Canadian firm Dawn Riding Films Inc. has filed a lawsuit against 193 BitTorrent users who it accused of sharing the 2012 remake film Dawn Rider.
Earlier, Rightscorp was accused of sending mislead demand letters through the Canadian notice-and-notice system. Now, it seems the Canadian government has stepped in and told companies like Rightscorp to stop sending misleading demand letters.
Earlier this week, the Canadian notice-and-notice law took effect. Now, it seems that copyright holders are sending legal threats which contain false information about the legal reality in Canada.
While a lot has been happening between India censoring websites, file-sharing porn cases proceeding through courts in the US, and UK ISPs hijacking browser sessions, Canada has quietly seen new copyright laws come into effect.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
One of the latest copyright related lawsuits being filed in the US is currently catching a fair amount of interest. While users and developers have been the targets of litigation, it’s not often that an ISP becomes the target of such litigation.
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 […]