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A new report published by the United States Trade Representative has listed the world's largest BitTorrent sites and cyberlockers as some of the most problematic copyright infringers in the world. Popcorn Time and its derivatives are mentioned too, with the former's creation blamed on YIFY/YTS. Show More Summary
WordPress has scored an important victory in court against a man who abused the DMCA to censor an article of a critical journalist. The court agreed that the takedown request was illegitimate and awarded WordPress roughly $25,000 in damages plus attorneys fees. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and anonymous VPN services.
A site to rival the beauty of any pirate movie service on the planet has been shutdown almost before anyone had even heard of it. Named after the infamous Popcorn Time, NachoTime flourished for about a week, with glorious presentation, instant in-browser streaming plus mobile device support. Show More Summary
Due to technical problems, the popular TV-torrent site EZTV has been unreachable for the greater part of the day. While there's currently no ETA for when the site site return, the group's torrents are still spreading through other sites. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and anonymous VPN services.
The registry behind the Somalian.SO TLD has banned more "Kickass" related domain names, citing illegal activities. The actions target Kickas.so, Kickasstorrents.so, Kickassmovie.so and several others domains, even a parked one. The owners, who are not affiliated with the popular torrent site, lost their domain names without prior notice. Show More Summary
Following a hearing last month during which agreement was sought between entertainment companies and Swedish ISP Bredbandsbolaget, the provider has confirmed there will be no compromise. The ISP will not block The Pirate Bay and insists that customers have the right to communicate freely online. Show More Summary
The first episode of the new drama series CSI: Cyber has leaked online. The show, which documents the hunt for cyber-criminals, has apparently fallen victim to its main subject. Is CBS being put in its place by 'hackers' or could the...Show More Summary
After a U.S. court ruled that Kim Dotcom is not entitled to contest the forfeiture of his assets because he is a "fugitive" facing extradition, the government has just tightened the noose. In a filing before the same court yesterday, the U.S. Show More Summary
Google has claimed its first victory against Mississippi State Attorney General Jim Hood, who called for SOPA-like Internet filters in the U.S. After the court put Hood's subpoena on hold, Google called out the MPAA who they see as the main instigator behind the censorship efforts. Show More Summary
Viacom has decided to get tough with a website streaming its content online without permission. In a lawsuit filed at a California court the media giant complains not only of copyright and trademark infringement but also cyber-squatting and unfair competition. Show More Summary
The Pirate Bay is still having difficulty keeping the ship afloat. After a curious login problem redirected users to the wrong accounts this weekend, the upload functionality now appears to be broken. As a result, no new files have been added to the site for half a day. Show More Summary
Following a European trend, the Portuguese Intellectual Property Court has ordered local ISPs to block access to The Pirate Bay. The legal action, brought by copyright holders, resulted in an injunction which orders the ISPs to block access to the popular torrent site and dozens of its proxies. Show More Summary
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Birdman.' 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb' completes the top three. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and anonymous VPN services.
It shouldn't even be controversial. If you're lying about holding a copyright monopoly to something, you're infringing on that work's distribution, and should suffer the same penalties as any other infringer does today. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and anonymous VPN services.
A new study into IP litigation over the past 20 years has revealed that file-sharing has transformed copyright litigation in the United States. In particular, attacks against anonymous file-sharers dominated the landscape of the past decade, with just three companies now responsible for 93% of all John Doe lawsuits. Show More Summary
In an attempt to make it harder for people to find pirated copies of its movies, NBC Universal has tried to remove several TorrentFreak articles from Google's search results. Apparently, talking about piracy is already enough for websites to be hit by takedown requests. Show More Summary
VPN services have become an important tool to counter the growing threat of Internet surveillance, but unfortunately not all VPNs are as anonymous as one might hope. In fact, some VPN services log users' IP-addresses and other private info for months. Show More Summary
As predicted here on TF in January, an HD copy of Fifty Shades of Grey has just leaked onto the Internet from a Chinese source. But while hundreds of thousands of downloaders are going crazy for the quality, those looking for super-sexy scenes may be disappointed - the copy is censored to comply with China's obscenity laws. Show More Summary
The MPAA is one of the ICANN partners shaping future policy for the domain name system. With Hollywood being the driving force behind the group the MPAA is particularly interested in making it harder for pirate sites to register and keep their domains, as recent efforts show. Show More Summary
Andrus Ansip, Europe's Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, wants to abolish geoblocking. Restricting user access to content based on their location, which Netflix, YouTube and others do, is discrimination, he says. "I want to pay – but I am not allowed to. Show More Summary