Cloudflare Ordered to Reveal Operators of Popular Pirate Sites Manga1000.com
Shogakukan, one of Japan's largest manga publishers, has been given permission to obtain the personal details of the operators of one of Japan's most popular pirate manga sites. The DMCA subpoena compels Cloudflare to reveal what it knows about the people behind Manga1000.com, a near top-500 site in its home country. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-27 06:04:30 READMORE
Hellboy’s $270,000 Piracy Damages Calculation Fails to Convince Judge
The makers of the film Hellboy have suffered another setback in court after their second attempt to convince a judge that a $270,000 judgment against torrent site and uploader MKVCage failed. The filmmakers calculated the damages amount by multiplying the alleged infringements by the Blu-ray retail price, but this is not sufficient. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-26 18:44:14 READMORE
Chrome and Firefox Block Torrent Site YTS over “Phishing”
Chrome and Firefox are blocking direct access to the movie download pages of popular torrent site YTS. According to Google's safe browsing report, YTS.mx is a "deceptive site" that may trick visitors into doing dangerous things. The warning is likely the result of malicious advertisements. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-26 04:15:45 READMORE
DISH Sues Canada-Based Pirate IPTV Provider ‘Voodoo IPTV’
TV broadcaster DISH Network has filed a lawsuit in a Texas court targeting the operators of Canada-based 'pirate' IPTV supplier Voodoo IPTV. The lawsuit names four Ontario residents as defendants along with fifth individual said to reside in Nepal. A further 11 'Doe' defendants are said to have created DISH accounts in order to capture and rebroadcast its programming. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-25 18:09:49 READMORE
Top 10 Most Torrented Movies of The Week – 05/25/20
Every week we take a close look at the most pirated movies on torrent sites. What are pirates downloading? 'Scoob!' tops the chart again this week, followed by ‘The Lovebirds'. 'Inheritance' completes the top three. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-25 16:14:40 READMORE
Which VPN Providers Really Take Anonymity Seriously in 2020?
Picking the best VPN can be a tricky endeavor. There are hundreds of VPN services out there, all promising to keep you private. Some are more anonymous than others, however. To help you pick the best one for your needs, we asked dozens of VPNs what their logging policies are, how they handle torrent users, and what else they do to keep you anonymous. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-25 05:13:58 READMORE
Pirate ‘Treasures’ Continue to Show Up on Google Maps
Spammers continue to abuse Google Maps to promote scammy pirate links. These 'treasures' show up through the maps feature from where they are picked up by search engines. This can be pretty effective, it seems, as some links are getting thousands of views. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-25 02:51:14 READMORE
Spotify Launches Crackdown on Tools Offering Premium Service For Free
Spotify has filed a wave of DMCA takedown notices with Google in an effort to remove links to software claiming to offer a premium experience without paying. In many of its complaints Spotify warns that the company believes that the tools are intended to be used as "instruments of fraud". From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-24 17:13:13 READMORE
‘App Watch’ Allows Operators to Monitor and Ban Piracy Apps on Android Set-Top Boxes
Irdeto is mostly known for its 'Denuvo' anti-piracy tool, which protects many high profile games. However, the digital security company operates a broad suite of anti-piracy tools. This includes "App Watch," a service that allows content providers to monitor and restrict the use of pirate apps on their Android-based set-top boxes. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-24 06:12:52 READMORE
Hacker Mods Old Calculator to Access the Internet, CASIO Files DMCA Complaint
A hobbyist electronics hacker who took a cheap standard calculator and modified it to access the Internet has been hit with a DMCA copyright complaint. According to CASIO, the project uses its copyrighted source code but the developer informs TorrentFreak that his code was written entirely from scratch. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-23 19:43:10 READMORE
US Copyright Office’s Proposed DMCA Fine-Tuning Could Be Bad News for Pirates
The US Copyright Office has published its long-awaited review of the DMCA's safe harbor provisions. The report proposes several tweaks to the law, including one that could make it much easier to go after online pirates. At the same time, the Copyright Office stresses that more research is needed on the effects of upload filters and pirate site blocking. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-23 05:46:19 READMORE
YouTube Faces Permanent ISP Blocking in Repeat Copyright Infringer Lawsuit
A company that develops personnel assessment tests for companies to vet prospective employees has filed a lawsuit against YouTube demanding that the platform is permanently blocked by ISPs in the country. OnTarget says that the video platform has not responded to previous orders to remove its content so must now be considered a repeat infringer under Russia's anti-piracy laws. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-22 17:38:25 READMORE
Anti-Piracy Lawyer Sues Torrent Sites for ‘YTS’ Trademark Infringement
Pirate sites regularly get into trouble for breaching copyright law. However, a new case filed in Hawaii is of an entirely different order. A well-known anti-piracy lawyer has filed a lawsuit against several YTS sites because the company he represents obtained a similarly-named trademark this year. The complaint mostly targets 'clones' and the real YTS is not named. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-22 05:54:29 READMORE
Pirate IPTV Reseller Boom Media Ordered to Pay $3.3m in Damages
A court in New York has ordered Boom Media, a prominent reseller of 'pirate' IPTV subscriptions, to pay $3.3m in damages to TV broadcaster DISH Network. The judgment states that Boom's former operators, mother-and-son team Debra and John Henderson, should be held jointly and severally liable after failing to mount a defense. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-21 18:22:47 READMORE
The Simpsons Writer Promotes Disney+ Premiere With Pirate Movie Screenshot
Next week the Oscar-nominated The Simpsons short The Longest Daycare will premiere on Disney+, a fact announced on Twitter today by Al Jean, who has been writing for the show for more than 30 years. Inadvertently or not, however, Jean managed to promote the show using a screenshot from a pirated version of the show that appeared on torrents more than seven years ago. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-21 04:10:51 READMORE
GitHub Reinstates Popcorn Time Code Despite MPA ‘Threat’
Earlier this month, an MPA takedown notice pulled Popcorn Time's GitHub repository offline. The Hollywood group, which also represents Netflix, argued that the code facilitates mass copyright infringement. While that may be the case, Popcorn Time filed a counternotice arguing that they own the code. Faced with contradicting requests, Github has now reinstated the repository. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-20 18:18:56 READMORE
Take That’s Gary Barlow: Use a VPN to Bypass YouTube Geoblock of Lockdown Concert
This Friday night at 8:00pm, Take That and Robbie Williams will perform a special concert from their own homes to raise money for charities during the lockdown. The one-off performance will be broadcast on YouTube and Facebook Live but only for residents of the UK. However, Gary Barlow has taken to Twitter, asking fans to spread the word on how to unblock the event using VPNs. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-20 01:10:01 READMORE
The Music Mission Campaign Aims to Shut Down 200 Music Piracy Sites
A brand new initiative launched by anti-piracy company AudioLock, music distributor Label Worx, and supported by hundreds of labels and distribution platforms is aiming to shut down around 200 professionally operated music piracy sites. Often masquerading as legitimate platforms and with polish to match, they could soon have their hosting and payment gateways disrupted. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-19 19:42:38 READMORE
Nintendo Sues Stores Selling New ‘Team-Xecuter’ Switch Piracy Hack
Nintendo has filed two lawsuits in US courts targeting several online stores selling Switch hacks and mods linked to Team-Xecuter. According to the gaming company, the stores help people create and play pirated copies of Nintendo Switch games, causing tremendous harm. Nintendo hopes to shut the sites down swiftly as Team-Xecuter is about to release a hack for the Switch Lite console. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-18 23:03:15 READMORE


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