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Music, Movie & Gaming Industries Seek Piracy Blockades in Belgium

An entertainment organization comprising companies from the music, movie, and videogame industries is targeting several pirate sites for blocking in Belgium. The Belgian Entertainment Association informs TorrentFreak that it wants local...Show More Summary

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 02/06/17

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Arrival' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Passengers'. 'Doctor Strange' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Hosting Provider Steadfast Denies Liability for ‘Pirate’ Site

Chicago-based hosting company Steadfast has asked a federal court to dismiss a broad copyright complaint filed by adult publisher ALS Scan. The hosting provider denies responsibility for the actions of its client ImageBam, arguing that it's protected by the DMCA's safe harbor. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Denuvo Website Leaks Secret Information, Crackers Swarm

While the folks at Denuvo are leaders in the field of video game protection, the same cannot be said about their website. In an embarrassing blunder, the company has left some directories and files open to the public and right now members...Show More Summary

Former Prime Minister Admits to Being a Movie Pirate

These days it's pretty unlikely for anyone in authority to admit bending the law, not in public at least. However, when you're a lawyer, former Croatian prime minister, and former NATO counselor - and you're being pranked on TV by someone...Show More Summary

Capcom Gets Resident Evil 7 “Link Shortener” Pirate Banned

After Resident Evil 7's Denuvo protection was broken this week, Capcom began sending takedown notices to Google. Interestingly, it also filed complaints directly with link shortening services such as Adf.ly, which are used by pirates to generate revenue. Show More Summary

Livestream ‘Piracy Fest’ on Facebook Shut Down by Foxtel

This weekend hundreds of thousands of people watched unauthorized Facebook livestreams of a highly anticipated rematch between two Aussie boxers. Pay TV channel Foxtel was prepared for the mass piracy fest and did everything in its power to disconnect the streams. Show More Summary

Sky Will Request Persistent Pirates to Remove File-Sharing Software

After years of negotiations UK ISPs are ready to send piracy warnings to subscribers whose accounts are used to share copyright-infringing material. While the associated "Get it Right" campaign stresses that the emails will be of anShow More Summary

Popular Kodi Addon ‘Exodus’ Turned Users into a DDoS ‘Botnet’

Exodus is one of the most-used Kodi addons out there, allowing users to obtain easy access to pirated movies and TV-shows. However, over the past week the same users were unwittingly part of a DDoS attack. After the issue raised eyebrows...Show More Summary

EU Representative: Ukraine Must Tighten Noose on Internet Pirates

According to the head of the trade section of the European Commission's delegation to Ukraine, the country risks damaging relations with the EU over Internet piracy. Nicholas Burge says that legal action against the operators of pirate...Show More Summary

US and KickassTorrents Go Head to Head in Court

The US Department of Justice and the legal team of alleged KickassTorrents owner Artem Vaulin went head to head in court this week. Defense lawyer Ira Rothken asked the court to drop the case as there's no proof of actual criminal copyright infringement. Show More Summary

Pirate Party’s Pirate Site Was Legal Under EU Law, Court Rules

Six years ago the Czech branch of the Pirate Party declared open war on a local anti-piracy outfit, opening several 'pirate' sites to draw fire from copyright holders. But, after being prosecuted in a criminal court last year, the matter...Show More Summary

Film Industry’s Latest Search Engine Draws Traffic With “Pirate” Keywords’

A new search engine launched by the Dutch film industry is targeting 'pirates' specifically. Every movie or TV-show page lists legal viewing options but also includes pirate keywords and descriptions, presumably to draw search traffic. Show More Summary

Police Seize Domains of Fifty ‘Pirate’ Newspaper and Magazine Sites

Italian authorities have seized 50 domains involved in the unlawful distribution of copyrighted content. The seizure, ordered by the Court of Rome, targeted sites that were offering free digital versions of dozens of national newspapers...Show More Summary

Ahashare ‘Disappears’ After Domain Name Suspension

The popular torrent site Ahashare has been unreachable for more than a week now. The site's domain name is currently listed as "suspended" by the registrar, hinting at possible legal issues. The site's operators have remained silentShow More Summary

Swedish Govt. Mulls Tougher Punishments to Tackle Pirate Sites

Authorities in Sweden are mulling new measures to deal with evolving 'pirate' sites. As part of a legislative review, the government wants to assess potential legal tools, including categorizing large-scale infringement as organizedShow More Summary

Tax Authority Grilled VLC Player Over Link From a Torrent Site

With more than two billion downloads, VLC is one of the most popular media players around. The open source tool can play virtually every video file available and comes recommended by many, including some pirate sites. The latter has drawn the attention of France's Tax Investigation Branch, which suggested that VideoLAN might be doing 'shady' deals. Show More Summary

Denuvo Piracy Crisis as Resident Evil 7 Gets Cracked in Record Time

After just five days on the market, the Denuvo-protected PC version of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard has already appeared on pirate sites. Denuvo usually offers months of protection, so this is not only a record defeat but a landmark moment...Show More Summary

BREIN Shuts Down ‘Pirate Cinema’ on Facebook

Anti-piracy group BREIN has shut down a popular Facebook page that acted as an online movie theater, live-streaming popular movies to tens of thousands of followers. The page in question was operated by a Dutch man who, faced with an...Show More Summary

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 01/30/17

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Doctor Strange' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘La La Land'. 'Arrival' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

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