- UK Police Torrent Site Threats Explained
As revealed earlier this month, UK police have begun working with rightsholders on a campaign to shut down file-sharing sites. Many site operators have received warnings that their activities are not only breaching copyright law, but also the UK’s Serious Crime Act. With some sites considering closing but most remaining defiant, what do the police threats mean from a legal perspective? To find out, TorrentFreak spoke with intellectual property lawyer Darren Meale.
- Music Biz Refines Technique, Large-Scale Web Blocking Just Around the Corner
As the music and movie business continues to streamline and hone their processes on the back of the experiences of past experiences, blocking websites via the High Court is getting close to a formality in the UK and could soon be the same in Ireland. Groundwork done with zero opposition and a sympathetic court, large-scale blocking is only just around the corner – guaranteed.
- KickassTorrents Domain Seized After Music Industry Complaint
After a mystery disappearance yesterday it has now been confirmed that KickassTorrents’ domain name has been seized by the Philippine authorities. The action was taken following a complaint from local record labels who argued that the second largest torrent site on the Internet was causing “irreparable damages” to the music industry. KickassTorrents, however, appears undeterred by the intervention and is continuing business as usual under a new domain name.
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