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Japanese Govt Intervention Fails to Stop Mass Dragon Ball Super Piracy

On Saturday night, fans of Dragon Ball Super gathered in their tens of thousands across South America to watch public screenings of the penultimate episode of the hit series. Despite being organized by local governments, every screening was unlicensed and completely illegal. Show More Summary

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 03/19/18

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Annihilation'. 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VPN reviews, discounts, offers and coupons.

Pirate Site Visits Lead to More Malware, Research Finds

New research from Carnegie Mellon University reveals that more time spent on pirate sites increases the risk of running into malware. The same effect was not found for other categories, such as social networks, shopping or gambling sites. Show More Summary

Canadian Pirate Site Blocking Plan Triggers Thousands of Responses

A group of prominent Canadian ISPs and movie industry companies have asked the local telecom regulator CRTC to establish a local pirate site blocking program. Before making any decisions, CRTC launched a public consultation which has already received thousands of responses. Show More Summary

SXSW 2018 on BitTorrent: 8.24 GB of ‘Free’ Music?

The South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival is one of the largest and most popular in the United States. For the fourteenth year in a row, it's promoting tracks of the performing artists. Years ago the festival released these tracks for free via BitTorrent, but times have changed. Show More Summary

MPAA Brands 123Movies as the World’s Most Popular Illegal Site

The MPAA is visiting Vietnam to discuss with local authorities how they can properly deal with movie piracy sites. One target that was singled out is 123movies, a streaming site that is said to be operated from Vietnam. According toShow More Summary

‘Dutch Pirate Bay Blocking Case Should Get a Do-Over’

In the legal battle over the legality of the Dutch Pirate Bay blockade, Advocate General Van Peursem has advised the Supreme Court to throw out the previous order and do the case all over again. Citing recent EU jurisprudence, the Attorney...Show More Summary

Local Governments in Mexico Might ‘Pirate’ Dragon Ball Super

Hit anime TV series Dragon Ball Super reaches episode 130 this Saturday with millions lining up to watch "The Greatest Showdown of All Time! The Ultimate Survival Battle!!" In Mexico, it looks like turning into a national event, with local governments planning screenings in football stadiums and other public places. Show More Summary

Deezer Piles Pressure on Pirates, Deezloader Reborn Throws in the Towel

Music streaming service Deezer is piling on the pressure in order to stop people downloading music from its service. Various tools have already been targeted but even evasive action appears to enjoy limited success. After moving from...Show More Summary

Tamilrockers Arrests: Police Parade Alleged Movie Pirates on TV

Three men said to be behind notorious India-focused pirate site Tamilrockers have been arrested. One of the men is believed to be a site administrator and all are said to be well educated, with degrees in computer science and engineering. Show More Summary

Microsoft: Poisoned Torrent Client Triggered Coin Miner Outbreak

A poisoned version of MediaGet, an all-in-one BitTorrent client developed in Russia, was used to offload malicious cryptocurrency miners. According to research from Microsoft, the application helped to kick off the Dofoil campaign that targeted hundreds of thousands of computers. Show More Summary

Cloudflare’s Cache Can ‘Substantially Assist’ Copyright Infringers, Court Rules

Cloudflare has suffered a setback in the piracy liability case filed against it by adult publisher ALS Scan. A federal court in California ruled that the CDN provider can substantially assist copyright infringements by hosting cached copies of files. Show More Summary

Dolby Labs Sues Adobe For Copyright Infringement

For 15 years, Dolby supplied encoding and decoding technologies for use in Adobe products including Audition, After Effects, Lightroom and Premiere Pro. The licensing agreement between the companies allowed Adobe to self-report usage, on the condition that Dolby could carry out an audit. Show More Summary

Playboy Wants to Know Who Downloaded Their Playmate Images From Imgur

Playboy's initial attempt to hold the popular blog Boing Boing liable for copyright infringement failed last month. However, this doesn't mean that it's completely over. The publisher has requested personal information on the people who uploaded the infringing centerfold footage on YouTube and Imgur, to determine what steps to take next. Show More Summary

Pirate Site Admins Receive Suspended Sentences, Still Face €60m Damages Claim

Four men behind one of France's most successful pirate sites have been handed suspended sentences by the Rennes Criminal Court. Aged between 29 and 36 years old, the former Liberty Land administrators were arrested back in 2011 following a SACEM investigation. Show More Summary

U.S. Navy Under Fire in Mass Software Piracy Lawsuit

German software company Bitmanagement is asking the US Court of Federal Claims for a partial summary judgment against the US Government. According to the software vendor, it's undisputed that the Navy installed its software on hundreds...Show More Summary

Voksi ‘Pirates’ New Serious Sam Game With Permission From Developers

Best known for his efforts to defeat anti-piracy protection Denuvo, the cracker known as 'Voksi' has revealed another string to his bow. After participating in the closed beta of Serious Sam's Bogus Detour in 2016, he got friendly with the game's developers. Show More Summary

Torrent Tracking Evidence is Flawed and Unreliable, Alleged Pirate Argues

The operator of a Tor exit node has asked a federal court in Oregon for a summary judgment of non-infringement. The man, who is accused of sharing a pirated copy of Dallas Buyers Club, argues that the evidence gathering software is flawed and unreliable. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. Show More Summary

Judge Issues Mixed Order in RIAA’s Piracy Case Against ISP Grande

ISP Grande Communications and the RIAA are continuing their fight in court. US Magistrate Judge Andrew Austin recommends dropping the infringement claims against Grande's management company and the vicarious infringement claim against the ISP itself. Show More Summary

ACE Warns Kodi Addon Developer to Sign Settlement Agreement, Or Else

The MPA, Netflix, Amazon, and dozens of other content companies are ramping up the pressure on a third-party Kodi addon developer. Last year, JSergio123 was warned by the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment to cease his activities and sign a confidential settlement agreement. Show More Summary

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