Watching Pirate Streams in the UK is Illegal: Risk of Prosecution “Minimal”
This month millions of people read that two UK men had been sentenced to 16 months in prison "for watching unauthorized streams." Since the actual risk of prosecution was never explained, today we'll reveal the information that everyone should've been told from the start. Context is indeed everything. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2023-01-29 20:34:58 READMORE
MPA & ACE Need OSINT Investigators to Track Down IPTV Pirates
The MPA's Global Content Protection team and the connected Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment are on a mission to disrupt video content piracy and those behind it. Job listings reveal openings at the MPA for OSINT investigators, with one position stating a strong preference for a candidate with IPTV experience. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2023-01-28 23:29:26 READMORE
ACE Anti-Piracy Coalition Takes Credit for USTVGO Shutdown
The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) says that it is behind the surprise shutdown of USTVGO. The popular streaming service, which was ostensibly operated from Vietnam, suddenly closed its doors last week. ACE says that it is in the process of taking control of the site's associated domain names From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2023-01-28 06:18:03 READMORE
Usenet Provider Claims Supreme Court Victory Against Anti-Piracy Group BREIN
An ancient piracy battle has reached its final verdict at the Dutch Supreme Court. After 14 years, defunct Usenet provider News-Service Europe has won its long-standing dispute with local anti-piracy group BREIN, which now has to pay €65,000 in legal fees. This is a bittersweet victory for the provider, which continued to fight despite shutting down over a decade ago. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2023-01-28 01:25:26 READMORE
‘Elon Musk’ Sends Hundreds of Takedown Requests to Protect Precious Memes
Someone claiming to be Elon Musk has bombarded Google with takedown notices recently. The requests urge the search engine to remove listings for T-shirts emblazoned with memes shared by the tech billionaire. Other targets include a copy of a Tesla AI Day t-shirt. While Musk can certainly be unpredictable, there might be an imposter at work. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2023-01-27 18:41:50 READMORE
Illegal Streaming Detector Cars Can’t Track Firesticks Wrapped in Tin Foil
This month the tabloids have been spicing up regular Premier League and PPV boxing event articles with exclusive commentary on cutting-edge anti-piracy techniques. The Orwellian revelation that Illegal Streaming Detector Cars are tracking people to their homes warrants specific and immediate action; 1) Wrap Firesticks in Tin Foil. 2) Wrap Head in Tin Foil. 3) BUY LEGAL TV PACKAGES. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2023-01-27 04:37:11 READMORE
Domain Registry Takes Sci-Hub’s .SE Domain Name Offline
Sci-Hub, a shadow library that offers a free gateway to paywalled academic research, has lost control over one of its main domain names. Sci-Hub.se was deactivated by The Internet Foundation in Sweden, which manages the country's .se domains. The action came without warning and took Sci-Hub founder Alexandra Elbakyan by surprise. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2023-01-26 20:13:39 READMORE
Copyright Troll Lawyer Can’t Hire an Undercover to Sue More Pirates from Prison
Paul Hansmeier, a former copyright troll attorney who's currently serving a 14-year prison sentence, wants to hire an undercover investigator to go after online pirates while he's in prison. The convicted lawyer has also requested a sentence reduction, citing a prolonged stay in solitary confinement. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2023-01-26 03:32:43 READMORE
Bungie Expert: Destiny 2 Cheats Logged “Active Military” Patient Data
In June 2022, Bungie obtained a $13.5m copyright infringement judgment against defendants who supplied Destiny 2 cheating software 'Wallhax'. New filings by Bungie claim that Wallhax logged users' machines, including medical data of Department of Defense or "active military" personnel. Meanwhile, two defendants are now testifying on behalf of Bungie. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2023-01-25 18:19:58 READMORE
Big Brother: TV Channel Staff Told to Report Password Sharers For Piracy
Season 23 of Big Brother has just got underway in Brazil, and broadcaster Globo is taking no chances. In a leaked email, Globo staff are informed that when people share too much BBB23 content on social media, it hurts the show and the company, and it needs to be stopped. And if staff suspect people of sharing their passwords, they should be reported too. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2023-01-25 03:41:48 READMORE
Court Dismisses Copyright Troll’s Piracy Lawsuit Over Suspension
Malibu Media, the adult entertainment company that previously demanded hefty settlements from thousands of pirates, now finds itself in rough waters. A federal court in Texas has just dismissed one of its last remaining piracy lawsuits after Malibu failed to resolve a corporate suspension due to tax issues. The end of an era? From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2023-01-24 18:48:24 READMORE
HSI Agent Details U.S. Pirate Site Domain Seizure Mechanism in Affidavit
Last month, the U.S. seized dozens of domains for illegally streaming World Cup 2022 matches. The tournament began in November, but according to a Special Agent's affidavit, Homeland Security received information on sites illegally streaming World Cup matches in September. HSI affidavits filed in support of the December 2022 domain seizures reveal how that process played out. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2023-01-24 05:08:41 READMORE
Popular TV Streaming Service USTVGO Shuts Down
Popular live TV streaming portal USTVGO appears to have shut down its service. A brief message on the site says "Sorry, we are closed," leaving millions of users with plenty of unanswered questions. While the reason for the sudden decision is unknown, rightsholders and anti-piracy outfits already had USTVGO on their radar. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2023-01-23 19:36:50 READMORE
Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 01/23/2023
Every week we take a close look at the most pirated movies on torrent sites. What are pirates downloading? 'Puss in Boots: The Last Wish' tops the chart, followed by 'The Menu'. ‘Avatar: The Way of Water' completes the top three. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2023-01-23 07:30:40 READMORE
Under a New EU-Focused Copyright Law, Musical Artists Currently Earn *Nothing*
With war raging over the border in Ukraine, a pro-Moscow separatist region to its east, and inflation at 35%, former soviet republic Moldova was granted EU candidate status last summer. New copyright law crafted to protect artists under strict EU standards is now mired in allegations of corruption and Russian interference. Meanwhile, local artists are currently being paid absolutely nothing. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2023-01-22 19:56:00 READMORE
Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2023
Continuing a long-standing annual tradition, today we publish our list of the most popular torrent sites at the start of 2023. Measured by traffic, we see that YTS takes the top spot, closely followed by 1337x. Anime torrent site NYAA, meanwhile, has entered the top three. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2023-01-22 15:26:28 READMORE
Report Urges Cloudflare to Terminate Accounts of Pirate Sites
A new whitepaper released by brand protection company Corsearch shows that half of all the pirate sites it flagged use Cloudflare's services. The Internet infrastructure company clearly stands out and should do more to address the issue, the report suggests. Banning domains that are removed or demoted by Google could be a good start, Corsearch notes. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2023-01-21 23:10:12 READMORE
Hollywood’s Relentless Pursuit of Piracy Giant Cuevana3 Has No Obvious Effect
Cuevana is not only South America's most popular pirate streaming site, it's one of the most visited in the entire world. In 2022, the MPA said that a recent iteration of 'Cuevana3' enjoyed more than 130 million visits in a single month. To date, Hollywood hasn't been able to take the site down but could it be damaged by relentless DMCA notices and domain changes? From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2023-01-21 05:47:03 READMORE
Major Labels Obtain Stream-Ripping Site Blocking Order in India
Worldwide music industry group IFPI has obtained an interim order from the High Court in Delhi that requires local ISPs to block subscriber access to 18 YouTube-ripping sites. The action, coordinated by IFPI on behalf of Sony, Universal, and Warner, will attempt to encourage almost three-quarters of India's music pirates to use legal sources exclusively. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2023-01-20 19:48:41 READMORE