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UK Government Publishes Advice on ‘Illicit Streaming Devices’

The UK's Intellectual Property Office has today published advice on so-called 'Illicit Streaming Devices'. Noting the importance of ensuring that copyright holders get paid, the IPO warns that 'Kodi boxes' and 'Android TV boxes' present a threat to child welfare while presenting an electrical safety hazard to the public. Show More Summary

Kodi-Addon Developer Launches Fundraiser to Fight “Copyright Bullies”

Shani, the developer of the popular Kodi-addon ZemTV, is asking the public for help so he can defend a lawsuit filed by American satellite and broadcast provider Dish Network. A proper defense is needed to avoid a bad precedent, he stresses. Show More Summary

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 11/20/17

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Logan Lucky'. 'Wind River' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VPN discounts, offers and coupons

Kodi Addon Dev Says “Show of Force” Will Be Met With Defiance

Cease-and-desist letters, hand-delivered this week to several Kodi developers by the world's most powerful entertainment companies, were designed to intimidate. That's the belief of an as-yet-untouched Kodi dev who informs TF that while...Show More Summary

Danes Deploy ‘Disruption Machine’ to Curb Online Piracy

Danish anti-piracy group RettighedsAlliancen is taking a scattered approach to combat piracy. The piracy 'disruption machine,' as they call it, distributes a list of hundreds of pirate sites to ISPs, ad-brokers, search engines, payment processors and other intermediaries, who all expected to take action in response. Show More Summary

Original Torrentz Domain Names Listed For Sale

After serving as the most used torrent meta-search engine for more than a decade, Torrentz shut down last year. The reason behind the sudden shutdown decision remains unclear but it appears that the owner is moving on for good as the...Show More Summary

“The Commercial Usenet Stinks on All Sides,” Anti-Piracy Boss Says

Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN has responded to last week's Usenet related raids. The Hollywood-backed group describes Usenet as a refuge for pirates of all ilks, with uploaders, site owners and resellers working in tandem to facilitate copyright infringement. Show More Summary

The Truth Behind the “Kodi Boxes Can Kill Their Owners” Headlines

This week, tabloid headlines screamed that so-called "Kodi Boxes" are a threat not only to the entertainment industries, but also to life itself. Claiming that devices could kill their owners due to electrical safety standards failures, we took a look at the actual report. Show More Summary

Pirate Site Owner Found Guilty, But He Can Keep The Profits

The 47-year-old operator of Filmfix, a site that offered paid access to torrent links, has been found guilty of facilitating copyright infringement by a District Court in Lund, Sweden. The man was sentenced to 120 hours of communityShow More Summary

Ares Kodi Project Calls it Quits After Hollywood Cease & Desist

The Ares Project, the group behind the hugely popular Ares Wizard and Kodi repository, has thrown in the towel. Like several other projects this week, Ares was threatened by the MPA-led anti-piracy coalition Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment. Show More Summary

Center For Justice Wants Court to Unveil Copyright Trolling Secrets

Center for Justice, a Washington non-profit organization, has asked a federal court to unseal several documents that may provide more insight into the financial agreements between filmmakers, lawyers and piracy tracking outfits. TheShow More Summary

Kodi Addon Developers Quit Following Threats From MPA, Netflix, Amazon

Two Kodi addon developers, both of whom distributed addons via the popular Colussus addon repository, have been told to cease and desist their activities. A letter delivered to one, apparently by hand in the UK, reveals that the MPA/MPAA...Show More Summary

Cracking Group 3DM Loses Piracy Case Against Game Maker

The infamous Chinese cracking group 3DM has lost its legal battle with Koei Tecmo. A Chinese court sided with the game maker, awarding the company the equivalent of $245,000 in piracy damages and legal fees. In addition, the group is...Show More Summary

Swedish Data Authority Investigates Piracy Settlement Letters

Letters being sent out to Internet account holders in Sweden accusing them of copyright infringement are under investigation by Sweden's Data Protection Authority. Since the letters demand a cash payment, they could be considered a debt collection measure. Show More Summary

Judge Puts Brakes on Piracy Cases, Doubts Evidence Against Deceased Man

A federal court in Seattle has asked a copyright holder of the film "Once Upon a Time in Venice" to provide more information on the evidence it has against accused BitTorrent pirates. The accuracy of the tracking tools was put in doubt...Show More Summary

The Pirate Bay & 1337x Must Be Blocked, Austrian Supreme Court Rules

After a prolonged battle through every stage of the Austrian legal system, the Supreme Court has now ruled that local ISPs must prevent their subscribers from accessing The Pirate Bay. The case, filed by a collecting society representing...Show More Summary

Microsoft Sued Over ‘Baseless’ Piracy Threats

Microsoft and the BSA are accusing Rhode Island-based company Hanna Instruments of pirating software. Despite facing threats of millions of dollars in damages the company maintains its innocence, backed up by license keys and purchase receipts. Show More Summary

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 11/13/17

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘The Hitman's Bodyguard'. '24 Hours to Live' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VPN discounts, offers and coupons

Hollywood Studios Force ISPs to Block Popcorn Time & Subtitle Sites

The Oslo District Court has issued a judgment ordering 14 Internet service providers to block subscriber access to a range of websites offering and used by three Popcorn Time application variants. The ban, obtained by six major Hollywood...Show More Summary

MPAA Lobbies US Congress on Streaming Piracy Boxes

Hollywood is not happy with the increased popularity of pirate streaming boxes. In addition to voicing their concerns in the media, the topic is also part of the MPAA's lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill. By adding it to the agenda ofShow More Summary

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