill Music sued the ISP in 2015 over alleged infringements committed by the Cox subscribers, Arrest of KickassTorrents Operator Is Extended About three months ago, Polish law enforcement authorities arrested Artyom Vaulin, the alleged operator of KickassTorrents, one of the most popular torrent trackers in the world. The 30-year-old Ukrainian was arrested on behalf of American authorities and has been held in a local prison ever since. Pokémon Go Developers Are Sued in the Netherlands The Netherlands brought Niantic Labs, makers of Pokémon Go, to court over their failure to stop players flocking to protected beaches. The problem is that thousands of Pokémon hunters have crowded the beaches of Kijkduin, south of the Hague, because hundreds of the game’s most popular monsters show up there every day. Their volume has caused Pippa Middleton Sued Hacker of Her iCloud Account Pippa Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister, has reportedly taken high court action against the hacker or hackers who breached her iCloud account and stolen private pictures. The case against Kim Dotcom Urged Court to Rehear His Case Back in August, the court of appeals rejected efforts by the MegaUpload founder to regain control over millions of dollars in assets seized by the American government many years ago. Now Kim Dotcom urges
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