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Rightsholders Ask Europe for Broad ?Know Your Customer? Checks to Deter Piracy

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:33:30 +0000


In a letter sent to the European Commission, a large group of anti-piracy organizations and copyright holders calls for stricter online identity checks. As part of Europe's planned Digital Services Act, online services such as hosting companies, domain registrars, and advertisers, should be required to perform "know your customer" checks. This can help to combat all sorts of illegal activity including online piracy.

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Anti-Piracy Coalition Wants Operators of Pirate Bay, YTS, 1337x, EZTV Uncovered

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 06:16:34 +0000


Anti-piracy coalition ACE is continuing its crackdown on pirate sites, targeting several high profile actors. Represented by the MPA, the group requests a DMCA subpoena that requires Cloudflare to hand over personal information and account details relating to the operators of The Pirate Bay, YTS, 1337x, EZTV, Seasonvar, Tamilrockers, Lordfilms, and many others.

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YouTube: Copyright Lawsuit Plaintiff Uploaded Own Movies Then Claimed Mass Infringement

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 15:08:06 +0000


A class-action lawsuit, filed against YouTube by Grammy award-winning musician Maria Schneider and Pirate Monitor Ltd, has taken an unexpected turn. According to YouTube, Pirate Monitor first used bogus accounts to upload its own videos. It then filed DMCA notices to have the same content removed in a ploy to gain fraudulent access to Content ID management tools.

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Samsung Faces $1.3m Lawsuit Over Cinavia Anti-Piracy Tech Licensing Fees

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 09:40:27 +0000


Technology giant Samsung is being sued for $1.3 million by content protection company Verance. According to a lawsuit filed in the US, for two years Samsung failed to pay licensing fees for use of Cinavia, the anti-piracy technology that aims to prevent copied or downloaded content being played on Blu-ray disc players.

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Nintendo Hits XXX-Rated ?Peach?s Unknown Tale? Game With Copyright Complaint

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 19:43:37 +0000


The words Nintendo and pornography can only ever be seen together when the former is trying to distance itself from the latter. That's the case today after Nintendo's lawyers filed a DMCA takedown notice against a game called Peach's Untold Tale. It depicts the princess and many other Nintendo characters having fun in many ways that are completely unacceptable to the gaming giant.

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Pirate Bay Renews Official Domain Until 2030 After Lapsed Domains Are Auctioned Off

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 09:33:24 +0000


The Pirate Bay has extended the registration of its main ThePiratebay.org domain until 2030. This update follows after someone forgot to renew Piratebay.org and Thepiratebay.com earlier. Over the past few days, these lapsed domains were auctioned off by drop catch services for tens of thousands of dollars.

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Mulan is the Most Torrented Movie of The Week ? 09/21/20

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 07:14:40 +0000


Every week we take a close look at the most pirated movies on torrent sites. What are pirates downloading? 'Mulan' tops the chart, followed by ?The Devil All The Time'. 'Antebellum' completes the top three.

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?Copyright Troll? Loses Legal Battle and Must Pay $172,173

Sun, 20 Sep 2020 21:21:42 +0000


Every year rightsholders collect many thousands of dollars in settlements from alleged copyright infringers. However, these enforcement efforts can backfire as well. Photographer and attorney Richard Bell, who filed dozens of lawsuits over a single photo, has lost one of his legal battles and is now ordered to pay $172,173 in attorneys' fees and costs.

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Spanish Piracy Giant ?Megadede? to Shut Down, Successors Queue Up

Sun, 20 Sep 2020 18:15:45 +0000


The Spanish pirate streaming giant Megadede will shut down within a week. The site's operators announced their surprise decision without providing any further detail. Megadede is among the 100 most visited sites in the country and will be missed by many. However, there certainly is no shortage of alternatives, as other sites are queuing up to welcome stranded pirates.

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TuneIn Blocking Debacle: Bombing Internet Radio Back to the Stone Age

Sun, 20 Sep 2020 10:43:11 +0000


We've come a long way since the days of shortwave radio and analog pirate radio stations. The Internet promised a lot, allowing broadcasters to reach an international audience keen to soak up culture from all over the world. Sadly, the latest actions by the UK music industry against TuneIn feel like an attempt to bomb radio fans back to the stone age.

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