UEFA Obtains New Pirate IPTV Blocking Injunction Against Irish ISPs
UEFA, the governing body of football in Europe, has obtained a High Court injunction in Ireland compelling the country's largest ISPs to block access to pirated live games. At least in theory, customers of Eir, Sky, Virgin Media and Vodafone should find illegal IPTV providers much more difficult to access during the 20/21 season. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-10-01 16:51:37 READMORE
Nintendo ‘Wins’ $2 Million Judgment Against Switch Piracy Hack Store
Nintendo has come to an agreement with Uberchips.com, an online store it sued for offering Team-Xecuter's Switch hacks and chips. Ohio-based Uberchips.com and its operator agreed to a $2 million judgment. The consent agreement, which has yet to be signed by the judge, also requires the store to destroy all remaining stock. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-10-01 05:27:01 READMORE
BBC & ITV Reveal Settlement to Shut Down UKTVEverywhere IPTV Service
UKTVEverywhere, an IPTV service that streamed UK TV channels globally, has reached a shutdown settlement with the BBC and ITV. After being championed as a great platform by business giant Lord Sugar and outspoken broadcaster Piers Morgan, the domain of UKTVEverywhere is now in the hands of Britbox, the digital subscription service owned by the BBC and ITV. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-09-30 17:08:57 READMORE
Accused Movie Pirate Couple End Up in Court After Profane Tirade
Two movie companies have filed a lawsuit accusing an Arizona couple of downloading and sharing its movies through the YTS website. The husband and wife pair initially appeared to resolve the issue with an out-of-court settlement. However, instead of paying up, the husband lashed out in a tirade against the movie companies' lawyer, while accusing him of spying on their three-year-old kid. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-09-30 05:01:23 READMORE
Plex Sues Streaming Service That Will Run Blockbuster Movies Before Theaters
A new streaming service set to premiere blockbuster movies before they reach theaters is facing legal action. Due to launch on October 2, the Zee Plex "Cinema2Home" platform hopes to pull in large audiences watching from their own homes. However, the use of the word 'Plex' is unacceptable to US-based Plex, Inc., which claims that the Zee Plex service is abusing its trademark. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-09-29 18:51:55 READMORE
Russia Joins WIPO Project to Block Pirate Revenue But There’s Still No Transparency
After two years of development the World Intellectual Property Organisation launched its BRIP database in 2019 with the aim of strangling advertising revenue to pirate sites. Russia says it will now contribute its resources to the program but which sites are blacklisted overall will remain a mystery due to a complete lack of transparency. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-09-29 04:12:37 READMORE
Greek Pirate Site Blockade Expands With Hundreds of Pirate Bay, YTS, and 1337x Domains
Following a request from a local anti-piracy group, Greek ISPs are required to block access to block over 200 new domain names. Most of the targeted domains are proxies for The Pirate Bay, 1337x, and YTS. The order, issued by a special Government-affiliated commission, also denied one blocking request because the targeted domain is not similar to a previously blocked site. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-09-28 17:07:09 READMORE
Top 10 Most Torrented Movies of The Week – 09/28/20
Every week we take a close look at the most pirated movies on torrent sites. What are pirates downloading? 'Enola Holmes' tops the chart, followed by ‘Mulan'. 'Antebellum' completes the top three. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-09-28 16:14:40 READMORE
Google Received Copyright Takedown Notices For 3 Million Unique Domains
Google has reached a new milestone. Over the past several years, copyright holders have asked the search engine to remove URLs from three million unique domains. These include blatant pirate sites such as YTS.mx and Fmovies.to, but also several unusual and innocent targets including Netflix, the BBC, and even the official White House website. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-09-28 07:02:59 READMORE
Operator of Popcorn Time Information Site Receives Conditional Sentence
A man arrested in 2015 for running a site that provided information about the Popcorn Time piracy app has been sentenced in Denmark. The 38-year-old received 20 days probation and was subjected to a financial confiscation order after he admitted being criminally complicit in the infringements carried out by ordinary Popcorn Time users. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-09-27 21:02:27 READMORE
