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Stream Ripping Piracy Goes From Bad to Worse, Music Industry Reports

New data not only reveals that stream ripping remains the music industry's main piracy threat, but it's growing too. IFPI's latest music consumer insight report shows that more than a third of all Internet subscribers use stream rippers to access unlicensed music. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

A Million ‘Pirate’ Boxes Sold in the UK During The Last Two Years

The Federation Against Copyright Theft, in conjunction with the police and Intellectual Property Office, has released a new report on the state of Internet piracy in the UK. Estimates suggest that at least a million set-top devices providing...Show More Summary

TVAddons: A Law Firm is Not Spying on Our Kodi Users

Earlier this year, domains owned by third-party Kodi addon platform TVAddons were transferred to a law firm. This prompted concerns, in what was then an information black hole, that something nefarious was underway. While it's clearShow More Summary

Ukraine Faces Call for US Trade Sanctions over Online Piracy

The MPAA, RIAA and other entertainment industry groups are unhappy with how Ukraine is handling online piracy. The country has become a safe haven for many pirate sites, they say. In a recommendation to the US Government the copyright...Show More Summary

Inside the MPAA, Netflix & Amazon Global Anti-Piracy Alliance

Back in June, MPAA, Amazon, Netflix, CBS, HBO, BBC, Sky, Bell Canada, CBS, Hulu, Lionsgate, Foxtel, Village Roadshow, and many more, revealed the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment, a brand new initiative to tackle piracy on a global scale. Show More Summary

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 09/18/17

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Transformers: The Last Knight'. 'Baby Driver' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Can an Army of Bitcoin “Bounty Hunters” Deter Pirates?

Anti-piracy organizations have come up with a wide variety of measures to combat copyright infringement over the years, with varying results. Enlisting the public to track down pirates in exchange for Bitcoin bounties is one of the more exotic ways, but according to eBook publisher Erudition, it's a great way to tackle this growing problem. Show More Summary

Kodi ‘Trademark Troll’ Has Interesting Views on Co-Opting Other People’s Work

Last week, the developers of Kodi revealed that Geoff Gavora, someone unconnected with the project, had registered the Kodi trademark in Canada. Surprisingly, it appears that Gavora's Kodi business involves the promotion and distribution of addons that are banned by Kodi itself for supplying infringing content. Show More Summary

UK Copyright Trolls Cite Hopeless Case to Make People Pay Up

A copyright troll outfit in the UK, which has been trying to extract payments from alleged pirates for years, is having another bite at the cherry. Golden Eye International is writing to people who previously refused to pay up, citing a separate case in which an individual agreed to pay them £1000 after a court battle. Show More Summary

Steal This Show S03E08: P2P Money: Trouble For Governments?

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 Paige Peterson of ZCash. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

The Pirate Bay Website Runs a Cryptocurrency Miner

A few hours ago a cryptocurrency miner appeared on The Pirate Bay website, using the computer resources of visitors to mine Monero coins. The operators of The Pirate Bay haven't commented on the issue so it remains unclear why the miner...Show More Summary

BREIN Tracks Down and Settles With “Libra Release Team”

BREIN has booked another victory against a group of prolific uploaders. The Hollywood backed organization signed settlements with two people connected to the "Libra Release Team." The group in question shared hundreds of infringing movies...Show More Summary

MetalKettle Addon Repository Vulnerable After GitHub ‘Takeover’

A popular third-party Kodi repository has become vulnerable after an outsider re-registered the GitHub account of its developer, who previously deleted his accounts. Former Kodi-addon developer MetalKettle urges people to delete his repository, stating that it's no longer safe. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

EU Prepares Guidelines to Force Google & Facebook to Police Piracy

Companies including Google and Facebook could face tougher legislation if they don't act proactively to remove illegal content from their platforms. That's according to draft EU guidelines due to be published at the end of the month,...Show More Summary

Australian Government Want ISPs to Adopt Anti-Piracy Code

The Australian Government has proposed new copyright regulations which require copyright holders and carriage service providers to adopt a voluntary code to identify and deter online piracy. The new measures must address the ongoingShow More Summary

Founder of Fan-Made Subtitle Site Convicted for Copyright Infringement

Fansubbing site was raided by police in the summer of 2013, following complaints from Hollywood. Four years later the case has come to an end after a Swedish District Court sentenced the operator for copyright infringement. Show More Summary

NSA Spied on Early File-Sharing Networks, Including BitTorrent

A document just published as part of the Edward Snowden leaks has revealed the NSA was actively monitoring file-sharing networks more than 12 years ago. Particular success was reported against both KaZaA and eDonkey, with the NSA managing...Show More Summary

Pirates Are Not Easily Deterred by Viruses and Malware, Study Finds

Nearly 40% of all Singaporeans download or stream movies, TV-shows, and sports events for free, a new study reveals. The primary reason to turn to pirate sources is that they're free. Although most pirates know that they may run into...Show More Summary

Indian Movie Actor Mobbed By Press After Arrest of Torrent Site Admin

Actor Vishal Krishna, who also takes a prominent anti-piracy stance in the local film industry, was at the center of extraordinary scenes last night in India. Following reports that a prominent site operator had been arrested, Vishal was mobbed by excited members of the press brandishing a swathe of microphones. Show More Summary

Narcos’ Cali Cartel Threatens to ‘Kill’ Illegal Downloaders

A few years ago Netflix wasn't all too worried about piracy but now that it produces a lot of original content, this has changed. The company now has a "Global Copyright Protection Group" and also enlists its 'own' stars to address the issue head on. Show More Summary

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