Dutch Usenet Providers Ordered to Expose Pirates Usenet providers Eweka and Usenetter received a court order to hand over the personal information of two uploaders who shared over 2,000 pirated e-books. Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN, which is going to offer a settlement to the accused file-sharers, filed the lawsuit on behalf of several large book publishers, where it had requested the personal details of two members who allegedly uploaded over 2,000 books to newsgroups. DMCA Requests to Google Quadruple in 2 Years Again and again the most popular search engine in the world is being overloaded with DMCA takedown notices from major copyright owners. Google has seen the number of requests from copyright owners quadruple over the past 2 years. This year alone, the company is projected to process more than a billion reported pirate links, Fight against Pirate Euro Cup Streams With 2016 UEFA Euro Cup in France, one of the largest sporting events of the year, being underway, UEFA&Co have started cracking down on unauthorized streams broadcasted on the Internet. However, this might be a game they can't possibly win. UK Streaming Site Operator Failed to Reduce His Sentence Paul Mahoney, who ran a movie streaming website that brought him £300,000 in revenues and cost the entertainment industry millions, has failed to appeal his 4-year sentence. Northern Ireland's most senior judge decided that the man’s offending had been persistent and that he didn’t do any good by ignoring cease and desist notices. Anonymous Hacked Isis Twitter Accounts The hacking collective has launched another wave of attacks against Islamic State: the group took over its social media accounts and gave them a rainbow makeover. Microsoft Helps Monitor Marijuana Sales Famous tech giant has taken the unexpected step of entering the industry of marijuana: Microsoft announced a partnership with Kind Financial, a Los Angeles company selling computer systems to governments tracking legalized marijuana sales. DMCA Used to Censor and Expose a Blogger The DMCA is being used to uncover the identity of a critical blogger. A marketing firm obtained a subpoena directed at WordPress, saying that some blogger violates their copyrights by publishing images of its employees. FBI Uses Public Photo Database to Find Criminals The recent study revealed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation maintains a huge database of over 410m photos compiled from such sources as driver’s licenses, passport applications and visa applications. The FBI cross-references them with photos of criminal suspects using questionable facial recognition software TPB Owner Ordered to Pay Music Labels $395,000 While Peter Sunde may have thought he'd left The Pirate Bay behind, the legal system has a different opinion. The Finnish court has just ordered Sunde to pay $395,000 to major record labels after their content was shared illegally via the torrent site Donald Trump Claimed DNC Masterminded Hack of His Files Donald Trump claimed that his political adversaries, not Russian hackers, were responsible for hacking his dossier containing important information from files belonging to the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
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