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MPAA Pushes For ICANN Policy Changes to Target “Pirate” Domains
Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

The MPAA is one of the ICANN partners shaping future policy for the domain name system. With Hollywood being the driving force behind the group the MPAA is particularly interested in making it harder for pirate sites to register and keep their domains, as recent efforts show.

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EU Commissioner Wants to Abolish Netflix-Style Geoblocking
Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

Andrus Ansip, Europe's Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, wants to abolish geoblocking. Restricting user access to content based on their location, which Netflix, YouTube and others do, is discrimination, he says. "I want to pay – but I am not allowed to. I lose out, they lose out," Ansip notes.

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Under U.S. Pressure, PayPal Nukes Mega For Encrypting Files
Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

After coming under intense pressure PayPal has closed the account of cloud-storage service Mega. According to the company, SOPA proponent Senator Patrick Leahy personally pressured Visa and Mastercard who in turn called on PayPal to terminate the account. Bizarrely, Mega's encryption is being cited as a key problem.

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Pre-Release Movie ‘Hacker’ Indicted By The Feds
Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

The U.S Department of Justice has accused a 28-year-old Dutchman of stealing pre-release digital copies of the Hollywood blockbusters “How Do You Know,” "Rango" and “Megamind.” The indictment comes on the heels of the Sony hack, which prompted Hollywood to demand tougher cybersecurity laws.

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‘Destitute’ Kim Dotcom Begs High Court For Millions
Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

Kim Dotcom was in court today pleading for access to his seized assets. A reportedly "destitute" Dotcom asked for the release of US$152,000 a month for living expenses and as much as US$3m for legal fees. The Megaupload founder said if funds aren't forthcoming, living in a mansion may no longer be an option.

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