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Kim Dotcom Must Reveal Everything He Owns to Hollywood

Kim Dotcom has failed in a bid to keep his personal finances a secret from Hollywood. They will now be revealed to the studios, but the public will remain in the dark. In a separate High Court ruling, Dotcom was refused a judicial review after being denied access to documents to assist with his extradition battle.
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Kim Dotcom Must Reveal Everything He Owns to Hollywood

Added: Today

Kim Dotcom has failed in a bid to keep his personal finances a secret from Hollywood. They will now be revealed to the studios, but the public will remain in the dark. In a separate High Court ruling, Dotcom was refused a judicial review after being denied access to documents to assist with his extradition battle.

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 10/20/14

Added: Today

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. '22 Jump Street' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2.' 'The Purge: Anarchy' completes the top three.

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Illegal Copying Has Always Created Jobs, Growth, And Prosperity

Added: Yesterday

Throughout history, those who have copied the most have also always been the most prosperous, and for that reason. Bans on copying, like the copyright and patent monopolies, are just plain industrial protectionism.

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The Soaring Financial Cost of Blocking Pirate Sites

Added: Yesterday

How much does it cost copyright holders and ISPs when pirate sites are blocked in the UK? Until now the sums involved have remained largely in the dark but a High Court order has shone some unexpected light on the process. The figures make uncomfortable reading, and could be about to get much worse.

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Sports Streaming Site Hides Itself From The UK Piracy Police

Added: Yesterday

The popular sports streaming site Fromhot, also known as Sportlemon and Frombar, has disabled access to UK visitors. The unusual move comes shortly after City of London Police seized one of its main domain names.

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Jennifer Lawrence Gets Google to Censor Leaked Pictures, Sort Of

Added: 10/18/2014

Like many other "hacked" celebrities, Jennifer Lawrence is not happy that her leaked nudes are being distributed freely on the Internet. To deal with the fallout she sent her lawyers after sites helping to distribute the photos. This includes Google, who took action this week after a careful inspection of the infringing material.

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Uploaded.net Liable For Failing to Delete Copyright Content

Added: 10/18/2014

Uploaded.net has been found liable for not deleting copyright content in a timely manner. An anti-piracy company informed the file-hoster of the infringement via email, but Uploaded claimed not have been aware of the notice. The Regional Court of Hamburg has now ruled that Uploaded is liable, even if no notice has been viewed.

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Google Will Punish “Pirate” Sites Harder in Search Results

Added: 10/17/2014

Google announced today that it will roll out a new search update to "visibly" lower the search rankings of the most notorious pirate sites. The announcement is part of Google's improved anti-piracy efforts which are detailed in a new report.

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United States Hosts Most Pirate Sites, UK Crime Report Finds

Added: 10/17/2014

The latest UK IP Crime Report reveals that significant progress is being made in the fight against online piracy but still many challenges remain. One of the main problems traces back to U.S. hosting companies, who according to the report give shelter to most of the investigated pirate sites.

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High Court Orders ISPs to Block Counterfeiting Websites

Added: 10/17/2014

In a landmark ruling handed down this morning the High Court has ordered several of the UK's leading ISPs to block websites dealing in counterfeit products. The decision follows legal action by Richemont, the owner of several luxury brands including Cartier and Montblanc.

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