Like most nations, France is struggling to search out methods to stop on-line piracy working rampant. Quite loads of choices have been examined to this point, with various results. One of the extra attention-grabbing circumstances has been working since 2015, when music business group SNEP took Google and Microsoft to courtroom demanding automated filtering of… Read More »
More than seven years in the past, it was predicted that the following large factor in anti-piracy enforcement can be the graduated response scheme. Commonly generally recognized as three strikes or variants thereof, these schemes had been promoted as academic in nature, with alleged pirates receiving escalating warnings designed to discourage additional infringing behavior. In… Read More »
In January 2016, a BitTorrent fanatic determined to launch a stand-alone tracker, purely for fun. The Zer0day platform, which hosts no torrents, is a tracker within the purest sense, directing site visitors between friends, it doesn’t matter what content material is concerned and regardless of the place persons are within the world. With this form… Read More »
Once upon a time, folks complaining about piracy would level to the lots of of piracy websites across the Web. Lately, criticism is simply as prone to be leveled at Google-owned services. YouTube, particularly, has are available for intense criticism, with the music trade complaining of exploitation of the DMCA with a view to acquire… Read More »
The 28-year-old former operator of a French-based torrent site has been ordered to serve a year in jail and pay a five million euro fine. A moderator received a four-month suspended sentence. Somewhat unusually, four regular users of the site were tracked down by their IP addresses. They too received custodial sentences.
Google and Bing are not required to automatically filter “torrent” related searches to prevent piracy, the High Court of Paris has decided. The filter, requested by the local music industry group SNEP, would be too broad, ineffective, and target legitimate content as well.