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Last Build Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:44:50 +0000

 



Kim Dotcom Opposes US’s “Fugitive” Claims at Supreme Court

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:44:50 +0000

In an effort to regain control over millions of dollars in seized assets, Kim Dotcom's legal team has filed a brief at the Supreme Court, countering the US Government's position. The US uses the fugitive claims as a coercive weapon, which offends due process and fundamental fairness, according to the Megaupload founder.

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Three Men Sentenced Following £2.5m Internet Piracy Case

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:25:24 +0000

Three men from the UK have been sentenced after pleading guilty to providing unauthorized access to pirate movies, music, games, and books. The main player, who allegedly made £500,000 over a number of years, was handed a 24 month suspended sentence. The other pair received 12 months each.

Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.




MPAA & RIAA Demand Tough Copyright Standards in NAFTA Negotiations

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:01:26 +0000

The MPAA and RIAA have made their positions clear in submissions to the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations. Both want allies Canada and Mexico to commit to tightened copyright law, including restrictions on safe harbor provisions that go beyond current US practice.

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Court Grants Subpoenas to Unmask ‘TVAddons’ and ‘ZemTV’ Operators

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:57:12 +0000

A District Court in Texas has granted a series of subpoenas to Dish Network, aimed at identifying the people behind the TVAddons website and the ZemTV Kodi addon. This allows Dish to request detailed information on associated accounts of the alleged copyright infringers at services including Amazon, Github, Google, Twitter, Facebook and PayPal.

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US Embassy Threatens to Close Domain Registry Over ‘Pirate Bay’ Domain

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:38:15 +0000

The US Embassy in Costa Rica has threatened to have the country's domain registry shut down unless it suspends ThePirateBay.cr. The registry says it won't comply without a court order and has written to the ICANN organization to complain about harassment and personal insults.

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Internet Provider Refutes RIAA’s Piracy Allegations

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:53:14 +0000

Internet Provider Grande Communications has asked a Texas federal court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the music group RIAA earlier this year. According to Grande, the Rightscorp notices the RIAA provides as evidence do not prove actual infringement. Even if they did, the ISP says it is a victim of piracy, not a perpetrator.

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Roku Sales Banned in Mexico Over Piracy Concerns

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:01:07 +0000

A Mexican court has ordered local retailers to stop importing and selling Roku media players, as these allow the public to access pirated content. In addition, several banks are prohibited from processing payments that are linked to piracy services on the Roku platform.

Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.




BPI Breaks Record After Sending 310 Million Google Takedowns

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:16:41 +0000

The BPI has reached yet another landmark after 'piracy' takedowns sent to Google smashed through the 300 million barrier. The music industry group says that it has now sent more than 310 million requests to delist infringing URLs but informs TF that a takedown and staydown regime could really help to bring volumes under control.

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 06/19/17

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:44:40 +0000

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Wonder Woman' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Power Rangers'. 'The Fate of the Furious' completes the top three.

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The Pirate Bay Isn’t Affected By Adverse Court Rulings – Everyone Else Is

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 16:49:40 +0000

The Pirate Bay has provoked more copyright lawsuits and adverse legal rulings than any other Internet platform yet it remains steadfastly online today. Somewhat amazingly, The Pirate Bay has never been seriously affected by any of these processes. The same cannot be said about everyone else.

Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.