In the first case of its kind, an Australian court has ruled that an internet service provider cannot be responsible for illegal downloading. The decision had the potential to impact internet users and the internet industry profoundly as it sets a legal precedent surrounding how much ISPs are required to do to prevent customers from … Continue reading ISPs not to be held responsible… so rules Australian court
The French legislature has passed its controversial anti-P2P "three strikes and you're off the Internet" law for a second time, after a constitutional court found the first version unacceptable. France's long talked-out law to kick repeat copyright infringers off the Internet. However the French government department that examines the data privacy implications of new legislation … Continue reading France’s three strikes law not striking yet!
If nothing else, the copyright infringement trial of The Pirate Bay Four in Sweden is turning into an entertaining spectacle according to PCWorld. For courtroom drama, it's got it all: Irreverent defendants joking with prosecutors; rabid anti-copyright proponents with megaphones; a hacked recording industry Website; and even a cool pirate bus parked outside the court. … Continue reading More on Pirate Bay
It's been pretty hot in Stockholm... although not from the weather averaging at around minus 5 degrees for the last week or so 😉 Of course I'm referring to Pirate Bay. There has been a whole load of demonstrations outside of the Stockholm courthouse this week concerning this case. The Pirate Bay was launched in … Continue reading Pirate hotspot in Stockholm!