Copyright Industry: Fair and Foul

Michael In the News

A ruling in mid-August is forcing the copyright industry to find another route to go after suspected infringers of Dallas Buyers Club. Justice Nye Perram was going to allow the release of nearly 4800 netizens’ information regarding the uploading and downloading of the movie contingent on a few conditions. One of those conditions was approval of the letters that Dallas Buyers Club LLC was going to send to their targets. In the ruling, however, the judge did not approve certain sections of letters and ordered DBC LLC to pay AU $600,000 …

Is There New Hope in Anti-Piracy Policies?

Michael Policy

The UK has launched an offensive on piracy and reports show that it is having an effect. UK leaders are already claiming a victory while at the same time proposing new measures to take the piracy fight to the next level. The War on Drugs Terror Piracy In mid July the UK government unveiled its plan to lengthen the max prison time for someone convicted of on piracy. After extensive lobbying by copyrights holders, officials claim that the current maximum of two years is not doing enough to deter the crime. They …