June 23, 2013
by Blake Lynch
A new anti-piracy bill allowing for websites to be blocked by Internet service providers (ISPs) upon copyright infringement claims passed through its final two readings in Russia's State Duma on Friday. Under the terms of the new bill, failure to remove site content suspected of infringement ...[read more]
May 12, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On May 12, 2006, the French National Assembly first approved an amended version of a controversial bill created to prevent Internet piracy. The bill proposed that Internet access be cut off for users who repeatedly illegally downloaded copyrighted material after they had received two warnings, and ...[read more]
January 14, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On January 14, 2012, the US House of Representatives postponed hearings on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Many popular and influential websites had responded negatively to the bill because of its controversial Domain Name System (DNS) blocking provisions, which would have required US Internet ...[read more]
May 24, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On May 24, 2011, the European Commission (EC) proposed reforms to modernize European Union (EU) intellectual property rights laws. The laws were intended to create more centralized regulation and help combat counterfeiting operations. The EC stated that counterfeiters were expanding their services ...[read more]
May 22, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied certiorari in Tenenbaum v. Song BMG Music, et al., an appeal by a student who was fined $675,000 by a jury for illegally downloading and sharing 30 songs on the Internet. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Breyer abstained from the decision without ...[read more]
March 26, 2012
by Leigh Argentieri
JURIST Guest Columnist Tony Niescier, Fordham Law School Class of 2012, is a research assistant at the Samuelson-Glushko Intellectual Property and Information Law Clinic. He argues for the use of virtual court rooms in addressing cases that originate in cyberspace, such as cases of online piracy ...[read more]
January 14, 2012
by Jamie Davis
Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) announced Saturday that the US House of Representatives will postpone hearings on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a day after the bill's main sponsor Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) agreed to remove the highly contested Domain Name System (DNS) blocking ...[read more]
January 13, 2012
by Megan McKee
JURIST Guest Columnist Lauren Mack, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Class of 2012, is the Copyright Chair for the Cardozo Intellectual Property Law Society. She argues that two proposed pieces of legislation that seek to curb Internet piracy through the use of DNS filtering violate the First ...[read more]
January 4, 2012
by Jamie Davis
The Spanish government has approved a new law that creates a government agency with the authority to force Internet service providers to block certain websites that are involved in pirating copyrighted material, reports said on Tuesday. Under the Sinde law, the new government agency will take ...[read more]
May 24, 2011
by Zach Zagger
The European Commission on Tuesday announced proposed reforms to modernize the EU's intellectual property rights laws and create more centralized regulation. The EC, the EU's executive arm, said that reforms are necessary to better protect against Internet piracy and to protect consumers from fake ...[read more]

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