Canadian court issues first ever ISP order to block a piracy website

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A Canadian Federal court has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block a pirate IPTV service called GoldTV in a case that could lead to further internet censorship in Canada, according to Reclaim the Net. Canada’s major ISPs, including Roger…

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YouTube warns its copyright changes could result in more takedowns

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YouTube will no longer allow copyright holders to seize a creator’s revenue over very brief or unintentional music clips that appears in videos, it said in a blog post. That means that if a five-second clip or the radio from a passing car appears in…

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sued by people she blocked on Twitter

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Two critics of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who were blocked by the lawmaker on Twitter are now suing her. New York congressional candidate Joseph Saladino and former New York State Assemblyman Dov Hinkind on Tuesday filed separate lawsuits a…

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Spotify users still can’t block followers, but that could change

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Spotify isn’t as much of a haven from harassment as many might like. Since the service shares your plays with followers by default, it’s possible for harassers to keep up with your listening habits and exploit that to their advantage (say, by findin…

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Judge suggests Trump should mute followers instead of block them

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Last year, the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University sued Donald Trump, then White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and White House Director of Social Media Daniel Scavino claiming that the president’s blocking of individuals on Tw…

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