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45 minutes ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
US-based movie company Voltage Pictures is using a reverse class action in Canada, hoping to obtain settlements from alleged pirates. The case requires Internet provider Rogers to expose many alleged pirates, but the ISP wants $100 per hour to make this happen. This resulted in a dispute between the movie company and Rogers, which is now heading to the Supreme Court. Source: TF, for the latest inf

7 hours ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
Copyright holders have asked South African lawmakers to include tough anti-piracy measures in the upcoming Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill. Among other things, they want ISPs to police pirate sites and send warnings to copyright-infringing subscribers. For now, however, the Government doesn't plan to include any, as this doesn't fit the purpose of the bill. Source: TF, for the latest info on co

11 hours ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
As Switzerland tries to amend copyright law in a way that will appease copyright holders without alienating the public, a new draft compromise is on the table. While it will remain legal for people to download or stream pirated content privately, webhosts will be required to reject pirate sites while operating a takedown, staydown mechanism. Site-blocking will not be allowed, however. Source: TF,

1 day ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
The FCC is determined to repeal US net neutrality rules. If this happens, Internet providers will have the freedom to restrict or charge for access to certain sites and services, if they please. It also means BitTorrent throttling and blocking could become commonplace again, which would set us back a good ten years. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more

1 day ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
Popular instant messaging service Telegram has for the first time blocked access to an entire channel following pressure from Google and Apple. It's understood that following complaints from Universal Music, that the channel was offering illegal downloads of the Taylor Swift album Reputation, the companies ordered Telegram to take action. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing,

2 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
Sci-Hub, often referred to as the "Pirate Bay of Science," lost three of its domain names this week. The suspensions are likely the result of the lost court case against the American Chemical Society. Despite the setback, Sci-Hub remains resilient, pointing out that there are other ways to access the site including its own custom DNS servers. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-shar

2 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
A man who leaked confidential Game of Thrones information and unaired HBO shows has been charged by the Department of Justice. Behzad Mesri, an Iranian national, is said to have demanded $6 million in Bitcoin from HBO. US authorities are warning that while he's currently at large, for Mesri "winter will come." Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We a

3 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
Google and several leading Russian search engines have completely wiped 786 'pirate' sites from their search results. That's according to telecoms watch Rozcomnadzor, which reports that the search providers delisted the sites after ISPs were ordered by a Moscow court to permanently block them. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VPN disc

3 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
Backed by two recent rulings from the European Court of Justice, anti-piracy group BREIN has pressured dozens of vendors of copyright-infringing IPTV services to halt their sales. Those who still fail to comply risk tens of thousands of euros in fines and potential prison sentences, the group warns. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VP

4 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
The UK's Intellectual Property Office has today published advice on so-called 'Illicit Streaming Devices'. Noting the importance of ensuring that copyright holders get paid, the IPO warns that 'Kodi boxes' and 'Android TV boxes' present a threat to child welfare while presenting an electrical safety hazard to the public. If you have one, you should wipe it clean now, the government says. Source: T

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