Last Tuesday, Chinese authorities shut down more than 2,000 websites and confiscated more than 2 million pirated publications in a crackdown on copyright infringement.
Whilst legal proceedings commence in the United Kingdom against file sharers of the film ‘The Company You Keep‘. Ongoing education of the general public continues as industry representatives try to engage directly with consumers on exactly ‘what is copyright infringement’.
On February 22, Dallas Buyers Club LLC filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Doe-126.96.36.199. The unknown defendant from Louisiana allegedly illegally downloaded and distributed the movie Dallas Buyers Club through peer-to-peer network BitTorrent; and this kind of lawsuit is the first of its kind filed in the Middle District of Louisiana.
Before BitTorrent became popular, it can be credited for an impressive 35% of all internet traffic as studies indicated a decade ago. Yet, in the years that followed, video streaming was introduced to the public with the launch of YouTube, and Netflix soon after. This resulted to a change in the internet traffic distribution. So in the United States, BitTorrent lost a significant share of the total internet traffic.
Due to the leaked pirated copies of the blockbuster film ‘Premam’, the anti-piracy cell police of Thiruvananthapuram have decided to include in the investigation the people who are involved in the making of the film.