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7 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
The creator of controversial third-party Grindr application 'Fuckr' has withdrawn his opposition to a Grindr copyright complaint. Grindr filed a DMCA takedown notice with Github in September, stating that Fuckr infringes Grindr's intellectual property rights. However, after initially filing a counter-notice to have his software reinstated, Fuckr's creator has now backed away, fearing a prolonged c

8 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
Over the past weeks, there has been a lot of discussion about 'paid' seeding, which is one of the new proposals from the Tron/BitTorrent team. However, this idea is far from new. The Tribler research team has been working on its 'bandwidth as currency' idea for over a decade, and they now have a fully operational token marketplace in their torrent client. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyrig

8 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
In August, Russian tech giant Yandex was forced to remove pirated TV content from its search engine following orders from the Court. Yandex felt the law had been misapplied so filed appeals to have the order lifted. That effort has now been rejected by the Court for a second time pending a full hearing next week. Meanwhile, Yandex, Google and other tech companies are still trying to agree on the t

9 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
With more than 1.7 million subscribers, 'Golden Modz' ranks among the more popular gaming YouTubers. In his videos, he often showcases GTA 5 and Fortnite cheats, referring to them as 'magical powers,' which are sold on a linked website. This type of magic is not what Epic Games wants to see and this week they sued Golden Modz and another alleged cheater for copyright infringement. Source: TF, for

9 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
Acting on a criminal complaint filed three years earlier, in 2016 police took down Rarat, a private torrent site based in Sweden. Using information handed over by PayPal, police subsequently made arrests. This week two men were ordered to pay around $440k in damages, a sentence described as "a scandal" by a writer whose movie was leaked on the site. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, fi

9 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
After more than a decade, PayPal has kicked out a prominent cheat software provider. The action follows a copyright complaint from PUBG which, together with other developers, is taking a stand against cheating. While PayPal's decision is a setback for the cheat provider, it has found a reliable alternative in cryptocurrency. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites

10 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
Sports streaming service Eleven Sports is defying a decades-old ban on televising live football games on Saturday afternoons in the UK. The ban has been in place since the 1960s in order to protect attendances at live games. However, Eleven Sports recently aired two European matches and says it will do it again, in order to get business from fans who are otherwise turning to piracy. Source: TF, fo

10 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
A new cryptocurrency startup that popped up recently aims to offer an indestructible alternative to torrent sites. With Quality Magnet Coin (QMC) the platform's users all share the torrent database, with help from the blockchain. Add in some incentives for quality contributors, as well as spam control, and Hollywood may have a scary problem on its hands. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyrigh

11 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
With record companies licensing more than 45 million tracks to hundreds of digital services around the world, consumers have fewer reasons than ever to pirate music. Nevertheless, a new report by IFPI reveals that 38% of global music consumers still obtain content illegally. While torrent sites and cyberlockers used to be enemy number one, stream-ripping is now the biggest threat. Source: TF, for

12 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
In Denmark, prominent Internet providers are blocking access to hundreds of pirate sites. With an updated blocking page that launched today, ISPs, rightsholders, and the authorities hope to convert more pirates to legal consumers. The "Share With Care" campaign now adds a dedicated film search engine, pointing visitors to legal sources. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, t

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