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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.

Today Show Sued Over Copyright Infringement

NBC Universal is known to chase pirates, but this week it's on the receiving end of a copyright lawsuit. Texan photographer Alexander Stross has sued the company for multiple infringements. The Today Show allegedly used Stross' workShow More Summary

Completely Ignoring the DMCA an Option for Torrent Sites?

Removing content when asked to by copyright holders enables file-sharing sites to comply with the DMCA and its European equivalents. However, with many large platforms now of interest to the police, is there any point in them complying...Show More Summary

Pirate Party Risks Future to Protect Hyperlinks

Earlier this week it was revealed that the Czech Pirate Party is being prosecuted for running a pirate TV show site. The party faces 200,000 euros in damages and could even be dissolved as a legal entity, but according to the chief of...Show More Summary

Strike Torrent Search Goes Open Source, After RIAA Debacle

The popular torrent search engine Strike has shut down permanently. Following a lawsuit from the RIAA, developer Andrew Sampson decided to stay away from torrent released projects. To mark the end of a turbulent period, he has now released...Show More Summary

Steal This Show S01E05: P2P takes on Ebay

Today we bring you the fifth episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing the latest file-sharing and copyright news. In this episode we talk with the co-founder of P2P marketplace Open Bazaar and the founder of torrent client Frostwire. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

U.S. Govt: Excessive Piracy Punishments Should Be Avoided

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force has released a set of copyright reform proposals. The Government recommends Congress to implement various changes to avoid excessive damages awards and stresses that copyright trolling should not be tolerated. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

News Site Blocked By ISPs For Embedding YouTube Videos

A news site has just been blocked by Portugal's ISPs on copyright infringement grounds. Ultimate Music is operated by journalist Josep Vinaixa who publishes music industry news and sometimes embeds pop videos from YouTube. However, local...Show More Summary

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