Tag Archives: legal


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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Leaks Again

By Drew Wilson The controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) has once again leaked. The freshly leaked details re-confirms some of human rights and activists worst fears about the Intellectual Property chapter. We go in-depth into this secretive agreement to show what (if any) has changed and what remains on this secret agreement between countries around […]


Opinion: Why Malware as an Anti-Piracy Method is Doomed to Fail

By Drew Wilson Late last month, a report by the IP Commission caused a stir amongst advocates. Among the recommendations was the call to hack into an alleged copyright infringer’s computer and either delete infringing material, lock down the computer altogether, or physically destroy the computer entirely. Drew Wilson offers his thoughts on the subject […]


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TorrentLitigation Adds Insight into File-Sharing Lawsuits

By Drew Wilson The lawsuit campaign against individual file-sharers is probably one of the older online anti-piracy efforts record labels and movie studios have used. While the anti-piracy efforts employed today are more complex, there are still plenty of file-sharing lawsuits going around. That is where TorrentLitigation comes into the picture. It’s a website not […]


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RIANZ Spends $250,000 on Three Strikes Law to Reap $616.57

By Drew Wilson The Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) finally convicted its first file-sharer under the now tested New Zealand three strikes law. While RIANZ may be feeling satisfied it got a result, the money spent may raise some questions over the effectiveness of such a law. We’ve been covering the developments of […]


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RIANZ – Downloading P2P Software Proof of Wrongdoing

By Drew Wilson The day after New Zealand saw its first conviction under the so-called “three strikes law”, the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) went on the airwaves to discuss the development. Managing director Chris Caddick said in a radio interview that the very act of downloading a file-sharing program in an and […]


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Could the Recent German Court Ruling Affect CETA and TPP?

By Drew Wilson Last week, a German court ruled that Internet access is “essential” for every day life. If someone’s access is disrupted, they are entitled to compensation. While it may sound mildly interesting on the surface, there’s the fact that current trade agreements being negotiated could allow rightsholders to disconnect users after repeated infringement. […]


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Anti-Circumvention Laws Struck Down in Columbia

By Drew Wilson On the back of the news we broke earlier about a study on anti-circumvention laws, news has arrived that those kinds of anti-circumvention laws have been struck down in the constitutional court of Columbia. It’s part of many trade agreements including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement […]


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New Study: Anti-Circumvention Laws Excessively Favours Rightsholders

By Drew Wilson One of the issues brought up by activists in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was that included anti-circumvention language. Now, activists have new evidence to back them up. A recently published study says that copy protection laws are excessively favoring the content industry. Anti-circumvention laws are already a fact of life in the […]


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New Wave of Canadian FileSharing Lawsuits Hits Roadblock

By Drew Wilson Late last year, Canadians were treated to news that an anti-piracy outfit working on behalf of Voltage media was gearing up to sue Canadians by the millions for the downloading of copyrighted movies on BitTorrent. While those operating on the side of the plaintiffs of the case practically insinuated that going through […]


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Music Industry Pressures Radio Station to Pull Mega Ads

By Drew Wilson Kim Dotcom’s problems with the record labels isn’t just limited to anything that is related to the shutdown of MegaUpload. With the launch of a new service called “Mega” just days away, Dotcom got ads to air on a radio station. But the music industry wasn’t thrilled just with the idea of […]