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Online Piracy Conviction Nets SurfTheChannel Owner 4-Year Prison Sentence
2012-08-15 14:51:10

Anton Vickerman, owner of SurfTheChannel, one of the UK’s most popular sources of pirated video content, has been found guilty of conspiracy to defraud in June for “facilitating” copyright infringement and sentenced to four years in jail by a UK court.

Australian Court Upholds Internet Piracy Ruling
2012-04-21 03:25:35

An Australian federal court ruling has provided cover for internet service providers (ISP) hoping to avoid being held responsible for copyright violations committed by their customers.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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