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- Movie studios unswayed by ‘search engine’ argument in anti-piracy case
- Telcos block stream ripping sites
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Legal counsel for a group of movie studios has dismissed an argument that an overseas-hosted site that links to videos but doesn’t host them does not fall afoul of Australia’s anti-piracy laws.
A group of music labels and the Australasian Performing Right Association have been successful in their efforts to obtain court orders ordering ISPs to block access to so-called stream ripping sites.
Major record labels are seeking to have Australian telcos block access to a collection of online ‘stream ripping’ services that between them generate hundreds of millions of pageviews every month.
Two international distributors of TV channels have been told to expect scrutiny of their attempt to block online services associated with an IPTV set-top box even if they are relying on what “may be a predictable non-appearance” by the company that distributes the device.
An international TV distributor is seeking to have major Australian broadband providers block their customers from using the Reelplay set-top box and an associated Internet-based subscription service.
You might not realize it, but two out of every 10 of your co-workers might be using pirated software, according to industry statistics. You might be, too, for that matter, particularly if you work in manufacturing or at a small or midsize company with 100 to 500 PCs. You just might not know it.