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Major US Sports Leagues Report Top Piracy Nations to Government

The Sports Coalition, which includes prominent leagues such as the NBA, NFL, and MLB, has shared its concerns over sports piracy with the US Trade Representative. The coalition urges the US Government to place the Netherlands and Switzerland...Show More Summary

Embedding a Tweet Can be Copyright Infringement, Court Rules

A New York federal court has ruled that people can be held liable for copyright infringement if they embed a tweet posted by a third party. The case was filed by Justin Goldman, whose photo of Tom Brady went viral and eventually ended...Show More Summary

Court Orders Spanish ISPs to Block Pirate Sites For Hollywood

Following complaints from Disney, 20th Century Fox, Paramount, Sony, Universal and Warner, a court in Spain has ordered several ISPs to begin blocking a pair of pirate sites. Describing the action as "necessary", the MPA says that the...Show More Summary

Pirates Crack Microsoft’s UWP Protection, Five Layers of DRM Defeated

Video games pirates have reason to celebrate today after scene cracking group CODEX defeated Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform system on Zoo Tycoon Ultimate Animal Collection. While the game it was protecting isn't exactly a fan...Show More Summary

Court Dismisses Playboy’s Copyright Claims Against Boing Boing

A California district court has dismissed Playboy's copyright infringement complaint against Boing Boing. Playboy's allegations that the popular blog induced or contributed to copyright infringement by publishing hyperlinks are not strong enough, Judge Olguin writes. Show More Summary

‘Pirate’ Kodi Addon Devs & Distributors Told to Cease-and-Desist

The Alliance For Creativity and Entertainment, which counts major Hollywood studios, Netflix and Amazon among its members, has reportedly launched a new offensive against elements of the Kodi-addon community. Cease and desist letters...Show More Summary

Tickbox Must Remove Pirate Streaming Addons From Sold Devices

TickBox TV, the company behind a Kodi-powered streaming device, must release a new software updater that will remove copyright-infringing addons from previously shipped devices. A California federal court issued an updated injunction...Show More Summary

Australian Government Launches Pirate Site-Blocking Review

After being passed almost three years ago, the Australian government has launched a review of its pirate site-blocking laws. The Department of Communications is seeking feedback on the effectiveness of the mechanism, from initial injunction...Show More Summary

EFF Urges US Copyright Office To Reject Proactive ‘Piracy’ Filters

As entertainment companies and Internet services spar over the boundaries of copyright law, the EFF is urging the US Copyright Office to keep "copyright’s safe harbors safe." In a petition just filed with the office, the EFF warns that...Show More Summary

Pirate Streaming Search Engine Exploits Crunchyroll Vulnerability

The popular streaming platform Crunchyroll, which specializes in anime and manga content, appears to have a gaping security hole. As a result, the site's videos can be accessed through the pirate meta-search engine StreamCR, which ironically...Show More Summary

Pirate Site Blockades Enter Germany With as First Target

Following a complaint from a German movie distribution company, Internet provider Vodafone has been ordered to block subscribers from accessing the popular pirate streaming portal This is the first pirate site blocking order...Show More Summary

Hosting Provider Steadfast Maintains DMCA Safe Harbor Defense For Trial

A California District Court has denied ALS Scan's motion for summary judgment against hosting provider Steadfast. The latter is accused of contributory copyright infringement and failing to implement a repeat infringer policy as required by the DMCA. Show More Summary

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 02/12/18

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Coco' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Thor Ragnarok'. 'Daddy's Home 2' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VPN discounts, offers and coupons

Kim Dotcom Begins New Fight to Avoid Extradition to United States

Should Kim Dotcom and his former Megaupload colleagues be sent to the US to face charges of copyright infringement, racketeering, and money laundering? The New Zealand District Court ruled that they can and in December 2017, the Hight Court reached the same conclusion. Show More Summary

US Online Piracy Lawsuits Skyrocket in the New Year

More than 1,000 lawsuits were filed against BitTorrent pirates in the US in 2017. While that number is significant, a flurry of lawsuits since January suggests that even more may be filed this year. Adult entertainment company Malibu...Show More Summary

The Early Days of Mass Internet Piracy Were Awesome Yet Awful

English comedian Seann Walsh appeared on Conan this week with skit recalling his early piracy experiences using LimeWire. Amusingly accurate for those who remember the delights and pitfalls of early P2P sharing, Walsh's observationsShow More Summary

Comcast Explains How It Deals With Persistent Pirates

Comcast subscribers risk having their Internet, TV and phone access terminated in the event the ISP receives repeat piracy accusations from copyright holders. The Internet provider has recently published a detailed overview of its "repeat...Show More Summary

Cloudflare Hit With Piracy Lawsuit After Abuse Form ‘Fails’

Seattle-based photographer Christopher Boffoli has filed a lawsuit against Cloudflare, accusing the CDN provider of contributory copyright infringement. What started out as a straightforward DMCA notice quickly escalated after Boffoli...Show More Summary

Voksi Releases Detailed Denuvo-Cracking Video Tutorial

Over the past few years, the name Voksi has become synonymous with game cracking, in particular when it comes to anti-Denuvo activities. This week the talented Bulgarian released a 90-minute video in which he reveals how he cracked V4 of the infamous anti-tamper technology. Show More Summary

MPA Met With Russian Site-Blocking Body to Discuss Piracy

Last week, Stan McCoy, president of the Motion Picture Association's EMEA division, met with the head of Russia's telecoms watchdog in Moscow. Rozcomnadzor says that a number of issues were discussed, including strengthening international cooperation. Show More Summary

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