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The Moscow City Court blocked Rutracker for the second time

1 year, 1 month ago
By results of consideration of the claim from EKSMO publishing house and the company "SBA-Production" the Moscow City Court made already the second decision on permanent blocking of a torrent tracker, writes "RIA". In the claim of publishing houses the torrent tracker is accused of distribution of pirated content and non-compliance with copyright.

"A solution of the judge of Moscow City Court it was decided to limit access to the Internet to the Rutracker.org resource on a permanent basis, and also to prohibit the defendant placement, distribution and use of a product of the above-stated intellectual property" — the press service reports. Claims for permanent blocking of a torrent tracker arrived on November 27.

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"Roskomsvoboda" in court appeals against the mechanism of eternal blocking of the websites

1 year, 1 month ago

Screenshot of "heading" of the website ZaRunet

The Internet resources blocked "forever" in Russia become more and more. In the list there is already pleer.com, flibusta.net, Rutracker, Lurkmore. Nevertheless, users, administrations of resources and lawyers do not give up. The other day the public organization "Roskomsvoboda" offered interesting idea — the appeal in vessels of the mechanism of "eternal blocking", writes the "Kommersant". Lawyers of the organization are going to take not only the Constitutional court of the Russian Federation, but also the European Court of Human Rights.

To ensure normal functioning of lawyers for the appeal in vessels of a locking gear of the websites, means are necessary. These funds are offered to be raised with crowd funding use. "Roskomsvoboda" already started in work the website ZaRunet.org where anyone can "take part in campaign for the appeal of "eternal blocking" of Internet resources in court and to fund raising for legal work on this direction".

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The Swedish court passed a negative decision on the case of blocking of The Pirate Bay at the level of provider

1 year, 1 month ago


This Friday the Swedish court passed a decision on the case of blocking of the Pirate Bay torrent tracker at the level of provider. Case was considered about a month, and now district court of Stockholm decided that the Swedish provider Bredbandsbolaget should not block The Pirate Bay. According to a judgment of Bredbandsbolaget cannot be responsible for actions of the subscribers violating the law on copyright.

At the same time, The Pirate Bay is blocked by many European Internet service providers. According to the anti-piracy organizations and record companies, work of this torrent tracker has to be prohibited also in Sweden. A joint claim was submitted by group of the organizations, including Universal Music, Sony Music, Warner Music, Nordisk Film and the Swedish Film Industry. The companies judicially tried to achieve from Bredbandsbolaget provider of blocking of a resource.

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Ukraine wants to create national depositary of media content

1 year, 1 month ago
Portal "League. Business" reports that in Ukraine the project on protection of copyright on the Internet is initiated: the special service storing models of media works of authors and monitoring their lawful use will be for this purpose created. The new organization will carry the preliminary name of "national depositary of Internet content", and its emergence meanwhile is at an approval stage between different departments. Despite it, public service of intellectual property announces start of depositary already by the end of 2016.

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The creator of a bot of Stormbuddy for WOW accuses Blizzard of theft of the source code

1 year, 1 month ago


On Geektimes news that Blizzard Entertainment filed a lawsuit against the developer of bots for World of Warcraft, Diablo, and Heroes of Storm was already published. At the same time the company for some reason has legal proceedings not with the Bossland company which sells bots, and with the individual, Nick Enrayt. Nick is better known the public as Apoc. The Bossland company at the same time claimed that Nick Enrayt has no relation to creation of bots, and her employee is not.

Everything appeared a little not so. In conversation with SEO Bossland Zvetan Lechev (Zwetan Letschew) journalists of the Torrentfreak edition found out that Apoc nevertheless worked at Bossland as the freelancer, creating bots for the games Blizzard. Nevertheless, all rights to this software belong to Bossland. Blizzard decided to file a lawsuit not against the company, and against her freelancer, and did not lose. Apoc after the claim of Blizzard went on world with the company, having agreed to transfer source codes of bots.

