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UEFA Cracks Down on ‘Pirate’ Euro Cup Streams

Now that the Euro Cup is well underway, UEFA and its partners have started cracking down on the many unauthorized streams that are being broadcasted online. Despite their efforts, it seems to be a game that they can't possibly win. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Pirate Streaming Site Operator’s Four Year Sentence Upheld

A man who ran a movie streaming site that generated £300,000 and cost the movie industry millions has failed to have his four-year sentence reduced. Paul Mahoney was told by Northern Ireland's most senior judge that his offending had...Show More Summary

KickassTorrents Hits New High With Unrivaled Community

KickassTorrents has hit new heights as the world's leading torrent site. Following a recent surge the site has just entered the Alexa Top 70, a rare feat for any similar platform. While excellent presentation, timely content, and good...Show More Summary

High IQ Countries Have Less Software Piracy, Research Finds

Researchers have found that software piracy is directly linked to intelligence on a national scale. Covering more than 100 countries, the study shows that software piracy rates are lower in more intelligent nations. However, that doesn't...Show More Summary

Google Sees DMCA Notices Quadruple In Two Years

Google is being overloaded with DMCA takedown requests. The company has seen the number of takedown notices from rightsholders quadruple over the past two years. In 2016 alone, Google is projected to process over a billion reported pirate...Show More Summary

Pirate Bay Domain Dispute Appealed to Supreme Court

Last month the Swedish Court of Appeal ruled that two of the Pirate Bay's oldest domains will be forfeited to the Swedish state. However, Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrik Neij is dissatisfied with the result and has now filed a further appeal. Show More Summary

Company Uses DMCA to Censor and Expose Critical Blogger

Marketing and sales company Smart Circle is using the DMCA to uncover the identity of a critical blogger. The company obtained a subpoena directed at WordPress, stating that the blogger in question violates their copyrights by publishing modified images of its key employees. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Wikimedia: If Copyright Law Ain’t Broken, Don’t Fix It

The organization behind Wikipedia has warned that tinkering with the safe harbor provisions of the DMCA could interfere with its already effective handling of copyright issues. Charles M. Roslof, Legal Counsel for the Wikimedia Foundation,...Show More Summary

Google and GoDaddy Sign Anti-Piracy Pledge

Google and GoDaddy have promised to do their best to ensure that their advertisements are not promoted on pirate sites. The two prominent tech companies have signed the "anti-piracy pledge" of the Trustworthy Accountability Group, aShow More Summary

Pirate Bay Co-Founder Must Pay Record Labels $395,000

Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde may have thought he'd left the notorious site behind, but the legal system has other plans. The Helsinki District Court has just ordered him to pay $395,000 to record labels including Sony, Universal,...Show More Summary

Copyright Trolls Slammed in UK House of Lords

Copyright trolls operating in the UK will be doing so a little less confidently this morning after being slammed in the House of Lords yesterday. Lord Lucas named and shamed several companies involved in the practice, describing them...Show More Summary

U.S. ISP Sues Music Group Over Piracy Allegations

U.S. based Internet provider RCN is suing music rights group BMG. The Internet provider has asked the court to declare that it is not responsible for copyright infringements allegedly committed by its customers. Among other things, RCN...Show More Summary

ISP Association Nominates Copyright Troll As ‘Internet Villain’

The UK's trade association for providers of Internet services have nominated a notorious copyright troll for the much coveted title of "Internet Villain of the Year". ISPA UK, which counts the major ISPs and Google as members, shortlisted...Show More Summary

AMC Threatens Copyright Lawsuit Over Walking Dead Spoiler

Can someone infringe copyright by revealing a fact from an unaired (possibly unfilmed) TV show? That's the assertion of AMC, whose lawyers have threatened the operators of The Spoiling Dead community with a lawsuit if they reveal who got killed in the last episode of the series. Show More Summary

BREIN Wants Usenet Providers to Expose Prolific Uploaders

The Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN is going after two anonymous Usenet uploaders, who shared more than 2,000 books in total. The group requested the personal details of the users from their providers, but they refused to hand them over citing privacy concerns. Show More Summary

Film Producer Wants ISPs Prosecuted Over Widespread Piracy

Dutch film producer Klaas de Jong has filed a police report against four local ISPs, holding them accountable for tens of millions of euros in piracy related losses. The producer says that the ISPs are responsible for the actions ofShow More Summary

Steal This Show S01E11: ‘Is Pirate Party The Private Party?’

Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, a special featuring Pirate Party founder Rick Falkvinge. Should the Pirate Party really be called the Private Party? Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

RIAA-Approved File-Sharing Service Hacked, 51m User Details Leaked

Around 51 million user records of a file-sharing service that was first sued and then approved by the RIAA has been leaked online. The iMesh service was part of a shady group of former P2P services operating under the Bearshare, Lphant...Show More Summary

Pirates Get Game of Thrones Early, Again

HBO is doing its best to limit Game of Thrones piracy, but despite their efforts new episodes continue to leak early. Yesterday, pirates were again the first to see the latest episode, in what appears to be another leak from HBO's own video service. Show More Summary

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