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Pirate site The Pirate Bay goes down, then sails for Costa Rica

Reports say that the notorious haven for copyrighted music, movies, and software was taken down in a massive police raid.

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Grooveshark gives fully-legal streaming a shot with 'Broadcasts' radio service

After years of battling with record labels and ultimately getting outdone by Spotify, Grooveshark is taking on Pandora instead.

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Omega and other luxury watch brands target knock-off smartwatch faces

After battling counterfeit watches for decades, luxury brands decide to play watch face whac-a-mole.

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Pirate Bay co-founder found guilty of hacking in Denmark

Svartholm Warg's sentence will be announced on Friday, a Danish court said.

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Google asks Supreme Court to decide Oracle's Android copyright case

The Supreme Court might weigh in on the extent to which APIs can be protected by copyright

Viewing a Web page isn't copyright infringement, top EU court rules

The case could have made infringers out of millions of ordinary Internet users across the EU

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China's Internet loses 'The Big Bang Theory,' U.S. TV shows

The shows had been licensed to China's top video sites, leaving questions over why they were pulled

Party's over for the Dutch: pirated downloads now prohibited in the Netherlands

The country had allowed its residents to engage in this practice, but no longer. Lawsuits are now expected.

Copyright owners call for overhaul of DMCA takedown notices

Infringers shouldn't be able to repost files again and again to the same website, musicians tell lawmakers.

US appeals court permits YouTube to display anti-Muslim video with changes

The Google unit was earlier ordered to take the video down, but it can be shown with changes, a judge rules.