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7 hours ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
A large coalition of independent movie studios, including the makers of Dallas Buyers Club, has filed a lawsuit against the alleged 'founder' and several distributors of the popular movie streaming application Showbox. In their complaint, they brand the Android application as a pirate tool that's used to mislead the public. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites

21 hours ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
A court in Wales has handed hefty jail sentences to former partners who ran a business selling fully-loaded Kodi boxes. Michael Jarman and Natalie Forber, who sold more than 1,000 devices over a two year period, pleaded guilty to operating a fraudulent business. Jarmain was jailed for 21 months while Forber, who had no previous convictions, was handed a 16-month suspended sentence. Source: TF, for

1 day ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
Two movie studios have sued an employee of a Hawaiian phone store who allegedly recommended the 'pirate' application Showbox to a customer. The makers of the films 'Mechanic: Resurrection' and 'A Family Man' accuse the woman of contributory copyright infringement and demand damages in federal court. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VP

1 day ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
This week, Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, announced the launch of a consultation on new legislative measures to clean up the 'Wild West' elements of the Internet. In response, music group BPI says the government should use the opportunity to tackle piracy with advanced site-blocking measures, repeat infringer policies, and new responsibilities for service p

2 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
A 22-year-old man from California has pleaded guilty to uploading a pirated copy of the movie Deadpool to Facebook. The film was shared to the social media network, shortly after it premiered, where it was viewed 6,386,456 times. The man was indicted following an FBI investigation last year and faces a one-year prison sentence. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent s

2 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
In response to alleged failures by Ukraine in the fight against online piracy, last year the MPAA, RIAA and other groups asked the U.S. Government to impose sanctions while the European Commission warned that Ukraine risks damaging relations with the EU. But according to the head of Ukraine's cyber-police unit, complaints received by him are few in number and are actually going down. Source: TF, f

3 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
Shani, the brains behind the popular Kodi-addon ZemTV, has asked his attorney to stop defending him. The London-based developer says he doesn't have the funds to fight the legal battle against Dish Networks in a US court. As a result, there's a high likelihood that the broadcast provider will win a default judgment. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more

3 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
Several major ISPs have blocked dozens of pirate torrent and streaming platforms following orders from the Singapore High Court. The action, which covers platforms including The Pirate Bay plus KickassTorrents and Solarmovie variants, follows a successful application from the MPAA, which accuses the platforms of flagrant copyright infringement. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sh

3 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Pacific Rim: Uprising' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Avengers: Infinity War'. 'Deadpool 2' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VPN reviews, discounts, offers and coupons.

4 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
Earlier this week Fairplay Canada, the coalition lobbying for a national piracy blocking mechanism, countered its critics in a detailed reply. Buried in the footnotes, the document also included a stab at TorrentFreak, 'discrediting' our coverage by labeling us a "pro-piracy" site. Interestingly, however, the same report later cites TorrentFreak as a reputable source on site-blocking jurisprudence




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