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Pirate Bay Blocking Case Heads Back to Court in Sweden

In 2015, a coalition of copyright holders lost a court case which demanded an ISP blockade of The Pirate Bay in Sweden. A year later and Universal Music, Sony Music, Warner Music and Nordisk Film are back, hoping for a victory in a brand...Show More Summary

4shared’s Piracy ‘Fingerprint’ Tool Helps to Reduce Takedown Notices

4shared, one of the largest file-hosting services on the Internet, is building its own 'fingerprint' database of pirated music. Since the major rightholder groups are unwilling to participate, 4shared has taken the matter into its own hands. Show More Summary

Aussie Celebrities Join Campaign to Oppose Fair Use

A campaign has been launched in Australia to prevent proposed changes to copyright law and the introduction of a "fair use" doctrine. Australia currently has a "fair dealing" provision but the royalties and anti-piracy group APRA AMCOS...Show More Summary

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 12/05/16

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Ben Hur' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Inferno'. 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Alphareign: DHT Search Engine Takes Public Torrents Private

AlphaReign is a relatively new torrent site that populates its index through BitTorrent's 'trackerless' Distributed Hash Table. Unlike other sites with public torrents, people need an account to try it out. The operator hopes that this...Show More Summary

Ten Years in Jail For UK Internet Pirates: How the New Bill Reads

The Digital Economy Bill is currently at the report stage. It hasn't yet become law and could still be amended. However, as things stand those who upload any amount of infringing content to the Internet could face up to 10 years in jail. Show More Summary

SACEM Provides Details on Recent Torrent Site Raids in France

In recent weeks, French police targeted two huge torrent sites, What.cd followed by the even larger Zone-Telechargement. In an interview, the general secretary of anti-piracy outfit SACEM reveals further information about the latter,...Show More Summary

Mandatory Piracy Filters May Violate EU Law, Scholars Warn

A group of prominent legal scholars has warned that the EU Commission's plans to modernize copyright law in Europe appear to be incompatible with EU law. One of the main problems is the mandatory piracy filter Internet services are required...Show More Summary

What.cd is Dead, But The Torrent Hydra Lives on

With the demise of What.cd, the world's most comprehensive library of digital music disappeared overnight. However, music aficionados aren't easily defeated. Within a matter of days several new trackers appeared online. Some of these...Show More Summary

Steal This Show S02E07: The Early Days of Private Trackers

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 Joe Matheny, one of the people behind the defunct torrent tracker The Grey Lodge. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Court Overturns ‘Pirate’ Site Blockade Based on EU Ruling

A site that was outlawed following mass court action against more than 150 domains has been cleared on appeal. Kisstube embeds movies, some of them infringing, hosted on other platforms such as YouTube. However, the Rome Court of Appeal...Show More Summary

Free TV-Show Streaming Hurts Online Sales, Research Finds

New research from Carnegie Mellon University shows that online piracy is not the only worry for TV distributors. Based on Downton Abbey streaming and sales data provided by PBS, the researchers find that free legal streams can significantly reduce download sales. Show More Summary

Spain Announces New Campaign to Fight Internet Piracy

Spain's Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport has announced a new initiative for tackling piracy, especially online. Minister Íñigo Méndez de Vigo said a special prosecutor's office will be developed alongside enhanced technological and human resources. Show More Summary

Court Awards Damages Following Bogus DMCA Takedowns

Topdawg Entertainment Inc., Interscope Records and Universal Music Group must pay damages after issuing false DMCA notices which damaged an artist's reputation. Montreal hip hop artist Jonathan Emile teamed up with Kendrick Lamar onShow More Summary

UK ISPs to Start Sending ‘Piracy Alerts’ Soon

Early 2017 will see the long-awaited start of a broad UK anti-piracy effort. With help from copyright holders, ISPs will send email notifications to subscribers whose connections are allegedly used to pirate content. These "alerts" will...Show More Summary

Antigua & Barbuda Threatens to Punish U.S. With Piracy Free-For-All

A long-running dispute between Antigua and Barbuda and the United States over gambling services has reached a critical point. In a letter to the WTO, the Caribbean nation warns that unless the US either stops blocking or compensatesShow More Summary

Police Shut Down France’s Largest Pirate Site

The cybercrime unit of the French military police has shut down the country's largest pirate site, Zone-Telechargement. In addition, the popular download site DL-Protect has also gone offline. With millions of regular visitors, bothShow More Summary

Google Asked to Remove a Billion “Pirate” Search Results in a Year

Copyright holders asked Google to remove more than 1,000,000,000 allegedly infringing links from its search engine over the past twelve months. A new record, in line with the continued rise of takedown requests and the increase in pressure on Google to do more to tackle piracy. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

UK Police “Don’t Anticipate” Working With Copyright Troll Partner

Last week following his release from prison, UK-based copyright troll partner Robert Croucher said that he'd become involved in a private funding initiative for the City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit. Speaking with...Show More Summary

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 11/28/16

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Ben Hur' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Pete's Dragon'. 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

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