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Canada’s Supreme Court Orders Google to Remove Search Results Worldwide

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Operation ‘Pirate On Demand’ Blocks Pirate IPTV Portals - Via cheap set-top boxes, IPTV services (Internet Protocol TV) allow people to access thousands of live TV channels in their living rooms for a nominal fee. Some of these services are available for just a few euros, dollars or pounds per month, often in HD quality. While service levels can vary, some of the best also offer comprehensive Video On Demand (VOD), with hundreds and in some cases thousands of movies and TV shows on tap, sup...

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FACT Threatens Users of ‘Pirate’ Kodi Add-Ons - In the UK there’s a war going on against streaming pirates. At least, that’s what the local anti-piracy body FACT would like the public to know. The popular media streaming platform Kodi is at the center of the controversy. While Kodi is perfectly legal, many people use it in conjunction with third party add-ons that offer pirated content. FACT hopes to curb this trend. The group has already taken action against sellers of Kodi devices pre-loa...

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Cox: Supreme Court Suggests That Pirates Shouldn’t Lose Internet Access

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T411, France’s Most-Visited Torrent Site, Has Been Shut Down

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Indie Game Developer Shares Free Keys on The Pirate Bay - Online piracy is an issue that affects many industries, and indie game developers are certainly no exception. How people respond can vary from person to person. What’s right and what’s wrong largely depends on one’s individual beliefs, and some do better with pirates than others. Jacob Janerka, developer of the indie adventure game ‘Paradigm,’ was faced with this issue recently. A few days after his game was released he spotted a cra...

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Cybercrime Officials Shutdown Large eBook Portal, Three Arrested

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Sorry, the “You Wouldn’t Steal a Car” Anti-Piracy Ad Wasn’t ‘Pirated’

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Traveling “Kodi Repair Men” Are Apparently a Thing Now - Earlier this month, third-party Kodi add-on ZemTV and the TVAddons library were sued in a federal court in Texas. The complaint, filed by American satellite and broadcast provider Dish Network, accused the pair of copyright infringement and demanded $150,000 for each offense. With that case continuing, there has been significant fallout. Not only has the TVAddons repository disappeared but addon developers have been falling like domin...

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Scammers Pick Up NYAA Torrents Domain Name - For years NYAA Torrents was heralded as one of the top sources for anime content, serving an audience of millions of users. This changed abruptly early last month when the site’s domain names were deactivated and stopped working. TorrentFreak heard from several people, including site moderators and other people close to the site, that NYAA’s owner decided to close the site voluntarily. However, no comments were made in public. While many former u...
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