EU Intel Property Office Report Hates on Tor, Bitcoin, Bittorrent, Goods Pirates and Models
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Sat Jul 23 12:43:56 PDT 2016
A new report published by the European Union Intellectual Property
Office identifies a wide range of 'business models' that are used by
pirate sites. The organization, which announced a new collaboration
with Europol this week, signals Bitcoin and the Tor network as two key
threats to ongoing anti-piracy efforts.
To avoid enforcement efforts, pirate sites often go to extremes to
hide themselves from rightsholders and authorities.
Increasingly, this also means that they use various encryption
technologies to increase their resilience and anonymity.
Several of these techniques are highlighted in a new report published
by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).
The report gives a broad overview of the business models that are used
to illegally exploit intellectual property. This includes websites
dedicated to counterfeit goods, but also online piracy hubs such as
torrent sites and file-hosting platforms.
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