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Kim Dotcom Wants New US Attorney-General to Review His Case MegaUpload founder expects the US Justice Department to review his case in the wake of the election of Donald Trump. Indeed, High Court judge has been deliberating for 5 months on whether to uphold or overturn a District Court ruling in Dotcom’s extradition case Belgian Copyright Holders Seek Piracy Blockades The Belgian Entertainment Association, which unites companies from the music, movie, and videogame industries, has urged ISPs to block a number of pirate sites in the country. Music Labels Sued Hip-Hop Mixtape Site A number of the largest record labels have sued Spinrilla, a popular hip-hop mixtape website and app. Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Bros. Records and Universal Music Group accuse Spinrilla’s operators of copyright infringement and claim damages that could reach millions of dollars. US Hosting Provider Denied Liability for Client’s Infringement Adult publisher ALS Scan sued a hosting company from Chicago, claiming that the latter is responsible for the actions of its client ImageBam. However, the hosting company, Steadfast, argues that it's protected by the DMCA's safe harbor. Italy Raided Pirate Newspaper and Magazine Sites 50 domains have been seized in Italy over the involvement in the illegal distribution of copyrighted content. The Court of Rome ordered the seizure, which targeted websites offering free digital versions of national newspapers and magazines. This kind of anti-piracy operations is quite rare, Sweden Might Toughen Piracy Punishments Swedish authorities are considering the idea to address the problem of evolving pirate websites. One of the mulled measures is to consider using potential legal tools such as categorizing large-scale infringement as organized crime, tougher sentences, domain seizures, and website blockade French Tax Authority Suspected VLC in Facilitating Piracy VLC is recognized as one of the most popular media players in the world, accounting for more than 2bn downloads. The open-source player is able to play virtually all video file types and is therefore recommended by many services, including illegal ones. This fact has drawn the attention of France's Tax UK Pirate Kodi Box Seller Pleaded not Guilty A shopkeeper Brian Thompson accused of the supply of "fully-loaded" Kodi boxes pleaded not guilty in the United Kingdom – the man admitted selling modified set-top boxes but denied they were primarily designed to Facebook CEO vs Hawaiians Mark Zuckerberg has recently announced that he might change his mind and reconsider whether to seek the forced sale of land that belongs to native Hawaiians in a large estate he purchased on the island of Kauai Usenet Provider Celebrates Victory in a Landmark Copyright Battle The Court of Appeals handed the Usenet provider Giganews a comprehensive victory in the long-running case against adult publisher Perfect 10. Over the years, the latter developed a reputation of a copyright troll who sued Internet services rather than file-sharers. Perfect 10 targeted Google,
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