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IPTV Providers Counter Premier League Piracy Blocks

The Premier League and its anti-piracy partners have begun blocking some illicit IPTV streams in the UK after obtaining a High Court injunction earlier this year. However, providers are already countering the efforts in various ways, including tweaks to their Kodi addons. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

ExtraTorrent’s Distribution Groups ettv and EtHD Keep Going

With ExtraTorrent's closure this week another BitTorrent giant has fallen. While many torrent sites have come and gone over the years, ExtraTorrent's departure also means that several prominent torrent uploaders are without a home. That...Show More Summary

Private Torrent Tracker Freshon.tv Shuts Down

After more than ten years, the private TV torrent tracker Freshon.tv has decided to shut its doors. The site's operators note that they have lost interest in the project and prefer to move on. Meanwhile, other private trackers have lined up to take in refugees. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Sony Files Lawsuits to Block Video Game Piracy Sites

Sony Interactive Entertainment has filed seven lawsuits in the Moscow City Court targeting sites that offer its gaming titles without permission. The aim is to have the sites blocked permanently by Russian ISPs, so that users can longer access the sites by regular means. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Elsevier Wants $15 Million Piracy Damages From Sci-Hub and Libgen

'Pirate' sites Sci-Hub and LibGen face millions of dollars in damages in a lawsuit filed by Elsevier, one of the largest academic publishers. Elsevier has requested a default judgment of $15 million against the defendants for their "truly...Show More Summary

EU Votes Today On Content Portability to Reduce Piracy

Members of the European Parliament will vote today on draft rules that would allow citizens to enjoy legally purchased music and movie streaming subscriptions when they travel to another EU country. It's hoped that improved access to...Show More Summary

Movie Piracy Blackmail Plot Fails, Six Arrested

In 2017 there's a trend of people threatening to leak movies online unless a ransom is paid. With Disney refusing to pay in a similar situation this week, there are clear signs that perpetrators can and do get caught. That was the case...Show More Summary

ExtraTorrent Shuts Down For Good

Popular torrent site ExtraTorrent has permanently shut down. The abrupt decision was announced a few minutes ago in a brief message posted on the site's homepage. This means that after the demise of KickassTorrents and Torrentz.eu, the...Show More Summary

Thailand Arrests Brits Over Pirated Football Streams

Following a complaint from the UK Premier League, authorities in Thailand have arrested two Brits and a local citizen. The trio are accused of offering unlicensed IPTV subscriptions through the website 365sport.tv. The authorities seized...Show More Summary

Streaming Site Operator Jailed For Three Years After Landmark Trial

Following a landmark trial, the key player at streaming site Swefilmer has been jailed for an unprecedented three years, longer than any defendant in the earlier Pirate Bay case. An administrator of the site received a relatively lenient...Show More Summary

Hackers Demand Ransom Over Stolen Copy of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’

Hackers are demanding money from Disney to stop the leaking of a pirate copy of an upcoming film. While Disney CEO Bob Iger didn't mention the movie by name when he announced the news, reports have identified the upcoming 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' as the target. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Netflix Use of Google DRM Means Rooted Android Devices Are Banned

Netflix customers who previously viewed the service using a 'rooted' Android device are no longer able to do so, at least officially. The development has been confirmed by Netflix, who say that the company's reliance on Google's Widevine...Show More Summary

ExtraTorrent Suffers Extended Downtime

ExtraTorrent, one of the most visited torrent sites on the Internet, is suffering from connectivity issues. The site has been offline for nearly 24 hours, with CloudFlare suggesting that the server is offline. No official reason hasShow More Summary

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 05/15/17

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Logan' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Ghost in The Shell'. 'Fist Fight' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Law Professor Shows How to Fight Copyright Trolls

Copyright trolls are known for their dubious tactics, but how should they be fought in court? Motivated by false accusations against alleged BitTorrent pirates. Matthew Sag and Jake Haskell have written an in-depth overview that could help defense lawyers to make their case. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

YouTube Content ID Critic Doesn’t Appreciate the Irony

Should discussion about copyright protection circumvention mechanisms only be allowed in certain places? That appears to be the takeaway from a post on the Music Tech Policy blog, which slams YouTube for leaving up Content ID defeatShow More Summary

Texas Court Orders Temporary ‘Pre-Piracy’ Shutdown of Sports Streaming Sites

A Federal Court in Texas has issued a broad preliminary injunction ordering several Internet services to disconnect a list of pirate sports streaming domains. While domain name seizures are not an entirely new phenomenon in the US, this order targets "anticipated" infringements and only applies temporarily. Show More Summary

Kodi Addon Navi-X Bites The Dust After 10 Years

One of the oldest and most popular Kodi addons is being shut down after a decade in action. Navi-X, which was the go-to addon for hundreds of thousands of people, will be discontinued due to legal fears, spam, and pollution with mislabeled adult content. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

ISP Bombarded With 82,000+ Demands to Reveal Alleged Pirates

Scandinavian telecoms operator Telia has revealed how rightsholders are bombarding the company with demands to identify alleged pirates. During the past year alone, Telia has been ordered to hand over personal details relating to more...Show More Summary

Judge Threatens to Bar ‘Copyright Troll’ Cases Over Lacking IP-location Evidence

A Californian judge is threatening to throw up a roadblock for Malibu Media, the adult media publisher that has sued thousands of alleged BitTorrent pirates. The judge might bar dozens of cases in his district until the accuracy of the...Show More Summary

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