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UK Political Parties Asked for Advice on Cyber-Attacks British political parties have approached their local surveillance agency GCHQ asking for advice on how to improve their online security. The National Cyber Security Centre confirmed that the parties had contacted it in an informal manner and that it expected to be asked to provide formal advice on security. Kim Dotcom Wants New US Attorney-General to Review His Case MegaUpload founder expects the US Justice Department to review his case in the wake of the election of Donald Trump. Indeed, High Court judge has been deliberating for 5 months on whether to uphold or overturn a District Court ruling in Dotcom’s extradition case Russia May Consider Returning Snowden to US as a Favor to Trump The rumors are that Russia is considering turning over the NSA leaker as a "gift" to Donald Trump. Belgian Copyright Holders Seek Piracy Blockades The Belgian Entertainment Association, which unites companies from the music, movie, and videogame industries, has urged ISPs to block a number of pirate sites in the country. Music Labels Sued Hip-Hop Mixtape Site A number of the largest record labels have sued Spinrilla, a popular hip-hop mixtape website and app. Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Bros. Records and Universal Music Group accuse Spinrilla’s operators of copyright infringement and claim damages that could reach millions of dollars. US Hosting Provider Denied Liability for Client’s Infringement Adult publisher ALS Scan sued a hosting company from Chicago, claiming that the latter is responsible for the actions of its client ImageBam. However, the hosting company, Steadfast, argues that it's protected by the DMCA's safe harbor. Kodi Addon Was Used for Creation of DDoS “Botnet” One of the popular Kodi addons, Exodus, is normally used to access pirated films and TV-shows, but over the past week its users unwittingly participated in the DDoS attack. When the problem was unearthed, the Exodus developer rolled back the malicious code and retired. Italy Raided Pirate Newspaper and Magazine Sites 50 domains have been seized in Italy over the involvement in the illegal distribution of copyrighted content. The Court of Rome ordered the seizure, which targeted websites offering free digital versions of national newspapers and magazines. This kind of anti-piracy operations is quite rare, Sweden Might Toughen Piracy Punishments Swedish authorities are considering the idea to address the problem of evolving pirate websites. One of the mulled measures is to consider using potential legal tools such as categorizing large-scale infringement as organized crime, tougher sentences, domain seizures, and website blockade French Tax Authority Suspected VLC in Facilitating Piracy VLC is recognized as one of the most popular media players in the world, accounting for more than 2bn downloads. The open-source player is able to play virtually all video file types and is therefore recommended by many services, including illegal ones. This fact has drawn the attention of France's Tax
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