Company Registers YTS and Popcorn Time Trademarks to Promote Legal Streaming
The Hawaiian company "42 Ventures" has registered various piracy-related trademarks. The company currently owns the US word marks for YTS, Popcorn Time, and Terrarium, which it uses to target key piracy services. This recently resulted in the suspension of the Twitter account of a popular Popcorn Time fork. Drom: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, torrent sites and more. We also have an annual VPN review.

Posted On:2020-04-08 04:55:24 READMORE
Watch Tower DMCA Subpoena Case Hots Up as Anonymous Objector Gains Traction
When the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society filed an application for a DMCA subpoena recently , it hoped to obtain the identity of an 'apostate' who allegedly uploaded its videos to YouTube in breach of copyright. However, an anonymous objector is now making life difficult for the religious group with a series of filings that hope to cast doubt on its true aims. Drom: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, torrent sites and more. We also have an annual VPN review.

Posted On:2020-04-07 17:04:09 READMORE
Movie Company Boss Urges US Senators to Make Streaming Piracy a Felony
In the United States, criminal copyright infringers can be sentenced to five years in prison. However, this is not the case for streaming piracy, which is seen as a misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum jail sentence of one year. Millennium Films boss Jonathan Yunger is callling on senators to change this, so the Department of Justice can effectively shut down and prosecute streaming piracy operations. Drom: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, torrent sites and more. We also have an annual VPN review.

Posted On:2020-04-07 03:33:37 READMORE
Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 04/06/20
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Bad Boys for Life' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘The Gentlemen'. 'Bloodshot' completes the top three. Drom: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, torrent sites and more. We also have an annual VPN review.

Posted On:2020-04-06 20:54:54 READMORE
Movie & TV Giants Sue ‘Pirate’ Nitro IPTV For ‘Massive’ Copyright Infringement
A coalition of entertainment companies headed up by Universal, Paramount, Columbia, Disney and Amazon have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against 'pirate' IPTV service Nitro TV. Alleging 'brazen' and 'massive' breaches of their rights, the companies are demanding millions in damages and a broad injunction. Drom: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, torrent sites and more. We also have an annual VPN review.

Posted On:2020-04-06 15:54:19 READMORE
‘Pirate’ Porn Sites Under Pressure as MG Premium Tightens the Screw
In a wave of new DMCA subpoena applications, MG Premium is hoping to discover the identities of individuals said to be responsible for pirate uploads on tube sites. However, given the way that the subpoena applications are worded, it seems likely that with assistance of Cloudflare, the adult giant is trying to unmask the operators of the sites themselves. Drom: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, torrent sites and more. We also have an annual VPN review.

Posted On:2020-04-06 06:55:41 READMORE
uTorrent is the Most Used BitTorrent Client By Far
Every day, dozens of millions of people use BitTorrent to download and share files. Although there is a wide variety of clients to choose from, fresh data reveal that uTorrent remains the top choice for most. The competition, including Transmission and qBitTorrent, are left with a small piece of the pie, which they share with the popular Russian apps Zona and MediaGet. Drom: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, torrent sites and more. We also have an annual VPN review.

Posted On:2020-04-06 01:18:48 READMORE
Accused Pirate Walks Free After Bank Statements Show he Was Not at Home
The Copenhagen City Court has dismissed a copyright infringement claim against a man who stood accused of movie piracy. Proving one's innocence can be tricky in file-sharing lawsuits. In this case, however, bank records were particularly helpful as these revealed that the man wasn't anywhere near his home at the time of the offense. Drom: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, torrent sites and more. We also have an annual VPN review.

Posted On:2020-04-05 05:42:33 READMORE
Russia Pirate Sites Dump 1XBET in Favor of Identical Yet Legal 1XStavka
A study published in 2019 revealed that controversial gambling company 1XBET, known for placing adverts on pirate sites, had become the third most active online advertiser in Russia. Now, however, 1XBET has dropped to a lowly 20th position, but with a twist. Jumping straight into sixth place just behind Google and Danone is 1XStavka, a legal gambling site that's identical to 1XBET. Drom: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, torrent sites and more. We also have an annual VPN review.

Posted On:2020-04-04 19:55:39 READMORE
RIAA Declares “Victory” in Megaupload Case Despite Not Having a Trial
Chairman and CEO Mitch Glazier has been oulining some of the RIAA's successes since he joined the industry group. Interestingly, he went straight to the Kim Dotcom and Megaupload case, which he described as a "huge significant victory". While the case hasn't yet gone to trial, its destruction more than eight years ago may be a good enough result for the RIAA. Drom: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, torrent sites and more. We also have an annual VPN review.

