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The latest key developments and commentary on copyright cases worldwide which impact on freedom of expression (FOE). ARTICLE 19’s RIGHT TO SHARE DIGEST tracks updates on FOE and copyright law, news and debates.

By making copies available across borders on an unprecedented scale and at minimal cost, the internet has lead to an alarming increase in copyright claims at the expense of FOE. ARTICLE 19 advocates for copyright regulation which sets an appropriate balance with protection of FOE and supports creativity, the spread of knowledge and cultural expression. Our Right to Share Principles, available form 25th April 2013, set out a framework for such a balance based on international human rights standards.

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German Court Tells YouTube To Change 'Content Blocked' Notice After GEMA Complains About Its Hurt Feelings | Techdirt

German Court Tells YouTube To Change 'Content Blocked' Notice After GEMA Complains About Its Hurt Feelings | Techdirt | Case Updates | Scoop.it
German YouTube users get to see a whole lot of the following rather than actual videos, thanks to the world's most aggressive PRO (performance rights organization).



GEMA, which has been engaged in litigation against YouTube for several...
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BREIN Ends Pirate Bay-Related ISP and Proxy Lawsuits | TorrentFreak

BREIN Ends Pirate Bay-Related ISP and Proxy Lawsuits | TorrentFreak | Case Updates | Scoop.it
Despite killing more than 200 in 2013, BREIN has decided to end its legal battles against Pirate Bay proxies. A recent court ruling, which undermined the anti-piracy group's legal basis against the services, has also forced the discontinuation of legal action against several ISPs, BREIN said yesterday.
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Londen High Court ordered UK ISPs to block 4 piracy websites

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The IPKat: Fifty Shades of Grin-and-Bear-It as publishers struggle with Russian online infringements

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LeaseWeb Sued For Hosting Megaupload and Other "Pirate" Websites | TorrentFreak

LeaseWeb Sued For Hosting Megaupload and Other "Pirate" Websites | TorrentFreak | Case Updates | Scoop.it
Megaupload's former hosting provider LeaseWeb has been sued for copyright infringement at a federal court in California. A complaint filed by adult magazine publisher Perfect 10 accuses the hosting provider of servicing several "pirate" websites. The publisher also holds LeaseWeb liable for the infringements of Megaupload, demanding up to $188 million in damages.
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Scary UFC Copyright Propaganda Matters to Everyone | TorrentFreak

Scary UFC Copyright Propaganda Matters to Everyone | TorrentFreak | Case Updates | Scoop.it
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Paris Censors Street Artist Who Criticized Anti-Piracy Law | TorrentFreak

Paris Censors Street Artist Who Criticized Anti-Piracy Law | TorrentFreak | Case Updates | Scoop.it
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Universal Lawyers: Registrar Liability in Torrent Case is "Common Sense" | TorrentFreak

Universal Lawyers: Registrar Liability in Torrent Case is "Common Sense" | TorrentFreak | Case Updates | Scoop.it
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UK Music looks to educate on music piracy and copyright issues in games

UK Music looks to educate on music piracy and copyright issues in games | Case Updates | Scoop.it
UK Music has launched a music game to educate people about the issues associated with music piracy and copyright.Produced by Aardman...
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Prince drops $22M copyright suit against Facebook fans

Prince drops $22M copyright suit against Facebook fans | Case Updates | Scoop.it
After alleging that 22 people linked to bootleg recordings of his concerts, the pop artist dismisses the far-fetched lawsuit. Read this article by Dara Kerr on CNET News.
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New VPN Technology Claims to Thwart Great Firewall of China | TorrentFreak

New VPN Technology Claims to Thwart Great Firewall of China | TorrentFreak | Case Updates | Scoop.it
The Great Firewall of China, which restricts Chinese citizens' access to a free Internet, is a mechanism that many try to tunnel through in order to access sites like YouTube and Facebook. While VPNs work some of the time, the Chinese government has developed technology to not only discover but disconnect such tools. Speaking with TorrentFreak, Internet company Golden Frog says that their new Chameleon VPN protocol aims to thwart such efforts.
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Hollywood Screenwriters Worry About Aggressive Copyright Enforcement And Threats To An Open Internet

