Piracy is typically an act of robbery or criminal violence at sea. The term can include acts committed on land, in the air, or in other major bodies of water or on a shore. It does not normally include crimes committed against persons traveling on the same vessel as the perpetrator (e.g. one passenger stealing from others on the same vessel). The term has been used throughout history to refer to raids across land borders by non-state agents.Piracy or pirating is the name of a specific crime under customary international law and also the name of a number of crimes under the municipal law of a number of States.
Posts about Piracy
  • US “threatens” Costa Rica over Pirate Bay domains

    …, one of the Pirate Bay’s founders launched a piracy-friendly domain registration service. Just this week, the European Court of Justice ruled, after seven years of legal fights, that the Pirate Bay infringes copyright, raising the possibility of the site being blocked in more European countries. The NIC.cr letter is dated June 6. It had not yet been published by ICANN or the GAC. Tweet Tagged: .cr, commerce, copyright, gac, iana, ICANN, nic.cr, ntia, piracy, the pirate bay …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 67 readers -
  • Anti-Piracy Code to Be Implemented by Google

    … Google has been doing their best to fight the outbreak of fake news. In line with this, Google with the cooperation of the other ‘big’ Search companies is nearing the completion of an agreement that aims to implement anti-piracy measures for search results. The code is essentially a means to purge the presence of links that violate copyright…

    SEO Hacker Blogin Google- 16 readers -
  • The Pirate Bay likely to be sunk as .org adopts “UDRP for copyright”

    … interpretation of policies, usually in favor of rights holders. But Finberg said that because the system is voluntary for registries — it’s NOT an ICANN policy — registries could simply stop using it if it stops working as intended. Filing a Copyright ADRP complaint will cost roughly about the same as filing a UDRP, typically under $1,500 in fees, she…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 28 readers -
  • Netflix to offer content downloads for offline viewing

    … only affect a niche market in the US, Netflix is targeting a more global audience that may not have the internet speeds needed to effectively stream their content. One has to wonder how this will affect online piracy though. Most copyrighted content, whether online or off, is protected by what’s known as Digital Rights Management or DRM. That’s…

    Greg's Cornerin Content- 19 readers -
  • Warner Brothers Reports Own Site As Illegal to Google

    … PACEDm.com Warner Bros’ high-pressure anti-piracy campaign went one step further last month, as the entertainment company named its own website in a list of sites that it believed had illegally infringed on its copyright. While most people can’t get Google to remove anything from their search results, Warner Bros has gone a step further and been…

    Pace Lattin/ Performance Marketing Insider- 14 readers -
  • Domain-hopping torrent site seized, founder arrested

    … A joint US-Polish law enforcement operation has led to the arrest of the alleged owner of the piracy-focused BitTorrent links site KickAssTorrents. The US Department of Justice announced yesterday that Ukrainian national Artem Vaulin has been arrested in Poland and that it will seek to extradite him to Chicago to face criminal copyright…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 13 readers -
  • US seizure of top piracy site shows government’s misguided priorities

    … US seizure of top piracy site shows government’s misguided priorities Yesterday, in a joint effort between Homeland Security, Facebook, Apple and the Polish Government, among others, 30-year-old Ukrainian citizen Artem Vaulin was arrested in Poland and is awaiting extradition to the United States. With that kind of concerted effort behind…

    Greg's Corner- 13 readers -
  • Fight as ICANN “backtracks” on piracy policing

    … ICANN has clarified that it will not terminate new gTLD registries that have piracy web sites in their zones, potentially inflaming an ongoing fight between domain companies and intellectual property interests. This week’s ICANN 56 policy meeting in Helsinki saw registries and the Intellectual Property Constituency clash over whether an ICANN…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 25 readers -
  • Radix joins the Hollywood content police

    …, which aims to avoid ICANN/government regulation by creating voluntary best practices for the industry. The advantage of a voluntary arrangement is that there’s no risk of a terminal sanction — such as losing your registry contract — if you fail to live up to its terms. Radix’s portfolio includes .website, .space, .online and .tech. It’s also a .music and .web applicant. Tweet Tagged: ICANN, mpaa, new gTLDs, piracy, radix …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein Content- 18 readers -
  • Rape ban results in just one .uk takedown, but piracy suspensions triple

    … Nominet’s controversial policy of suspending domain names that appear to condone rape resulted in one .uk domain being taken down last year. That’s according to a summary of take-downs published by Nominet yesterday. The report (pdf) reveals that 3,889 .uk names were taken down in the 12 months to October 31, 2015. That’s more than three times…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -
  • Donuts makes Hollywood content policing deal

    … Donuts has made a deal with the American movie industry that will make it easier to take down piracy domains. The Motion Picture Association of America has been given a “Trusted Notifier” status, and the two companies have agreed upon a domain take-down framework. The agreement targets “large-scale pirate websites”, Donuts said. It’s the first…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein Content- 13 readers -
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