Legal Pressure Mounts on Stream-Ripping Site Yout.com
The coming months will be crucial for the future of the popular stream-ripping site Yout.com. In addition to mysterious Spanish site-blocking forces and a criminal investigation in Brazil, the site's operator John Nader will go head to head with the music industry's RIAA at a U.S. federal court. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-08-04 18:39:59 READMORE
US Lawmakers Suggest That Piracy is Part of Twitter’s Business Model
A group of bipartisan U.S. House Representatives has sent a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, urging the company to take copyright infringement seriously. While Twitter seemingly complies with the law, the lawmakers say that the company's actions suggest that piracy is part of Twitter's business model. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-08-04 02:49:12 READMORE
Y2Mate: Massive YouTube-Ripping Service Blocks US & UK Visitors
With an estimated 128 million visitors per month, Y2Mate is probably the world's largest YouTube-to-MP3 ripping site. Intriguingly, the platform is currently showing a shutdown message to millions of users, noting that the service has completely shut down. That is not the case. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-08-03 18:23:39 READMORE
YouTube Class Action: Maria Schneider Argues With Google Over Class Expansion
Maria Schneider's class action lawsuit against YouTube is being fought tooth and nail by both sides, centering around YouTube's alleged restriction of access to takedown tools and a failure to terminate repeat copyright infringers. After shadowy company 'Pirate Monitor' exited the action, Schneider now wants to add new plaintiffs but YouTube and Google are having none of it. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-08-03 05:34:14 READMORE
Cox Prioritized Profits Over Limiting Piracy, Record Labels Tell Court
Cox Communications is appealing the $1 billion piracy liability verdict a Virginia jury issued in 2019. Responding to this request, the opposing record labels argue that the ISP is not as innocent as it claims. Cox deliberately prioritized its own profits over limiting piracy, they stress. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-08-02 20:38:32 READMORE
U.S. Govt: Persistent ‘Copyright Troll’ Lawyer Should Serve Full Prison Sentence
The U.S. Government is opposing a request from copyright troll lawyer Paul Hansmeier, who asked the court for a reduced prison sentence due to the hardships he endured under coronavirus restrictions. The U.S. attorney notes that these conditions were the same for everyone, and highlights that the lawyer continues to make new victims from his prison cell. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-08-01 22:22:54 READMORE
DISH & Sling Sue Pirate Sites For Circumventing Sports Stream DRM
DISH Network and Sling TV have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against four unlicensed sports streaming sites including the popular SportsBay.org. According to the companies, the platforms offer illegal access to sports programming by bypassing Sling's technical protection measures in violation of the anti-circumvention provisions of the DMCA. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-08-01 05:41:52 READMORE
Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony is The First Mainstream 8K Rip on Pirate Sites
The opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was one of the most anticipated events of this year. In Japan, the lucky few could watch it in an ultra-high 8K resolution with 22.2 surround sound. This subsequently resulted in the first pirated 8K rip appearing on pirate sites, which is a major milestone by itself. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-07-31 20:25:56 READMORE
Jake Paul Fight Piracy: Judge Dismisses Triller’s Lawsuit Against YouTuber
After filing a wave of lawsuits against entities alleged to have streamed the Jake Paul vs Ben Askren fight without permission, Triller has clocked up another failure in a US court. A lawsuit filed against YouTuber 'ItsLilBrandon' has been thrown out by a judge after Triller failed to follow the court's orders. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-07-31 03:34:48 READMORE
BREIN Pulled 466 Pirate Sites and Services Offline Last Year
Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN is one of the most active civil copyright enforcement groups in the world. This week the group announced its 2020 achievements, which include the shutdown of hundreds of pirate sites and services, dozens of settlements, and a local Pirate Bay blockade. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-07-30 17:26:11 READMORE
Filmmakers Want WOW! to Block Pirate Sites & Disconnect Repeat Infringers
A group of independent movie companies has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Internet provider WOW!. The company, which has over three million subscribers across the US, faces far-reaching demands from the filmmakers who request site-blocking measures, a three-strikes policy for pirates, and the ongoing identification of alleged copyright infringers. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-07-30 01:13:46 READMORE
UK Police Arrest Man For Operating Pirate IPTV Service & Money Laundering
Police in the UK have arrested a 56-year-old man in connection with the illegal streaming of premium TV channels. Officers were able to access and disrupt the online platform, disconnect the illegal streams, and display an online message to customers. In addition to money laundering, the man is suspected of carrying out offenses contrary to the Serious Crimes Act and Fraud Act. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-07-29 18:10:11 READMORE
Cox Settles Lawsuit Over ‘Abusive’ DMCA Notice Campaign
Internet provider Cox Communications has dropped its lawsuit against Rightscorp and BMG. The ISP accused the companies of sending abusive and unfair DMCA takedown notices to fabricate massive copyright infringement claims. Despite these strong words and harsh allegations, the parties managed to resolve the matter out of court. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-07-29 03:13:42 READMORE
Bungie & Ubisoft Sue Destiny 2 Cheatmakers Ring-1 For Copyright Infringement
Bungie and Ubisoft have filed a lawsuit against five individuals said to be behind Ring-1, the claimed creator and distributor of cheat software targeting Destiny and Rainbox Six Seige. Among other offenses the gaming companies allege copyright infringement and trafficking in circumvention devices, estimating damages in the millions of dollars. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-07-28 17:20:08 READMORE
YouTube Rippers Refuse to Log Data and Back Out of U.S. Piracy Lawsuit
Tofig Kurbanov, the Russian operator of YouTube-rippers FLVTO.biz and 2conv.com, will no longer take part in the copyright infringement lawsuit filed by several record labels. The decision comes after a Virginia District Court ordered Kurbanov to keep extensive logs of the sites' user activity and hand these over to the major record labels. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-07-28 03:12:00 READMORE
Upload Filters: 23 EU Member States Face Legal Action Over Copyright Law Delays
The European Commission has taken the first step towards taking almost two dozen EU member states to the bloc's highest court due to their failure to write new copyright rules into local law. The countries failed to meet a June 7 deadline to deal with matters including controversial upload filters designed to detect infringing content and prevent it from being re-uploaded. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-07-27 18:05:24 READMORE
Registrar Suspends Domain of Popular Torrent Site YTS (Update)
YTS.mx, one of the most popular torrent sites, has lost control over its domain name which is no longer resolving. Domain registrar Gandi put the domain on 'clientHold,' a status code that's generally reserved for legal or administrative issues. The YTS status page still lists the Mexican TLD as the site's home but unless the issues are resolved, this is likely to change. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-07-27 02:50:31 READMORE
Broadcaster Offers Pirates ‘Free’ Legal TV Box in Exchange For Giving Up Illegal Streams
TV pirates in Singapore are being offered an interesting deal in an effort to discourage them from consuming content via illegal sources. Owners of piracy-configured devices can hand them over to telecoms company StarHub for destruction and in return receive a free legal device with Ultra HD 4K support. Of course, there are some strings attached. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-07-26 18:49:55 READMORE
Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 08/02/2021
Every week we take a close look at the most pirated movies on torrent sites. What are pirates downloading? 'Black Widow' tops the chart, followed by ‘The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard'. 'Space Jam: A New Legacy' completes the top three. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-07-26 07:30:40 READMORE