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Netflix is ‘Killing’ DVD Sales, Research Finds

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

BT’s Piracy Warning Information is Confusing and Outdated

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

Record Labels Target ‘Singing’ President Obama with Takedown Notices

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

Landmark Movie Streaming Trial Gets Underway in Sweden

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

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 01/16/17

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.

More Pirated Movie Screeners Leak Online

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.

Piracy Notices? There Shouldn’t Be Many UK Torrent Users Left to Warn

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

Porn Pirate Sites Use ‘Backdoor’ to Host Videos on YouTube

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.

Pirate Apps Corrupt Kids & Bust Your TV, Industry Warns

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

‘Klingon Language’ Copyright Battle Ends, For Now

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

Advertisers Promise to Boycott Pirate Sites After Police Visit

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.

Hollywood Lawsuit Expands Pirate Bay & ExtraTorrent Web Blockade

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 Removes MEGA Frontpage From Search Results

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.

Movie Studios Prepare New “Big Time” Wave of Aussie Site Blocks

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 Accuses YouTube of Fraud Over Content ID Trademark

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

UK ‘Piracy Warnings’ Are Coming This Month; Here’s How it Works

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

BREIN Reveals Anti-Piracy Tactics and Achievements

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

Netflix Downloader Pulled Offline Following Trademark Complaint

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.

Public Domain Project Calls on EU to Abandon Piracy Filter Proposals

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

Pirate Bay Offered to Help Catch Criminals But Copyright Got in the Way

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

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