YouTube Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Copyright Enforcement, Repeat Infringer Policy
Maria Schneider has filed a class action lawsuit against YouTube, claiming massive deficiencies in its copyright enforcement measures. The Grammy award-winning musician says YouTube restricts access to its takedown tools, profits from infingement, and fails to terminate repeat infringers. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-07-03 17:11:41 READMORE
New York Times Selectively Cracks Down on ‘Copyright Infringing’ Trump Meme
Twitter has removed a Trump meme posted by the US President himself. The social media platform took action after the New York Times sent a copyright complaint. The news organization owns the related copyright and can have the tweet removed. However, it doesn't appear interested in going after others sharing the same meme. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-07-03 00:07:49 READMORE
The Pirate Bay: VPN Provider OVPN Hit With Court Injunction, Vows to Fight
After an injunction obtained by two movie studios against an ISP with alleged links to The Pirate Bay was dismissed, the parties have returned to court demanding that VPN provider OVPN hands over information relating to the notorious site. OVPN informs TF they will fight the injunction "the entire way". From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-07-02 16:25:55 READMORE
Rightsholders Want African Countries to Up Their Anti-Piracy Game
According to a coalition of prominent copyright industry groups, piracy remains a widespread and serious problem among all African countries. United in the IIPA, they ask the US Government to make trade benefits for sub-Saharan African countries dependent on local copyright laws and the effectiveness of their anti-piracy enforcement. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-07-02 06:12:52 READMORE
Police Arrest Pirate IPTV Operator & ‘Hijack’ Streams With Anti-Piracy Warning
Police officers from a Cyber and Serious Organised Crime Unit in the UK arrested a 24-year-old man yesterday under suspicion of operating a pirate IPTV service. Users of at least one service are now being presented with an anti-piracy warning delivered by Norfolk and Suffolk Police. The force in question informs TF that the warning is genuine and not part of a hack. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-07-01 19:17:10 READMORE
Amazon Sued For Copyright Infringement on Movies Including Austin Powers
Amazon is facing a US copyright infringement lawsuit for distributing movies on its streaming service for which it doesn't hold the rights. Filed in a New York court and alleging direct and contributory copyright infringement, the suit covers movies including Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. It demands a jury trial and statutory damages that could run to millions of dollars. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-07-01 04:02:40 READMORE
Court Excoriates ‘Copyright Troll’ Lawyer and Adds $100,000 in Sanctions
Copyright lawyer Richard Liebowitz has, once again, been sanctioned by a New York federal court. In a scathing order, the court sums up the attorney's 'deplorable record' which includes violating court orders and lying under oath. For his most recent wrongdoings, Liebowitz must pay over $100,000 in sanctions and also risks his right to practice in the district. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-06-30 19:49:15 READMORE
ISP Ordered to Hand Over Pirates’ Details After Cracked Software ‘Phoned Home’
Alleged pirates who installed cracked copies of expensive Siemens CAD tools on their computers are facing potentially huge settlement demands after the software "phoned home" informing the company of the illicit use. The Australian Federal Court has ordered ISP Telstra to hand over the personal details of the suspected infringers. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-06-30 03:26:26 READMORE
Global Pirate Site Traffic Drops to New Low After COVID-19 Peak
When governments began to implement lockdown measures to hamper the spread of COVID-19, hundreds of millions of people were asked to stay at home. This resulted in a piracy peak. While some thought that this increase could be permanent, global traffic to pirate sites has already dropped and is now at a new low. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-06-29 17:33:00 READMORE
Top 10 Most Torrented Movies of The Week – 06/29/20
Every week we take a close look at the most pirated movies on torrent sites. What are pirates downloading? 'You Should Have Left' tops the chart, followed by ‘Force of Nature'. 'Irresistible' completes the top three. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-06-29 16:14:40 READMORE
Torrentz2.eu Domain Suspended by Registry on Public Prosecutor’s Order
The popular torrent meta-search engine Torrentz2 is no longer accessible through its main .eu domain name. The domain was suspended by the EURid registry pending an investigation, triggered by a Public Prosecutor's order. Torrentz2, meanwhile, continues to be accessible through its alternative .is domain. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-06-28 23:36:58 READMORE
Amazon Profits From Pirate IPTV So Can’t Sue Pirate IPTV Provider, Court Hears
In April, a coalition of entertainment companies headed up by Universal, Paramount, Columbia, Disney and Amazon sued 'pirate' IPTV provider Nitro TV. In an answer to the complaint, Nitro's operator states that since Amazon profits from sales of 'pirate' IPTV packages on its platform, the action should be barred. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-06-28 18:13:23 READMORE
Court Grants Groups Permission to Intervene in Canadian Pirate Site Blocking Lawsuit
Canada's Federal Court of Appeal is allowing several high-profile groups and organizations to intervene in the country's first pirate site blocking case. This includes rightsholder representatives including IFPI and the Premier League, as well as blocking opponents such as Canada's domain registry and CIPPIC. In a novel ruling, parties with a similar stance are instructed to work together to file joint submissions. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-06-28 06:25:20 READMORE
MangaDex Develops P2P System to Distribute Manga Sharing Bandwidth Costs
MangaDex, a scanlation platform with tens of millions of monthly visitors, has developed an innovative solution to help satiate its users' thirst for content. The site's newly open sourced [email protected] peer-to-peer project allows users to volunteer use of their PCs or servers to help ease the pressure on the site's cache servers. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-06-27 19:57:04 READMORE
Appeals Court Revives Record Labels’ Lawsuit Against YouTube Rippers
The copyright infringement case between several major record labels and the YouTube-rippers FLVTO.biz and 2conv.com is back on. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the District Court's ruling, which dismissed the case for a lack of jurisdiction. The record labels will celebrate this as a win but the legal battle is far from over. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-06-27 05:17:45 READMORE
EFF & Heavyweight Legal Team Will Defend Internet Archive’s Digital Library Against Publishers
The EFF has revealed it is teaming up with law firm Durie Tangri to defend the Internet Archive against a lawsuit targeting its Open Library. According to court filings, the impending storm is shaping up to be a battle of the giants, with opposing attorneys having previously defended Google in book scanning cases and won a $1bn verdict for the RIAA against ISP Cox. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-06-26 19:26:49 READMORE
Social Media Buzz Boosts TV Piracy, Research Finds
A new paper published in the Journal of Internet Electronic Commerce Research concludes that social media buzz boosts online piracy numbers for TV-shows. The more people talk about them, the more people are downloading. Interestingly, traditional TV-show ratings have no effect on piracy at all. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-06-26 05:35:59 READMORE
EU Court of Human Rights Declares Order to Remove Anti-Censorship Tool Advice Illegal
In 2015, a a human rights organization that monitors web-censorship and pirate site blockades in Russia was itself ordered to be blocked by a local court for offering advice on how to use tools including Tor and VPNs. The European Court of Human Rights has now ruled that the order to disable access to that advice was illegal and a violation of the freedom to receive and impart information. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-06-25 18:56:40 READMORE
President Sends South Africa’s New Copyright Bill Back to Parliament after US & EU Pressure
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent two copyright-related bills back to Parliament. The legislation, which was just a signature away from becoming law, includes broad fair use provisions that may have to be revised. The decision follows heavy opposition from rightsholders, pressure from the US Government, as well as critique from the EU. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-06-25 04:00:44 READMORE