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After disrupting the entertainment industry with The Pirate Bay, Peter Sunde now hopes to do the same with the advertisement business. Today, Sunde's micropayment service Flattr teamed up with Adblock Plus, offering publishers a wayShow More Summary
The leaders of two major Android app piracy groups have pleaded guilty to copyright infringement charges. The men, aged 22 and 29, ran the Applanet and SnappzMarket groups before they were shut down by the FBI in 2012. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
KickassTorrents, the world's most popular torrent index, will soon become more difficult to access in Finland. An order handed down by a specialist court following a 2015 change in the law now compels the country's seven largest ISPs to block the site. Show More Summary
The French three-strikes anti-piracy law "Hadopi" is heralded by copyright holders as an effective way to curb piracy. However, in France the legislation has often been criticized and in a surprise move against the will of the Government,...Show More Summary
Sweden's national coordinator for IP enforcement has advised the government that sites like The Pirate Bay should be blocked by ISPs without need for lengthy court battles. Furthermore, since their domains are effectively tools for committing...Show More Summary
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Deadpool' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Zootopia' 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
Prince may have gone forever but his music lives on, selling millions of copies in the days after his death. However, to ensure that life for those unwilling to pay isn't being made too easy, Google has been receiving thousands of requests...Show More Summary
When The Pirate Bay and other torrent sites started accepting Bitcoin donations a few years ago, copyright holders voiced concerns about this new 'unseizable' revenue stream. Thus far, this fear seems unwarranted with TPB raking in an average of $9 per day in Bitcoin donations over the past year. Show More Summary
With millions of paying subscribers in the United States, Hulu is one of the leading video streaming services. The company is battling with other services to license the best content, and as part of this quest it uses piracy data to see what is popular among potential viewers. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
After the signing of a memorandum of understanding between rightsholders and ISPs last summer, Portugal is already a pirate site block world leader. In a matter of months the country has blocked an astonishing 330 sites, a number that will increase in the months to come. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
The Australian Government's Productivity Commission has endorsed the use of VPNs and similar unblocking tools to give consumers greater choice. The agency says that new anti-piracy legislation has had only a "modest impact" on infringement...Show More Summary
U.S.-based movie company Voltage Pictures has initiated fresh legal action in Canada aimed at forcing settlements from alleged pirates. Unusually, Voltage is seeking remedy via a reverse class action, demanding an injunction, damages...Show More Summary
UK Internet providers have added more than 140 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. One of the main...Show More Summary
The lawsuit between Paramount Pictures and the crowdfunded Star Trek spin-off "Prelude to Axanar" is turning into a copyright battle over the Klingon language. This week the Language Creation Society submitted an amicus brief in support...Show More Summary
The Office of the United States Trade Representative has published its annual Special 301 Report calling out other nations for failing to live up to U.S. IP enforcement standards. This year European ally Switzerland has been placed on...Show More Summary
Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing the latest file-sharing and copyright news. In this special episode we talk with Benji Rogers of the direct-to-fan music platform Pledge Music. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
The legal battles between the RIAA, MPAA and Kim Dotcom's Megaupload have been put on hold for another six months. Virginia District Court Judge Liam O'Grady agreed to stay the cases, but did not grant a request from the industry groups...Show More Summary
American stock photography giant Getty Images says it will file a complaint with the European Union’s antitrust commission this morning claiming that Google is engaged in piracy of its content. The complaint targets Google's full-screen...Show More Summary
Earlier this year the Federal Communications Commission promised to "tear down anti-competitive barriers" by opening up the set-top box market in the United States and freeing consumers from $20 billion a year in rental charges. TheShow More Summary
A new report from piracy tracking firm MUSO reveals that the piracy landscape continues to evolve. Pirate sites received a staggering 140 billion visits last year, but there's a clear shift from torrents to direct download and streaming sites. Show More Summary