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100s of Pirate Sites Go Dark as .TV Domains Placed on ServerHold

A few hours ago a TorrentFreak reader linked us to a list of almost 200 domains with several things in common. The vast majority have naming conventions that almost certainly point to some type of piracy activity. No shortage of the word ‘streams’ for example, along with other familiar pirate terms such as HD, cine, film, movie, plus the likes of buff,...

Wed Feb 21, 2024 04:52
Racing Driver Arrested as Police Target Thailand’s Largest & Oldest Torrent Site

Press releases announcing the shutdown of yet another pirate site, more arrests, and what that means for the entertainment industry, are nothing out of the ordinary. In particularly busy periods, simply determining where one batch ends and another begins can present challenges. Yet in many cases, even the most straightforward reports have much more...

Tue Feb 20, 2024 23:55
Film Companies Seek ‘Torrenting History’ Related to Redditor

Early last year, a group of filmmakers obtained a subpoena which required Reddit to reveal the identities of users who commented on piracy-related topics. The movie companies said they were not planning to go after these people in court but wanted to use their comments as evidence in an ongoing piracy lawsuit against Internet provider RCN. Reddit...

Tue Feb 20, 2024 15:01
IPTV / Astrology Business Received Signals, Failed to Predict Copyright Lawsuit

Thanks to a global pooling of knowledge and intelligence, answers to our most difficult questions are just a few clicks away on the internet today. Since in many cases those answers aren’t necessarily right, or even right at all, that might explain why some seek advice from outer space. For a fee, astrology company Astro Vastu Solutions (AVS) reportedly...

Mon Feb 19, 2024 19:04
Bitmagnet Allows People to Run Their Own Decentralized Torrent Indexer Locally

When Bram Cohen released the first version of BitTorrent in 2002, it sparked a file-sharing revolution. At the time bandwidth was a scarce resource, making it impossible to simultaneously share large files with millions of people over the Internet. BitTorrent not only thrived in that environment, the protocol remains effective even to this day. BitTorrent...

Sun Feb 18, 2024 15:59
Pirate Site Shut Down For Trademark, Cybersquatting & Copyright Violations

Lawsuits filed in the United States targeting pirate sites usually focus on breaches of copyright law, typically direct and secondary infringement, or violations of the DMCA, depending on individual circumstances. Allegations of copyright infringement also featured in a complaint filed at an Arizona court in 2023, which hoped to quickly shut down a...

Fri Feb 16, 2024 21:41

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