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GTA makers secure search order against ‘cheats’


The developers of video game “Grand Theft Auto V” have persuaded the Federal Court of Australia (New South Wales) to grant search and seizure orders against five individuals believed to be associated with cheating software.

A quarter of UK consumers ripped off by counterfeits: report


More than a quarter (26%) of British consumers has been ripped off in the past year through purchasing something online only to discover that it was counterfeit.

Thailand seeks to bolster anti-piracy efforts


Thailand has reportedly proposed a new copyright law that would accelerate the speed at which infringing content is removed from online.

Explicit anti-piracy warnings the most effective: study


The most effective anti-piracy warnings are those which are explicit, according to a recent study by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

UK court hands ‘unprecedented’ costs to translation company


The UK’s Intellectual Property Enterprise Court has handed what one law firm has called “unprecedented” costs to translation company TheBigWord in a trademark infringement claim.

Epic Games sues players over ‘Fortnite’ cheats


Video games developer Epic Games has taken two players to court over cheat software for “Fortnite", a multi-player survival video game.

A third of music consumers infringe copyright, says research


More than a third (38%) of consumers access music by infringing copyright, according to new research by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.

Multitude of streaming services leads to piracy: report


The volume of legitimate streaming services available to consumers may be contributing to an increase in piracy, according to “The Global Internet Phenomena Report”.

ACS and Elsevier sue website over scientific journals, again


The American Chemical Society and Amsterdam-based analytics company Elsevier have filed a copyright infringement complaint against ResearchGate, a professional network, over providing free access to published articles.

Alibaba requests removal of Taobao from Notorious Markets list


E-commerce company Alibaba has claimed that it doesn’t meet any “meaningful definition of a notorious market” so its subsidiary Taobao should be removed from the US Trade Representative’s 2018 Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets.

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