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Last Build Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:58:20 +0000

 



Stream Ripping Piracy Goes From Bad to Worse, Music Industry Reports

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:58:20 +0000

New data not only reveals that stream ripping remains the music industry's main piracy threat, but it's growing too. IFPI's latest music consumer insight report shows that more than a third of all Internet subscribers use stream rippers to access unlicensed music.

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A Million ‘Pirate’ Boxes Sold in the UK During The Last Two Years

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:42:02 +0000

The Federation Against Copyright Theft, in conjunction with the police and Intellectual Property Office, has released a new report on the state of Internet piracy in the UK. Estimates suggest that at least a million set-top devices providing access to pirated material have been sold over the past two years, with 25% of the public consuming illicit content overall.

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TVAddons: A Law Firm is Not Spying on Our Kodi Users

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:44:22 +0000

Earlier this year, domains owned by third-party Kodi addon platform TVAddons were transferred to a law firm. This prompted concerns, in what was then an information black hole, that something nefarious was underway. While it's clear today that isn't the case, some users refuse to be convinced while others seem happy to throw fuel on the fire.

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Ukraine Faces Call for US Trade Sanctions over Online Piracy

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:16:32 +0000

The MPAA, RIAA and other entertainment industry groups are unhappy with how Ukraine is handling online piracy. The country has become a safe haven for many pirate sites, they say. In a recommendation to the US Government the copyright holder groups recommend suspending or withdrawing several trade benefits until the situation improves.

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

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:30:54 +0000

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 Creativity and Entertainment, a brand new initiative to tackle piracy on a global scale. Today, TorrentFreak can reveal the deal behind this massive operation.

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 09/18/17

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:10:40 +0000

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Transformers: The Last Knight'. 'Baby Driver' completes the top three.

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

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 18:52:13 +0000

Anti-piracy organizations have come up with a wide variety of measures to combat copyright infringement over the years, with varying results. Enlisting the public to track down pirates in exchange for Bitcoin bounties is one of the more exotic ways, but according to eBook publisher Erudition, it's a great way to tackle this growing problem. And they're not alone.

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Kodi ‘Trademark Troll’ Has Interesting Views on Co-Opting Other People’s Work

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 09:18:16 +0000

Last week, the developers of Kodi revealed that Geoff Gavora, someone unconnected with the project, had registered the Kodi trademark in Canada. Surprisingly, it appears that Gavora's Kodi business involves the promotion and distribution of addons that are banned by Kodi itself for supplying infringing content. But that isn't the only thing interesting about this entrepreneur.

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UK Copyright Trolls Cite Hopeless Case to Make People Pay Up

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 19:29:45 +0000

A copyright troll outfit in the UK, which has been trying to extract payments from alleged pirates for years, is having another bite at the cherry. Golden Eye International is writing to people who previously refused to pay up, citing a separate case in which an individual agreed to pay them £1000 after a court battle. But, as always, the company is only revealing half the story.

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Steal This Show S03E08: P2P Money: Trouble For Governments?

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 19:04:05 +0000

Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing renegade media and the latest file-sharing and copyright news. In this episode, we talk to Paige Peterson of ZCash.

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