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Pirate Streaming Box Operation Nets £370k But Only a Suspended Sentence

A man who ran a commercial business buying Android boxes from China and installing them with Kodi and pirate addons has escaped jail. Despite making £370K from the business, the 28-year-old received only a suspended sentence. There was...Show More Summary

Putin Signs Law to Remove Pirate Proxies From Search Engines

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new law that will enable pirate mirror, proxy and other derivative sites to be blocked quickly by ISPs. Sites will be approved for blocking by the government and the local telecoms watchdog, and ISPs will be given 24 hours to block all access. Show More Summary

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 07/03/17

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Kong: Skull Island' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Wonder Woman'. 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Copyright Holders Ask Google to Block Site-Blocking Notifications

Every day automated 'bots' browse the Internet looking for infringing content, firing millions of takedown notices in response. This can sometimes lead to confusing mistakes, such as when copyright holders target UK ISP site blocking notifications. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

The Terrible Horrors of ‘Kodi Boxes’ Shock The UK

This month the awful news everyone has been dreading began hitting the UK tabloids. Not only are 'Kodi Boxes' delivering masses of free content to the gluttonous, tight-fisted masses, but they're also a threat to the very fabric of society. Show More Summary

uTorrent Now Has a Built-in Game Store

uTorrent has introduced a Game Store to its popular download client. The store offers a range of games on multiple platforms which users can buy from within uTorrent. While this sounds promising, it was disappointing to find out that...Show More Summary

Protesters Physically Block HQ of Russian Web Blocking Watchdog

Russia's Internet watchdog Rozcomnadzor had a taste of its own medicine this week when activists visited its headquarters to protest against increasing web-blocking. Rozcomnadzor's St. Petersberg's offices were barricaded with a stack...Show More Summary

Nintendo Shuts Down “Donkey Kong” Remake For Roku

Many gaming fans love to play old arcade games through emulators or remakes, but Nintendo is less amused by fan-made recreations. This week the company took down a remake of the 1981 classic Donkey Kong, as it infringes its copyrights. Show More Summary

200 ‘Pirate’ Media Player Sellers Shut Down After EU Court Ruling

Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN is reporting that 200 entities selling 'pirate' media players have ceased trading recently. The development appears to be a direct result of an April 2017 ruling by the European Court of Justice, which found...Show More Summary

New Lawsuit Demands ISP Blockades Against ‘Pirate’ Site Sci-Hub

Shortly after Sci-Hub was ordered to pay $15 million in piracy damages to Elsevier, the American Chemical Society filed a lawsuit of its own against the "Pirate Bay for Science." The scientific society would also like to see a cut of the loot. Show More Summary

Canada’s Supreme Court Orders Google to Remove Search Results Worldwide

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada has ordered Google to remove a company's websites from search results. The case had nothing to do with copyright but according to music industry group IFPI, the implications are clear. Show More Summary

Operation ‘Pirate On Demand’ Blocks Pirate IPTV Portals

A crackdown on groups that provide unauthorized IPTV services has continued today with the blocking of several portals. Operation 'Pirate On Demand' is being carried out by the Guardia di Finanza (GdF), a department under Italy's Minister of Economy and Finance. Show More Summary

FACT Threatens Users of ‘Pirate’ Kodi Add-Ons

UK anti-piracy group FACT is doing its best to scare anyone who goes near a pirate Kodi add-on. After sellers of pirate boxes and add-on developers, streaming users are now on notice as well. It's a scary proposition but threatening talk is much easier than action. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Cox: Supreme Court Suggests That Pirates Shouldn’t Lose Internet Access

Last week the Supreme Court ruled that convicted sex offenders can't be barred from social media, as that would violate their free speech rights. Internet provider Cox Communications argues that if this is the case, then pirating subscribers...Show More Summary

T411, France’s Most-Visited Torrent Site, Has Disappeared

T411, France's biggest torrent site, has inexplicably disappeared. With millions of users, the platform is a true giant and a top 50 site in the whole country, period. With speculation beginning to grow, thoughts turn to the fairly recent...Show More Summary

Indie Game Developer Shares Free Keys on The Pirate Bay

While many copyright holders are filled with rage when they see their content showing up at The Pirate Bay, not all are. The developer of the indie adventure game 'Paradigm' decided to hand out free keys on the popular torrent site instead,...Show More Summary

Cybercrime Officials Shutdown Large eBook Portal, Three Arrested

Three individuals believed to be behind a large illicit eBook portal have been arrested. Lul.to carried an estimated 200,000 titles, including eBooks, audiobooks, and newspapers, each downloadable for a small fee. It claimed to be the largest site of its type in the world. Show More Summary

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 06/26/17

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Kong: Skull Island' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword'. 'Wonder Woman' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Sorry, the “You Wouldn’t Steal a Car” Anti-Piracy Ad Wasn’t ‘Pirated’

Who doesn't know the Piracy It's a Crime campaign? You wouldn't steal a car, right? But would you use pirated music for an anti-piracy advert? According to popular belief, this is what the creators of the campaign did, but 'unfortunately' it's not true. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Traveling “Kodi Repair Men” Are Apparently a Thing Now

With all the chaos and upheaval in the Kodi addon scene recently, many 'pirate' devices have stopped performing as they did before. This is a problem for the thousands of people who bought their devices ready configured, since they have no idea how they work. Show More Summary

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