beIN Identifies IPTV Providers and Xtream-UI Panel As Major Piracy Threats
For many years, beIN has made headlines due to its battle with Saudi-backed pirate TV service beoutQ. While that dispute spilled heavily into the political arena, the direct threat from beoutQ appears to be largely over. The overall threat from piracy certainly isn't though and this week beIN revealed details of new threats, including a key pirate IPTV provider and software panel Xtream-UI. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-10-16 22:48:43 READMORE
‘Copyright Troll’ Boss Faces Arrest Over Failed Payments in Piracy Case
Malibu Media, an adult entertainment company that has collected settlements from thousands of pirates over the years, is now facing legal issues of its own. An Illinois federal court has ordered the arrest of Malibu's CEO after the company failed to pay compensation to a falsely accused Internet subscriber. The order is conditioned for now but will be executed if there's no progress in the weeks to come. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-10-16 02:10:28 READMORE
Police Hit ‘Criminal Network’ Behind Pirate IPTV Service & Investigate Customers
Following raids across Germany carried out in the past several weeks, police say they have successfully shut down a pirate IPTV provider and identified 10 individuals connected to the service. Among the suspects is a 34-year-old that police believe to be the head of the operation. The service allegedly caused significant financial damages to broadcasters including Sky. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-10-15 16:23:36 READMORE
Hollywood and Netflix Signal “Piracy as a Service” (PaaS) as New Threat Vector
The Motion Picture Association (MPA) has submitted its latest overview of 'notorious' foreign piracy markets to the US Trade Representative. Aside from The Pirate Bay's and Fmovies of this world, Telegram, Baidu, and various domain registries are called out. In addition, MPA highlights 'Piracy-as-a-Service' as a new threat vector. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-10-15 04:45:16 READMORE
Hollywood and Publisher Injunctions Lead to New UK ISP Piracy Blocks
Movie, TV show and publishing companies have obtained permission to block yet more piracy and piracy facilitating sites in the UK. In addition to various streaming portals, the MPA also targets a popular unblocking service. Companies involved in the publishing sector are also trying to plug holes by blocking access to workarounds for Sci-Hub and similar platforms. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-10-14 18:23:34 READMORE
ESA Reports Game Piracy, File-Hosting and Cheating Sites To US Government
The Entertainment Software Alliance, which counts Nintendo, EA, Activision, Epic, and Ubisoft among its members, has filed a response to the United States Trade Representative's call for comment on 'Notorious Markets'. The trade association calls out various piracy-focused platforms including torrent and linking sites, file-hosting services, plus cheating and digital asset platforms. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-10-14 05:22:13 READMORE
GitHub Pulls Site and Repo of Pirate Proxy Service ‘Unblockit’ Offline
GitHub has removed the repository and the mirror website of Unblockit, a proxy service that allows people to access blocked sites. The developer platform says that the content in question was removed for violating its terms of service, which was confirmed by a follow-up investigation. Unblockit, meanwhile, remains available through its regular website. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-10-13 19:10:48 READMORE
Adobe Uses DMCA to Nuke Project That Keeps Flash Alive, Secure & Adware Free
In January 2021, development and support for Adobe Flash was discontinued. That marked the end of an era but in reality, Flash wasn't quite dead. Flash Player is still available in China, something that was exploited by the Clean Flash project to continue making the software more widely and safely available. Adobe has now used the DMCA to shut the project down. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-10-13 03:01:09 READMORE
Google Opposes ‘Sweeping’ Popcorn Time Piracy Blocking Request
Google has asked a Virginia federal court for permission to formally oppose the request for a far-reaching anti-piracy injunction. The contested anti-piracy measures, aimed at shutting down a popular Popcorn Time app, are proposed by a group of filmmakers. However, Google fears that the proposed blocking efforts go too far. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-10-12 18:42:57 READMORE
Don’t Believe Nitro IPTV ‘Lies’, We Need Access to Their Millions, Hollywood Says
