• Hollywood Used ‘Dynamic+ Injunction’ to Shut Down movie-web and Other Pirate Sites

    Updated: 2024-02-26 22:29:04
    Late last week, the public-facing demo website of movie-web went offline. New information shows that this was likely the result of a 'dynamic+ injunction', ordered by the High Court of Delhi, India on behalf of Netflix and the Hollywood majors. The order requires ISPs to block dozens of pirate sites and also applies to domain name registrars, including the American company Namecheap. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • “Perfect” Piracy Shield & Propaganda: Blocking Blunders Branded “Fake News”

    Updated: 2024-02-25 08:43:29
    Just three weeks after launch, Italy's Piracy Shield blocking system is set for expansion. The news was revealed by the head of AGCOM and local anti-piracy group FAPAV, who also addressed media reports that overblocking is already affecting innocent parties. Those media reports, published by reputable outlets, were dismissed as "fake news." In reality, the claim that Piracy Shield is "working perfectly" isn't just fake, it's pure propaganda. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • ‘Movie-web’ Domain Shut Down By Hollywood Complaint

    Updated: 2024-02-24 13:07:30
    Open source movie streaming project movie-web has lost its public-facing demo site. The domain name was seemingly suspended by registrar Namecheap, following a legal complaint from several major movie studios. The developers have no intention of fighting back, but the app's code remains available on GitHub for others to use. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • Google Search Takedown Requests Rush to 8 Billion at Record Pace

    Updated: 2024-02-23 20:56:46
    Google has just processed the eight billionth DMCA takedown request for its search engine. With a recent increase in notices, the 10 billion milestone is just a year away. A recent uptick in activity is mainly pushed by publishers, including Korean media giant Kakao Entertainment, which is one of the most active senders over the past six months. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • ‘IFPS Gateway Operator is not Liable for Pirated Software Keys’

    Updated: 2024-02-23 00:40:51
    The Interplanetary File System is known as a censorship-resistant technology. However, it's not immune to copyright holder complaints. When software company JetBrains warned an IPFS gateway operator that they are liable for the alleged availability of pirated keys, the Electronic Frontier Foundation stepped up in his defense. Liability questions are never straightforward, though. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • Record Labels: ‘Hisses & Crackles’ Are No License to Copy & Digitize Old Records

    Updated: 2024-02-22 21:37:36
    Record labels have responded to Internet Archive's motion to dismiss 'expired' ‘Great 78 Project‘ copyright infringement claims. The music companies, including UMG and Sony, counter the statute of limitations argument. In addition, they stress that "hisses, crackles, and pops" on old records are flaws, not a license to copy and digitize the music. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • IPTV Piracy Group Members Arrested For Signal Theft, Fraud, Money Laundering

    Updated: 2024-02-22 08:45:34
    Officers of the Quebec Provincial Police (Sûreté du Québec) carried out raids this week against suspected members of an IPTV piracy group operating in Canada. At least five people were arrested on suspicion of various crimes including theft of telecommunications services, fraud, and money laundering. A key suspect targeted in an earlier operation was out of the country. The action follows a criminal complaint filed by companies including Bell, Videotron, and Rogers. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • Appeals Court Vacates $1 Billion Piracy Damages Award Against Cox, Orders New Trial

    Updated: 2024-02-21 15:03:27
    The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated the $1 billion piracy damages award against Internet provider Cox Communications. While the ISP remains contributorily liable for pirating subscribers, a finding of vicarious copyright infringement was reversed. A new trial will determine the appropriate damages amount given these new conclusions. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • Film Companies Seek ‘Torrenting History’ Related to Redditor

    Updated: 2024-02-20 10:33:37
    Several film companies are continuing efforts to obtain piracy-related information in connection with Reddit users. While Reddit declined to comply with recent subpoenas for subscriber information, it handed over the personal details of one user last year. A new court filing sheds some light on the type of evidence being sought by the filmmakers, which includes BitTorrent activity and pirate site visits. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • Pirate Site Shut Down For Trademark, Cybersquatting & Copyright Violations

    Updated: 2024-02-16 18:37:03
    A popular pirate site specializing in content from South Korea has been shut down by a court in the United States. Wavve Americas, a coalition of Korean broadcasters, filed a complaint against Kokoa TV in 2023, alleging trademark infringement, cybersquatting, copyright infringement, and other business-related violations. Kokoa TV had been receiving tens of millions of visits each month. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • Pirate Site Blocking Boosts Legal Consumption, Research Finds

    Updated: 2024-02-16 10:33:26
    A new study has found that pirate site blocking in Brazil and India boosted legal consumption. The non-peer-reviewed research confirms previously published findings that were limited to the UK. The effects on unblocked pirate sites are mixed, however, and whether the increased interest in legal content lasts over longer periods has yet to be researched. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • Piracy Shield IPTV Blocks Reportedly Hit Zenlayer CDN’s Innocent Customers

    Updated: 2024-02-15 19:46:06
    If initial reports coming out of Italy today are proven true, Italy's Piracy Shield system designed to block live sports piracy, is currently blocking Zenlayer CDN IP addresses and the innocent services reliant upon them. A claim that cloud services provider Cloud4C has been rendered inaccessible appears to be credible. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

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