Hollywood Screenwriters Worry About Aggressive Copyright Enforcement And Threats To An Open Internet | Case Updates | Scoop.it
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IP address does not prove online piracy, US judge says in landmark ruling

IP address does not prove online piracy, US judge says in landmark ruling | Case Updates | Scoop.it
A US federal judge in Washington wrote that a suspected internet pirate should not be prosecuted solely because his computer's IP address was identified by a film studio. The landmark opinion may tip the fortunes of defendants in similar situations.
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Lawrence Lessig Wins Damages For Bogus YouTube Takedown | TorrentFreak

Lawrence Lessig Wins Damages For Bogus YouTube Takedown | TorrentFreak | Case Updates | Scoop.it
Law professor, Creative Commons co-founder and advocate for copyright reform Lawrence Lessig has agreed to receive damages from an Australian music label. Without considering fair use Liberation wrongly had some of Lessig's work removed from YouTube and threatened to sue - it didn't go well.
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Canadian Movie & Music Pirates to Be 'Fined' Without Court Orders | TorrentFreak

Canadian Movie & Music Pirates to Be 'Fined' Without Court Orders | TorrentFreak | Case Updates | Scoop.it
A US-based anti-piracy company is preparing to send cash settlement demands to Canadian file-sharers via their ISPs, all without a need for complicated court orders. Speaking with TF, law professor Michael Geist says that it might not all be plain sailing.
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Anti-Piracy Group Will Take Pirate Bay Blocking Case to Supreme Court | TorrentFreak

Anti-Piracy Group Will Take Pirate Bay Blocking Case to Supreme Court | TorrentFreak | Case Updates | Scoop.it
A Dutch anti-piracy group says that its battle with two local Internet service providers over a blockade of The Pirate Bay is not over yet. Despite having its censorship demands thrown out by The Court of The Hague, BREIN says it will take its case to the Supreme Court, a process that could take as long as 18 months to complete.
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Mixed ruling for illegal downloaders

A Canadian court orders a web firm to name customers accused of illegal downloads, but imposes conditions on the movie company that brought the case.
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Utah judge rules against Aereo in copyright fight

A Utah judge has blocked TV streaming company Aereo from operating in several Western states until the U.S. Supreme Court takes up a related case in April. Broadcasters have argued Aereo is stealing TV ...
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Congress in middle of Hollywood copyright clash with Silicon Valley

Congress in middle of Hollywood copyright clash with Silicon Valley | Case Updates | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — The fight began as a lawsuit between two bloggers over a rude hand gesture, but when lawyers representing two of California's signature industries showed up in federal court in Boston, it became part of a growing battle between Hollywood and Silicon Valley over the rules governing how and where creative works can be used.
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Record Labels Ask Court to Force ISP to Disconnect Music Pirates | TorrentFreak

Record Labels Ask Court to Force ISP to Disconnect Music Pirates | TorrentFreak | Case Updates | Scoop.it
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Censorship is No Cure for Piracy, Legal Options Are | TorrentFreak

Censorship is No Cure for Piracy, Legal Options Are | TorrentFreak | Case Updates | Scoop.it
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The IPKat: Balkan ballyhoo over Ministerial mockery in Serbian satire

The IPKat: Balkan ballyhoo over Ministerial mockery in Serbian satire | Case Updates | Scoop.it
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Tarantino Sues Gawker for Posting Film Script

Tarantino Sues Gawker for Posting Film Script | Case Updates | Scoop.it
The director accused the media site of illegally posting the unproduced script. Gawker said Mr. Tarantino had made it a legitimate news story.
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The Pirate Bay Unblocking Decision’s Knock-On Effect on Proxy Sites | TorrentFreak

The Pirate Bay Unblocking Decision’s Knock-On Effect on Proxy Sites | TorrentFreak | Case Updates | Scoop.it
A dramatic decision at The Court of The Hague this week meant that two ISPs in the Netherlands were legally able to reverse their blocking of The Pirate Bay. The ruling, which was both welcomed and unexpected, is now having knock-on effects, with an emboldening Dutch Pirate Party preparing to reactivate a Pirate Bay proxy service they were ordered to shut down in 2012.
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Court Orders Spanish ISP to Disconnect Music Pirate | TorrentFreak

In a first-of-its-kind case, a Spanish court has ordered a local ISP to sever the Internet connection of a copyright infringer.
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