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Ukrainian Cyberlocker to Relaunch as Anonymous Sharing Site EX.UA, a well-known cyberlocker, which recently announced its closure due to piracy crackdown and other threats, is going to relaunch under a new domain and business model. Copyright Trolls Face Court over Theft by Deception Copyright trolls have long been accused by file-sharers of intimidation and extortion, but now it seems that such complaints are not one-sided: even the American government filed a criminal case against Prenda Law’s principals Music Publisher Criticized ISP’s Repeat Infringer Policy More than a year ago, a US federal jury ruled that ISP Cox Communications must be responsible for the copyright violation of its customers. The court found Cox guilty of willful contributory copyright infringement. As a result, the ISP was ordered to pay BMG Rights Management damages of $25 million. A few months ago, Swedish Anti-Piracy Group Shut Down Another Private Tracker The Internationals, a Swedish private tracker, has been in trouble for more than a decade, but eventually it succumbed to anti-piracy group pressure. The tracker had its owner arrested 4 years ago, Google Deleted 900m Infringing Search Results in 2016 The search giant removed more than 900m links to pirate sites last year. This is almost double the year before. Despite Google’s efforts to downrank pirate websites, it still has arguments with copyright owners over the Music Streaming Contributed to Artists Profit Surge Statistics has shown that some record labels have had their revenue rised thanks to music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music – and this after half a decade ago, when the demise of the music industry seemed inevitable due to recession, Netflix Video Can Be Instantly Downloaded Free Netflix Downloader app has just emerged online to offer instant downloads from Netflix – at least on Windows. Although the tool is the first of its kind, it appears to work quite well. USTR Released Yearly Notorious Markets Report The American government agency has issued its yearly list of the largest piracy portals and copyright-infringing venues, calling on foreign governments to take action against popular illegal file-sharing sites like Australian Government Agency’s Opinion on Fair Use and Geo-Unblocking The Australian government's Productivity Commission has released a final inquiry report, where it maintains the position that Australian citizens can use VPNs to access geo-restricted content. Talking about delivering fair use exceptions, the advisory body claims that objections of the copyright holders are based on USTR Made Some Mistakes in Notorious Markets Report The Office of the US Trade Representative seems to have made a few mistakes when compiling a list of the most "notorious" piracy markets. For example, the agency listed the wrong domain for Putlocker and included some domains that have been inactive for a long time now.
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