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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.

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2012-08-11 08:24:55

Beginning next week, Google's search algorithm will be altered to punish websites which receive multiple valid copyright violation notices from users.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.