Virgin Media Subscribers Told to Pay “Thousands of Pounds” to Settle Piracy Lawsuits
Virgin Media subscribers receiving letters accusing them of movie piracy may find that settling their cases will be a costly affair. TorrentFreak understands that settlement demands run to several thousand pounds, a massive uplift on the several hundred usually requested in similar cases. Interestingly, however, some subscribers could be immune from being sued. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-09-21 00:27:18 READMORE
U.S. Copyright Holders Want Tougher Anti-Piracy Measures in China
The IIPA, which represents the MPA, RIAA, and other entertainment industry groups, would like China to take a stand against online piracy. This includes targeting pirate sites and apps. In addition, the Chinese government should encourage technology giant Baidu to take more responsibility by applying rigorous filtering technology and terminating repeat infringers. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-09-20 19:59:10 READMORE
Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 09/20/2021
Every week we take a close look at the most pirated movies on torrent sites. What are pirates downloading? 'Candyman' tops the chart, followed by ‘Old'. 'Malignant' completes the top three. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-09-20 07:30:40 READMORE
DMCA Takedown Errors Can Make it Harder to Find Movies Legally
Copyright holders have sent billions of takedown requests to Google. Their goal is to make it harder for people to find pirated content through the search engine. However, in some cases, takedown requests make it harder to find legal content too. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-09-19 22:51:25 READMORE
YouTubers Frustrated By Site’s Anti-Piracy Policies Are Being a Little Naive
YouTubers operating in the free TV/streaming niche are becoming pretty frustrated by the community policies, which are designed to prevent piracy instruction videos from appearing on the platform. The users claim that YouTube is becoming increasingly unfair with demonetizations but the cold hard truth is very straightforward - abide by the rules or publish elsewhere. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-09-18 22:27:10 READMORE
Yout Files Refocused Lawsuit Against RIAA to Have YouTube-Ripping Service Declared Legal
YouTube-ripping service Yout.com sued the RIAA in 2020, hoping to have its platform declared legal. As time went on the case became more complex. As a result, it was dismissed last month to allow Yout time to revise its arguments. Yout has now done just that via a focused amended complaint, providing precise detail on why the court should rule in its favor. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-09-18 06:07:21 READMORE
RIAA and Rightscorp Counter Renewed ‘False and Fraudulent’ DMCA Notice Claims
Internet provider RCN accused the RIAA and Rightscorp of sending "fraudulent" piracy notices based on flimsy evidence. The anti-piracy outfits recently asked the court to dismiss the allegations, arguing that these are fatally flawed. This includes the finding that Rightscorp operates without a private investigator's license. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-09-17 18:38:02 READMORE
“The Card Counter” Webscreener Adds New Twist to Early Movie Leaks
The pirate movie screener season has started early this year. After two Netflix films leaked a few days ago, reportedly from festival screeners, a 'webscreener' copy of "The Card Counter" has just appeared online. All movies are linked to the pirate release group EVO, which appears to have multiple sources. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-09-17 01:49:45 READMORE
UK Police Shut Down Pirate IPTV Network With “Hundreds of Thousands” of Customers
West Midlands Police and the Federation Against Copyright Theft say they have dismantled a major illegal streaming operation in the UK. Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of copyright infringement, fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud. Hundreds of thousands of customers are reportedly being greeted by a police message instead of their expected TV content. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-09-16 20:19:48 READMORE
Toronto Film Festival Asks Google to Remove Links to Leaked Netflix Screeners
Last weekend, two screeners of upcoming Netflix movies leaked ahead of their official premiere. "The Power of the Dog" and "The Guilty" are now widely shared on pirate sites, something that has triggered a series of takedown requests. Interestingly, the Toronto International Film Festival, which could be where the films leaked from, is particularly active. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-09-16 03:11:20 READMORE
Movie Piracy: Customers of Major UK ISPs Receive Letters Demanding Cash
Voltage Holdings LLC, a company well known for tracking down pirates worldwide and demanding cash settlements for alleged movie piracy, has officially begun work in the UK. After obtaining at least one High Court order, customers of ISPs including Virgin Media are now being contacted by a law firm demanding cash settlements to make possible lawsuits go away. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-09-15 19:57:11 READMORE
‘Black Widow’ vs. ‘Shang-Chi’ Piracy and the Return of Disney’s Box-Office Exclusives
After simultaneously releasing several movies in theaters and on its streaming platform, Disney is granting an exclusivity window to the box office again. Simultaneous releases trigger a piracy surge, which becomes clear from a comparison between the 'Black Widow' and 'Shang-Chi' piracy numbers. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-09-15 05:02:45 READMORE
Hollywood Demands $16.35m From Operator of Pirate IPTV Services
A coalition of Hollywood studios, with the addition of Amazon and Netflix, are demanding $16.35m in damages from the operator of Altered Carbon, Area 51, and several other pirate IPTV services. In addition to a permanent injunction, they also seek execution of an earlier settlement agreement that wasn't honored plus $332,600 in attorney's fees. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-09-14 18:05:30 READMORE
Russia Tries To Block VPN Providers, Troubles Hit BitTorrent & Multiple Online Services
Earlier this month Russian telecoms watchdog Roscomnadzor said it would begin blocking VPN providers including NordVPN, ExpressVPN and IPVanish to prevent access to information the government wishes to censor. It now appears that multiple online services have been disrupted including BitTorrent and Twitch, with multiple parties pointing the finger towards Russia's blocking tools. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-09-14 03:09:49 READMORE
Netflix Movie Screeners Leak on Pirate Sites Before Official Premiere
Two Netflix movie screeners appeared online a few hours ago, way ahead of their planned release date. Pirate release group EVO published advance copies of 'The Power of the Dog' and 'The Guilty,' which subsequently leaked online. The releases are not typical award screeners but appear to be film festival screeners instead. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-09-13 18:12:39 READMORE
The World’s Oldest Active Torrent Turns 18 Soon
The world's oldest active torrent file turns 18 years old this month and it's still being seeded by dozens of people. "The Fanimatrix" torrent was published in 2003 when BitTorrent was still a relatively new protocol. At the time, the torrent's creator saw it as the only affordable option to share the Matrix fan film with the world. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-09-12 20:23:43 READMORE
Massive Adult Site ‘Rule34’ Prepares Legal Action to Fight Bogus Homepage Delisting
Huge adult site 'Rule34' is preparing legal action to have its homepage restored to Google's indexes. The site's operator says that he believes he's been targeted with one or more bogus takedown demands. However, rather than go down the DMCA route, his opponents have chosen to make more serious complaints, ones that cannot be countered using a simple form. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-09-11 22:17:24 READMORE
Hosting Company Quadranet Asks Court to Dismiss ‘VPN Piracy’ Lawsuit
Hosting company Quadranet has asked a Florida federal court to dismiss the "VPN piracy" lawsuit that was filed by several independent film companies. The hosting company argues that it can't be held liable for the pirating activities of LiquidVPN subscribers, simply because the VPN provider happens to lease servers at Quadranet. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-09-11 02:26:49 READMORE
Former Student Sentenced For Selling Pirated Social Worker Textbooks
A former student who sold pirated digital copies of textbooks has been sentenced by a court in Denmark. Over a 21-month period the woman sold access to 38 different copyrighted books used in the social worker sector. An anti-piracy group referred her crimes to the country's State Prosecutor for Serious Economic and International Crime and yesterday a court determined her fate. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-09-10 17:14:53 READMORE