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Cloudflare Fights RIAA’s Piracy Blocking Demands in Court

Cloudflare has made it clear that the company isn't going to block piracy sites without a proper court order. In addition, it now opposes an injunction requested by the RIAA, under which it would have to disconnect alleged MP3Skull accounts based on a keyword and IP-address. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Denuvo Weakens After ‘Inside’ Gets Cracked in Record Time

Denuvo is one of the most famous anti-piracy systems in use today. Earlier this month the protection was properly cracked for the first time on Rise of the Tomb Raider, but that was after the game had been out for 193 days. Now, similar...Show More Summary

Frank Ocean’s “Blond” Is Fearless But Still Handcuffed To Apple Music

Frank Ocean is, without dispute, one of the most fearless artists of our age. Certainly there are no shortage of other artists pushing the boundaries of creativity to the breaking point. Members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in a penal colony for performing an anti-Putin song in a Moscow cathedral,...

Cloudflare Faces Lawsuit For Assisting Pirate Sites

In recent months CloudFlare has been called out repeatedly for offering its services to known pirate sites, including The Pirate Bay. These allegations have now resulted in the first lawsuit after adult entertainment publisher ALS Scan...Show More Summary

PIPCU’s Operation Creative Gets New Leader & New Backers

The UK Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has just announced the appointment of a new dedicated officer to head up anti-piracy drive Operation Creative. The initiative, which disrupts websites providing unauthorised access to copyrighted...Show More Summary

KickassTorrents ‘Front Company’ Disappears From Web

According to the United States Government, KickassTorrents was operated through Cryptoneat, an alleged "front company" located in Ukraine. Now, however, Cryptoneat's web's presence is no more. In addition to the disappearance of itsShow More Summary

Cox Denies Liability for Pirating Subscribers, Appeals $25 Million Verdict

Internet provider Cox Communications maintains that it's not responsible for copyright infringements carried out by its subscribers. The company has announced that it will appeal the $25 million damages verdict in its case against music publisher BMG. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Indian Piracy Blocks Scare Torrent Users With 3-Year Prison Sentence

Blocking torrent portals and other pirate sites is nothing new in India, but a recently updated blocking message is causing panic among torrenters. According to a new blocking notification, torrent users face a prison sentence up toShow More Summary

Activists of the KAT community are rebuilding the site

Since KickassTorrents went offline on the 21st of July and the owner of KAT got arrested, there have been a lot of imposters and fake mirrors coming online. Now after the real community got active again, the former administrators and moderators of KAT are rebuilding the official site. Soon after the torrent king started to... Read more...

Why I Hate The Word Content (And You Should Too)

I remember when Dan Schoenbrun first sent us the screener for collective:unconscious, an anthology film about dreams, nightmares, volcanos, suburban paranoia, and the state of race in America. We were like, damn – that content is tight. Psych. We never said that. Literally: no one has ever said that. Think about the last movie you...

Fail: Anti-Piracy Outfits Send Takedown Request For Non-Existent Torrents

HBO, Paramount Pictures and other copyright holders are sending takedown notices for torrent links that have never existed. The notices accuse sites of distributing recent movies and TV-shows. However, the services in question have been...Show More Summary

How Legitimate Content Killed an “Ethical” Torrent Site

In the early days of P2P, saving money on media was a key motivator for people to pirate online. But now, with the market beginning to mature, it is the timely availability of content in convenient formats that has the ability to tackle the piracy issue. Show More Summary

Dallas Buyers Club Lawyer Calls Out “Copyleft” TorrentFreak

In an attempt to uncover various BitTorrent pirates, Dallas Buyers Club attorney James Davis asked an Oregon District Court for permission to interrogate Internet subscribers whose connections were used to pirate the film. In his request...Show More Summary

Google Saves Anthropoid Movie From Anti-Piracy Meltdown

World War II thriller Anthropoid was released in the United States last week and as usual, an anti-piracy outfit has been busy taking down 'pirate' links from Google. However, that's proven somewhat problematic, since the movie hasn't even been leaked yet. Show More Summary

Scammers Use Harvard Education Platform to Promote Pirated Movies

Spammers are using Harvard's educational sharing tool H2O to promote pirated movies. Thousands of links to scammy sites have appeared on the site in recent weeks. Copyright holders are not happy with this unintended use and are targeting the pages with various takedown notices. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Mexican Govt Officials Reprimanded For Olympics Piracy

Significant commercial interests lie behind the Olympic Games so protecting trademarks and copyrights are high on the agenda. To that end, the organizers in Rio have just taken action against several Mexican government officials after...Show More Summary

BREIN Tracks Down Facebook Music Pirate, Settles for €7,000

Anti-piracy group BREIN has tracked down a prolific cyberlocker uploader who shared pirated music in a dedicated Facebook group. The man agreed to sign a €7,000 settlement and left the group, which shut down soon after. In addition,Show More Summary

Kim Dotcom & John McAfee “At War” Over Megaupload 2.0 Revelations

Kim Dotcom has made a surprise announcement relating to his under-development Megaupload 2.0 project. The entrepreneur informs TorrentFreak that John McAfee's MGT Capital Investments offered to invest $30m plus stock into the business but it soon became clear that the aim was to drive up the stock price at MGT. Show More Summary

Anti-Piracy Firm Rightcorp Continues to Lose Big Money

Piracy monetization firm Rightscorp continues to lose money. Revenue over the most recent quarter has dropped significantly compared to last year and the company is still miles away from turning a profit. Instead of generating more money...Show More Summary

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