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French anti-piracy body issues first fine

France17-09-2012

The French anti-piracy body that hunts down suspected Internet pirates on file-sharing networks has fined its first Internet user, nearly three years after it was formed.

Cybersquatting statistics reflect concern over gTLDs, say lawyers

14-09-2012

The rising number of domain name disputes at WIPO reflects concerns over the threat of cybersquatting under the new gTLD programme, according to lawyers.

Google gets tough on Pirate Bay searches

14-09-2012

Google is trying to restrict access to The Pirate Bay by preventing two of its domains from appearing automatically or instantly when searched by Internet users.

Indian police launch major piracy crackdown

India14-09-2012

Police in India are investigating more than 1,000 people for allegedly downloading or uploading the Malayalam-language film Bachelor Party.

ICANN publishes batching timetable

14-09-2012

The organisation overseeing the new gTLD programme has targeted December 2012 as the date for finally resolving how to create batches of applications.

Congress trio increase the heat on ICE

US14-09-2012

A trio of US members of congress has expressed “deep” concerns over the way government officials shut down websites that are suspected of aiding piracy or selling counterfeit goods.

US authors demand damages in Google Books dispute

US01-09-2012

A US authors’ group has demanded that Google pays it $750 for each book the Internet company has scanned without authorisation under its Google Books initiative.

France plans to scale back anti-piracy body Hadopi

France01-09-2012

The French government is planning to scale back the body responsible for monitoring illegal downloading and implementing a three-strike law, saying it is too expensive and ineffective.

Google begins relegating pirated content in search rankings

01-09-2012

Google has begun modifying its algorithms to relegate websites in its search rankings that are subject to high numbers of “valid copyright removal requests”.

Domain arbitrator lashes brand owner in cybersquatting row

Switzerland, US01-09-2012

In a ruling that could cause a “tectonic shift” in the way domain name arbitrators approach the laches legal doctrine, a panellist refused to transfer a website despite its copying a company’s trademark.

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