Court Blocks 13,445 ‘Pirate’ Sites Proactively to Protect One Movie
A court in India has granted what appears to be the most aggressive site-blocking injunction in the history of copyright law. In advance of the movie 'Vikram Vedha' premiering in cinemas last Friday, a judge handed down an injunction that ordered 40 internet service providers to proactively and immediately block an unprecedented 13,445 sites. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-10-03 17:23:42 READMORE
RIAA Thwarts Yout’s Attempt to Declare YouTube-Ripping Legal
The RIAA has booked a landmark victory against YouTube-ripper Yout.com. The Connecticut District Court dismissed Yout's request to declare the service as non-infringing. In a detailed ruling, Judge Stefan Underhill concludes that the service failed to show that it doesn't circumvent YouTube's technological protection measures. Yout is disappointed and will appeal the verdict. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-10-03 02:19:47 READMORE
DNS Providers as Piracy Fighters? Enforcement Groups Weigh Options
The World Intellectual Property Organization's Advisory Committee on Enforcement recently heard how DNS providers have the ability to fight online piracy but could also face liability as secondary infringers. Veiled warnings like these are nothing new, but with piracy colossus Fmovies cited as a primary example, pressure on DNS entities is building once again. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-10-01 23:35:01 READMORE
Court Denies MindGeek’s Request for a Sweeping Anti-Piracy Injunction
Adult entertainment conglomerate MindGeek owns many tube sites including Pornhub. While the company itself has a piracy history, today it's one of the most protective copyright holders in the industry. With a sweeping court injunction, it hoped to take Daftsex.com and several related services offline. However, the court slammed the brakes on the request, at least for now. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-10-01 05:12:42 READMORE
France Claims it Has Cut Live Sports Piracy By 50% in Six Months
Arcom, France's Audiovisual and Digital Communication Regulatory Authority, has been sending positive signals about its fight against piracy since January 1, 2022. Among many claims, the latest report from president Roch-Olivier Maistre is a real attention grabber. According to him, In just six months, live sports piracy in France has been cut by 50%. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-09-30 16:33:19 READMORE
Indie Record Label Leads Crackdown on YouTube Downloaders
The music industry is doing all it can to get rid of its YouTube ripping problem. The RIAA and BPI, for example, regularly send DMCA anti-circumvention notices to Google, asking the company to remove sites from its search results. In recent months the independent label "Because Music" also joined in the action, overpowering both music industry groups in the process. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-09-30 03:56:42 READMORE
Danish Pirate Site Blocking Updated, Telecoms Group Publishes All Domains
Rights Alliance and ISPs have agreed to update their code of conduct to block pirate sites more quickly in Denmark. When one ISP receives an instruction to block a domain, a new process will see other ISPs follow in less than seven days. Meanwhile, Denmark's Telecommunications Industry Association is publishing files that reveal precisely which domains are being blocked. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-09-29 16:15:03 READMORE
Liverpool and Manchester United Team Up to Beat Counterfeiters
Liverpool and Manchester United are arch rivals on the field but in U.S. federal court they have teamed up to fight a common enemy. Together with Tottenham Hotspur, the English football clubs are taking a stand against counterfeiters selling infringing products through Alibaba, Amazon, eBay, Wish, and other stores, seeking millions in damages. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-09-29 04:55:10 READMORE
Teen’s Destiny 2 Cheat Strategy Gifts Bungie Unlimited Lawsuit Ammo
A teenager who allegedly threatened staff at Bungie and cheated in Destiny 2 is facing fierce opposition as he attempts to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the developer. Bungie says the defendant doesn't understand the scope of the DMCA and by declaring Bungie's software license void due to his age, even more copyright claims are on the way. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-09-28 19:00:38 READMORE
AnyStories Drags Cloudflare to the Copyright Claims Board Over Pirate Site
Popular reading app AnyStories has filed a complaint against Cloudflare at the Copyright Claims Board. According to the Singaporean company, Cloudflare should be required to take action against customers who operate pirate sites, even if it doesn't host the content. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-09-28 04:49:48 READMORE
Anti-Piracy Outfit Rightscorp Hit With $15m Lawsuit After Sale Went Wrong
Rightscorp, whose data supports several major copyright infringement liability lawsuits against ISPs, has been hit with a $15m lawsuit. Plaintiff American Films, which previously claimed to have acquired the US operations of notorious 'copyright troll' outfit GuardaLey, says Rightscorp dangled an acquisition offer and then used confidential information to make bank. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-09-27 17:00:19 READMORE
U.S. Copyright Groups Are Concerned About Russia’s Handling of Online Piracy
With its invasion of Ukraine, Russia ignited a regional conflict with global repercussions. Thousands of lives have been lost and many more ruined. In response, many U.S. entertainment industry companies took a stand by ceasing their Russian operations. Through the IIPA, many of the same companies now want to urge Russia to keep online piracy in check. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-09-27 03:56:08 READMORE
Pirate IPTV Operator Faces Prison Following Organized Crime Investigation
Following an investigation carried out by a regional police organized crime unit, a UK man is due to appear in court next month charged with copyright and proceeds of crime offenses . Sources familiar with the case say the man is the alleged operator of Marvel Streams, a pirate IPTV service that shut down suddenly earlier this year. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-09-26 16:33:26 READMORE
Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 10/03/2022
Every week we take a close look at the most pirated movies on torrent sites. What are pirates downloading? 'Bullet Train' tops the chart, followed by ‘Vesper'. 'Hocus Pocus 2' completes the top three. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-09-26 07:30:40 READMORE
Kim Dotcom Took on a Pro-Ukraine Meme Group & Got Utterly Shitposted
Kim Dotcom's hatred for United States policies is an integral part of his online persona and the reason for his current placement on the anti-American side of the Ukraine conflict. But while Dotcom has held off the US Government for more than a decade, he proved no match for anti-Russian propaganda shitposting meme group NAFO. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-09-26 02:04:49 READMORE
“House of the Dragon” Crushes “The Rings of Power” on Pirate Sites
"House of the Dragon" and "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" are two completely different TV series. However, their near-simultaneous premieres have tempted people to draw comparisons. While we can't say which series is better, the download numbers show that torrenting pirates clearly favor the Game of Thrones prequel. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-09-25 05:25:51 READMORE
U.S. Wants to Know How Online Piracy Impacts the Workforce
The U.S. Trade Representative has started collecting input for its annual list of notorious piracy markets. In 2022, there's a special focus on the impact of online piracy on US workers. This will likely lead to detailed reports on hundreds of thousands of estimated job losses. But will jobs created by piracy get a mention as well? From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-09-24 05:57:37 READMORE
Battle to Crush Iconic ‘Ethical’ Torrent Site Ends After Four Long Years
TNTVillage was once the most popular torrent site in Italy. It had an ethics policy that prevented newly released content from being shared but that stood for nothing when the owner's home was raided in 2018. Despite the site closing down in 2019, legal action continued for another three years as copyright holders attempted to take down a solitary remaining hyperlink. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-09-23 16:44:20 READMORE
YouTubers Lose Brains Over Night of The Living Dead Copyright Claims
After a copyright blunder led to a major boost for the horror genre, George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead became a public domain classic. But in a terrifying new twist, YouTubers are now completely surrounded by a horde of Content ID notices claiming ownership and monetization rights. Screams for help are being ignored as Universal Music-owned Ingrooves gorges on the spoils. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-09-23 02:47:45 READMORE