‘Royalty-Free’ Music Supplied By YouTube Results in Mass Video Demonetization
Nov19

‘Royalty-Free’ Music Supplied By YouTube Results in Mass Video Demonetization

Matt Lowne is a very popular YouTuber with a passion for the simulation game Kerbal Space Program. Since 2013 he’s amassed close to 56 million views but late last week, his video world was turned upside down. In common with many YouTubers, Matt didn’t want any copyright issues on his channel. So, to play things safely, he obtained the track ‘Dreams‘ by Joakim Karud from YouTube’s very own audio library...

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 11/18/19
Nov19

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 11/18/19

This week we have four newcomers in our chart. Angel Has Fallen 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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Federal Court Approves First ‘Pirate’ Site Blockade in Canada
Nov19

Federal Court Approves First ‘Pirate’ Site Blockade in Canada

Last year, a coalition of copyright holders and major players in the telco industry asked the Canadian Government to institute a national pirate site blocking scheme. The Fairplay coalition argued that such measures would be required to effectively curb online piracy. Canada’s telco regulator CRTC reviewed the request but eventually denied the application, noting that it lacks jurisdiction. The driving forces behind the...

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Judge Recommends Denial of $150,000 Piracy Judgment Against APK Download Site
Nov18

Judge Recommends Denial of $150,000 Piracy Judgment Against APK Download Site

In April, a group of movie companies filed a lawsuit against the operators of various websites that promoted and distributed the Showbox app. Showbox and similarly named clones are used by millions of people. These apps enable users to stream movies via torrents and direct sources, using a Netflix-style interface. The tools are a thorn in the side of movie companies, including those behind “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,”...

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Steal This Show S05E02: ‘‘On The Frontline Of The Code War’’
Nov18

Steal This Show S05E02: ‘‘On The Frontline Of The Code War’’

In this episode Jamie meets up with John P. Carlin, author of Dawn of the Code War and former Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Security Division to discuss the ongoing network war with China — one that’s about to ratchet up, as 5G connects billions of devices via a technology heavily dependent on China’s Huawei. What does it mean to wage war in the era of distributed...

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KodiUKTV Considers its Future Following FACT Cease & Desist
Nov18

KodiUKTV Considers its Future Following FACT Cease & Desist

This week, news began to filter through that the shutdown of a pair of Kodi add-on related resources had taken place under serious legal pressure. KodiUKTV and OneNation weren’t specific in their announcements but TorrentFreak was able to confirm that the Federation Against Copyright Theft was behind both actions. Indeed, the anti-piracy group told us that other groups were targeted too but at this stage, we haven’t been...

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