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Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:19:09 +0000
Government officials and representatives from anti-piracy outfits from the United States, Europe and Russia met up in Brussels this week. The roundtable, “Combating Internet Piracy: International Practice”, focused on the need for international cooperation and the strengthening of copyright legislation.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 09:28:46 +0000
By now, most UK Internet users have gotten used to pirate sites being blocked by their ISPs. However, instead of 'going legal' it turns out that many people simply move on to unblocked sites, or find other tricks to circumvent the restrictions. Today, we take a look at the most used 'pirate' sites in the UK, with some surprising results.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:00:55 +0000
Four years ago a unique FBI operation took down several pirate Android app 'stores' and arrested their operators. One of the defendants went to trial last week but after careful deliberation the jury failed to reach a decision, with a mistrial declared instead. The Department of Justice could move for a retrial but says it will review its options first.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:44:21 +0000
Cisco says it has developed a system to disable live pirate streams . The network equipment company says its Streaming Piracy Prevention platform utilizes third-party forensic watermarking to shut down pirate streams in real-time, without any need to send takedown notices to hosts or receive cooperation from third parties.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:51:25 +0000
Two UK men, who released thousands of movies onto popular torrent sites, lost their appeal this week. The Appeal Court upheld their sentences of more than four years each, arguing that the punishments are "stiff" but not "manifestly excessive".
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:31:37 +0000
Last week, massively popular YouTuber KSI went crazy at fans who pirated his movie Laid in America. However, those with long memories remembered that KSI himself has a history of pirating software. In a new video, KSI admits he's a hypocrite and sets about atoning for his sins - by buying dozens of copies of his own movie and giving them away.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:22:48 +0000
The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has confirmed the arrests of two individuals connected to private torrent site BlackCats-Games. The men, aged 47 and 44, are both from the UK. They were arrested on suspicion of copyright infringement and money laundering offences.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:58:10 +0000
Millions of users lost access to their personal files when Megaupload was raided, and after nearly half a decade they are still stashed away in a Virginia warehouse. Former Megaupload user Kyle Goodwin has been trying to get his files back for years. This week he urged the court to take action, fearing that his data may soon be lost forever.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:53:31 +0000
Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing the latest file-sharing and copyright trends and news. In this episode we talk to Ryan X. Charles and Steven McKie of yours.network
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:44:54 +0000
Long-standing private torrent site Blackcat-Games appears to be in legal trouble. The gaming-focused site has been non-operational all day and during the past few hours its domain began redirecting to a server operated by the UK's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit.