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Police Confirm Arrests of BlackCats-Games Operators

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has confirmed the arrests of two individuals connected to private torrent site BlackCats-Games. The men, aged 47 and 44, are both from the UK. They were arrested on suspicion of copyright infringement and money laundering offences. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Megaupload User Fears Complete Data Loss, Asks Court For Help

Millions of users lost access to their personal files when Megaupload was raided, and after nearly half a decade they are still stashed away in a Virginia warehouse. Former Megaupload user Kyle Goodwin has been trying to get his files back for years. Show More Summary

Steal This Show S02E04: Decentralize All The Things

Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing the latest file-sharing and copyright trends and news. In this episode we talk to Ryan X. Charles and Steven McKie of yours.network Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Blackcat Games Domain Seized by UK Anti-Piracy Police

Long-standing private torrent site Blackcat-Games appears to be in legal trouble. The gaming-focused site has been non-operational all day and during the past few hours its domain began redirecting to a server operated by the UK's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

‘Bowl of Skittles’ Photographer Sues Trump for Copyright Infringement

A UK-based photographer has filed a lawsuit at a federal court in Illinois, accusing Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Mike Pence of copyright infringement. The dispute centers around the controversial "bowl of skittles" campaign advertisement. Show More Summary

Spanish Police Arrest Their First Ever eBook Pirate

Spain's Ministry of the Interior has announced the first ever arrest of an eBook pirate. The suspect is said to have uploaded more than 11,000 literary works online, many on the same day as their official release. More than 400 subsequent...Show More Summary

Man Uses His Own Name For Pirate Streaming Sites, Gets Arrested

The operator of streaming sites detailed in a UK High Court order obtained by the MPA has been arrested. Rainier Tamayo was reportedly arrested while uploading movies to his site but tracking him down probably wasn't that hard. The computer...Show More Summary

KickassTorrents Defense: Torrents Are Not Copyrighted Content, US Has No Case

The legal defense team of alleged KickassTorrents owner Artem Vaulin has asked the Illinois District Court to dismiss the entire case. The fundamental flaw of the case, according to the defense, is that torrent files themselves are not copyrighted content. Show More Summary

Denuvo Says It’s Still Winning the War Against Games Pirates

Despite a number of recent setbacks, anti-piracy company Denuvo says it is still winning the war against video game pirates. In a new interview the company's CEO and marketing director say it's all a question of maintaining perspective...Show More Summary

Lucasfilm Sues ‘Lightsaber Academy’ and ‘Jedi Club’ Over Trademark Infringement

Lucasfilm, one of the main companies behind the Star Wars franchise, is suing a California man whose companies offer lightsaber classes, a Jedi school, and various related events. According to the movie outfit, the companies continue...Show More Summary

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

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Suicide Squad' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Don't Breathe'. 'Lights Out' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Pastor Says Piracy is Literally Killing Actors, So He Gives Them Cars

Nigerian Pastor Joshua Iginla is dedicating his life to helping people in need, including many local Nollywood stars. Due to piracy, many actors and actresses have passed away prematurely, he explains. To show his support, he has handed...Show More Summary

Lawmakers Warned That 10 Year Sentences Could Apply to File-Sharers

The UK is currently forming new legislation that will harmonize sentences for offline and online piracy. While the theoretical 10-year maximum sentence is supposed to target only large-scale pirates, this week MPs were warned that wording...Show More Summary

Boxing Promoter Offers Cash Reward to Identify Pirate Streamer

A leading boxing promotion company is taking unusual steps to track down a man who has been streaming their events for free. Duco Events took to Facebook to post a 'wanted' poster featuring an alleged pirate, offering a cash reward and...Show More Summary

Company Offers “Fraudulent” and Deceptive Copyright Registrations

A ring of misleading websites is charging people to pay for copyright registrations in the UK, Australia and elsewhere, even though it's a free and automatic right. In India, where there's also an official registration office, the authorities...Show More Summary

AllMyVideos.net to Shut Down, No Longer Profitable

Video-hosting service AllMyVideos.net has announced that it will shut down its website next weekend. The operator says that it's no longer profitable to host videos due to a lack of revenue and encourages users to back up their files before it's too late. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Putlocker.is Mysteriously Goes Down

Putlocker.is, one of the most-used video streaming services among pirates, has been offline for more than three days. The site currently shows a CloudFlare error message suggesting that its servers are unresponsive. Similarly, the operators...Show More Summary

Police Arrest Five in Major Streaming Site Crackdown

Police in Brazil have carried out the second phase of Operation Blackbeard, a campaign designed to dismantle groups dedicated to online copyright infringement. Search warrants led to five arrests and the seizure of bank accounts connected...Show More Summary

RIAA: CloudFlare Shields Pirates and Frustrates Blocking Efforts

The RIAA has submitted its most recent overview of "notorious markets" to the U.S. Government. As usual, the music industry group lists various torrent sites, download portals and stream ripping sites as direct threats. In addition,Show More Summary

Insanely Popular YouTuber KSI Goes Fing Ballistic at Movie Pirates

One of the most popular YouTubers on the planet has launched a prolonged, four-letter word-laden attack on fans who pirated his movie. Olajide "JJ" Olatunji, Jr., aka KSI, went off the deep end after people started tweeting him links of Laid in America on torrent sites. Show More Summary

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