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15 hours ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
The new CEO of failing anti-piracy Rightscorp has signed a deal that will see him being paid large sums of money if he can turn the company around. How that will be achieved remains to be seen, but with the pool of file-sharers getting smaller and ever-harder to track, a more aggressive approach may help the company reach its goals. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torre

22 hours ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
A group of campaigners, copyright scholars and lawyers have sent a letter to the UK Government, urging it to narrow the definition of online criminal copyright infringement in the Digital Economy Bill. The signees warn that the current definition of criminal copyright infringement is too broad and could be used to target casual file-sharers with sentences of up to ten years. Source: TF, for the la

1 day ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
Since Netflix's priorities are shifting more to the production of original content, piracy is also turning into a more serious problem. The company wasn't very concerned about copyright infringement in the past, but today it has its own "Global Copyright Protection Group" and an anti-piracy focus that's on par with many major Hollywood studios. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-s

1 day ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
A man extorted cash from 20th Century Fox & Dreamworks after he obtained a leaked copy of their upcoming movie The Boss Baby. The studios were told to pay a bitcoin ransom to avoid the animated comedy leaking onto the Internet before its March 31 premiere. After an amount was paid by 20th Century Fox, a man was arrested and is now in custody. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file

2 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
While copyright industry groups frequently call on governments to take action against pirate sites, it's not often that we see such requests on the highest diplomatic level. That's exactly what happened this week, when the US Ambassador to Vietnam called on the local Government to criminally prosecute the movie streaming sites 123movies, Putlocker and Kisscartoon. Source: TF, for the latest info o

2 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
In a surprise setback for companies such as Google and Facebook that leverage user-generated content, Australia has dropped plans to extend its copyright safe harbor provisions. The move follows intense pressure from copyright holders, who said that a change in the law would hurt artists' ability to get fairly paid for their work. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent

3 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
If a plan by six major studios comes to fruition, consumers could be enjoying new movies in the home as early as 30 days after theatrical release for as little as $30. While that could slash the current delay by more than a third, negotiations are said to be at an early stage, with studios in disagreement over time-scales and compensation payments to theater chains. Source: TF, for the latest info

3 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
The Pirate Bay and several other pirate sites are unavailable again in many parts of the world, due to a new blockade from Internet backbone provider Cogent. The site's IP-addresses, which are owned by CDN provider Cloudflare, have been blackholed, in what appears to be another case of over-blocking. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN servi

4 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
Sellers of so-called "fully" loaded set-top boxes have failed in their bid to have a Canada sales ban lifted. An injunction was granted by the Federal Court last June after content producers and cable companies took action against sellers of Kodi and Showbox-enabled devices. The Federal Court of Appeal in Montreal has now upheld the ban. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing,

4 days ago (via feed.torrentfreak.com)
By now, most UK Internet users have gotten used to pirate sites being blocked by their ISPs. Internet providers have been ordered to block a wide variety of torrent, direct download and streaming portals that offer copyright-infringing content. The full list uf URLs, which includes several reverse proxies, has now swelled to more than 3,800 according to one of the ISPs involved. Source: TF, for th

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