RIAA Sues Verizon After ISP “Buried Head in Sand” Over Subscribers’ Piracy
Dozens of record labels including UMG, Warner, and Sony, have filed a massive copyright infringement lawsuit against Verizon at a New York federal court. The labels claim that instead of taking action in response to hundreds of thousands of notices advising Verizon of subscribers' piracy violations, the ISP "buried its head in the sand" while knowingly providing high-speed services to a massive community of online pirates. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2024-07-15 15:32:58 READMORE
Religious Group Targets Parent With Copyright Lawsuit Over Kids’ Curriculum
Alarmed at what they describe as "psychologically damaging" religious instruction, received by school children from LifeWise, an organization providing off-site teaching in the United States, a group of parents decided to take action. As part of their mission to raise awareness, Parents Against LifeWise recently obtained LifeWise's curriculum and published it on the group's website. LifeWise responded with a potentially crushing copyright infringement lawsuit. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2024-07-15 00:32:19 READMORE
Argentina Blocks 50+ Pirate Football Streaming Sites, Operator Arrested
Authorities in Argentina have launched a criminal investigation into a major pirate sports streaming operation. The alleged mastermind, described as a 'pirate streaming consultant', was arrested in the province of Mendoza. In addition to the arrest and an accompanying raid, the authorities also ordered ISPs to block more than 50 pirate streaming domains. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2024-07-13 18:53:18 READMORE
PornHub Owner Obtains Pirate Site Blocking Order From U.S. Court
Adult entertainment conglomerate Aylo, the parent company of PornHub, has booked a significant victory in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by a subsidiary at a California federal court. A broad permanent injunction against video platform Goodporn requires third-party services, including domain registries, Internet providers and search engines, to block the pirate site's domain names. Goodporn, meanwhile, is taking countermeasures. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2024-07-13 03:10:35 READMORE
Piracy Shield is Hiring a Pirate IPTV Blocker, No Skills or Experience Needed
The company tasked with running Piracy Shield, Italy's controversial IPTV-blocking system, is looking for a new recruit. The successful candidate will spend weekdays, plus an hour during most weekends, monitoring pirate streams and then taking them down. Surprisingly, the job requires no experience and no in-depth skills, although knowing what an IP address does will be seen as a positive. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2024-07-12 19:32:31 READMORE
DAZN: Force Cloudflare to Join Piracy Shield, Prosecute IPTV Buyers ASAP
This week, Romano Righetti, Director of External and Public Affairs for DAZN, spoke about the challenges presented by IPTV piracy. Righetti says that at times it may appear that Italy's Piracy Shield blocking system is malfunctioning or ineffective, but that's not true. It's all down to pirates' use of "sophisticated services" offered by American intermediaries. Fortunately, the solution is straightforward; force companies like Cloudflare into compliance and prosecute users. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2024-07-12 01:11:53 READMORE
BREIN Shuts Down Pirate IPTV Service, Users Get a ‘Warning’
BREIN has shut down pirate IPTV service IPTVpremium, with help from anti-cybercrime outfit Irdeto. The operator has signed a confidential settlement with potential fines if he engages in copyright-infringing activity going forward. In addition, existing users have received a notice informing them about the unlawful activity they were part of. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2024-07-11 17:51:21 READMORE
Nintendo Targets Switch Emulators Suyu, Nuzu, Uzuy, Torzu, and Sudachi
Nintendo's dismantling of the Switch emulator scene continued this week. Using the injunction obtained against the Yuzu emulator as a base, Nintendo has just taken down projects including Suyu, Nuzu, Uzuy, Torzu and Sudachi from GitHub. Some are likely to survive elsewhere and at least one is being completely rewritten to address various issues. Whether that will pacify Nintendo is unknown. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2024-07-11 03:09:32 READMORE
YoHoHo Asks GitHub to Take ‘Pirated’ Pirate-Themed Games Offline
Popular multiplayer game Yohoho.io is available in app stores and on the web. The goal of the pirate-themed 'battle royale' is to kill and plunder opponents, to become the last pirate standing. Apparently, the game itself is also subject to plundering scoundrels, as the makers have asked GitHub to take down various ad-free 'copies'. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2024-07-10 18:55:45 READMORE
“Lifetime” Pirate IPTV Boxes Freely Available on Amazon Cost Men $1.25m
