Copyright Holders Continue to Report Fewer Piracy Links to Google Search
Mar30

Copyright Holders Continue to Report Fewer Piracy Links to Google Search

For most people, search engines such as Google are an essential tool to discover and enjoy the web in all its glory. With help from complicated algorithms, the company offers a gateway to billions of sites, many of which would otherwise remain undiscovered. This also includes many ‘pirate’ sites. While there are plenty of people who don’t mind seeing these show up in search results, their presence is a thorn in the...

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YesPornPlease Restricts Access as PayPal & Cloudflare Are Asked to Unmask Operators
Mar29

YesPornPlease Restricts Access as PayPal & Cloudflare Are Asked to Unmask Operators

In September 2019, MG Premium went to court in the United States requesting a DMCA subpoena against Cloudflare. Alleging mass infringement, the adult giant wanted the CDN company to hand over the personal details of the people behind ‘tube’ site YesPornPlease and partner platform VShare.io. With 100 million visitors in January 2020 alone, YesPornPlease is a huge player in the space. It reportedly carries huge volumes of MG...

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YouTube Refuses to Process DMCA Counternotice for ‘Creepy Bugs’ Cartoon
Mar28

YouTube Refuses to Process DMCA Counternotice for ‘Creepy Bugs’ Cartoon

Earlier this week we reported on a dark parody cartoon depicting a washed-out Bugs Bunny as a sex pest. The controversial video was created by Hunter Hancock, the person behind the MeatCanyon channel. It was hit with a copyright complaint by Warner Bros. As a result, the MeatCanyon channel received a copyright strike and the cartoon was taken down. When a video is targeted by a copyright holder with a manual complaint (i.e one not...

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Anti-Piracy Campaign Against YouTube-Rippers Has Very Little Effect
Mar28

Anti-Piracy Campaign Against YouTube-Rippers Has Very Little Effect

Nowadays, most popular music is legally accessible on YouTube. While everyone is allowed to play it, downloading tracks without permission is strictly forbidden. YouTube itself also prohibits downloading or ripping unless the uploader specifically allows it. However, there are third-party sites that have found ways around these restrictions. These ‘YouTube-rippers’ have been around for many years, much to the frustration...

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Bad Boys For Life Leads Wave of Early Movie Releases Flooding Pirate Sites
Mar28

Bad Boys For Life Leads Wave of Early Movie Releases Flooding Pirate Sites

As the planet struggles to contain the coronavirus pandemic, businesses around the world are looking at ways to mitigate the disruption caused by voluntary and in some cases mandatory isolation. Social distancing is now vital to the health of billions of people and as a result, visiting cinemas is no longer an option. Instead, movie companies are bringing forward digital release dates for many movies, hoping that people will rent or...

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‘Hellboy’ Must Explain Calculation For the $270,000 Piracy Damages Claim
Mar27

‘Hellboy’ Must Explain Calculation For the $270,000 Piracy Damages Claim

Last summer, the makers of the movie “Hellboy” (HB Productions) filed a complaint against torrent site MKVCage at a Hawaii federal court. The movie company accused the site and its operator of promoting and distributing pirated copies of the Hellboy movie while demanding an end to the activity. The lawsuit quickly had an effect as MKVCage became unreachable. At the same time, the uploader stopped pushing torrents to other...

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