3 Count: Mediaset and Go

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1: Italy’s Mediaset Wins Two Legal Cases Involving Online Piracy

First off today, Reuters reports that the Italian broadcasting company has won a pair of lolegal decisions against two video portals, one U.S. and one French, racking up more than $30 million in awards.

The lawsuit was filed against France’s Dailymotion and the American site Veoh over allegations that the two sites were hosting content that infringed on Mediaset’s rights. The court hearing the case has sided with Mediaset and is ordering Dailymotion to pay €22 million ($27 million) and Veoh to pay €3.3 million ($4 million) in damages not counting court costs.

Vivendi, which owns Dailymotion, has said they plan to appeal the verdict and Veoh did not comment on the decision.

2: Nintendo Obtains New Injunction to Block Team-Xecuter Sites

Next up today, Andy Maxwell at Torrentfreak writes that Nintendo has been awarded yet another injunction against Team-Xecuter sites, just the latest chapter in their ongoing war against the group.

Team-Xecuter is a hacking group that is most famous for its creation of tools and software needed to protection tools on the Nintendo Switch and enable the console to play pirated games. Nintendo has been waging a worldwide war against the group, getting three of its members arrested in the United States and filing a separate lawsuit against them here.

The most recent victory comes in Spain where a court is ordering local ISPs to block access to Team-Xecutor domains. This is the second round of such blocks in the country as the group moves from site to site regularly.

3: Bitcoin.org Rebuts Craig Wright’s ‘Meritless’ Copyright Claim on Bitcoin White Paper

Finally today, Daniel Palmer at Coindesk reports that Craig Wright, a man who claims to be the original inventor of Bitcoin, has been sending copyright notices on the original Bitcoin whitepaper though many sites are refusing to take it down.

The original Bitcoin whitepaper was published by a pseudonymous person (or group) using the name Satoshi Nakamoto. Wright has repeatedly claimed to be Satoshi but has provided no meaningful proof of it. Nonetheless, that has not stopped him from lain claim to the Cryptocurrency’s origin and, in more recent times, the whitepaper itself.

Several sites, including Bitcoin.org, said they will not give into Wright’s threats and will be leaving the paper up. Others, however, have complied and that has led to accusations of “giving ammunition” to one of the enemies of Bitcoin.

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