Games Cracker ‘EMPRESS’ Wants to Crowdfund Denuvo Cracks
A games cracker who has previously bypassed Denuvo's anti-piracy detection and placed games online says that, in order for this to continue, pirates need to dig deep. 'EMPRESS' says that funding is needed to keep the releases coming, partly to buy hardware but also to fund day-to-day living. With a step back, it isn't difficult to see the irony of the situation but do most pirates care? From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-09-27 01:32:54 READMORE
PRS Music Reports Mysterious Stream-Ripping Boom in Dubious Piracy Report
A new report published by PRS for Music reveals that UK traffic to stream-ripper sites has skyrocketed over the past three years. The findings reveal a massive 1390% traffic boost. Intrigued by these findings, we decided to take a closer look at the methodology, with some surprising results that cast doubt on the overall conclusions. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-09-26 19:08:48 READMORE
US Copyright Groups Want China to Support Rigorous Piracy Filters and Site Blocking
The MPA, RIAA, and other entertainment industry groups, would like China to tweak its copyright law and open the door to pirate site blocking. The groups propose several other changes and want the Chinese Government to encourage local tech giant Baidu to implement rigorous filtering technology while terminating repeat infringers. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-09-26 06:09:58 READMORE
841 Alleged Pirates of Movie ‘The Outpost’ Targeted in Canada Federal Court
The company behind the war drama film The Outpost has filed a mass copyright infringement lawsuit in Canada. The statement of claim targets 841 'Doe' defendants who allegedly downloaded and shared the movie, demanding an injunction plus damages under the Copyright Act. The claim states that all defendants ignored two warnings to cease and desist. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-09-25 16:50:09 READMORE
Movie Companies Sue YTS Users Who Ignored Settlement Demands
Several movie companies have filed a new lawsuit targeting three users of the popular torrent site YTS. The alleged pirates were identified based on data that was previously provided by the site's operator. The three were initially approached for an out-of-court settlement but, according to the rightsholders, they failed to respond. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-09-25 03:45:28 READMORE
Operation Evil Web: Police Target 58 Sites, IT Experts & 1,000 IPTV Subscribers
Police in Italy are reporting a large operation against a network involved in IPTV. The Guardia di Finanza says that 58 sites and 18 Telegram channels have been blocked while four IT experts with familiar nicknames have been referred for prosecution along with 1,000 subscribers of pirate IPTV services. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-09-24 16:46:16 READMORE
Rightsholders Ask Europe for Broad “Know Your Customer” Checks to Deter Piracy
In a letter sent to the European Commission, a large group of anti-piracy organizations and copyright holders calls for stricter online identity checks. As part of Europe's planned Digital Services Act, online services such as hosting companies, domain registrars, and advertisers, should be required to perform "know your customer" checks. This can help to combat all sorts of illegal activity including online piracy. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-09-24 00:33:30 READMORE
Anti-Piracy Coalition Wants Operators of Pirate Bay, YTS, 1337x, EZTV Uncovered
Anti-piracy coalition ACE is continuing its crackdown on pirate sites, targeting several high profile actors. Represented by the MPA, the group requests a DMCA subpoena that requires Cloudflare to hand over personal information and account details relating to the operators of The Pirate Bay, YTS, 1337x, EZTV, Seasonvar, Tamilrockers, Lordfilms, and many others. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-09-23 15:16:34 READMORE
YouTube: Copyright Lawsuit Plaintiff Uploaded Own Movies Then Claimed Mass Infringement
A class-action lawsuit, filed against YouTube by Grammy award-winning musician Maria Schneider and Pirate Monitor Ltd, has taken an unexpected turn. According to YouTube, Pirate Monitor first used bogus accounts to upload its own videos. It then filed DMCA notices to have the same content removed in a ploy to gain fraudulent access to Content ID management tools. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-09-23 00:08:06 READMORE