The repeal of net neutrality in the US is now heading to court. America’s Internet is hanging in the balance.
Major international trade agreements may have hit a huge snag. The European courts have ruled that corporations are not above the law.
It is looking like Spain may become the latest country to have ISPs block access to filesharing and streaming sites.
There’s been a recent court ruling surrounding filesharing. If a parent refuses to divulge which child is responsible for sharing copyrighted material, then the parents could be liable.
A judge in California has ruled that Cloudflare isn’t protected from DMCA injunctions. As a result, they may be held liable for alleged copyright infringement of websites they protect.
There’s been a big development in the battle against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). German judges have ruled against its key Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions, saying that there was no need for such a court and that regular courts were sufficient.
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 […]
The NSA surveillance scandal doesn’t appear to be ending any time soon. Now, if Google has its way, what data the government has been asking for could simply be, well, a Google search away.
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. […]