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Pirate Site Pubfilm Taunts Hollywood With Domain Name Whac-A-Mole

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Facebook Bans Sale of Piracy-Enabling Products & Devices - Riding the crest of a wave made possible by the rise of Internet streaming, piracy-enabled set-top boxes and similar devices have been hitting the homes of millions around the globe. Often given the broad title of ‘Kodi Boxes’ after the legal open source software that commonly comes pre-installed, these devices are regularly configured for piracy with the aid of third-party addons. Easy to use, set-top devices have opened up piracy ...

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Was The Disney Movie ‘Hacking Ransom’ a Giant Hoax? - Last Monday, during a town hall meeting in New York, Disney CEO Bob Iger informed a group of ABC employees that hackers had stolen one of the company’s movies. The hackers allegedly said they’d keep the leak private if Disney paid them a ransom. In response, Disney indicated that it had no intention of paying. Setting dangerous precedents in this area is unwise, the company no doubt figured. After Hollywood Reporter broke the news, Deadl...

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No, ExtraTorrent Has Not Been Resurrected - Last week the torrent community entered a state of shock when another major torrent site closed its doors. Having served torrents to the masses for over a decade, ExtraTorrent decided to throw in the towel, without providing any detail or an apparent motive. The only strong message sent out by ExtraTorrent’s operator was to “stay away from fake ExtraTorrent websites and clones.” Fast forward a few days and the first copycats have indeed appeared o...

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Alleged KickassTorrents Founder Released on Bail - Last summer, Polish law enforcement officers arrested Artem Vaulin, the alleged founder of KickassTorrents. Polish authorities acted on a criminal complaint from the US Government, which accused him of criminal copyright infringement and money laundering. Facing severe back problems, Vaulin was transferred to a hospital in December, and he later continued treatment in a Warsaw prison while awaiting progress in his extradition case. After be...

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Malicious Subtitles Threaten Kodi, VLC and Popcorn Time Users, Researchers Warn

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Reddit’s Piracy Sub-Reddit Reopens After Mutiny Shutdown - For millions of people, Reddit is one of the most popular sources of news online. Arguably, though, the site’s real value lies with its users. Like any community, Reddit user comments can range from the brilliantly informed to the deliberately destructive. But, more often than not, the weight of the crowd tends to get to the truth, sometimes with the help of the site’s moderators. Each section of Reddit (known as a ‘sub-Reddit’), is...

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Now Anyone Can Embed a Pirate Movie in a Website - While torrents are still the go-to source for millions of users seeking free online media, people are increasingly seeking the immediacy and convenience of web-based streaming. As a result, hundreds of websites have appeared in recent years, offering Netflix-inspired interfaces that provide an enhanced user experience over the predominantly text-based approach utilized by most torrent sites. While there hasn’t been a huge amount of innovati...

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Copyright Troll Attorney John Steele Disbarred by Illinois Supreme Court

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 05/22/17
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