Canada’s Federal Court Grants NHL Pirate Streaming Blockade for 22/23 Season
Bell, Rogers, and other copyright holders have obtained a new piracy-blocking order at Canada's Federal Court. The 'dynamic' injunction requires Internet providers to block access to unauthorized IPTV streams during the current NHL season. It's the second order of its kind and, if effective, it won't be the last either. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-11-30 05:08:56 READMORE
Cyando Kills Uploaded.net Before Copyright Quagmire Drowns It
There's no announcement on the site itself but in just two days, maybe even less, Uploaded.net will shut down, taking users' files with it. In brief emails to customers, Uploaded owner Cyando blames "the situation" for the site's closure, but provides no other details. It seems likely that Uploaded is being pushed off a cliff before a quagmire of legal action suffocates it to death. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-11-29 17:09:39 READMORE
Prolific Piracy Release Group EVO Goes Mysteriously Quiet
P2P release group EVO has built quite a reputation for being the first to release pirated copies of screeners and popular movies online. The group is well-known for its steady and prolific release schedule, but last Friday things went quiet. EVO's mysterious absence fuels rumors of a potential bust, but nothing is confirmed thus far. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-11-29 03:21:23 READMORE
Torrent Site User Who Transferred 120TB of Pirated Content Avoids Prison
A torrent site user accused of downloading and uploading at least 120TB of movies, TV shows, eBooks, music and software, has avoided an immediate prison term. The 28-year-old was arrested as part of a police operation against DanishBytes. A member of the same site was sentenced earlier this month after he uploaded Netflix content obtained using hacked credentials. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-11-28 16:10:09 READMORE
Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 11/28/2022
Every week we take a close look at the most pirated movies on torrent sites. What are pirates downloading? 'Black Adam' tops the chart, followed by ‘Triangle of Sadness'. 'Spirited' completes the top three. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-11-28 06:30:40 READMORE
Triller’s $150k ‘Landmark’ Win Over Jake Paul YouTube Pirate Deserves Nuance
As part of an anti-piracy campaign against people who allegedly streamed the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren fight in 2021, Triller sued the operator of the YourEXTRA YouTube channel. Last week a California court found Arvin De La Santos liable for $150,000 in copyright infringement damages, a "landmark" win according to Triller. The details of the case provide a little more nuance. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-11-28 03:21:09 READMORE
BREIN Plans to Have Z-Library Blocked By ISPs if it ‘Resurfaces’
Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN has revealed that one of its reports played a role in the criminal investigation of Z-Library. The report in question reportedly identified a number of suspects. Whether the resulting law enforcement actions will be effective in the long run is unknown but BREIN plans to seek a site-blocking order if the shadow library reappears on the surface web. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-11-27 01:40:18 READMORE
TeaTV, BeeTV & CyberFlix Make Movie Piracy Easy; The Hard Bit Comes Next
Pirate movie and TV show apps are extremely popular, with some proving more popular than others. For developers of these higher-profile apps, a large audience is a dream come true. The downside features more attention from anti-piracy groups, ACE in particular. Popular Android applications TeeTV, BeeTV and CyberFlix, have popularity all wrapped up, but the hard bit comes next. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-11-26 05:30:43 READMORE
Court Orders U.S. Navy to Pay $154,400 in Software Piracy Damages
The United States Navy must pay $154,400 in copyright infringement damages to German software company Bitmanagement. The U.S. Court of Federal Claims awarded the compensation after the Navy was shown to have copied and used software without permission. Whether Bitmanagement will celebrate this win is up for question as the damages are less than 0.1% of the $155 million it asked for. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-11-25 20:21:30 READMORE
Man Arrested Following “Large Scale” Pirate IPTV Investigation