How easy is it to buy a pirate IPTV device with a built-in subscription, offering thousands of TV channels, PPV events, video on demand, even catch-up TV? Let's rephrase that: what's Amazon's estimated delivery time for Tanggula, vSeeBox, and Superbox devices? Whether tomorrow or next week, two men who sold exactly the same devices to their own customers won't be able to compete after being hit with a $1.25m judgment in the United States. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2024-07-10 04:56:34 READMORE
Pirate Sites Face a More Challenging Hosting Climate in Europe
Law-abiding hosting providers don't openly and explicitly welcome pirate sites. At the same time, many of these third-party service providers have historically taken a neutral position in copyright conflicts. However, under EU law and supporting legal precedents, hosting companies are required to take action against infringement, as doing nothing can become quite costly. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2024-07-09 19:03:36 READMORE
Z-Library Admins “Escape House Arrest” After Judge Approves U.S. Extradition
Two alleged Z-Library operators who were arrested in Argentina at the request of the United States, have reportedly escaped from house arrest. Russian citizens Anton Napolsky and Valeriia Ermakova were facing extradition to the United States after a judge approved their transfer. After filing an appeal at the Supreme Court of Justice requesting political refugee status, the pair apparently vanished into thin air. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2024-07-09 01:40:52 READMORE
Anna’s Archive Faces Millions in Damages and a Permanent Injunction
Popular pirate library search engine Anna's Archive faces monetary damages and a permanent injunction at a U.S. court. The site's operators failed to respond to a lawsuit filed by OCLC, after its WorldCat database was scraped and published online. Anna's Archive remains silent but did switch to a new domain name recently, which may not be entirely coincidental. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2024-07-08 19:20:49 READMORE
Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 07/08/2024
Every week we take a close look at the most pirated movies on torrent sites. What are pirates downloading? 'Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F' tops the chart, followed by 'Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga'. ‘The Watchers'' completes the top three. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2024-07-08 08:09:40 READMORE
Cloudflare Blocks Pirate Sites After Web Sheriff Filed Laundry List of Violations
Anti-piracy company Web Sheriff was once known for its off-the-wall approach to tackling infringement. Presumably part of its strategy to get noticed in the market, the company has since matured as an all-round brand protection service. Still, a pair of copyright claims sent to Cloudflare recently are so ridiculously over the top, it's hard to take them seriously. Unexpectedly, Cloudflare responded by blocking URLs on two pirate sites leading to the rarely-seen '451' error. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2024-07-08 02:40:56 READMORE
U.S. Universities Warn Students about Limewire and Kazaa… in 2024
By law, American colleges and universities have to warn students about the piracy-related dangers of file-sharing software. These institutions take their obligations very seriously, as warnings for long defunct software such as LimeWire and Kazaa are still prevalent. Also making an appearance in 2024 are BearShare, Blubster, eDonkey, Gnucleus, Shareaza and others. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2024-07-07 04:41:36 READMORE
Sony’s Ancient Lawsuit vs. Cheat Device Heads in Right Direction – Sony’s Defeat
After more than a decade of litigation in Germany, last year key questions in Sony's lawsuit against cheat device maker Datel were referred to Europe's highest court. If the Court of Justice's judgment ultimately favors Sony, the implications are likely to reach far beyond a device designed to interact with a game console discontinued a decade ago. For the greater good, it's a case that Sony must lose and for once in a copyright lawsuit, things are headed in the right direction. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2024-07-06 03:05:08 READMORE
Popular Pirate Site Animeflix Shuts Down ‘Voluntarily’
Popular anime pirate site Animeflix has shut down without prior warning. The site's operators don't mention a reason for the site's closure, but note that the decision comes after 'careful deliberation'. The site faced considerable legal pressure in recent months, which may have been a motivating factor. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2024-07-05 18:11:43 READMORE
OpenAI Wants New York Times to Show How Original Its Copyrighted Articles Are
OpenAI wants to know to what degree New York Times articles are 'original' and worthy of copyright protection. The AI company is seeking journalists' source materials to assist in its defense of a multi-million copyright infringement claim previously filed by the newspaper. The Times objects to this and other information requests, suggesting that OpenAI's approach is overbroad and could potentially have a chilling effect. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2024-07-05 02:12:05 READMORE