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

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. The 38-year-old Vickerman had designed the service´s pages, hiring others to source material and carry out other back-end functions, reports BBC News. UK...

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2012-08-11 08:24:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Beginning next week, Google's search algorithm will be altered to punish websites which receive multiple valid copyright violation notices from users, the Mountain View, California-based company announced Friday. According to Cyrus Farivar of Ars Technica, the policy revision will result in those pages which receive higher rates of removal requests to see their standing in the search-engine results decrease. Farivar notes that...


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  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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