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Last Build Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2017 07:39:35 +0000

 



Traveling “Kodi Repair Men” Are Apparently a Thing Now

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 07:39:35 +0000

With all the chaos and upheaval in the Kodi addon scene recently, many 'pirate' devices have stopped performing as they did before. This is a problem for the thousands of people who bought their devices ready configured, since they have no idea how they work. Enter the traveling 'Kodi repair men,' who will fix your box in the pub or even your own home.

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Scammers Pick Up NYAA Torrents Domain Name

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 19:58:39 +0000

Just a few weeks after the domain names of anime torrent site NYAA were deactivated, one of them is back in action. However, the domain no longer belongs to the old crew, but to scammers who are trying to lure estranged users into downloading.

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Court Hands Internet Textbook Pirates Suspended Sentences

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:28:28 +0000

Three men have received conditional jail sentences for selling online access to pirate textbooks. The trio, aged between 26 and 71-years-old, scanned and made available at least 198 books without copyright holder permission in exchange for a $45 per semester fee.

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Banning VPNs and Proxies is Dangerous, IT Experts Warn

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:33:43 +0000

In its fight to restrict access to copyrighted content and blocked websites, the Russian government wants to ban the use of anonymization technology including VPNs, proxies, and TOR. In a discussion in parliament this week involving prominent IT experts, the message was clear. Blocking these technologies simply won't work.

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Court Suspends Ban on Roku Sales in Mexico

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:06:15 +0000

A federal judge in Mexico has suspended the ban on sales and imports of Roku media players, at least temporarily. Roku is happy with the decision and says it will continue to work with entertainment industry stakeholders on a variety of anti-piracy measures.

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Sci-Hub Ordered to Pay $15 Million in Piracy Damages

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:36:53 +0000

'Pirate' sites Sci-Hub and LibGen have been ordered to pay millions of dollars in damages to Elsevier, one of the largest academic publishers. A New York District Court granted Elsevier's request for a default judgment of $15 million in damages. Sci-Hub's founder says that she can't pay the damages even if she wanted to, and for now, the "Pirate Bay for science" isn't going anywhere.

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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.

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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.

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