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UK Piracy Blocklist Silently Expands With Hundreds of Domains

UK Internet providers have added close to 500 URLs to the national pirate site blocklist. The expansion follows a request from copyright holders who frequently add new proxies for sites that have previously been barred. Despite thisShow More Summary

Rightscorp Only Has Enough Cash to Last Until December

Rightscorp's dream of turning piracy into profit continues to be a nightmare. In its latest quarterly filing the anti-piracy outfit reports revenue down 35% over the same period last year, alongside a loss of $385,433. Year to date,Show More Summary

Pirate App Store Operator Convicted for Criminal Copyright Infringement

Four years ago the FBI took down several pirate Android app 'stores' and later arrested several people connected to the sites. This week one of the SnappzMarket operators, Joshua Taylor, was found guilty. During a bench trial, Judge Timothy C. Show More Summary

Tech Companies Urge Trump To Protect DMCA Safe Harbors

Donald Trump isn't in the White House yet is but already under pressure from people hoping to benefit from his influence. Among them Google, Facebook, and Twitter, which have written to the president-elect hoping that he'll uphold the...Show More Summary

Music Group Confirms What.CD Raid, Claims Millions in Losses

The French music industry group SACEM has confirmed that several servers, which allegedly belong to What.CD, were confiscated in a raid yesterday. The group applauds the police action, which they say has put an end to millions of dollars in losses caused by the popular music tracker. Show More Summary

Major Cyberlocker EX.UA to Shut Down Amid Police Crackdown

The largest file-hosting site in Ukraine says it will shut down amid a government crackdown on Internet piracy. EX.UA has been a thorn in the side of local and international copyright holders for years and has appeared on the USTR's list of notorious pirate markets. Show More Summary Shuts Down Following Reported Raids in France

The hugely popular private music torrent tracker What.CD has shut down. After a reported raid on several of its servers in France, The tracker says it has destroyed all site and user data. itself hasn't confirmed any police action...Show More Summary

Mega Compromised by Hackers

Mega, the cloud storage site originally founded by Kim Dotcom, was compromised by hackers this week. Outsiders gained access to part of the site's infrastructure and released some source code, claiming to have user details as well. Mega...Show More Summary

BREIN’s New Torrent Piracy Crackdown Results in First Settlement

Last year, Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN announced a broad crackdown on torrent pirates, which resulted in the first settlement this week. The person in question paid 4,800 euros for sharing 12 TV-show episodes. According to BREIN, hundreds...Show More Summary

“Anti-Piracy Outfit Impersonates Competitor, Steals its Clients”

Two employees of anti-piracy outfit MarkScan have been arrested by Indian police. The men are accused of masquerading as competing anti-piracy firm Aiplex, informing its clients via a fake website that the company was shutting down, and suggesting MarkScan as an alternative. Show More Summary

Steal This Show S02E06: Kodi Addons, The New Pirate Superpower?

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 Eleazar, one of the people behind TVAddons, which is the largest repository of Kodi addons. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Police Raid Pirate Site & Seize 60 Servers Following MPAA Complaint

A complaint from the MPAA has led the cyber-crime division of Ukraine's National Police to raid, one of the country's most popular pirate sites. Thus far 60 servers have been seized and 19 people have been arrested, but policeShow More Summary

Widespread Protest Against Dangerous “Repeat Infringer” Piracy Verdict

A broad range of industry associations, academic institutions, libraries and digital rights groups have submitted their opinions on the landmark piracy case between Cox Communications and BMG. They all warn the court that the district...Show More Summary

Torrent Icon ExtraTorrent Turns Ten Years old Today

ExtraTorrent, one of the largest torrent sites on the Internet, celebrates its tenth anniversary today. The site has come a long way since it first launched a decade ago. With its own distribution groups and a very active community, the site has evolved into a torrent icon. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

U.S. Navy Returns Fire in $600m Piracy Lawsuit

In July, the U.S. military was accused of unlawfully installing 'pirated' copies of 3D virtual reality software onto hundreds of thousands of computers. Facing billions in potential damages, the Navy has now returned fire, acceptingShow More Summary

U.S. Copyright Office Undecided About Future of DMCA Takedowns

The U.S. Government's Copyright Office has launched a new consultation seeking guidance on the future of the DMCA's takedown process and safe harbor. Through a set of concrete questions, they hope to find a balance between the interests...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Parody Results in Clockwork Orange Copyright Suit

A YouTube parody which hoped to provide a satirical take on Donald Trump's presidential campaign has ended in a lawsuit. Hugh Atkin portrayed elements of Trump's efforts in the style of and alongside images from A Clockwork Orange. Now...Show More Summary

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 11/14/16

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

“Trolls” Try to Censor TorrentFreak’s Copyright Trolls Coverage…

DMCA takedown notices are designed to take down infringing content, but they regularly target legitimate content as well. Just recently a local distributor of Dreamworks' "Trolls" movie tried to have several TorrentFreak links removed...Show More Summary

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