Posted On:2020-04-04 05:34:21 READMORE
Bulgaria Plans to Take Down Top Torrent Sites, with U.S. Assistance
The Bulgarian Government is actively trying to take down several top torrent sites. The country's Combat Organized Crime Unit are working together with U.S. authorities to shut down servers and seize domain names. Popular local trackers Zamunda.net and ArenaBG are mentioned as prime targets, but RarBG.to and Zelka.org are listed as well. Drom: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, torrent sites and more. We also have an annual VPN review.

Posted On:2020-04-03 16:40:04 READMORE
‘YouTube is Not Required to Share Email and IP-Addresses of Movie Pirates’
YouTube is not required to hand over the email and IP-addresses of pirating users, Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe advised in an opinion to the EU Court of Justice. The opinion concludes that EU law doesn't require providers to hand over more than the infringers' names and postal addresses. The final ruling, which has yet to be issued, will likely set a crucial precedent for similar cases. Drom: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, torrent sites and more. We also have an annual VPN review.

Posted On:2020-04-03 04:51:47 READMORE
Kendall Jenner Posts Video of Herself on Instagram, Gets Sued For Copyright Infringement
Model Kendall Jenner generates considerable sums from her Instagram account but according to a lawsuit filed in California, not all of that is raised legally. The complaint states that Jenner obtained a video of herself taken by a third-party and posted it on Instagram, in breach of copyright law. After gaining almost 23 million views, the owner now wants up to $150,000 in damages. Drom: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, torrent sites and more. We also have an annual VPN review.

Posted On:2020-04-02 18:14:28 READMORE
ETTV Moves to New Domain Name After Operator Goes Missing
TV-torrent distribution group ETTV switched to a new domain name a few days ago. While domain changes are not unusual, the background to this decision is quite worrisome. According to a top ETTV staffer, the site's main operator disappeared without a trace last December, which makes the site's future rather uncertain. Drom: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, torrent sites and more. We also have an annual VPN review.

Posted On:2020-04-02 05:00:20 READMORE
Disney Deletes Print-on-Demand Sale Claiming Rights to Denmark’s The Little Mermaid Statue
A woman who uploaded one of her own photographs to print-on-demand site RedBubble says she has been hit with a takedown notice by Disney. The photograph, which features the 107-year-old The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, apparently violates Disney's rights. According to a copy of the complaint, the statue depicts one of "Disney's Princesses". Drom: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, torrent sites and more. We also have an annual VPN review.

Posted On:2020-04-01 19:57:25 READMORE
RIAA Denies ‘False Takedown’ Allegations, Asks Court to Dismiss Case
The RIAA denies that it willingly sent false takedown notices to the mixtape service Spinrilla. In a new filing at a federal court in Atlanta, the music group refutes claims that it abused the DMCA takedown process. On the contrary, it believes that it had the right to remove a file which, according to Spinrilla, is clearly not infringing. Drom: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, torrent sites and more. We also have an annual VPN review.

Posted On:2020-04-01 04:48:58 READMORE
Internet Archive’s National Emergency Library is “Vile” Says Copyright Alliance
Last week the Internet Archive responded to the coronavirus outbreak by offering a new service to "displaced learners". Combining scanned books from three libraries, the Archive offered unlimited borrowing of 1.4 million books, so that people can continue reading while in quarantine. What followed was a huge backlash from publishing and pro-copyright groups, with the Copyright Alliance decribing the actions of IA's operator as "particularly vile." Drom: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, torrent sites and more. We also have an annual VPN review.

Posted On:2020-03-31 20:30:37 READMORE
Affordable Legal Options Are the Best Anti-Piracy Tool, US Senators Are Told
As a former Member of the European Parliament for the Pirate Party, Julia Reda has a wealth of experience with copyright legislation. This is recognized by the U.S. Senate, which invited Reda to share her knowledge with the Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property. Answering follow-up questions from several senators, she stresses that affordable legal options are the best anti-piracy tool. Drom: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, torrent sites and more. We also have an annual VPN review.

Posted On:2020-03-31 04:56:02 READMORE
Anime Fans Find ‘Pirate’ Subtitles in Netflix Streams of City Hunter
Netflix subscribers in France shared a wry smile over the weekend when a screenshot from the anime movie City Hunter was shared on Twitter. The screenshot revealed that the subtitles hadn't been obtained from an official supplier. Instead, they were apparently culled from a 'pirate' file distributed by an IRC channel specializing in anime content, one that could've been dead for some time. Drom: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, torrent sites and more. We also have an annual VPN review.

Posted On:2020-03-30 19:18:00 READMORE