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BPI Breaks Record After Sending 310 Million Google Takedowns

The BPI has reached yet another landmark after 'piracy' takedowns sent to Google smashed through the 300 million barrier. The music industry group says that it has now sent more than 310 million requests to delist infringing URLs but...Show More Summary

Disney Asks Google to Remove Its Own (Invisible) Takedown Notices

In an apparent attempt at self-censorship, the Walt Disney Company has asked Google to remove a copy of its own takedown notices from search results. While the targeted page contains links to Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens,"...Show More Summary

Roku Sales Banned in Mexico Over Piracy Concerns

A Mexican court has ordered local retailers to stop importing and selling Roku media players, as these allow the public to access pirated content. In addition, several banks are prohibited from processing payments that are linked to piracy services on the Roku platform. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 06/19/17

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Wonder Woman' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Power Rangers'. 'The Fate of the Furious' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

The Pirate Bay Isn’t Affected By Adverse Court Rulings – Everyone Else Is

The Pirate Bay has provoked more copyright lawsuits and adverse legal rulings than any other Internet platform yet it remains steadfastly online today. Somewhat amazingly, The Pirate Bay has never been seriously affected by any of these processes. Show More Summary

Comodo DNS Blocks TorrentFreak Over “Hacking and Warez “

At TorrentFreak, we write about website blocking on a weekly basis, but it's not often that we are the target ourselves. This week we are, as major computer security vendor Comodo has decided to block direct access to our site, claiming that we might offer illegal access to copyrighted software or media. Show More Summary

“Kodi Boxes Are a Fire Risk”: Awful Timing or Opportunism?

This week the world looked on in horror as a huge London tower block burned with residents still inside. Just a day later, a headline in UK tabloid The Sun declared "Kodi Boxes" a fire hazard and a risk to public safety. Was that awful...Show More Summary

Alleged KickassTorrents Owner Considers ‘Voluntary Surrender’ to the US

Artem Vaulin, the alleged owner of KickassTorrents, is wanted by the US Government. The Ukrainian is currently fighting an extradition request in Poland. But, according to paperwork submitted to an Illinois District Court this week,Show More Summary

Court Orders Google to Remove Links to Takedown Notice

A German Court has ordered Google to stop linking to a takedown notice received by the company. The search engine regularly publishes links to takedown notices to increase transparency, but the court ruled that this can go too far. The...Show More Summary

Pirates Cost Australia’s Ten Network “Hundreds of Millions of Dollars”

Australian TV broadcaster Ten Network went into voluntary administration this week after major shareholders withdrew a $250 million credit guarantee. Unsurprisingly the blame is being attributed to pirates, who "brought down" the broadcaster...Show More Summary

Pirate Bay Ruling is Bad News For Google & YouTube, Experts Says

The European Court of Justice handed down a ruling against The Pirate Bay yesterday, one which could have implications far beyond the torrent site. Platforms such as Google and YouTube, which play an active role in the way content is...Show More Summary

ISP Doesn’t Have to Expose Alleged BitTorrent Pirates, Finnish Court Rules

The Finnish market court has dealt a severe blow to local copyright trolls. In a unanimous ruling, seven judges ruled that the privacy of the alleged BitTorrent pirates outweighs the evidence provided by the filmmakers. While it wasShow More Summary

“Top ISPs” Are Discussing Fines & Browsing Hijacking For Pirates

Some of the "top ISPs" are in "very thorough" discussions with anti-piracy outfit Rightscorp over proposals to hijack the browsers of alleged pirates until a fine is paid. Rightscorp is presenting this as an opportunity for ISPs to avoid...Show More Summary

Man Faces Prison For Sharing Pirated Deadpool Movie on Facebook

A 21-year-old man from California has been arrested for allegedly sharing a pirated copy of the movie Deadpool on his Facebook page, shortly after it premiered last year. The man was indicted following an FBI investigation and faces a prison sentence of up to three years. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Pirate Bay Facilitates Piracy and Can be Blocked, Top EU Court Rules

Internet providers in Europe can be ordered to block access to The Pirate Bay, even though the site itself doesn't store any infringing material. This is the conclusion of the EU Court of Justice in what has proven to be a landmark case. Show More Summary

UK Police Claim Success in Keeping Gambling Ads off Pirate Sites

City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit is claiming success following recent efforts to keep gambling related advertising off 'pirate' sites. New research has revealed an 87% drop in adverts for licensed gambling operators...Show More Summary

US Opposes Kim Dotcom’s Supreme Court Petition Over Seized Millions

The US Government has opposed Kim Dotcom's petition to the US Supreme Court, through which he hoped to regain control over millions of dollars in seized assets. The Department of Justice states that Dotcom and his former Megaupload colleagues...Show More Summary

Global Entertainment Giants Form Massive Anti-Piracy Coalition

Some of the world's largest entertainment groups have formed a huge coalition with a mission to reduce online piracy. The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment is comprised of 30 companies including the studios of the MPAA, Amazon,...Show More Summary

Kodi Turmoil Continues as TVAddons Mysteriously Disappears

TVAddons, the leading library for unofficial Kodi add-ons, has mysteriously disappeared. The site's domain names have become unresponsive after the DNS entries were removed. It's unclear why these drastic actions were taken, but since...Show More Summary

More Pirated Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disks Leak Online, But Mystery Remains

There's quite a buzz among movie pirates who have an eye for high-quality video. After the first Ultra HD Blu-Ray disk leaked last month, two more releases have now followed. While some have rumored that AACS 2.0 encryption may have been cracked, a bypass is just as likely. Show More Summary

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