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Free Legitimate TV-Show Streams Disrupt Online Sales According to recent research, online piracy is not the only problem of TV distributors, since free legal streams can also hurt online sales. 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, French Authorities Raided Torrent Sites French police has recently targeted two large pirate services: What.cd and Zone-Telechargement. Popular private music tracker What.cd went offline a couple weeks ago seemingly out of the blue, after French Gendarmerie targeted some of its infrastructure at hosting provider. Then French police went further and targeted Zone-Telechargement, 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 British ISPs Will Soon Start Sending Piracy Warnings A broad UK anti-piracy effort is expected to start in early 2017: copyright holders will ask Internet Service Providers to send email notifications to their customers whose connections are allegedly used to pirate content. French Music Torrent Tracker Taken down, but Clones Emerge It all began nine years ago, when the private music tracker OiNK was taken down, but one of its users decided to revive it through a new project dubbed What.cd. By 2016, the tracker accounted for more than Cyber Attack Left British Households without Internet Access Over 100,000 people in the United Kingdom could not access the Internet after ISPs were hit by a coordinated cyber attack. The move affected about a million European Tesco Bank Fraud Probably Involved Guesswork Academics believe that Tesco Bank fraudsters probably used an unsophisticated type of cyber attack exploiting “flaws” in the Visa card payment system to steal Spain Launched New Anti-Piracy Campaign Spain has announced a new initiative for fighting online and offline piracy: the government will establish a special prosecutor's office and enhance technological and human resources. The country also announced False DMCA Takedowns Punished by Court Three music labels were order to pay damages after issuing bogus DMCA notices which damaged an artist's reputation. A hip hop artist Jonathan Emile teamed up with Kendrick Lamar on a track, but
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