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Police Arrest Three For Posting 10 Minute Movie Summaries on YouTube

Most movie companies require viewers to invest 90 minutes or longer to absorb their theatrical works in the way they were intended but this method of presenting a story is reportedly being undermined. Earlier this week, the Content Overseas Distribution Association (CODA), an anti-piracy group representing the rights of Motion Picture Association (MPA)...

Premier League Wins Enhanced Illegal Streaming Blocking Order For 2021/22

For the past several years, The Football Association Premier League has been working to combat the availability of illegal streams of matches broadcast over the Internet. These streams can be dealt with in a number of ways but the current preference is to seek cooperation from Internet service providers to have them blocked so that subscribers are...

EU Court: YouTube and Uploaded Are, In Principle, Not Liable For Pirating Users

Week in and week out, YouTube’s users upload millions of hours of videos. As with any user-generated content site, this also includes copyright-infringing content. The file-hosting platform Uploaded faces similar issues. While it can be used to share legal files, some people choose to use it to share pirated content. This is a thorn in the side of...

Filelinked Made ‘Banned’ Piracy Apps Easier to Find But Has Now Disappeared

In a normal environment, installing software to Android devices, including Amazon’s popular Fire TV range, is a straightforward affair. Both Google and Amazon provide their own easy-to-use stores but for some users, these can have limitations. While some apps can slip through Google or Amazon’s moderation processes, it’s generally accepted that these...

Anti-Piracy Lawyer Officially Secures RARBG Trademark

Copyright holders can take a wide variety of measures to tackle online piracy, with some being more creative than others. Hawaiian attorney Kerry Culpepper has tried different options over the years. This includes using the brands of various pirate sites and services as a weapon. Pirate Trademarks To pull this off, Culpepper incorporated the Hawaiian...

EU Court: Copyright Trolls Can Target BitTorrent Pirates Provided Claims Aren’t ‘Abusive’

Cyprus-based Mircom International Content Management & Consulting (Mircom) is a well-known entity in the world of copyright trolling. The company acts as a middle-man between rightsholders and legal action against alleged pirates from whom it demands cash settlements to make supposed lawsuits disappear. Mircom and controversy are rarely far...

Sony Wins Pirate Site Blocking Order Against DNS-Resolver Quad9 (Updated)

Copyright holders have made serious work of website blocking in Germany. A few months ago a voluntary agreement was announced with the country’s largest ISPs, which agreed to block pirate sites after a verification process. This is a major win for rightsholders, but one that can be easily defeated. The Internet providers use relatively simple DNS...

Record Labels Want YouTube Rippers to Log and Share User Data

Free music is easy to find nowadays. Just head over to YouTube and one can find millions of tracks, including many of the most recent releases. This is a problem for the major record labels which don’t want tracks to leak outside YouTube’s ecosystem. For this reason, YouTube rippers are seen as a major threat. The music industry is actively tackling...

Windows 11: Microsoft Slowly Starts Taking Down Leaked ISO

Earlier this week, a copy of the next version of Windows leaked onto the web. Known officially as Windows 11, the leaked copy is a pre-beta version but that hasn’t stopped tech sites publishing mini reviews, assessing everything from its visual appearance to various technical features. This early reveal isn’t what Microsoft had in mind so, with various...

Triller Sues YourEXTRA YouTube Channel For Jake Paul Fight Piracy

Every week millions of users upload their own content to YouTube. The platform provides a great way to grow a large audience but for those who don’t play the rules, trouble can lie ahead. In many instances, uploading infringing material to YouTube can go completely unpunished but choose content that is closely monitored (such as music), suspensions...

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