Tag Archives: file-sharing






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Malibu Media Dealt With Setback in File-Sharing Case

Malibu Media was dealt with a setback in a file-sharing lawsuit against an alleged file-sharer. It was an interesting case where the defendant said that the hard drive failed and it had to be replaced. Malibu Media claimed that this act alone constituted destruction of evidence. The court disagreed with the assessment and denied their […]


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US Court Grants Discovery in Porn Companies File-sharing Lawsuit

Earlier this month, a court in Maryland has granted Malibu Media’s motion “to initiate discovery to identify the John Doe Subscriber” who allegedly downloaded pornographic content on BitTorrent. What is interesting is the fact that this motion comes with strict conditions. All this really raises an age-old question, are these lawsuits against file-sharers really all […]


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The Pirate Bay Shut Down Had No Effect on Copyright Infringement – Data

Last week, Swedish BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay, was shut down. While the hope for anti-piracy organizations was that the shut down would have a major impact on copyright infringement, it turns out, but an anti-piracy tracking company’s own statistics, this was absolutely not the case.


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Australian Government Mulling Internet Censorship to Slow File-Sharing

Australia is currently in the process of putting together a proposed copyright reform law aimed at slowing file-sharing. While the good news is that the proposal would merely seek to slow the connection speeds of alleged file-sharers, the bad news is that the government is wanting to resort to Internet censorship by blocking alleged file-sharing […]



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Opinion: Combining Several Bad Ideas Won’t Stop Piracy

By Drew Wilson Last week, a report suggested that the government agency HADOPI was gearing up to combine website blocking, three strikes laws, search engine demotion and the cutting off of forms of revenue as a means to try and put the squeeze on piracy. Drew Wilson offers his opinion on the matter. One thing […]