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Archive for February 22nd, 2012

Courts cannot force social networks to broadly monitor for illegal file-sharing, ECJ rules

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Courts cannot force social networks to broadly monitor for illegal file-sharing, ECJ rules: “National courts cannot force social networks to monitor for copyright infringement by users because it would not strike a ‘fair balance’ between the rights of rights holders and the rights of those platforms and its users, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled.”

(Via OUT-LAW News.)

British Facebook hacker sentenced to eight months in jail

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

British Facebook hacker sentenced to eight months in jail: “A man who hacked into Facebook and claimed he wanted to help the company expose vulnerabilities to its system has been sentenced to an eight month jail term.”

(Via OUT-LAW News.)

High Court rules The Pirate Bay operators and users guilty of copyright infringement

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

High Court rules The Pirate Bay operators and users guilty of copyright infringement: “The operators of The Pirate Bay (TPB) website and its users are both guilty of infringing the copyright of rights holders in the music industry, the UK High Court has ruled.”

(Via OUT-LAW News.)