Top 10 pirated films this week
- Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
- Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
- The Avengers
- The Grey
- We Bought a Zoo
- Bad Ass
6-year file sharing case comes to an end
A 6-year file sharing court case which was between the Portuguese Phonographic Association against a then-17-year old who pirated three songs has come to an end with the defendant getting a suspended sentence and an 880 Euro fine. The Portuguese Phonographic Association controls most of the music in Portugal but has reported that its profits have dropped by 80% over the last decade with a 34.4% drop in physical sales in 2011 alone. The Association is pushing Portugal’s government to adopt a three strikes law that will see pirates having their internet connections disconnected after three offences.
UK High Court demands ISPs block The Pirate Bay
The Pirate Bay is to be blocked by the larger ISPs in the UK according to a High Court ruling. The ruling affects Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media (who has already implemented a means to restrict access to the site). The ruling comes after nine record labels alleged that The Pirate Bay infringes on their copyrights. In retaliation the UK Pirate Party is offering a proxy server to allow UK internet users’ access to The Pirate Bay.
US Judge rules that an IP-Address can’t identify a person
Judge Gary Brown of New York has ruled that an IP address is insufficient as evident to charge a person with copyright infringement. The Judge further concluded that because an IP address is insufficient evidence many pirates have been wrongfully accused. He further added that mass BitTorrent lawsuits should be rejected by other judges on the grounds that they are a “waste of judicial resource.”
Source : TorrentFreak