The Pirate Bay Moves to a Brand New Onion Domain
Dec06

The Pirate Bay Moves to a Brand New Onion Domain

The Pirate Bay has been operating one of its original domains – thepiratebay.org – for well over 15 years. During that same period, it has also burned through countless others due to anti-piracy action all around the globe. The Pirate Bay is also one of the most blocked platforms on the planet for the same reason, something that has led to the creation of hundreds of proxy sites, set up to facilitate access to the index,...

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IPTV Service Easily Circumvents First Canadian Piracy Blockade
Dec06

IPTV Service Easily Circumvents First Canadian Piracy Blockade

Last month Canada’s Federal Court approved the first piracy blockade in the country. Following a complaint from major media companies Rogers, Bell and TVA, the Court ordered several major ISPs to block access to domains and IP-addresses of the pirate IPTV service GoldTV. A few days after the order was issued the first blockades were active. These prevent GoldTV customers from accessing the IPTV portal directly, as...

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Meet the Guy Behind the Libgen Torrent Seeding Movement
Dec06

Meet the Guy Behind the Libgen Torrent Seeding Movement

Whenever Library Genesis (Libgen) or Sci-Hub hit the headlines, what tends to follow is a fracturing of opinion on where these sites sit in the piracy landscape. Both are best known for their massive archives of scientific articles and research papers. They are also notable for their absolute commitment to the spread of knowledge for the betterment of society as a whole. This means that even some otherwise staunch opponents of piracy...

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EU Study Shows Online Piracy is Complex and Not Easy to Grasp
Dec05

EU Study Shows Online Piracy is Complex and Not Easy to Grasp

Research released by the EUIPO last week revealed that pirate IPTV services generate nearly €1 million in revenue per year. That’s in Europe alone. The figure confirmed that piracy remains a massive problem, but a second study also delivered some more positive news. From 2017 to 2018, access to pirated content across Europe dropped by more than 15 percent. This headline figure was undoubtedly welcomed by copyright holders,...

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Greece Jails First Pirate Site Operator For Five Years
Dec04

Greece Jails First Pirate Site Operator For Five Years

For almost a decade, an anti-piracy group in Greece has been trying to bring the elusive operator of pirate sites to justice. EPOE protects the rights of entertainment industry companies including those in the film and television sectors. It filed criminal prosecutions against the alleged operator of the site Greekstars four times since 2009 but the processes were never straightforward. According to EPOE, each time a complaint was...

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Russia Blocks Shutterstock Domain, Restricting Access to Legitimate Copyrighted Content
Dec04

Russia Blocks Shutterstock Domain, Restricting Access to Legitimate Copyrighted Content

Many countries around the world have systems in place to block access to copyright-infringing content and even entire sites. Russia’s system is particularly streamlined and has resulted in large volumes of pirate sites being rendered inaccessible to the country’s citizens. However, Russia’s blocking system isn’t only used to protect rightsholders. It’s regularly used to prevent access to terrorism-related...

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