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Netflix, Amazon and Hollywood Sue “SET TV” Over IPTV Piracy

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 19:48:22 +0000

Several major Hollywood studios, Amazon, and Netflix have filed a lawsuit against Set Broadcast, LLC, which sells the popular IPTV service SET TV. The companies accuse the service and its operators of facilitating mass copyright infringement. In addition to hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages, the movie studios request an injunction to stop the infringing activity.

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The Pirate Bay Suffers Extended Downtime, Tor Domain Is Up

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 18:55:19 +0000

The Pirate Bay has been hard to reach for more than a day, causing concern among some BitTorrent users. The outage is likely caused by technical issues, so the site is expected to resurface soon. Meanwhile, some of the site's proxies and its Tor domain are still working fine.

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How Many Piracy Warnings Would Get You to Stop?

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 11:37:12 +0000

Sending out warnings is supposed to reduce the numbers of people using BitTorrent to obtain movies, TV shows and music without paying. It's far from clear how much difference they make but receiving one can't be the best of experiences for recipients. Some people, however, are receiving plenty of them yet still not changing their behavior. So just how many is enough?

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Steam Censors MEGA.nz Links in Chats and Forum Posts (Updated)

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 19:14:56 +0000

Steam is actively preventing users from sharing links to the cloud-hosting service MEGA. The URLs are automatically stripped from forum posts and even private chats are censored. According to Valve, Mega links are potentially malicious, something the New Zealand company actively disputes.

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Russia Blacklists 250 Pirate Sites For Displaying Gambling Ads

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:46:28 +0000

Russia has found a creative way of taking down pirates by using old legislation. Online gambling is forbidden in the country so sites carrying such advertising are breaking the law. Around 250 pirate sites were spotted carrying gambling ads by tax authorities who ordered telecoms watchdog Rozcomnadzor to have them all blocked at the ISP level.

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Facebook Privacy Fiasco Sees Congress Urged on Anti-Piracy Action

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:51:40 +0000

Coalitions representing more than 670 companies and 240,000 members from the entertainment sector has written to Congress urging a strong response to the Facebook privacy fiasco. The groups, which include all the major Hollywood studios and key players from the music industry, are calling for Silicon Valley as a whole to be held accountable for whatever appears on their platforms.

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Cloudflare Kicks Out Torrent Site For Abuse Reporting Interference

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:26:11 +0000

Cloudflare has terminated its services to the anime torrent site NYAA.si. According to Cloudflare, the pirate site tried to interfere with and thwart the operation of the company's abuse reporting systems. The site's operator, however, says he's not aware of any wrongdoing.

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Married Torrent Tracker Couple Settle With BREIN

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:39:17 +0000

Acting on behalf of various copyright holders, anti-piracy group BREIN has shut down the private torrent tracker Snuffelland. The group tracked down the site's operators, a middle-aged married couple and a 60-year-old uploader. All agreed to a pay a modest settlement.

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Pirates Taunt Amazon Over New “Turd Sandwich” Prime Video Quality (Updated)

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:17:11 +0000

Discerning distributors and consumers of pirated content are lambasting Amazon for an unannounced drop in video quality from its Prime service this week. In a move that affects paying customers as well as those on the high seas, one release group has colorfully described Amazon's efforts as a choice between a "turd sandwich" and a "giant douche".

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IsoHunt Founder Returns With New Search Tool

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:43:10 +0000

As founder of the now-defunct torrent search engine isoHunt, Gary Fung was one of the early BitTorrent pioneers. Nearly five years after his search engine was shut down by the MPAA, Fung releases a new search tool this week. Not a torrent-specific site, but he aims to create a revolution in mobile search instead.

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Pirate Party Urges Swedish Govt to Stop ‘Copyright Troll’ Invasion

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:55:53 +0000

The Swedish Pirate Party is calling on Justice Minister Morgan Johansson to put a halt to the wave of threatening piracy letters that have swept the country in recent months. The party likens the so-called copyright trolling campaigns to extortion and wants local courts to raise the evidence bar.

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Telegram Founder Pledges Millions in Bitcoin For VPNs and “Digital Resistance”

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:22:10 +0000

A massive wave of action to block messaging service Telegram resulted in widespread collateral damage yesterday after Russian authorities ordered millions of IP addresses blocked across the country. But the efforts have only lit a fire under Telegram founder Pavel Durov, who has pledged to donate millions of dollars in bitcoin to VPN providers as part of his "Digital Resistance".

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Hollywood Studios Get ISP Blocking Order Against Rarbg in India

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:35:29 +0000

Hollywood continues to expand its blocking efforts around the globe. Most recently, several major studios including Disney Enterprises and Warner Bros obtained a blocking order against the popular torrent site Rarbg in India. More than twenty ISPs must block the site, while the Government is instructed to help enforce the measures.

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Russia’s Encryption War: 1.8m Google & Amazon IPs Blocked to Silence Telegram

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:57:38 +0000

Russian authorities are attempting to crush messaging platform Telegram. After refusing to hand over its encryption keys so that users can be spied on, last week a court ordered the service to be blocked. Yesterday broad action was taken, with ISPs blocking more than 1.8 million Telegram-utilized IP addresses belonging to Google and Amazon.

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Microsoft Denies Piracy Extortion Claims, Returns Fire

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:34:32 +0000

Last year the Rhode Island-based company Hanna Instruments accused Microsoft and the Software Alliance of trying to extort money via baseless piracy claims. In their reply, the two organizations deny these allegations, showing that Hanna's own evidence reveals that it used unlicensed product keys.

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TV Broadcaster Wants App Stores Blocked to Prevent Piracy

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:11:34 +0000

A Hong Kong-based broadcaster involved in a blocking application at Federal Court in Australia has requested a drastic action to reduce piracy. TVB is trying to restrict access to an IPTV service which operates via an Android app but in addition to targeting specific domains, it also wants app stores carrying the app - but which also carry non-infringing content - to be blocked as well.

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 04/16/18

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 07:44:58 +0000

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Maze Runner: The Death Cure' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Den of Thieves'. '12 Strong' completes the top three.

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How Pirates Use New Technologies for Old Sharing Habits

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 17:43:09 +0000

From the moment the first people came online, the Internet has been used to share information. Over the years this evolved from simple text-based commands, to point-and-click uploads of hours of video. Pirates are often at the forefront when it comes to finding new ways to share content, eager to expand their horizons. But how much has really changed over the years?

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Pirate Site-Blocking? Music Biz Wants App Blocking Too

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 08:48:05 +0000

With thousands of websites blocked all around the world on copyright grounds, pirates are continuing to innovate. The rise of apps designed to provide free content represents a fairly recent development but one the entertainment industries are keen to stem. The CEO of Warner Music Russia now says his company has infringing apps firmly on the anti-piracy agenda.

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