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Fan-Created Movie Subtitle Site Operator Facing Prison

The operator of a site that hosted fan-made translated movie subtitles has been prosecuted in Sweden. Undertexter.se was raided by police in the summer of 2013, despite many feeling that the site had done nothing wrong. That is disputed...Show More Summary

Music Piracy Triggers Significant Losses, EU Study Shows

New research published by the European Union Intellectual Property Office shows that piracy hurts both digital and physical music sales. In EU countries the total losses are roughly 5% of yearly revenues, which equals €170 million. In...Show More Summary

Hollywood Writers: Set-top Box Piracy Fears Are Overblown

Copyright holders and cable companies are fiercely against FCC's plan to open up the set-top box market. They fear that this will facilitate piracy and degrade security. As a notable exception, the Writers Guild of America West contradicts...Show More Summary

Hollywood Withdraws Funding for UK Anti-Piracy Group FACT

The UK's Federation Against Copyright Theft has received a major blow after the Motion Picture Association advised the anti-piracy group it will not renew its membership. The termination of the 30-year long relationship means that FACT...Show More Summary

The Pirate Bay Is Down For 24 Hours

The Pirate Bay has been down for 24 hours, causing concern among many BitTorrent users. The TPB team is aware of the situation and says they are working on it, so the site is likely to rebounce soon. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Australia Officially Abandons Three Strikes Anti-Piracy Scheme

After indications earlier this year that copyright holders and ISPs were having serious problems reaching agreement on who will pay for the three-strikes anti-piracy regime, the project has now officially been canned. In a letter toShow More Summary

Draft Law Orders Google to Remove Pirate Site Unblocking Advice

A draft bill just published by the Russian government foresees a future in which search engines more aggressively censor search results to protect copyright. Companies such as Google will be given just three days to remove links to proxy...Show More Summary

Adobe Warns Software ‘Pirates’ With Popup Message

Adobe is carrying out validation tests to alert users who run pirated copies of their software. Those who have "non genuine" software installed receive a pop-up warning them of the potential consequences. For now the validation tests...Show More Summary

Fair Use Needs Protecting & All Abusers Need to Be Punished

Fair use is an extremely important facet of copyright law and it needs to be defended when it's wrongly targeted under the DMCA. So, let's get down to business. Those who attempt to stifle it should get punished. And, to balance things...Show More Summary

Paramount Will End Case Against Fan-Funded Star Trek Film

Paramount Pictures and CBS Studios plan to end their lawsuit against the crowdfunded Star Trek spin-off 'Prelude to Axanar', director J. J. Abrams has announced. While the parties have yet to submit the paperwork to court, they are finalizing their settlement discussions. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

New Game of Thrones Episode Leaks Online Early

The latest episode of Game of Thrones has leaked online a day before its official premiere. The leak reportedly comes from HBO Nordic where the show was made available a day early, and since then it's widely shared on various pirate sites. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

TorrZan Allows You to Download Torrents Via Telegram

TorrZan is a new service that allows Telegram users to download torrents through their favorite instant messaging application. The Telegram bot can find files on popular torrent sites and downloads them securely through its service.Show More Summary

Steal This Show S01E10: ‘The Dark Side Of OTT’

Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing the latest file-sharing and copyright news. In this episode we discuss recent news stories, and talk about the 'dark side' of Over The Top TV. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

ISP Runs Huge Pirate Site Especially For Customers

Choosing an Internet service provider is something millions of individuals do every year, with pricing, speed and reliability major considerations. But what if there was an option to choose a broadband provider that not only offeredShow More Summary

ISP: Police Requests Most User Data for File-Sharing “Crimes”

For the first time Swedish Internet service provider Bahnhof has shared details on the nature of police requests for subscriber identities. The data reveals that with 27.5% "file-sharing" is by far the largest category. The ISP, however,...Show More Summary

Pirate Bay’s Domain Shuffle Has Come Full Circle

After years of rotating domain names, The Pirate Bay is now back at its original.ORG domain. The notorious torrent site started redirecting users after a Swedish court ruling put its.SE domain at risk. Today we take a look at the rather...Show More Summary

Fox ‘Stole’ a Game Clip, Used it in Family Guy & DMCA’d the Original

This week's episode of Family Guy included a clip from 1980s Nintendo video game Double Dribble showing a glitch to get a free 3-point goal. Fox obtained the clip from YouTube where it had been sitting since it was first uploaded in 2009. Show More Summary

Music Industry Wants More Money From YouTube

UK music industry group BPI is not happy with YouTube and other streaming sites that can feature their music for just a few pennies. According to the major labels, EU legislation needs an overhaul to deter piracy and make sure that labels...Show More Summary

Seized Popcorn Time “News” Domain Sparks Free Speech Appeal

The battle over the legality of a seized Popcorn Time "news" domain is heating up. Last week a complaint by two digital rights groups was denied by a local court due to a lack of standing, but today they filed an appeal, joined by the legal owner of the disputed domain name. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

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