UK police are reporting the arrest of a 43-year-old man as part of a "large-scale" TV piracy investigation. Officers from Yorkshire and Humber Regional Organised Crime Unit teamed up with South Yorkshire Police to execute warrants on Tuesday. The arrest arrives in the wake of stronger-than-usual rumors that police were preparing to hit pirate IPTV entities during the World Cup. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-11-25 05:11:31 READMORE
Piracy Relic ‘Putlocker.com’ Auctioned Off For $102,499
Putlocker is a familiar name among piracy watchers. The original platform's .com domain was retired many years ago after its operators felt Hollywood breathing down their necks. That doesn't mean their old domain is worthless though. The Putlocker brand remains popular and just recently the putlocker.com domain sold at auction for more than $100k. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-11-24 19:55:31 READMORE
Google Ordered to Remove Pirate Site Domains From U.S. Search Results
A copyright lawsuit filed last week targeting DaftSex.com and PornWild.com is progressing at a surprising pace. With Google, Cloudflare, Namecheap, and EasyDNS named as defendants, the court has already ordered the suspension of several domains and their removal from Google's search results. Interestingly, DaftSex.com was recently seized by MindGeek so is not a pirate site. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-11-24 03:24:30 READMORE
Z-Library’s Tor Network Site Has Also Gone Offline (Update)
The troubles for Z-Library continue. The popular shadow library lost access to hundreds of domains after two alleged operators were arrested as part of a criminal investigation. The site remained accessible through the Tor network but today that's no longer the case. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-11-23 18:04:38 READMORE
ACE Shuts Down Major Live Streaming Sports Sites and Settles with Operator
The FIFA World Cup is in full swing, and rightsholders are working around the clock to keep live-streaming pirates at bay. Anti-piracy coalition ACE did its part by shutting down two popular sites after signing a confidential settlement with their Moroccan operator. Overall, however, defeating sports piracy is much easier said than done. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-11-23 04:00:39 READMORE
Movie Studios Awarded $51.6m Piracy Damages Against IPTV Service Nitro TV
Columbia, Paramount, Disney, Warner, Universal and Amazon, have been awarded $51.6m in copyright damages against the operators of the defunct pirate IPTV service, Nitro TV. A California court awarded damages for willful infringement of 2,216 movies and TV shows. Six defendants, including YouTuber 'Touchtone', are also liable for almost $2m in post-judgment interest. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-11-22 19:33:15 READMORE
Z-Library Responds to U.S. Crackdown, Asks Authors for Forgiveness
Z-Library has responded to the U.S. criminal indictment against two of its alleged operators and associated domain name seizures. The remaining team members still haven't confirmed the involvement of the two Russians but say they are determined to keep going. Z-Library also promises to take the complaints of authors seriously and asks for their forgiveness. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-11-22 04:17:54 READMORE
Police Tracked Traffic of All National ISPs to Catch Pirate IPTV Users
In May 2022, Italian police claimed that thousands of people had unwittingly subscribed to a pirate IPTV service being monitored by the authorities. When users tried to access illegal streams, a warning message claimed that they had already been tracked. With fines now being received through the mail, police are making some extraordinary claims about how this was made possible. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-11-21 18:09:39 READMORE
PornHub’s Sister Company Tops Google’s Chart of Top DMCA Notice Senders
MindGeek is the owner of popular adult sites including PornHub, YouPorn, and Redtube. While these services had issues with rightsholders in the past, their parent company transformed itself into one of the largest online copyright enforcers. MindGeek subsidiary MG Premium is currently listed as the most prolific sender of DMCA notices to Google, with well over 121 million complaints this year alone. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-11-21 05:06:15 READMORE
Piracy App PikaShow’s Insane TV Stunt Reached Millions But Will End Badly
No apps offering live TV and the latest movies and TV shows can compete with the sheer audacity of PikaShow. During Asia Cup 2022, a cricket tournament watched by 200 million people in its first week, PikaShow was unveiled as the official sponsor of Afghanistan's national cricket team, guaranteeing hours of pirate advertising to a TV audience of millions. Now its payback time. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2022-11-20 00:19:20 READMORE