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New York Times Selectively Cracks Down on ?Copyright Infringing? Trump Meme

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:07:49 +0000


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.

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The Pirate Bay: VPN Provider OVPN Hit With Court Injunction, Vows to Fight

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 07:25:55 +0000


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".

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Rightsholders Want African Countries to Up Their Anti-Piracy Game

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 21:12:52 +0000


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.

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Police Arrest Pirate IPTV Operator & ?Hijack? Streams With Anti-Piracy Warning

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 10:17:10 +0000


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.

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Amazon Sued For Copyright Infringement on Movies Including Austin Powers

Tue, 30 Jun 2020 19:02:40 +0000


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.

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Court Excoriates ?Copyright Troll? Lawyer and Adds $100,000 in Sanctions

Tue, 30 Jun 2020 10:49:15 +0000


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.

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ISP Ordered to Hand Over Pirates? Details After Cracked Software ?Phoned Home?

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 18:26:26 +0000


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.

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Global Pirate Site Traffic Drops to New Low After COVID-19 Peak

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 08:33:00 +0000


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.

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Top 10 Most Torrented Movies of The Week ? 06/29/20

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 07:14:40 +0000


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.

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Torrentz2.eu Domain Suspended by Registry on Public Prosecutor?s Order

Sun, 28 Jun 2020 14:36:58 +0000


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.

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