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ISP Has No ‘Safe Harbor’ Defense in Piracy Case, Record Labels Argue – TorrentFreak

Texas-based Internet provider Grande Communications has no right to a safe harbor defense, several major record labels have informed the court. The companies are requesting a summary judgment, arguing that evidence and testimony clearly show that the ISP’s acceptable use policy was a sham. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak

Ajit Pai Knew FCC Cyberattack Was Fake for Seven Months but Kept Quiet

Released on August 8, the IG report found that senior FCC officials had misled Congress and the American public by first announcing, and later defending in letters to lawmakers, a claim that a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack had crippled the commission’s comment system last May, amid efforts by its Republican members to roll back Obama-era net neutrality protections. – Dell Cameron, Gizmodo

Woman jailed after filming herself participating in an orgy online

Lin was sentences to four years in prison on November 23 by the Mianyang People’s Court. In addition, she was fined 100,000 yuan (£11,678). Her computer and mobile phone were confiscated by the authorities. According to the Chinese Criminal Law, a person who ‘produces, duplicates, publishes, sells or disseminates pornographic materials’ shall be sentences to fixed-term imprisonment of no more than three years. – Tracy You, Daily Mail

Netflix adds offline viewing for smartphones and tablets

The streaming media company announced that users will be able to download select Netflix content for use while they’re away from a data connection beginning Wednesday. Netflix has added a “download” button for select films and TV shows, and plans to add more to the catalog of available titles in the future. – Darrell Etherington, TechCrunch
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