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Topic: online piracy

Lawmakers Pressure Advertising Community to Stop Ad-Supported Rogue Sites

Industry needs to go beyond best practices

Some lawmakers are growing impatient with the advertising community, which they believe hasn't done enough to stop ads from appearing on sites that steal copyrighted material. Firing off a letter Tuesday…

Who Should Be Blamed for Facilitating Online Piracy?

New website tries to shift blame to content distributors

Are search engines really to blame for facilitating pirated movies and other media? The debate began anew this morning with data generated by piracydata.org, a new website from the Mercatus Center,…

Is Google Doing Enough to Combat Web Piracy?

Search engines to face scrutiny at House hearing

Search engines, especially Google, are likely to feel the heat later today when a House subcommittee holds a hearing reviewing the voluntary efforts by the Internet ecosystem to combat Internet…

Study: Internet Piracy Is 'Tenacious and Persistent'

Voluntary efforts have yet to reverse the trend

Despite the best efforts of Internet service providers, advertisers and ad networks to stop copyright infringement on the Internet, piracy is still a runaway train. In January 2013, 432 million unique…

Google Positions Itself as a Leader in Fighting Web Piracy

Company has been taken to task for not doing enough to fight copyright issues

Google is going all-out to change any perception that it is soft on copyright infringement. In a new 25-page report released Tuesday, Google took great pains to describe its anti-piracy…

White House Copyright Czar Steps Down

Victoria Espinel encouraged public-private partnerships to stop piracy

Victoria Espinel, the nation's first copyright czar, stepped down from her role four years after she was confirmed as the U.S. intellectual property enforcement coordinator. Her last day was Friday. Until…

Washington Insider Named New NBCU Counsel

Appointment frees up Rick Cotton to concentrate on digital theft

Washington, D.C. insider Kimberley Harris was named evp and general counsel for NBCUniversal, freeing up Rick Cotton to concentrate on anti-piracy policy and advocacy as senior counselor for IP protection. Since…

Ad Nets Adopt Best Practices to Stop Online Piracy

Move follows White House push for voluntary industry action

Google, Yahoo and six of the nation's largest ad networks have committed to a set of best practices aimed at stopping online piracy and counterfeiting by cutting off the flow…

White House Pushes More Voluntary Actions to Protect IP

Enforcement czar reaches out to private sector for help

The White House intends to reach out to search engines, data storage services, and domain-name registrars to adopt a set of best practices for protecting U.S. intellectual property. The action item…

Consumers Could Start Receiving Anti-Piracy Notices This Week

Persistent offenders could face slower Internet service

Consumers that illegally download movies, music or TV shows could start receiving warning notices from Internet service providers this week. Persistent downloaders might even see slower Internet connections. Beginning Monday, five…

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