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Tech Giants Oppose Broad Anti-Piracy Injunctions
Posted on Thursday July 02, 2015

The CCIA, which represents global tech firms including Google, Facebook and Microsoft, is protesting a broad injunction that would require search engines, ISPs and hosting companies to stop linking to or offering services to several "pirate" sites. The preliminary injunction requested by publishing company Elsevier is overbroad, the tech giants warn.

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YouTube Doesn’t Have To Police Piracy Proactively, Court Rules
Posted on Thursday July 02, 2015

A court in Hamburg, Germany, has ruled that YouTube is not required to actively monitor user uploads for pirated content. The court found that YouTube is not liable for what users upload, but did stress that Google's video platform has to do more to combat copyright infringement.

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Anti-Piracy Lawfirm Defrauded Rightsholders Out of Millions
Posted on Thursday July 02, 2015

A lawfirm well known for its anti-piracy activities defrauded its entertainment industry clients out of millions, an investigation has found. Following an independent study by auditing company Deloitte, it's been revealed that an owner of the Johan Schlüter Law Firm illegally pocketed at least $15m. A police investigation is now underway.

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Kim Dotcom Appeals to Reclaim ‘Mega Millions’ from U.S.
Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015

In an effort to reclaim an estimated $67 million in assets, Megaupload's legal team has appealed the forfeiture the U.S. Government won earlier this year. The filing refutes the claim that Kim Dotcom and his former colleagues are fugitives, and warns of the dangerous precedent the District Court ruling will set.

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VPN Providers Respond To Allegations of Data Leakage
Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015

A team of researchers from universities in London and Rome have published a paper in which they claim that many of the world's top VPN providers leak IPv6 traffic. TorrentFreak has spoken to several companies highlighted in the report and today we publish their responses.

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