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12. Copyright infringement in the digital environment  

This chapter analyses cases of copyright infringement in the online environment. It begins by analysing some early cases regarding file-sharing technologies, including A&M Records, Inc. v Napster, Inc., MGM Studios, Inc. v Grokster, Ltd, and Sweden v Neij et al. (The Pirate Bay case). It assesses new techniques for fighting illegal file-sharing, such as blocking access to websites offering file-sharing technology or indexes with a focus on the operation of s.97A website blocking orders. It examines the Supreme Court decision in Cartier International v British Sky Broadcasting and its application in the Nintendo cases Nintendo Co Ltd v Sky UK Ltd and Nintendo Co Ltd v British Telecommunications Plc. Finally, it describes the slightly controversial process known as speculative invoicing and examines the recent case of Mircom International v Virgin Media.

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Cover Information Technology Law

12. Copyright infringement in the digital environment  

This chapter analyses cases of copyright infringement in the online environment. It begins by analysing some early cases regarding file-sharing technologies, including A&M Records, Inc. v Napster, Inc., MGM Studios, Inc. v Grokster, Ltd, and Sweden v Neij et al. (the Pirate Bay case). It assesses new techniques for fighting illegal file-sharing, such as blocking access to websites offering file-sharing technology or indexes with a focus on the operation of s. 97A website blocking orders. It examines the recent Supreme Court decision in Cartier International v British Sky Broadcasting which will have substantial implications for costs in these orders. Finally, it describes the slightly controversial process known as speculative invoicing.