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Inside MPAA’s Piracy Deal With the Donuts Domain Registry

The MPAA and the Donuts domain registry have announced a new partnership aimed at curtailing movie and TV show piracy. Donuts controls the.movie gTLD so the arrangement is symbolic for the MPAA, but how will it work in practice? TF has...Show More Summary

Warner Pays $14 Million For Illegitimate “Happy Birthday” Claims

After raking in dozens of millions in licensing fees, Warner/Chappell has admitted that it doesn't own the rights to the song "Happy Birthday". The music company has agreed to set aside a $14 million settlement fund for people who paid to use Happy Birthday in public. Show More Summary

Dallas Buyers Club Gives Up Chasing Pirates in Australia

Dallas Buyers Club has finally given up on its mission to demand cash settlements from alleged movie pirates in Australia. It's believed the company has made large amounts of money from the activity in other jurisdictions but will not...Show More Summary

Non-Existent ‘Pirate Site’ Added to National Blocklist

The voluntary anti-piracy agreement between anti-piracy groups and ISPs in Portugal has resulted in more collateral damage. The country's piracy blocklist was recently updated with a non-existent domain name, presumably after one of the parties involved made a typo. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Canada Is a Hotbed for Online Piracy, Rightsholders Claim

The MPAA, RIAA and other entertainment industry groups are unhappy with how the Canadian Government is approaching the problem of online piracy. The country remains very appealing to pirate sites, they claim, while ISPs often fail to warn infringing subscribers effectively. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

KAT Adds Torrent Streaming: Expect Bloodshed, Tech Devs Warn

Following moves by The Pirate Bay to introduce on-site video streaming, today KickassTorrents implemented the same feature. The people at Torrents-Time, the people behind the technology, say that the development marks the start of a revolution. "Expect a bloodshed," they warn. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Kim Dotcom’s Extradition Appeal Set For August

The United States government will have to wait another six months for the appeal in the Kim Dotcom extradition case to be heard. A judge in the High Court in Auckland has just denied US requests for Dotcom's appeal to be fast-tracked,...Show More Summary

Hollywood Wants to Shut Down Pirate Bay’s Streaming Technology

The streaming technology freshly embedded into The Pirate Bay is under fire from the Hollywood-backed anti-piracy outfit BREIN. Torrents-Time is an "illegal application" according to BREIN's lawyer but in a response the group behindShow More Summary

Beware: Piracy Defense Lawyers Can Be “Trolls” Too

Every month hundreds of people are sued for sharing copyrighted media through file-sharing networks, mostly BitTorrent. This practice is big business for copyright holders and lawyers alike. Unfortunately, however, not all defense attorneys...Show More Summary

Hollywood Dealt With, Showbox Provokes Record Labels

Showbox is a hugely popular all-in-one application for viewing the latest movies and TV shows on Android platforms and, with a tweak or two, on desktop machines too. Quite possibly installed on millions of devices, Showbox has just added...Show More Summary

Creative Commons Torpedoes Copyright Industry Lies

The copyright industry keeps repeating the mantra that the copyright monopoly is somehow "necessary". Creative Commons proves conclusively that it isn't. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

God Can Stop Piracy, Research Finds

The MPAA, RIAA and various other anti-piracy groups have been trying to stop piracy for decades, without much result. A newly published paper on piracy and religion suggests that this is hardly surprising, as God appears to be one of...Show More Summary

Labels Target RuTracker Domain as Blocking Fails to Stop Site

Last month entertainment industry bodies finally succeeded in having leading Russian torrent site RuTracker permanently blocked by local ISPs. But with that ban failing to bring the site to its knees, rightsholders say they will now attack RuTracker's domain. Show More Summary

Anti-Piracy Company Explores New Ways to Convert Pirates

While many anti-companies are consumed with simply taking down content or even suing end users, others are also exploring ways to be a little more creative. To that end London-based MUSO has just launched Retune, a platform which aims...Show More Summary

Pirate Group Suspends New Cracks to Measure Impact on Sales

The China-based cracking group that recently bemoaned Denuvo's anti-piracy system as all but unbreakable has delivered a second surprise announcement. 3DM says it will stop working on single-player games cracks for at least a year so...Show More Summary

Pirate Bay Transforms into The World’s Biggest Streaming Site

Thanks to the brand new Torrents-Time browser plug-in The Pirate Bay has just transformed itself into the world's largest streaming video portal. The notorious torrent site now embeds 'Stream It!" links next to all video torrents enabling...Show More Summary

Movie Industry Demands €1.2 Billion Piracy Damages from Dutch Govt

The Dutch movie industry is holding the local government responsible for the country's high piracy rates, claiming it tolerated and even encouraged unauthorized downloading for years. In response, a coalition of movie companies is demanding...Show More Summary

PayPal Starts Banning VPN and SmartDNS Services

After cutting off file-hosting sites and Usenet providers, PayPal is now taking aim at VPN and SmartDNS services. The payment processor states that services which can be used to bypass measures to prevent copyright infringement, such...Show More Summary

MPAA Takes Over Popcorn Time Domain

The MPAA is now the owner of Popcorntime.io, the domain name which was the home of the most used Popcorn Time fork up until last November. The change of ownership suggests that the Hollywood group reached a settlement with one of the...Show More Summary

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