Members of the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment have filed a scathing response following Nitro TV's attempt to have the lawsuit against it dismissed. Using words including "lies" and "laughable", the ACE members are doubling down, demanding information that will help them gain access to millions of dollars in revenue generated by the pirate IPTV service. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-10-12 04:57:59 READMORE
VPN Service ‘Agrees’ to Block BitTorrent and Keep Logs to Settle Piracy Lawsuit (Updated)
VPN.ht has settled a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by a group of independent movie companies earlier this year. As part of the deal, the VPN agreed to block all BitTorrent traffic and log IP-address information on its US servers. While this a controversial order, VPN.ht says that users are still protected as the company will stop using US servers. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-10-11 18:56:56 READMORE
Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 10/11/2021
Every week we take a close look at the most pirated movies on torrent sites. What are pirates downloading? 'Free Guy' tops the chart, followed by ‘The Addams Family 2'. 'The Night House' completes the top three. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-10-11 07:30:40 READMORE
Megaupload Lawsuits Remain in Limbo After Nearly 10 Years Passed
Almost ten years after Megaupload was taken down the lawsuits against the site and its founder Kim Dotcom are still pending. The criminal case in the US awaits the outcome of the New Zealand extradition process and two civil cases, filed by the RIAA and MPA, were this week put on hold until April 2022, but they will likely start much later. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-10-11 04:58:16 READMORE
Supreme Court Denies to Hear Prenda Lawyer’s ‘Piracy Honeypot’ Appeal
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied to hear the case of Paul Hansmeier, one of the attorneys behind the Prenda law firm, who's serving a 14-year prison sentence for his involvement in a piracy honeypot scheme. Meanwhile, court records show that Hansmeier's former colleague John Steele is already making plans for his release. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-10-10 20:33:26 READMORE
High Traffic Pirate Sites Worldwide Under Investigation, DMCA Subpoenas Reveal
The operators of around two dozen torrent sites and pirate streaming services are at risk of having their identities obtained by the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment. The global anti-piracy coalition has obtained a pair of DMCA subpoenas that compel CDN company Cloudflare to hand over whatever information it holds on these individuals. Combined traffic to the sites is huge. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-10-09 17:08:06 READMORE
Pirate IPTV Lawsuit Could’ve Led to Millions in Damages, Judge Says $14,000
In 2019, the alleged operators of popular 'pirate' IPTV service IPGuys were sued by DISH Network in the US. If the lawsuit had gone the broadcaster's way, it could've ended with a damages award in the millions but after more than two years of litigation, a judge has awarded just $14,000 and declined an injunction. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-10-09 06:31:14 READMORE
VPN Hosting Company Settles Copyright Lawsuit by Blocking Pirate Sites
Hosting provider Sharktech has settled a copyright lawsuit filed by several movie companies. The service stood accused of failing to take action against VPN providers, some of whose subscribers were pirating films. As part of the settlement, Sharktech agreed to block prominent pirate sites including 'Pirate Bay,' 'YTS', and 'RARBG'. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-10-08 18:41:44 READMORE
Triller: H3 Podcast Can’t “Steal” Jake Paul Fight Video & Claim Fair Use
After Triller sued the popular H3 Podcast for $50m claiming that the people behind it had pirated the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren fight on YouTube, the defendants sought to dismiss the "fatally flawed" complaint. Now Triller is shifting its approach, claiming that it's not suing over a commentary video but the underlying 'stolen' fight hosted on YouTube. As such, fair use defenses fail. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-10-08 04:56:20 READMORE
Cloudflare Defeats “Repeat Infringer” Copyright Lawsuit in US Court
Cloudflare has defeated a lawsuit from two wedding dress manufacturers that accused the company of failing to terminate the accounts of repeat copyright infringers. According to a California federal court, neither Cloudflare's CDN service nor its IP-address obfuscation system materially contribute to the alleged copyright infringements of its customers. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2021-10-07 18:22:20 READMORE