Online Infringement: Pirates failing to find safe harbour?
Copyright rights holders, whether corporate rights holders, individuals or collecting societies set up to authorise the use of protected works of their members (together “rights holders”), object when third parties make unauthorised use of their works on the Internet. However, given that the unauthorised uploading may happen in one jurisdiction, from a server of an Internet Service Provider (ISP) in another jurisdiction, and the downloading/streaming of the content occurs in yet another, how can rights holders seek to prevent widespread unauthorised dissemination of their work?
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