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US House of Representatives passes copyright leadership bill
27 April 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The role of register of copyrights will become a presidential appointee
CJCH Solicitors secures new anti-piracy contracts
27 April 2017 | Cardiff | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The contracts bolster the firm’s new anti-piracy direction.
EPC calls on MEPs to support EU publishing right
26 April 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
EPC chair Christian Van Thillo said the right would secure a free and independent press for the foreseeable future.
Streaming booms as value gap bites
26 April 2017 | | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
RIAA lashes out at internet service provider
25 April 2017 | Texas | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Singapore High Court reaches landmark privacy ruling
24 April 2017 | Singapore | Reporter: Barney Dixon
China copyright monitoring website goes live
21 April 2017 | Beijing | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Star Wars: The Force Awakens parody returns to YouTube
19 April 2017 | California | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
IBCAP and NAGRA expand anti-piracy partnership
18 April 2017 | | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
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China convicts 18,000 infringers
12 April 2017 | Beijing | Reporter: Barney Dixon
TMG latest anti-piracy partner for beIN
10 April 2017 | Doha | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Italian court backs legality of administrative website blocks
07 April 2017 | Lazio | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Blizzard awarded $8.7 million in hacking infringement case
05 April 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
MPA wins site block in Ireland
04 April 2017 | Dublin | Reporter: Barney Dixon
beIN enlists Friend MTS
03 April 2017 | Birmingham | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Diego Maradona complains about Pro Evo image use
31 March 2017 | Buenos Aires | Reporter: Barney Dixon
New bill could remove satellite radio exemption
31 March 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Speakers call for India to unite against piracy
30 March 2017 | Mumbai | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Industry groups comment on copyright leadership bill
28 March 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Copyright leadership role a target of reform
27 March 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Safe harbour reforms dropped from Australian bill
24 March 2017 | Canberra | Reporter: Barney Dixon
FilmOn X fails to get judicial support
23 March 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Supreme Court rules in Star Athletica v Varsity Brands
23 March 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
CJCH to spearhead anti-piracy HQ
22 March 2017 | Cardiff | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Brazil floats new copyright rules under WTO
21 March 2017 | Brasília | Reporter: Barney Dixon
BREIN launches Usenet appeal
20 March 2017 | Amsterdam | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Premier League granted live-blocking order
20 March 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Videogame hacker could pay $8.5 million
15 March 2017 | California | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
MAPS fires broadside at piracy
14 March 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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