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Last Build Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:40:13 +0000

 



Epic Games Sues Man Over Bitcoin Mining Fortnite ‘Cheat’

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:38:00 +0000

Game developer and publisher Epic is taking cheaters to court over copyright infringement, but it doesn't stop there. In a new case filed with a California, the company is also suing a man for distributing a cheat that's actually a Bitcoin miner.

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Anti-Piracy Group Joins Internet Organization That Controls Top-Level Domain

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:55:14 +0000

An anti-piracy outfit, whose members include major international studios and record labels, has been welcomed as a member of the organization with overall responsibility for Denmark's top-level domain. Rights Alliance, which is behind the blocking of dozens of leading torrent and streaming sites, says it wants to create a "more secure internet" for companies doing business online.

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Google Asked to Remove 3 Billion “Pirate” Search Results

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:02:02 +0000

Copyright holders have now asked Google to remove more than 3,000,000,000 allegedly infringing links from its search engine results since it began publishing records. A new milestone for sure, but not one celebrated anywhere. While Google sees it as confirmation that the DMCA process is working, copyright holders still have plenty of work to do.

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Google Asked to Delist Pirate Movie Sites, ISPs Asked to Block Them

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:59:17 +0000

Google and several French ISPs are being asked by the movie industry to take action against four 'pirate' sites. Among them is a massively successful clone of Zone-Telechargement, France's largest pirate site before it was shut down in 2016. While the ISPs are being asked to block access to the platforms, Google is required to delist them from search results.

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New ‘Coalition Against Piracy’ Will Crack Down on Pirate Streaming Boxes

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:08:30 +0000

A newly announced coalition of major entertainment companies including Disney, Fox, HBO, NBCUniversal and BBC Worldwide has set its eye on pirate streaming boxes. The Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) will coordinate local enforcement efforts in Asia, hoping to disrupt the "criminal syndicates" behind these devices.

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Abandon Proactive Copyright Filters, Huge Coalition Tells EU Heavyweights

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:02:54 +0000

Dozens of influential civil rights groups have called on EU decision-makers to abandon proposals for compulsory proactive copyright filters. Their open letter, addressed to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and colleagues, warns that monitoring citizens' Internet traffic would restrict fundamental rights while running counter to the Electronic Commerce Directive.

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Spinrilla Wants RIAA Case Thrown Out Over ‘Lies’ About ‘Hidden’ Piracy Data

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:22:15 +0000

In its continuing legal battle, popular hip-hop mixtape site and app Spinrilla is striking back against the major record labels. The company accuses the labels of maliciously hiding crucial piracy data, which puts it at a severe disadvantage. Spinrilla now wants to see the entire case dismissed.

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PureVPN Explains How it Helped the FBI Catch a Cyberstalker

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:45:26 +0000

After several days of radio silence, VPN provider PureVPN has responded to criticism that it provided information which helped the FBI catch a cyberstalker. In a fairly lengthy post, the company reiterates that it never logs user activity. What it does do, however, is log the IP addresses of users accessing its service.

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Pirate Bay’s Iconic .SE Domain has Expired (Updated)

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:30:17 +0000

The Pirate Bay's iconic .SE domain name has expired and will be deactivated soon if no action is taken. This means that thepiratebay.se, which played a central part in the site's history, is no longer redirecting to the most current Pirate Bay domain.

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 10/16/17

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:57:24 +0000

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'War for the Planet of the Apes' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘The Dark Tower'. 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' completes the top three.

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