Europe flexes its muscles over illegal content online

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The EC has ramped up pressure for “swift and proactive” action to tackle illegal content, including copyright infringement. It’s even set a one-hour target for taking down the most harmful content. Could platforms soon face a legally-enforced deadline for removing pirate content?

Newly-published recommendations sets out “operational measures” for combatting illegal content online.

Will landmark piracy case be a black cloud for CloudFlare?

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All eyes are on the California District Court – particularly pirates’. Judge George Wu’s interim ruling shows CloudFlare’s defence won’t be a simple open-and-shut case. It’s added suspense normally only reserved for Hollywood court room dramas – not real life. Why is this being touted as a landmark case and what does it mean?

The case: In 2016, adult publisher ALS filed a complaint against Cloudflare (a US CDN provider).