Following recent recommendations by a number of European committees, the infamous Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement has been shot down today by the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and three of the company's executives are still waiting to see whether the request for the extradition to the US will be granted by the New Zealand court handling their case.
As the Internet-wide blackout in protest of the anti-piracy PIPA and SOPA legislations was slowly winding down, US authorities have announced the seizure and takedown of Megaupload, one of the most popular online file-sharing services.
To accelerate the identification of companies using unlicensed software, V.i.
European ISPs will not be required to filter electronic communications which use file-sharing software in order to prevent file sharing which infringes copyright, the European Court of Justice decided today.