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45 minutes ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
Several prominent movie pirate sites have completely disappeared from Google's search results. The list includes domain names belonging to streaming portals 123movies and Fmovies, which both have millions of visitors. At the same time, the popular converter platform YouTube-MP3 has also been stripped from Google's listings. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites

7 hours ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
BitTorrent users all around the globe are well aware that they're probably being monitored as they share files from home or workplace. However, it now appears that the spies employed at the UK's GCHQ have also monitored torrents being transferred by airline passengers more than 10,000ft up in the sky. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN serv

1 day ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
Selling media players with pirate add-ons violates EU law, according to a recommendation from Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordona. He issued the advice in a landmark case over the legality of pre-loaded XBMC/Kodi devices, which are widely sold across Europe. Whether users of these players also liable depends on whether they know that the content is infringing. Source: TF, for the latest info

1 day ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
In an unexpected move, the infamous anti-piracy technology Denuvo has been removed from the PC version of Doom. The development follows a similar move last month when developer Playdead removed Denuvo from its game 'Inside'. Did a refund clause in the Denuvo deal trigger these removals? Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

1 day ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
Google has just announced that during the past 12 months, YouTube paid out $1 billion to the music industry from advertising alone. However, the IFPI remains unimpressed, accusing the platform of taking advantage of artists and producers. YouTube exploits loopholes in the DMCA, the industry group argues, while calling for legislative change to address the "value gap." Source: TF, for the latest in

2 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
After several years, the appeals court has reached a final decision in the case between anti-piracy group BREIN and Usenet provider NSE. The court ruled that the Usenet provider is not liable for the copyright infringements of its users. However, it also requires the service in question to offer a fast and "effective" takedown procedure. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing,

2 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
An Oregon District Court has sided with a wrongfully accused man, who was sued for allegedly downloading a pirated copy of the Adam Sandler movie The Cobbler. According to the court's recommendations, the man is entitled to more than $17,000 in compensation as the result of the filmmakers "overaggressive" and "unreasonable" tactics. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torre

3 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
In 2015, a coalition of copyright holders lost a court case which demanded an ISP blockade of The Pirate Bay in Sweden. A year later and Universal Music, Sony Music, Warner Music and Nordisk Film are back, hoping for a victory in a brand new court that could open the floodgates for widespread website blocking. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS

3 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
4shared, one of the largest file-hosting services on the Internet, is building its own 'fingerprint' database of pirated music. Since the major rightholder groups are unwilling to participate, 4shared has taken the matter into its own hands. According to the site, this has helped to significantly reduce the number of takedown requests it receives. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file

4 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
A campaign has been launched in Australia to prevent proposed changes to copyright law and the introduction of a "fair use" doctrine. Australia currently has a "fair dealing" provision but the royalties and anti-piracy group APRA AMCOS and its celebrity supporters are opposing rules that would provide more freedom. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANON




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