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Judge Dismisses Movie Piracy Case, IP-Address Doesn’t Prove Anything
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If Extradited, How Might Kim Dotcom Be Treated in the US? - Following the massive raids on Megaupload and its operators in January 2012, there are few signs that the case is progressing at anything greater than a glacial pace. Notably, Kim Dotcom and his former business associates continue to live in New Zealand despite efforts by authorities in the United States to have them extradited to face trial. Dotcom is clear, however. Every time there is a push to tighten the noose, the entrepreneu...
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Help! My VPN Provider Is Compromised By a Gag Order! - Millions of Internet users around the world use a VPN to protect their privacy online. One of the key benefits is that it hides one’s true IP-address from third-party monitoring outfits, countering a lot of unwanted snooping. However, law enforcement is not always happy with these services and in extreme cases can compel VPN providers to start logging internal connections to catch a perpetrator. This is what appears to have happened to ...
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Rightscorp Pressures ISPs to Hijack Pirates Browsers - Rightscorp has made plenty of headlines in recent years, often due its aggressive attempts to obtain settlements from allegedly pirating Internet users. Thus far these efforts haven’t been particularly successful. Rightscorp is reporting millions in losses and most major Internet providers are not forwarding their settlement demands, even when they are offered a cut of the proceeds. In order to make their services more ‘appealing’ to IS...
Piracy monetization firm Rightscorp is promoting its browser hijacking system to ISPs. In a proposal revealed by Internet provider RCN, Rightscorp suggests a gradual approach where pirating subscribers eventually have to pay a fine to regain Internet access.
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Piracy Phishing Scam Targets U.S. ISPs and Subscribers - For more than a decade copyright holders have been monitoring unauthorized downloads. Traditionally this resulted in harmless takedown notices, but increasingly, these warnings are bundled with automated “fines.” Rightscorp and CEG TEK are the best known anti-piracy outfits employing this tactic, and this week another party appeared to have joined. TorrentFreak was alerted to a takedown notice Lionsgate purportedly sent to a Cox subsc...
An elaborate "piracy" phishing operation is targeting U.S. Internet providers and subscribers. Scammers are using the name of anti-piracy tracking company IP-Echelon and rightsholders such as Lionsgate, to send fake DMCA notices and settlement demands to ISPs. U.S. law enforcement has been notified and is currently investigating the matter.
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MPAA Boss: Europe’s Geo Unblocking Plans Threaten Movie Industry
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Game of Thrones Piracy Peaks After Season Finale - Traditionally, the Game of Thrones season finale is among the most viewed episodes of the season, also on pirate sites. With the Internet abuzz over the latest plot twists and turns, many people turned to torrent sites to grab a pirated copy of the show. The first episodes appeared online shortly after the official broadcast ended and at the time of writing more than 350,000 people are actively sharing a copy. This is the highest number we’...
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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 06/27/16 - This week we have three newcomers in our chart. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the most downloaded movie. The data for our weekly download chart is estimated by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are Web-DL/Webrip/HDRip/BDrip/DVDrip unless stated otherwise. RSS feed for the weekly movie download chart. Ranking (last week) Movie IMDb Rating / Trailer torrentfreak.com 1 (…...
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Streaming Site Operators Face Jail & $1.7m Forfeiture - Founded half a decade ago, Swefilmer was Sweden’s most popular unauthorized streaming site. Offering all the latest movies and TV shows, Swefilmer (and another, Dreamfilm) captured up to 25% of all web TV viewing in Sweden according to a 2015 report. Last summer, however, the noose began to tighten. In July local man Ola Johansson revealed that he’d been raided by the police under suspicion of being involved in running the site. Meanwh...
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Researchers Crack ‘Social DRM’ EBook Watermarks - The unauthorized copying and distribution of copyrighted content is a multi-billion dollar puzzle that entertainment industry companies are desperate to solve. As such, anti-piracy companies are always trying to come up with new ways to stop people from sharing that material online. With that an almost impossible task, some have taken to watermarking instead, with the aim of tracking content and providing a trail back to the source. What wat...
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Studios & ISPs Clash Over Aussie Pirate Bay Blockade - After new legislation was passed last year, the first site-blocking cases were filed in Federal Court during the early part of 2016. Two major industry players are putting the legislation to the test, with Roadshow Films (the movie division of Village Roadshow) and TV giant Foxtel both seeking to have several pirate sites blocked at the ISP level. Foxtel wants to render The Pirate Bay, Torrentz, isoHunt and TorrentHound inaccessible in ...
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Pirate Bay Blockade Lifted By Austrian Court - As a result of its attitudes towards copyright law, The Pirate Bay is without doubt the most blocked ‘pirate’ site in history. The notorious torrent index is already the subject of blocking orders in many countries worldwide, and others such as Australia are queuing up to add their names to the growing list. But for many citizens of Austria, where the site was blocked last year, the trend has just been reversed. Following legal action that had ...
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