Daily Archives: September 4, 2019

Facebook Blocks Sharing of Links to Prominent Pirate Sites

By | September 4, 2019

Similar to other sites that deal with user-generated content, Facebook has to battle against a constant stream of copyright-infringing material. To address this, Facebook has rolled out several anti-piracy initiatives in recent years. The company has a “Rights Manager” tool, for example, that automatically detects infringing material on the platform. In addition, it seems the… Read More »

Court Postpones “Complex” Ruling That Could Expose Dutch Movie Pirates

By | September 4, 2019

For many years, Dutch Internet users were allowed to download copyrighted content with impunity, as long as it was for their own use. In 2014, the European Court of Justice decided that the country’s “piracy levy” through which rightsholders could be compensated, was actually unlawful. It took another three years for entertainment industry groups to… Read More »