Inside the MPAA, Netflix & Amazon Global Anti-Piracy Alliance

Inside the MPAA, Netflix & Amazon Global Anti-Piracy Alliance

Back in June, MPAA, Amazon, Netflix, CBS, HBO, BBC, Sky, Bell Canada, CBS, Hulu, Lionsgate, Foxtel, Village Roadshow, and many more, revealed the Alliance for C...

Walter 20/09/2017 541
Can an Army of Bitcoin “Bounty Hunters” Deter Pirates?

Can an Army of Bitcoin “Bounty Hunters” Deter Pirates?

Anti-piracy organizations have come up with a wide variety of measures to combat copyright infringement over the years, with varying results. Enlisting the publ...

Walter 20/09/2017 520
Symantec Patent Protects Torrent Users Against Malware

Symantec Patent Protects Torrent Users Against Malware

Symantec Corporation has secured a patent that uses reputation scores to evaluate whether torrent files can be trusted or not. Through this system, the compa...

Walter 14/06/2017 594
Huge Coalition Protests EU Mandatory Piracy Filter Proposals

Huge Coalition Protests EU Mandatory Piracy Filter Proposals

The EFF, Creative Commons, Wikimedia, Mozilla and sixty other groups are protesting proposals by the EU to force service providers to police copyrighted cont...

Walter 14/06/2017 562
Texas Court Orders Temporary ‘Pre-Piracy’ Shutdown of Sports Streaming Sites

Texas Court Orders Temporary ‘Pre-Piracy’ Shutdown of Sports Streaming Sites

A Federal Court in Texas has issued a broad preliminary injunction ordering several Internet services to disconnect a list of pirate sports streaming domains...

Walter 29/05/2017 359
Netflix Focuses Piracy Takedown Efforts on “Orange is The New Black” Leak

Netflix Focuses Piracy Takedown Efforts on “Orange is The New Black” Leak

Netflix is trying to limit the visibility of the "Orange is The New Black" leaks by sending takedown requests targeted at various websites. The leak is signi...

Walter 19/05/2017 378
ISP Lands Supreme Court Win Over Copyright Trolls

ISP Lands Supreme Court Win Over Copyright Trolls

A Norwegian ISP has landed a key victory over copyright trolls who fought to discover the identities of people who allegedly shared files using BitTorrent. T...

Walter 19/05/2017 377
Millions of North American Households Use Kodi With Pirate Add-ons

Millions of North American Households Use Kodi With Pirate Add-ons

New data published by Canadian broadband management company Sandvine reveals that close to 9 percent of all North American households have at least one Kodi ...

Walter 15/05/2017 368
Illegal IPTV & VOD Provider Settles With BREIN

Illegal IPTV & VOD Provider Settles With BREIN

BREIN says it has reached a 10,000 euro settlement with a supplier of illegal IPTV services. The Dutch anti-piracy outfit obtained an ex-parte court order ag...

Walter 15/05/2017 389
‘First Pirated Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disk’ Appears Online. AACS 2.0 Cracked?

‘First Pirated Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disk’ Appears Online. AACS 2.0 Cracked?

A few hours ago a pirated copy of the "Smurfs 2" UHD Blu-Ray Disc appeared on the well known private torrent trackers UltraHDclub and IPT. The release sugges...

Walter 13/05/2017 399
Hollywood Demands Net Neutrality Exceptions to Tackle Piracy

Hollywood Demands Net Neutrality Exceptions to Tackle Piracy

The Motion Picture Association has advised the Indian government to forge exceptions in any eventual net neutrality regulation so that the fight against infr...

Walter 12/05/2017 330
Canada and Switzerland Remain on US ‘Pirate Watchlist’ Under President Trump

Canada and Switzerland Remain on US ‘Pirate Watchlist’ Under President Trump

The Office of the United States Trade Representative has published its yearly Special 301 Report, highlighting countries that fail to live up to U.S copyrigh...

Walter 10/05/2017 351
10 Years in Jail For Internet Pirates Now Reality in the UK

10 Years in Jail For Internet Pirates Now Reality in the UK

Having received royal assent before the weekend, the UK's Digital Economy Bill is now law. As a result, Internet file-sharers can be jailed for up to ten yea...

Walter 08/05/2017 392
Aussie ISPs Ordered to Block KickassTorrents ‘Spinoffs’

Aussie ISPs Ordered to Block KickassTorrents ‘Spinoffs’

Australia's Federal Court has issued a new blocking order targeting several KickassTorrents related sites. When the original site was taken down, music indus...

Walter 06/05/2017 383
ATM-Style Kiosk Pumps Out Pirate Movies to USB Sticks

ATM-Style Kiosk Pumps Out Pirate Movies to USB Sticks

Services like RedBox have been delivering movies to the masses for more than 15 years but hiring out discs via a vending machine is always bound to cause pro...

Walter 01/05/2017 376
Premier League Asks Google to Take Down Facebook’s Homepage

Premier League Asks Google to Take Down Facebook’s Homepage

The Premier League has sent a rather unfortunate takedown notice to Google. The football organization wants the search engine to take down Facebook's homepag...

Walter 01/05/2017 397
What Now For ‘Pirate’ Boxes & Streaming Following the ECJ Ruling?

What Now For ‘Pirate’ Boxes & Streaming Following the ECJ Ruling?

This week the European Court of Justice found that set-top boxes and similar devices can infringe copyright if they are sold pre-configured for piracy. The C...

Walter 29/04/2017 354
Hackers Leak Netflix’s Orange is The New Black: Season 5 Premiere (Updated)

Hackers Leak Netflix’s Orange is The New Black: Season 5 Premiere (Updated)

A hacking group calling itself TheDarkOverlord is threatening to leak a trove of unreleased TV shows and movies. The group has already backed up its warning ...

Walter 29/04/2017 513
Cloudflare Ordered to Expose Gay-Torrents Operator, Or Else…

Cloudflare Ordered to Expose Gay-Torrents Operator, Or Else…

A new DMCA subpoena has ordered Cloudflare to expose the person who manages the account of private torrent community Gay-Torrents.org. The request comes from...

Walter 29/04/2017 369
Swefilmer Piracy Trial Ends, Operators Face Years in Jail

Swefilmer Piracy Trial Ends, Operators Face Years in Jail

The trial of the operators of defunct streaming site Swefilmer ended this week with the prosecutor likening the operation to organized crime and seeking leng...

Walter 29/04/2017 350
Kodi Counters Scaremongerers and Clarifies Its Stance on DRM

Kodi Counters Scaremongerers and Clarifies Its Stance on DRM

Facing a constant stream of rumors and inaccurate news reports, the Kodi team has felt the need to clarify its stance on DRM. The Kodi software will never pr...

Walter 28/04/2017 358
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