Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 10/14/19
Oct15

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 10/14/19

This week we have three newcomers in our chart. The Lion King is the most downloaded movie. The data for our weekly download chart is estimated by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are Web-DL/Webrip/HDRip/BDrip/DVDrip unless stated otherwise. RSS feed for the articles of the recent weekly movie download charts. This week’s most downloaded movies are: Movie Rank...

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DISH Threatens to Sue IPTV Subscribers Because Suppliers Are Snitching
Oct15

DISH Threatens to Sue IPTV Subscribers Because Suppliers Are Snitching

When they don’t use protection such as VPNs, pirates who use BitTorrent-like peer-to-peer systems are relatively easy to track down. Their IP addresses are publicly viewable meaning that one subpoena later, content companies can obtain their names and addresses from ISPs. The situation is quite different when it comes to users of regular ‘pirate’ IPTV services. Their IP addresses and personal details are usually only...

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MPAA and RIAA’s Megaupload Lawsuits Remain on Hold, Perhaps For Years
Oct15

MPAA and RIAA’s Megaupload Lawsuits Remain on Hold, Perhaps For Years

In 2012, Microsoft first released its operating system Windows 8, Apple came out with the iPhone 5, and Google’s Sergey Brin showed off a Google Glass prototype in the wild. It was also the year when armed police officers swarmed Kim Dotcom’s mansion in a military-style-raid while his hosting service Megaupload was being taken down. It was the beginning of the largest copyright infringement case the U.S. Government had...

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MPA Adds 1XBET and Baidu to Latest Piracy Threat Report
Oct14

MPA Adds 1XBET and Baidu to Latest Piracy Threat Report

Alongside other entertainment industry groups, the Motion Picture Association (MPA) sends a yearly overview of notorious foreign piracy markets to the US Trade Representative. These annual submissions help to guide the U.S. Government’s position toward foreign countries when it comes to copyright enforcement. We previously covered the submissions from the RIAA and ESA, which both listed a wide variety of pirate sites...

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Battle Against IPTV Continues As MPA & ACE Take Over Four More Domains
Oct13

Battle Against IPTV Continues As MPA & ACE Take Over Four More Domains

If the figures that were cited following the recent international police operation against Xtream Codes are any yardstick, providers and sellers of ‘pirate’ IPTV providers currently number in their thousands. While there are relatively few sources at the very top of the pyramid, there could be in excess of 5,000 players selling IPTV subscriptions to the public, which by recent estimates could dwarf even the five million...

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Ebook Piracy Grows, Contrary to The Trend
Oct13

Ebook Piracy Grows, Contrary to The Trend

Piracy statistics can be tricky. Trends often go in different directions, depending on the region, the type of media, as well as the research timeframe. One of the most elaborate datasets collected in recent years comes from the University of Amsterdam. Among other things, it suggested that legal options are a better way to beat piracy than enforcement. The underlying data forms the basis of a new research article where two nearly...

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