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Coalition Against Piracy wants Singapore to block streaming piracy software

(4 December 2017) The recently-formed Coalition Against Piracy, which counts Disney, Fox, Sony, HBO, NBCUniversal, BBC Worldwide and the Premier League among its members, is demanding greater action against illicit streaming. The powerful group has called on the government in Singapore to not only block ‘pirate’ streaming software but also unlicensed streams from entering the […]


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Judge recommends ISP and search engine blocking of Sci-Hub in the US

(3 October 2017) Earlier this year the American Chemical Society (ACS), a leading source of academic publications in the field of chemistry, filed a lawsuit against Sci-Hub and its operator Alexandra Elbakyan. The non-profit organization publishes tens of thousands of articles a year in its peer-reviewed journals. Because many of these are available for free […]


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Copyright is not an inevitable or divine right, Court rules

(19 September 2016) In many countries it’s common for universities to print course packs, consisting of chapters of various educational books. This allows professors to use a tailored selection of literature they deem relevant for the course in question. However, not all publishers like this practice. They often demand license fees if the number of […]


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Elsevier complaint shuts down Sci-Hub domain name

(4 May 2016) TorrentFreak reports that Sci-Hub is facing millions of dollars in damages in a lawsuit filed by Elsevier. Hoping to stop the unauthorized distribution of millions of academic papers, academic publisher Elsevier filed a complaint against Sci-Hub and several related sites last year. Elsevier’s legal team obtained a preliminary injunction from a New […]


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Sci-Hub, BookFi and LibGen resurface after being shut down

(22 November 2015) TorrentFreak reports that last month a New York District Court issued a preliminary injunction against several sites that provide unauthorized access to academic journals. As a result the operators were ordered to quit offering access to any Elsevier content and the associated registries had to suspend their domain names. After a few […]


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Leaked TPP chapter proposes drastic copyright changes

11 October 2015) TorrentFreak reporting on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has revealed that  Wikileaks has published a leaked copy of the intellectual property chapter, which has yet to be officially revealed. The final version removes the uncertainties that were present in previous drafts and raises serious concerns among many copyright experts and activists. If the […]


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