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Last Build Date: Thu, 25 May 2017 12:11:01 +0000

 



Facebook Bans Sale of Piracy-Enabling Products & Devices

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:45:13 +0000

Facebook has updated its Commerce Policy to include a ban on "products or items" that facilitate or encourage unauthorized access to digital media. The new rule has almost certainly been put in place to stop the further spread of "fully loaded" set-top devices running modified Kodi and similar software.

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Was The Disney Movie ‘Hacking Ransom’ a Giant Hoax?

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:48:00 +0000

Last week, Disney boss Bog Iger revealed that one of his company's movies had been stolen and was being held hostage for a bitcoin ransom. With press speculation that it might be the latest 'Pirates' movie, TF has spent more than a week trying to find out more. The whole thing seems highly questionable.

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No, ExtraTorrent Has Not Been Resurrected

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:57:15 +0000

Just days after ExtraTorrent closed its doors, various sites popped up claiming to be the popular torrent site resurrected. Some even go as far as stating they're operated by former staffers, which was quickly picked up by the press. In reality, however, the widely covered copycat appears to be a Pirate Bay mirror with an ExtraTorrent skin.

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Alleged KickassTorrents Founder Released on Bail

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:03:52 +0000

Artem Vaulin, the alleged owner of KickassTorrents, has been released from prison on bail. The Ukrainian will be able to await the extradition procedure as a relatively free man. He currently lives in a rented apartment where he was reunited with his wife and young son.

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




Malicious Subtitles Threaten Kodi, VLC and Popcorn Time Users, Researchers Warn

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:44:08 +0000

Millions of people risk having their devices and systems compromised by malicious subtitles, Check Point researchers revealed today. The threat comes from a previously undocumented vulnerability which affects users of popular streaming software, including Kodi, Popcorn-Time, and VLC. Developers of the applications have already applied fixes or will do so soon.

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




Reddit’s Piracy Sub-Reddit Reopens After Mutiny Shutdown

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:41:03 +0000

A popular section of Reddit devoted to piracy discussion was shut down last night following a dispute that boiled over into mutiny. After being helped by Reddit's admins, the people now in charge of /r/piracy say that a former moderator went rogue, promoting his own 'fake' websites, while holding threads hostage and censoring critique.

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




Now Anyone Can Embed a Pirate Movie in a Website

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:11:11 +0000

Vodlocker.to is offering an interesting service that not only provides streaming movies and TV shows in the browser but also allows them to be published anywhere on the web. After entering the movie's IMDb number, users get an embed code which can be entered into any web page, where the movie will play in a YouTube-like window. There's even support for Chromecast.

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




Copyright Troll Attorney John Steele Disbarred by Illinois Supreme Court

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:22:56 +0000

After admitting to several criminal acts, including the operation of a piracy honeypot, Prenda Law attorney John Steele has now been disbarred by the Illinois Supreme Court. As a result, the troubled attorney will no longer be allowed to practice law in the state. While the decision doesn't come as a surprise, several victims of the trolling operation will welcome it with a smile.

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




Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 05/22/17

Mon, 22 May 2017 06:59:42 +0000

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Logan' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘The Fate of the Furious'. 'The Boss Baby' completes the top three.

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RIAA Says Artists Don’t Need “Moral Rights,” Artists Disagree

Sun, 21 May 2017 18:13:11 +0000

Major entertainment industry associations often create the impression that they are fighting for the rights of smaller artists, not just their corporate overlords. However, responding to a US Government consultation, both sides are now going head to head over the "moral rights" issue.

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