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Fair Use Needs Protecting & All Abusers Need to Be Punished

Fair use is an extremely important facet of copyright law and it needs to be defended when it's wrongly targeted under the DMCA. So, let's get down to business. Those who attempt to stifle it should get punished. And, to balance things...Show More Summary

Paramount Will End Case Against Fan-Funded Star Trek Film

Paramount Pictures and CBS Studios plan to end their lawsuit against the crowdfunded Star Trek spin-off 'Prelude to Axanar', director J. J. Abrams has announced. While the parties have yet to submit the paperwork to court, they are finalizing their settlement discussions. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

New Game of Thrones Episode Leaks Online Early

The latest episode of Game of Thrones has leaked online a day before its official premiere. The leak reportedly comes from HBO Nordic where the show was made available a day early, and since then it's widely shared on various pirate sites. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

TorrZan Allows You to Download Torrents Via Telegram

TorrZan is a new service that allows Telegram users to download torrents through their favorite instant messaging application. The Telegram bot can find files on popular torrent sites and downloads them securely through its service.Show More Summary

Steal This Show S01E10: ‘The Dark Side Of OTT’

Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing the latest file-sharing and copyright news. In this episode we discuss recent news stories, and talk about the 'dark side' of Over The Top TV. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

ISP Runs Huge Pirate Site Especially For Customers

Choosing an Internet service provider is something millions of individuals do every year, with pricing, speed and reliability major considerations. But what if there was an option to choose a broadband provider that not only offeredShow More Summary

ISP: Police Requests Most User Data for File-Sharing “Crimes”

For the first time Swedish Internet service provider Bahnhof has shared details on the nature of police requests for subscriber identities. The data reveals that with 27.5% "file-sharing" is by far the largest category. The ISP, however,...Show More Summary

Pirate Bay’s Domain Shuffle Has Come Full Circle

After years of rotating domain names, The Pirate Bay is now back at its original.ORG domain. The notorious torrent site started redirecting users after a Swedish court ruling put its.SE domain at risk. Today we take a look at the rather...Show More Summary

Fox ‘Stole’ a Game Clip, Used it in Family Guy & DMCA’d the Original

This week's episode of Family Guy included a clip from 1980s Nintendo video game Double Dribble showing a glitch to get a free 3-point goal. Fox obtained the clip from YouTube where it had been sitting since it was first uploaded in 2009. Show More Summary

Music Industry Wants More Money From YouTube

UK music industry group BPI is not happy with YouTube and other streaming sites that can feature their music for just a few pennies. According to the major labels, EU legislation needs an overhaul to deter piracy and make sure that labels...Show More Summary

Seized Popcorn Time “News” Domain Sparks Free Speech Appeal

The battle over the legality of a seized Popcorn Time "news" domain is heating up. Last week a complaint by two digital rights groups was denied by a local court due to a lack of standing, but today they filed an appeal, joined by the legal owner of the disputed domain name. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

KickassTorrents Blocking Case Suspended By Music Industry

In order to save time and costs, a case aimed at blocking access to KickassTorrents in Australia has been suspended by the music industry. Record labels including Universal, Sony and Warner will now wait for matters in a parallel case...Show More Summary

Filmmakers Ask “Pirate” to Take Polygraph, Backtrack When He Agrees

The makers of the Oscar-winning movie Dallas Buyers Club are displaying some dubious tactics in their ongoing crackdown on BitTorrent pirates. In California, the filmmakers recently asked an accused pirate to submit to a polygraph test, but changed their opinion after he agreed. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Copyright Holders Dominate Closed-Door DMCA Hearings

As discussions over DMCA reform continue, a number of closed-door hearings have taken place in San Francisco. Representatives from Fight for the Future and YouTube's Channel Awesome were there and they report that discussions were dominated...Show More Summary

Megaupload Hard Drives Are Unreadable, Hosting Company Warns

Megaupload's former hosting company Cogent has warned that several drives, which are preserved as evidence for civil and criminal lawsuits, have become unreadable. While the data might not be lost permanently, various stakeholders including...Show More Summary

Rightscorp Revenues Collapse, Pirates Too Hard to Track

Anti-piracy outfit Rightscorp has just turned in another set of dismal results. During the past three months revenues plummeted 78% versus the same period last year with the company recording a net loss of $784,000. Pirates, it appears, are becoming harder to track and threaten. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Universal Music Appeals VKontakte Piracy Lawsuit

After a defeat earlier this year, Universal Music has now announced that it will take its lawsuit against Russian social networking site VKontakte to appeal. Universal accuses the social network of facilitating mass-piracy and is demanding...Show More Summary

YouTube Are Criminal Piracy Racketeers, Grammy Winner Says

YouTube is guilty of criminal racketeering. That's the headline-grabbing claim of Grammy award winning musician Maria Schneider, who claims that the Google-owned site is abusing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to siphon money away from musicians into its own pockets. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

UK Govt Targets Google and Facebook in Piracy Crackdown

The UK Intellectual Property Office is investigating how search engines and social media networks can step up their game to deter piracy. The Government is pushing for voluntary anti-piracy agreements between major Internet companies...Show More Summary

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