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MPAA Lobbyist / SOPA Sponsor to Draft Democratic Party Platform

The Democratic Party has appointed a committee tasked with drafting the party’s platform. The 15-member panel includes MPAA lobbyist Howard L Berman, an attorney and former U.S. Representative who not only co-sponsored SOPA and tried...Show More Summary

Google Promotes Pirate Movie Ratings In Search Snippet

Google and Hollywood are not on the best of terms and this isn't going to change anytime soon. While the movie studios are urging Google to increase its anti-piracy efforts, the search engine is now overtly promoting movie ratings of a pirate site. Show More Summary

10 Years Ago Hollywood Awoke The Pirate Bay ‘Beast’

Ten years ago today The Pirate Bay was raided by the Swedish police. While the entertainment industries hoped that this would shut the site down once and for all, they inadvertently helped to create one of the most resilient websites on the Internet. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

YouTube Threatens Legal Action Against Video Downloader

YouTube continues to crack down on sites and services that allow people to download videos from the site. Most recently, YouTube urged the operator of TubeNinja to cease his activities, or face potential legal action instead. For now,...Show More Summary

Police Target 50 Streaming Sites, Detain Five Suspects

Police in Italy are reporting the execution of a large operation against a network offering live sports, movies and TV shows online without permission. The Guardia di Finanza say they targeted 50 sites running on 41 servers located on three continents. Show More Summary

Paramount Cracks Down on “The Godfather” Pirates, After 44 Years

The all-time classic The Godfather is not too far away from its 50 year anniversary, but that doesn't mean Paramount Pictures is letting people pirate the show without consequences. Over the past several months the movie studio has sent...Show More Summary

Ten Websites Hit With 70m DMCA Complaints in a Year

As copyright holders try to make copyrighted content harder to find, many send infringement reports to Google. According to the company's Transparency Report the top ten targets are focused on file-hosting, site unblocking, and music downloads. Show More Summary

BSA Pays Disgruntled Employees to Rat on ‘Pirating’ Bosses

The Business Software Alliance, a trade group representing Adobe, Apple and Microsoft, is known to offer cash payments to people who help them find companies that run unlicensed software. Today we speak with an attorney who has represented...Show More Summary

Police Conducting “World’s Largest” Pirate Box Crackdown

Police in Scotland say they are conducting the world's biggest 'pirate box' crackdown. Together with the Federation Against Copyright Theft, police are targeting sellers of Android-style set-top boxes and believe that thousands of pubs could be customers. Show More Summary

4K Content Protection “Stripper” Must Pay $5 Million in Damages

Warner Bros. and Intel have signed a massive settlement with hardware seller Ace Deal. The California company admitted to violating the DMCA and has agreed to pay over $5 million in damages for selling devices that can 'strip' Blu-ray and 4K content protection. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

New Hollywood Injunction Blocks CouchTuner, Putlocker & More

The major Hollywood studios of the MPA have obtained their first new High Court injunction in more than a year targeting so-called 'pirate' sites. The latest order targets several leading streaming sites including CouchTuner, MerDB, Putlocker variants, Watchfree and Xmovies8. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

FBI “In Latter Stages” of Prenda Law Copyright Troll Investigation

For years Prenda Law extracted millions of dollars in cash settlements from alleged BitTorrent pirates, leaving misery in its wake. The company itself is no more but for its former operators the show isn't over yet. The FBI has already...Show More Summary

Huge Billboard Protests VPN Blocking at Netflix HQ

Netflix's ongoing VPN crackdown is meeting fierce resistance from concerned users around the world. Today, privacy activists are driving a massive billboard around Netflix's headquarters, hoping the company will respect their privacy and reverse the broad VPN ban. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Fan-Created Movie Subtitle Site Operator Facing Prison

The operator of a site that hosted fan-made translated movie subtitles has been prosecuted in Sweden. Undertexter.se was raided by police in the summer of 2013, despite many feeling that the site had done nothing wrong. That is disputed...Show More Summary

Music Piracy Triggers Significant Losses, EU Study Shows

New research published by the European Union Intellectual Property Office shows that piracy hurts both digital and physical music sales. In EU countries the total losses are roughly 5% of yearly revenues, which equals €170 million. In...Show More Summary

Hollywood Writers: Set-top Box Piracy Fears Are Overblown

Copyright holders and cable companies are fiercely against FCC's plan to open up the set-top box market. They fear that this will facilitate piracy and degrade security. As a notable exception, the Writers Guild of America West contradicts...Show More Summary

Hollywood Withdraws Funding for UK Anti-Piracy Group FACT

The UK's Federation Against Copyright Theft has received a major blow after the Motion Picture Association advised the anti-piracy group it will not renew its membership. The termination of the 30-year long relationship means that FACT...Show More Summary

The Pirate Bay Is Down For 24 Hours

The Pirate Bay has been down for 24 hours, causing concern among many BitTorrent users. The TPB team is aware of the situation and says they are working on it, so the site is likely to rebounce soon. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Australia Officially Abandons Three Strikes Anti-Piracy Scheme

After indications earlier this year that copyright holders and ISPs were having serious problems reaching agreement on who will pay for the three-strikes anti-piracy regime, the project has now officially been canned. In a letter toShow More Summary

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