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UK Govt. Prepares to Dissolve Anti-Piracy Group & Seize Its Assets

Most higher-tier anti-piracy groups are interested in taking down illegal sites, services and other commercial-scale pirates. Many of their targets are given multiple warnings before anything terrible happens because ending their piracy is the main goal. If that can be achieved without a legal battle, it’s better for everyone and it’s cheaper for...

‘Tarantino Doesn’t Own the Copyright to Pulp Fiction Screenplay NFTs’

Last fall, movie director Quentin Tarantino announced that he would auction ‘Pulp Fiction’ NFTs to the public. These NFTs would unlock handwritten scripts and exclusive custom commentary from Tarantino, assets that many fans would like to get their hands on. NFTs are not without copyright issues, however, as Quentin Tarantino swiftly discovered....

Seven Pirate IPTV Operators Sentenced to Almost Nine Years in Prison For Fraud

In many countries around Europe, pirate IPTV services, suppliers and resellers have become primary targets for entertainment industry groups. These cut-price subscription streaming platforms are both widely available and popular with consumers but rightsholders view them as criminal enterprises with no legitimate place in the market. That belief is...

Cloudflare & Media Companies Agree to Modify “Power Grab” Piracy Injunction

When United King Film Distribution, DBS Satellite Services, and Hot Communication won copyright lawsuits against three pirate streaming sites in April, the court gave them everything they asked for. In addition to millions in damages against pirate streaming/IPTV platforms Israel-tv.com, Israel.tv and Sdarot.tv, the court handed down the broadest injunction...

Football Piracy: Premier League Granted Extension to ISP Blocking Order

Over the past several years, The Football Association Premier League has been working hard to combat the availability of illegal match streams broadcast over the Internet. Pirate IPTV services, web-based streaming sites, and a smörgåsbord of infringing apps all create issues for the world’s most famous football league. From a practical standpoint,...

Kim Dotcom Not Happy, Says ‘Mega Mass Piracy Report’ is On the Way

There’s an old proverb that goes something like “An offended friend is harder to win back than a fortified city” and that “arguments separate friends like a gate locked with bars.” Many of us have been there at some point in our lives but most of us don’t have more than 850K followers on Twitter watching our disputes play out in public. Megaupload...

ACE Anti-Piracy Alliance Expands Into Asia to Disrupt Illegal Streaming

In the summer of 2017, a large coalition of major entertainment industry companies announced a new phase in the war against piracy. With a focus on web-based illegal streaming, pirate IPTV, and associated apps, the Alliance of Creativity and Entertainment embarked on a mission to protect its members rights. Through the MPA, Hollywood studios including...

Piracy Domains Seized By US Because Verisign & GoDaddy Are American

Last week, Brazilian law enforcement agencies announced a new wave of Operation 404. The anti-piracy initiative began in 2019 and with the assistance of law enforcement agencies in the United States and United Kingdom, Brazilian authorities claim to have put hundreds of websites and apps out of action via blocking and domain seizures. Department of...

Pirate Site Blocking Expands to Kenya with Landmark Court Order

Over the years, copyright holders have tried a multitude of measures to curb online piracy, with varying levels of success. Site blocking has emerged as one of the preferred solutions. While blocking measures are not bulletproof, the general idea is that they pose a large enough hurdle for casual pirates to choose legal options instead. Courts in...

Supreme Court: File-Sharing Platform Must Block Search Terms to Stop Piracy

To the global audience Ulož.to may not be a household name but in the Czech Republic, it is huge. The file-sharing and hosting service has millions of users and is listed among the 40 most-visited websites in the country. In addition, its mobile apps are frequently used as well. Like many other file storage platforms, Ulož can be used to share a wide...

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