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Search Engines Will Open Systems to Prove Piracy & VPN Blocking

Leading Russian search engines have met with local telecoms watchdog Rozcomnadzor to work out how the services will stop pirate sites, mirrors, VPNs, and other anonymization tools from appearing in search results. Search engines will...Show More Summary

Torrent Sites Suffer DDoS Attacks and Other Trouble

The past few days have been pretty hectic for many torrent sites, several of which have suffered downtime due to DDoS attacks. But the trouble doesn't stop there. WorldWideTorrents had its domain name suspended, while IsoHunt.to has disappeared without a trace. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Plex Gets Tough Over Unofficial Kodi Addon But Crisis Quickly Averted

TVAddons hosts thousands of third-party addons for Kodi but one, which was submitted last week by now-retired developer MetalKettle, has drawn criticism from the makers of Plex. In a strongly worded legal letter, Plex threatened tough action. Show More Summary

Kim Dotcom Wants K.im to Trigger a “Copyright Revolution”

Kim Dotcom hopes that his new file-sharing service K.im will create a "copyright revolution." The platform will offer a secure platform for people to share files and get paid for them while offering copyright holders the option to monetize piracy. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Game of Thrones Traffic Surge Slowed Down The Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay suffered some downtime today, welcoming users with a Cloudflare error message, which is nothing new really. But earlier this week the site was hard to reach for a more unusual reason; the Game of Thrones season finale overloaded the torrent site with visitors. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

HDClub, Russia’s Leading HD-Only Torrent Site, Permanently Shuts Down

After more than a decade online, HDClub, Russia's leading HD & 3D torrent site, has permanently shut down. With around 170,000 users, HDClub was known for high-quality releases that often leaked to sites like The Pirate Bay. However,...Show More Summary

Piracy ‘Disaster’ Strikes The Hitman’s Bodyguard

As the top grossing film for two weeks in a row, The Hitman's Bodyguard is doing very well at the US box office. This week the makers of the action comedy are faced with a serious setback though, as a high definition copy of the film has leaked online. Show More Summary

Renowned Kodi Addon Developer MetalKettle Calls it Quits

MetalKettle, one of the most famous Kodi addon developers of recent times, has called it quits. Citing concerns over the current legal environment, 'MK' says he considered what would happen if he found himself targeted by lawyers. Not...Show More Summary

Steal This Show S03E07: ‘Connecting The Counterculture’

Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing renegade media and the latest file-sharing and copyright news. In this episode, we talk to Steve Phillips of The Pursuance Project. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Police Confiscate 245 ‘Pirate’ Media Players

Following a tip from Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN, local police have confiscated 245 "pirate" media players. The vendor had previously promised to stop selling the devices but while the boxes disappeared from an online store, they were still available offline. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Game of Thrones Piracy Peaks After Season Finale

The season finale of Game of Thrones is the highlight of the year for many TV fans, including those who get their fix on pirate sites. Like previous years, Game of Thrones piracy peaks after the final episode. For HBO this also endsShow More Summary

Mayweather vs. McGregor Caused Massive Surge in Streaming Piracy

Last weekend millions of people were glued to their television to watch the megafight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. While the event was a sporting and financial success, not everyone was willing to pay close to a hundred dollars to view it. Show More Summary

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 08/28/17

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Hitman's Bodyguard' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'. 'Baywatch' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Piracy Fines For Dutch Pirates, Starting This Autumn

Dutch Filmworks (DFW) has announced that it will begin issuing fines to Dutch movie pirates this autumn. Dozens of movie titles will be monitored by the distributor but ISPs are not yet in a cooperative mood to hand over customer details. Show More Summary

Philips Wants to Stop Piracy With ‘Ambilight’ Technology

Over the years, many new technologies have tried to stop camcording piracy at movie theaters. From infrared beams, through night-vision goggles, to watermarks, thus far the problem still persists. Continuing the search for the ultimate...Show More Summary

Mystery Codes Appear in ‘Pirate’ Mayweather v McGregor Streams

Last night, during the megafight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, some fans viewing via pirate sources had additional information to digest at several points during the fight. Hardly visible during the action, what appeared...Show More Summary

Live Mayweather v McGregor Streams Will Thrive On Torrents Tonight

Many thousands of people without access to the Mayweather v McGregor fight tonight will download the spectacle tomorrow using BitTorrent. What many won't know, however, is that the fight will also be streamed live using torrent technology. Show More Summary

Darkwood Creators Share Game on The Pirate Bay, For Those Who Can’t Pay

Acid Wizard Studio, the creators of the popular Darkwood game, have shared a copy on The Pirate Bay. The developers want to help out people who don't have the financial means to buy a legal copy of the game and also prevent them from going to unauthorized key sharing sites. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Florida Court Orders ‘Pirate’ Site KissAsian to Pay 1.8M in Damages

A Florida court has ordered the operators of KissAsian to pay $1,810,000 in damages for copyright and trademark infringement offenses. The default judgment is in favor of media giant ABS-CBN, which managed to score several victories in US courts this year. Show More Summary

Entire Kim Dotcom Spying Operation Was Illegal, High Court Rules

The whole New Zealand-based spying operation against Kim Dotcom and his Megaupload co-defendants was illegal, the High Court has ruled. The revelation appears in a newly released decision, which shows the GCSB spy agency refusing toShow More Summary

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