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Warning! Pirate Devices Threaten US National Security…Apparently

Aside from those who seek to profit from it, no Internet-connected device owner on the planet enjoys the threat of malware. Malware comes in various shapes and sizes and is never a good thing to be exposed to. It has the potential to do serious damage at the computer level and seriously disrupt people’s lives. That’s why everyone is encouraged to run...

Movie Pirates Don’t Mind Waiting For HD Quality Releases

The movie industry is changing rapidly. Release windows are shrinking which means that films become available in digital format sooner. In some cases, theatrical and digital premieres take place on the same day. This is good news for consumers, as it increases their options. Pirated HD Movies Become Available Quicker Pirates are also happy with...

Search Engines Won’t Face Monopoly Investigation Over Pirated Content

Sending DMCA takedown notices for infringing content is something that happens millions of times every week in the West and while copyright holders feel the process is labored, huge quantities of content are quickly removed from search results. In Russia the process has been streamlined following the signing of an anti-piracy memorandum and the introduction...

RomUniverse Owner Opposes Nintendo’s $15 Million Piracy Damages Request

Nintendo regularly goes on the offensive by taking action against pirate sites and services. The gaming company has sued several sites that offer pirated games, including RomUniverse, which it took to court two years ago. The website facilitated massive online copyright infringement of many popular Nintendo titles, according to a complaint filed...

New UK Police Unit Announces Two Arrests Following Pirate IPTV Investigation

In summer of 2013, TorrentFreak learned that City of London Police had begin sending warning letters to torrent and streaming sites, advising them to shut down or face the consequences. In December 2013, the launch of the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit was officially announced, with the news that the unit had secured £2.56m in initial funding...

Yout v RIAA: Use of Technical Protection Measure Does Not Equal Abuse

In the wake of the RIAA’s effort to have ripping tool youtube-dl removed from Github, YouTube-ripping service Yout.com went on the offensive. In a complaint filed at a Connecticut court, Yout argued that previous actions by the RIAA against its service, including the delisting of its homepage from Google based on the allegation that Yout circumvented...

Movie Companies Sue VPN Provider for ‘Encouraging’ and ‘Facilitating’ Piracy (Updated)

A group of connected movie production outfits, including Voltage Pictures and Millennium Funding, has pursued legal action against key piracy players in recent years. The makers of films such as “Hunter Killer,” “Automata,” and “I Feel Pretty,” went after individual file-sharers, apps such as Popcorn Time and Showbox, and pirate sites including YTS....

Canada Court Asked to Ban Staples & Best Buy From Selling ‘Pirate’ Boxes

In September 2019, Super Channel owner Allarco Entertainment filed a lawsuit in Canada’s Federal Court targeting Staples Canada, Best Buy Canada, London Drugs, Canada Computers, several related companies and up to 50,000 ‘John Doe’ customers. The controversial legal action saw Allarco accuse the retailers and their staff of promoting, encouraging and...

ICANN Refuses to Accredit Pirate Bay Founder Peter Sunde Due to His ‘Background’

Peter Sunde was one of the key people behind The Pirate Bay in the early years, a role for which he was eventually convicted in Sweden. While Sunde cut his ties with the notorious torrent site many years ago, he remains an active and vocal personality on the Internet. In recent years Sunde has focused on several other projects. His links to the domain...

U.S. Navy is Liable for Mass Software Piracy, Appeals Court Rules

The US Government regularly cautions foreign countries for their lacking copyright policies. However, it has its own issues as well. Five years ago the US Navy was sued for mass copyright infringement and accused of causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. Software Company Sues US Navy The lawsuit was filed by the German company Bitmanagement....

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