Pirate Bay co-founder to run for EU parliament

Peter Sunde, co-founder of the file sharing site Pirate Bay, says he plans to run for the European Parliament in 2014 under the banner of the Finnish Pirate Party.Announcing his candidacy in his

Published on: May 15th, 2013

Europe soundly rejects copyright treaty

BRUSSELS -- Members of the European Parliament rejected the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement on Wednesday by 478 votes to 39. The result had been widely expected internationally and means that the agreement cannot become

Published on: July 4th, 2012 jennifer baker

Kim Dotcom gets access to documentary evidence

BANGALORE, India -- A court in New Zealand has granted Kim Dotcom, founder of the Megaupload file-sharing site, access to documents which contain evidence against him, and are held by prosecuting authorities both

Published on: May 30th, 2012 John Ribeiro

More criticism for anti-piracy agreement in Europe

BRUSSELS -- A wide cross-section of groups and individuals spoke out against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) at a European Parliament event on Wednesday. The international anti-piracy pact has provoked controversy throughout Europe, with

Published on: April 11th, 2012 jennifer baker

Interview: Bill C-11 and CIPPIC

On this week's RADIO IT World Canada, David Fewer, director of the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic at the University of Ottawa joins the podcast. Fewer discussed the history and current

Published on: April 2nd, 2012 jd speedy

Domain seizures for copyright breach to go global

SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica -- Efforts to take down Web sites for copyright infringement are likely to move beyond U.S.-based registries, with ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) promising to

Published on: March 14th, 2012 Rebecca Wanjiku

EC to send counterfeiting bill to court

BRUSSELS -- The European Commission has bowed to political pressure and has asked Europe's highest court to decide whether the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) treaty is compatible with European Union law.It was

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 jennifer baker

SOPA and PIPA: What went wrong?

WASHINGTON -- For Internet activists, last week's Web protests against two controversial American copyright enforcement bills were a huge victory against three powerful and well-funded trade groups that pushed hard for passage of

Published on: January 24th, 2012 Grant Gross

Opposition rises in Congress to U.S. copyright bills

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has postponed a vote on the controversial Protect IP Act, scheduled for Jan.24, as a growing number of senators voice opposition to the copyright enforcement

Published on: January 20th, 2012 Grant Gross