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Netflix Blocks IPv6 Tunnels Over Geo-Unblocking Fears

After taking action against people using VPNs and proxies, Netflix is engaged in enhanced efforts to stop users accessing geo-blocked content. According to several reports, Netflix is now blocking users who use IPv4 to IPv6 tunnel brokers, even when doing so legitimately. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

uTorrent Forums Hacked, Passwords Compromised

The uTorrent community forums have been hacked, exposing the private details of hundreds of thousands of users. The hackers were able to get their hands on the user database, and a warning issued by the software maker says that passwords should be considered compromised. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

KickassTorrents Enters The Dark Web, Adds Official Tor Address

KickassTorrents, the world's most popular torrent index, is pushing back against the increasing number of ISP blockades. To make it easier for its users to bypass local censorship efforts, KAT's operators have added a dark web address, hiding the site in the Tor network. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Takedown, Staydown Would Be a Disaster, Internet Archive Warns

The Internet Archive has issued its sternest warning yet over proposed changes to the DMCA. The Archive says that 'Notice and Staydown' would be an "absolute disaster" for the Internet that would trample due process, promote user monitoring,...Show More Summary

RIAA Fails to Take Down Pirate Bay Domain, For Now

The RIAA has sent a formal letter to the Public Interest Registry, asking it to suspend Pirate Bay's.ORG domain. The registry hasn't complied with the request but has forwarded it to Pirate Bay's registrar EasyDNS who insist the domain will stay up. Show More Summary

YouTuber Sued Over Stanley Kubrick Movies Analysis

A YouTube user who creates video essays has been hit with a punishing lawsuit after selecting Stanley Kubrick as a subject matter and uploading his work to YouTube. UK-based Lewis Bond from Channel Criswell is being targeted by the music...Show More Summary

Copyright Group: Hypocrite .ORG Registry Should Ban The Pirate Bay

A coalition of prominent copyright holders including Disney, 20th Century Fox, NBC Universal and Viacom are pressuring the U.S. based.ORG domain registry to take action against The Pirate Bay. The Copyright Alliance is shocked that the registry allows the notorious torrent site to operate freely and wants the domain name offline. Show More Summary

Axl Rose Sends DMCA Notices to Google Targeting ‘Fat’ Photo

Many of us have unflattering photographs that we would rather forget but most exist in family archives that are easily hidden away. However, if you're a multi-millionaire rock star potentially trying to erase an unfortunate moment, there...Show More Summary

Is The “Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Scheme Doomed?

The six-strikes Copyright Alert System has been active for more than three years now. Thus far its impact has hardly been noticed, in public at least. Rightsholders and ISPs have yet to agree on the program's future course, which may not be as brights as once envisioned. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Anti-Piracy Group Wants to Take Down ‘The Internet’

It's no secret that copyright holders are trying to take down as much pirated content as they can, but one anti-piracy outfit is targeting everything that comes into its path. Over the past week Copyright UNIVERSAL has tried to censor...Show More Summary

Copyright Troll Calls UK Government “Cowards”

The COO of notorious piracy monetization outfit Guardaley has slammed the UK Government for not working with them. Patrick Achache, who has a history of worldwide trolling activity, says a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron received no response. Show More Summary

BitTorrent Goes All In on Media, Moves Sync App to New Venture

BitTorrent Inc., the company behind the popular uTorrent file-sharing client, will increase its focus on online media. The company plans to open a studio in Los Angeles and is working on several new applications. Meanwhile, its popular...Show More Summary

Student Arrested in U.S. For Live Streaming a Movie on Facebook

A student has been arrested in Chicago for filming at a movie premiere and live streaming it on the Internet. The individual reportedly used a camera phone to live stream on Facebook but the infringement was monitored by an anti-piracy...Show More Summary

DVD Release Delays Boost Piracy and Hurt Sales, Study Shows

A new academic paper from Carnegie Mellon University examines the link between international DVD release delays and piracy. The study shows that release delays give rise to increased piracy, hurting sales in the process. In addition,...Show More Summary

Movie Companies Want to Destroy Massive Pirate Communities

Social networks are increasingly being used to spread copyrighted content but rather than take down infringing items individually, entertainment companies would like to take a broader approach. Should copyright holders be allowed toShow More Summary

HBO Cracks Down on Game of Thrones ‘Porn’ Piracy

HBO is going all out to limit Game of Thrones piracy on the Internet and is not stopping at full episodes. To protect some of its hottest properties the company confirmed that it's eying Pornhub for pirated nude clips and compilations, which are in popular demand. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Major KickassTorrents Uploader Has 2,400 Torrents Nuked By Unity

A major uploader at KickassTorrents has had almost 2,400 torrents removed at once by game engine company Unity. The mass takedown is one of the largest ever recorded by a copyright holder against a single user and comes on the heels of an important Unity product announcement. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

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

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