Netflix has rapidly become the go-to destination for many movie and TV fans. The service is bringing in billions for copyright holders, but it also has a downside. New research shows that the availability of content on Netflix can severely...Show More Summary
UK ISPs will soon begin sending piracy warning notices to their subscribers on behalf of the Get it Right From a Genuine Site campaign. BT, one of the ISPs involved, has just published an advisory which aims to inform customers how the system will work. Show More Summary
President Obama has many talents, and with help from the people at "baracksdubs" he can sing virtually any song. Whether it's Justin Bieber's 'Sorry' or Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas,' Obama can do it. These parodies haveShow More Summary
A landmark trial of two men accused of running a popular streaming site begins today. The operators of Swefilmer, whose case had been put on hold pending a copyright ruling from the European Court, face charges of copyright infringement and money laundering. Show More Summary
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'The Girl on The Train' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘The Accountant'. 'Patriots Day' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
After weeks of anticipation, more pirated copies of awards screeners began appearing online this week. With leaked copies of Arrival, Hidden Figures, Patriots Day, Moonlight and La La Land, it appears that the pirate "screener season" is properly underway. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
During the next few weeks, ISPs in the UK will begin sending out warnings to subscribers who use BitTorrent to share pirated content. It's a curious situation. Since every major torrent site and hundreds of others are already blocked...Show More Summary
Adult themed streaming sites are using a loophole in Google's services to store infringing material at no cost. Google's servers are increasingly being used as a hosting platform, by exploiting YouTube's private publishing backdoor. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
Modified Kodi devices might be a great way to enjoy streaming content but they can corrupt your children and damage your TV. That's the message from The Industry Trust for IP Awareness and FindAnyFilm.com, who are warning parents that...Show More Summary
The case between Paramount Pictures and the crowdfunded Star Trek spin-off "Prelude to Axanar" is going to trial later this month, but the future of the Klingon language is no longer at stake. This week the court excluded Klingon from...Show More Summary
The UK's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit says that it visited several companies found to be advertising on pirate sites. The visits, made alongside FACT, IFPI, BPI and PRS, resulted in promises from the organizations to stop advertising on 1,232 pirate sites. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
The MPA recently filed a complaint in Norway seeking to expand a blockade of The Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent and several other sites that was put in place during 2015. The Hollywood group aimed to add seven new ISPs and several additional sites to the country's blocklist. Show More Summary
Google has removed the homepage of the popular cloud storage service Mega from its search index. The surprise move, which is the result of an inaccurate DMCA takedown notice from a movie company, directly impacts the site's incoming search traffic. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
The co-chief of movie studio Village Roadshow is warning of a new wave of site blocking efforts in Australia. Graham Burke says he has a long list of sites to block when the court resumes in February. Worryingly, he has also renewed his promise to sue pirate site users. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
Audible Magic, one of the best known anti-piracy companies operating in the digital fingerprinting space, has filed a complaint against Google at the US Patent and Trademark Office. The California-based company says that YouTube's registration...Show More Summary
This month UK Internet providers will start their long-awaited piracy alerts campaign. With help from copyright holders and support from the Government, ISPs will send email notifications to subscribers whose connections are allegedly being used to pirate content. Show More Summary
Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN has been very active over the past year. Through various enforcement actions it targeted hundreds of sites and services, with many shutting down or leaving their hosting providers. In addition, a strongShow More Summary
DVDVideoSoft has ceased the development of 'Free Downloader for Netflix' following a third-party complaint. The software company is no longer offering the tool for download following a trademark complaint and it's doubtful that it will ever come back. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
A project tackling issues concerning the public domain in the digital environment has called on the European Commission to abandon its proposals for mandatory service provider filtering of user-uploaded content. Communia, which has Creative...Show More Summary
The Pirate Bay is often portrayed by copyright holders as a site that has no respect for the law, but that overstates the truth. According to one of its original founders, when the torrent site offered to help the authorities catch some...Show More Summary