Latest piracy publications

District court rules against Cloudflare in anti-piracy suit

A Florida district court has ruled that Cloudflare, the content delivery network (CDN), is not protected from anti-piracy injunctions by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). As a result, Cloudflare may be held responsible for activities undertaken in support of torrent websites that have been served anti-piracy injunctions. This decision serves as a clarification of… Read More

UK government strikes deal to limit pirated search results

The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has facilitated a new deal, effective immediately, whereby Google and Bing will no longer prominently feature search results which lead to infringing sites and material. Today’s announcement is something of a landmark for anti-piracy advocates, but does not signify that pirated results will be entirely unavailable, but guarantees they… Read More

Pre-loaded Kodi boxes face legal challenge in UK

In what could be a landmark case for video streaming and copyright regulations, a UK man has been charged with selling pre-loaded Kodi set top boxes that allowed users to circumvent copyright protections and illegally download pirated materials. Brian Thompson, owner of an electronic equipment shop in Middlesbrough stands accused of selling pre-loaded Kodi boxes…. Read More

Russian anti-piracy law targets social media

Officials in Russia are considering a new anti-piracy law which will target social media platforms that allow users to upload copyrighted content. A coalition that includes members of the Russian media groups National Federation of Music Industry (NFMI) and the Association of Film and Television Producers (APKIT) is reviewing current legislation [Russian] and making recommendations for changes… Read More

Baidu, China’s biggest search engine, signs agreement about piracy

Baidu, China’s largest search engine, has signed a formal agreement with the United Kingdom regarding its attitude towards intellectual property. There are no clear details of the new Memorandum Of Understanding about IP infringement, except that the signing was witnessed by Dr Ros Lynch, Director of Copyright and Enforcement at the UK Intellectual Property Office,… Read More