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Beware: Piracy Defense Lawyers Can Be “Trolls” Too

Every month hundreds of people are sued for sharing copyrighted media through file-sharing networks, mostly BitTorrent. This practice is big business for copyright holders and lawyers alike. Unfortunately, however, not all defense attorneys...Show More Summary

Hollywood Dealt With, Showbox Provokes Record Labels

Showbox is a hugely popular all-in-one application for viewing the latest movies and TV shows on Android platforms and, with a tweak or two, on desktop machines too. Quite possibly installed on millions of devices, Showbox has just added...Show More Summary

Creative Commons Torpedoes Copyright Industry Lies

The copyright industry keeps repeating the mantra that the copyright monopoly is somehow "necessary". Creative Commons proves conclusively that it isn't. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

God Can Stop Piracy, Research Finds

The MPAA, RIAA and various other anti-piracy groups have been trying to stop piracy for decades, without much result. A newly published paper on piracy and religion suggests that this is hardly surprising, as God appears to be one of...Show More Summary

Labels Target RuTracker Domain as Blocking Fails to Stop Site

Last month entertainment industry bodies finally succeeded in having leading Russian torrent site RuTracker permanently blocked by local ISPs. But with that ban failing to bring the site to its knees, rightsholders say they will now attack RuTracker's domain. Show More Summary

Anti-Piracy Company Explores New Ways to Convert Pirates

While many anti-companies are consumed with simply taking down content or even suing end users, others are also exploring ways to be a little more creative. To that end London-based MUSO has just launched Retune, a platform which aims...Show More Summary

Pirate Group Suspends New Cracks to Measure Impact on Sales

The China-based cracking group that recently bemoaned Denuvo's anti-piracy system as all but unbreakable has delivered a second surprise announcement. 3DM says it will stop working on single-player games cracks for at least a year so...Show More Summary

Pirate Bay Transforms into The World’s Biggest Streaming Site

Thanks to the brand new Torrents-Time browser plug-in The Pirate Bay has just transformed itself into the world's largest streaming video portal. The notorious torrent site now embeds 'Stream It!" links next to all video torrents enabling...Show More Summary

Movie Industry Demands €1.2 Billion Piracy Damages from Dutch Govt

The Dutch movie industry is holding the local government responsible for the country's high piracy rates, claiming it tolerated and even encouraged unauthorized downloading for years. In response, a coalition of movie companies is demanding...Show More Summary

PayPal Starts Banning VPN and SmartDNS Services

After cutting off file-hosting sites and Usenet providers, PayPal is now taking aim at VPN and SmartDNS services. The payment processor states that services which can be used to bypass measures to prevent copyright infringement, such...Show More Summary

MPAA Takes Over Popcorn Time Domain

The MPAA is now the owner of Popcorntime.io, the domain name which was the home of the most used Popcorn Time fork up until last November. The change of ownership suggests that the Hollywood group reached a settlement with one of the...Show More Summary

Google Targets Fake ‘Download’ and ‘Play’ Buttons

Google says it will go to war against the fake 'download' and 'play' buttons that attempt to deceive users on file-sharing and other popular sites. An extension of its 'Safe Browsing' initiative launched eight years ago and tweaked last...Show More Summary

66% of Aussie Downloaders Also Pay For Netflix-like Services

While people who obtain content from unofficial online sources are often painted as freeloaders, there is a growing understanding that they can also be some of the entertainment industry's best customers. A new report out of Australia...Show More Summary

Fansubbers Take Anti-Piracy Group BREIN to Court

A group of fan-made subtitle creators are taking the Hollywood-backed anti-piracy group BREIN to court. The fansubbers want a Dutch court to decide whether their activities are protected by freedom of expression and if BREIN is permitted to crack down on their work. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Torrents-Time Brings Popcorn Time to Any Windows Browser

Software making its debut this week is helping to breathe new life into the Popcorn Time concept. Torrents-Time is a plug-in that in conjunction with a new breed of websites will enable users to run the infamous movie and TV show application in any modern Windows browser. Show More Summary

Torrent Tracker Knocked Offline by ‘Faulty’ Takedown Requests

An Indian film production company is overloading hosting companies with takedown notices, asking the providers to take down some of the largest torrent trackers in the world. While the notices are not the most accurate, they have already...Show More Summary

Homeless People Lose Internet Access Over Illegal Downloads

People living in an encampment for homeless people in Portland, Oregon, have found themselves without Internet access following claims of illegal downloading. The operators of Dignity Village say that after several complaints from their...Show More Summary

YouTube Is Not Liable for Pirating Users, Court Rules

YouTube has won its most recent legal battle against German music rights group GEMA. The Higher Regional Court of Munich ruled that YouTube is not liable for content uploaded by its users, even when it profits from videos that are clearly copyright infringing. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

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