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Popcorn Time left, but promised to return. Ah, no, already returns

1 year, 2 months ago


Users of the program for viewing of movies and the TV-show Popcorn Time noticed that the program is disabled the last several weeks. Both Popcorn Time, and the most popular fork programs does not work. All because several key developers from Canada underwent the judicial pressure of owners. In MPAA already managed to declare that it is one of the main victories of association over pirates for all history of its existence. Nevertheless, it is enough to correct several moments — and fork will normally function again. And such work is already conducted, and not third-party developers, but one of creators of software.

The main fork, attached to the PopcornTime.io domain, stopped work at the end of October, owing to shutdown of servers. After a while representatives of MPAA declared intention to prosecute developers, in Canada. It worked, and key participants of the project refused work. But then several users of PopcornTimes decided to recover service work, and at them everything turned out, now the operable copy of the client goes to Reddit.

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The Blizzard company has legal proceedings with developers of bots for violation of a copyright

1 year, 2 months ago


Chita and bots always were and will always be popular. They are written by both singles, and authoritative design teams in the large companies. But to many creators of games similar things not too to liking, and users who use a Chita/bots usually ban. Decided to go to Blizzard Entertainment further — the company has now legal proceedings with developers of bots for World of Warcraft, Diablo 3 and Heroes of the Storm. The company considers that operators of bots, first, break a copyright, secondly, destroy a possibility of normal game for gamers.

According to representatives of Blizzard, cheaters and botovod it is always less, than "normal" players. But this category of gamers tries to get the best of all others, using unscrpulous methods. For this reason Blizzard Entertainment filed a lawsuit against James Enrayt (Apoc) and several other defendants responsible for development of popular bots. Software, created by Enrayt allows gamers to get dishonest advantage before other players in World of Warcraft, Diablo and Heroes of Storm.

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Roskomnadzor will block new mirrors of "Rutreker"

1 year, 2 months ago

Creation of anycast addresses for access will not help to bypass blocking


The head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov told journalists a position of department concerning blocking of the bittorrent-website RuTracker.org in the territory of Russia. According to Zharov, blocking will lead to considerable falling of attendance, and creation of mirrors will not help a resource to recover access as they will be blocked too.

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The court made a decision on eternal blocking of RuTracker

1 year, 2 months ago

Before blocking in the territory of Russia there were less than 30 days


Today the Moscow City Court made a decision on lifelong blocking of the bittorrent-website RuTracker.org. The claim was sent to OOO "Publishing House "EKSMO" to Drimtorent corporation because of distributions of books of Guy Yuli Orlovsky, Vasily Golovachev, Alex Orlov, Alexey Kalugin and Darya Dontsova. The judgment means that in 30 days or after consideration of the complaint to a judgment there will be an execution. The website will get to black lists of Roskomnadzor, will be sent for unloading to providers of communication services and blocked forever on the territory of Russia. The website will never be excluded from this list even if all problemy pages and materials will be deleted.

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The complete text of the agreement on the Transpacific partnership is published

1 year, 2 months ago
After several years of negotiations in the conditions of privacy potential participants of the Transpacific partnership published the complete text of the agreement. Earlier it was available only fragmentary thanks to leaks through Wikileaks.

The transpacific partnership (Trans-Pacific Partnership, TPP) assumes creation of a free trade zone in the Pacific Rim. According to information at the moment, this zone will include the USA, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Mexico, Singapore and some more countries, in the sum of the generating more than 40% of world GDP.

The document supports 30 heads and more than 2000 pages so experts should understand several days parts. But at first sight turn on themselves several essential moments. Agreement: 1) considerably expands the rights and privileges of multinational corporations, 2) limits state regulation of corporations, 3) increases copyright term till at least 70 years from the moment of death of the author (article 18.63), 3) obliges Internet service providers to issue the identity of the user at the request of owners and imposes criminal liability for violation of a copyright by the user without receipt of commercial benefit (filesharing).

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