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# piracy - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

From The42 Qatar-based TV partner calls on Premier League to block Saudi takeover of Newcastle United Piracy

Qatar-based TV partner calls on Premier League to block Saudi takeover of Newcastle United

Yousef Al-Obaidly, the chief executive of beIN Sports, has written to the chairmen of Premier League clubs.

# piracy - Monday 3 April, 2017

Three popular illegal streaming sites have been blocked by Irish courts

Irish internet providers will now have to block, and

# piracy - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

The EU is continuing its war with Somali pirates

That is despite attacks essentially stopping in recent years.

# piracy - Monday 29 August, 2016

Megaupload mogul Kim Dotcom wants to live-stream his fight against the United States

Dotcom faces extradition from New Zealand.

# piracy - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

From Business ETC Netflix doesn't believe its unblocker crackdown will cause users to leave Making A Move

Netflix doesn't believe its unblocker crackdown will cause users to leave

Its CEO says “there’s probably so few of them” who will turn to piracy because of its decision to crackdown on VPNs.

# piracy - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

Top 10 list for pirated movies shows big increase in downloads for 2015

Big budget blockbusters stayed true to form by topping the pile.

# piracy - Thursday 26 November, 2015

Software pirate ordered to make a viral video to avoid paying a major fine

The Czech Republic courts said it won’t force the man to pay around €350,000 in damages if his anti-piracy video gets 200,000 views on YouTube.

# piracy - Monday 21 September, 2015

The US claims this man cost the TV and film industry more than $500m

Authorities say Megaupload netted more than $175 million in criminal proceeds.

# piracy - Monday 24 August, 2015

Piracy sites are banning Windows 10 users because they're worried about privacy

They claim that Microsoft is sending back identifying information about their sites when Windows 10 users visit.

# piracy - Monday 13 April, 2015

# piracy - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Australia has just set a major precedent against online piracy, but could the same happen here?

Internet Service Providers are to be made hand over the identities of almost 5,000 people who illegally shared one movie.

# piracy - Friday 13 March, 2015

Cut the music: Police bust illegal karaoke website

They were hosting a large number of copyrighted files.

# piracy - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Norwegian people aren't pirating music any more - here's why

The answer is pretty simple, it seems.

# piracy - Monday 5 January, 2015

Google was asked to remove 345 million 'pirate' links in 2014

The number of requests increased by 75% compared to 2013.

# piracy - Monday 13 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge The Walking Dead was trending in Ireland this morning, thanks to piracy The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead was trending in Ireland this morning, thanks to piracy

Several of you stayed up until the wee hours to watch the show.

# piracy - Monday 9 June, 2014

Remember Megavideo? Its founder is offering €3.7mn for dirt on the US Government

Kim Dotcom is being prosecuted by US authorities for piracy but is fighting extradition from New Zealand.

# piracy - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Android pirates plead guilty in first counterfeit apps case

More than one million counterfeit apps were sold by US site, which were worth more than €500,000.

# piracy - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Ban on Pirate Bay lifted by Dutch court

Access to Pirate Bay is still blocked to the majority of Irish internet users.

# piracy - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Google Glass moviegoer detained by US Homeland Security over piracy fears

The man, who was detained for over an hour, was accused of recording a cinema screening of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.

# piracy - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Clampdown on Somali pirates leads to 40 per cent drop in incidents worldwide

15 incidents were attributed to Somali pirates last year — down from 237 in 2011.

# piracy - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Somali piracy is down 90 per cent from last year

New security measures take effect – but there are still “suspicious approaches” to ships.

# piracy - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Russia switches Greenpeace activists' charges from piracy to 'hooliganism'

The new charge – used against the members of Pussy Riot – carries a maximum sentence of seven years in a penal colony.

# piracy - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Greenpeace activists could face 15 years in Russian prison for piracy

The 30 activists from 18 countries have been detained since they scaled an oil platform in the Arctic last week.

# piracy - Friday 9 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge Game of Thrones makers think illegal downloading is "better than an Emmy" My Dragons

# piracy - Friday 28 June, 2013

Bruton insists 'Pirate Bay' ruling will not mean bans on legal content

The enterprise minister says the rights of legal internet users are taken into account before any website can be blocked.

# piracy - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

High Court orders six Irish internet providers to block The Pirate Bay

UPC, Imagine, Digiweb, Vodafone, Three and O2 have been given 30 days to block users’ access to the piracy website.

# piracy - Friday 7 December, 2012

Record labels file suit against Irish ISPs

This could be the first suit using the country’s controversial ‘Irish SOPA’ legislation.

# piracy - Monday 1 October, 2012

Japan introduces new illegal downloading laws with prison terms

Those convicted of illegal downloading could face two years in jail, or fines of about €20,000.

# piracy - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

First person jailed in UK for linking to pirated copies of TV shows and films

The site was once among the top 500 websites visited globally.

# piracy - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Piracy case against megaupload founder is a threat to internet innovation, says Apple's Wozniak

“It’s just kind of ridiculous what they did to his life”: Apple co-founder supports Kim Dotcom.

# piracy - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

EU carries out air strikes on Somali pirates

Attack helicopters took part in the attacks early this morning along the coastline of Somalia.

# piracy - Friday 4 May, 2012

EU digital affairs chief admits controversial ACTA treaty likely to fail

Digital Agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes says we’re likely “to be in a world without SOPA and without ACTA”.

# piracy - Thursday 5 April, 2012

EU agrees on referral of ACTA to European Court of Justice

Commissioners yesterday agreed the terms of a legal submission asking the court to rule on whether the treaty is legal.

# piracy - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

European Court of Justice asked to rule on legality of ACTA treaty

The EU’s trade commissioner Karel De Gucht wants to see whether the anti-counterfeiting rules are in breach of EU freedoms.

# piracy - Saturday 18 February, 2012

Cork teenager organises protest against ACTA

‘The February March’ against the controversial international anti-counterfeiting agreement will take place later today.

# piracy - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Bulgarian minister pushes for delay on ACTA ratification

Bulgaria may join the growing list of EU countries delaying their ratification of the controversial ACTA legislation…

# piracy - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

EMI Vice President comes out against SOPA and ACTA

The VP of EMI’s Urban Promotions says that the best way to tackle piracy is not to introduce bills like ACTA or SOPA – but to simply provide better service.

Column: A response to Sean Sherlock's Drivetime interview on #SOPAIreland

Paul Quigley, founder of news story-tracking website Newswhip, analyses the arguments made by the junior minister yesterday in favour of a new online copyright law.

In full: Seán Sherlock's full briefing note on copyright protection

This is the text of a full briefing note distributed by Seán Sherlock to members of the Oireachtas this evening.

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