MPAA Wins Movie Piracy Case in China After Failed Anti-Piracy Deal
Aug22

MPAA Wins Movie Piracy Case in China After Failed Anti-Piracy Deal

As one of China’s top 10 Internet companies, Xunlei is a massive operation with hundreds of millions of monthly users. Among other file-sharing ventures, Xunlei operates ‘Thunder’, the world’s most popular torrent client. This and other almost inevitable copyright-related issues put the company on the radar of the MPAA. With Xunlei pursuing an IPO in the United States in 2014, relationships with the MPAA began...

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Court Cracks Down on ‘Future’ Pirate Mayweather-McGregor Streams
Aug22

Court Cracks Down on ‘Future’ Pirate Mayweather-McGregor Streams

This weekend, the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. will go head-to-head with UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The fight is not just about prestige, but also about money. Some predict that the unusual matchup could pull in a staggering one billion dollars. A significant portion of this will go to each of the fighters, but rightsholders such as Showtime benefit as well. People who want to stream...

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Healthy Aussie Pirates Set To Face Cash ‘Fines’, Poor & Sick Should Be OK
Aug21

Healthy Aussie Pirates Set To Face Cash ‘Fines’, Poor & Sick Should Be OK

One of the oldest methods of trying to get people to stop downloading and sharing pirated material is by hitting them with ‘fines’. The RIAA began the practice in September 2003, tracking people sharing music on early peer-to-peer networks, finding out their identities via ISPs, and sending them cease-and-desist orders with a request to pay hundreds to thousands of dollars. Many thousands of people were fined and the...

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 08/21/17
Aug21

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 08/21/17

This week we have two newcomers in our chart. Baywatch 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 weekly movie download chart. This week’s most downloaded movies are: Movie Rank Rank last week Movie name IMDb...

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The Windows App Store is Full of Pirate Streaming Apps
Aug21

The Windows App Store is Full of Pirate Streaming Apps

Over the past few years it has become much easier to stream movies and TV-shows over the Internet. Legal streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon are booming. At the same time, however, there’s also a dark market of thousands of pirate streaming tools. In recent months, Hollywood has directed many its anti-piracy efforts towards unauthorized Kodi-addons and several popular pirate streaming sites, which offer movies and...

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TVAddons Decimated Without Trial, Here’s a View of the Damage
Aug21

TVAddons Decimated Without Trial, Here’s a View of the Damage

On June 2, a collection of Canadian telecoms giants including Bell Canada, Bell ExpressVu, Bell Media, Videotron, Groupe TVA, Rogers Communications and Rogers Media, filed a complaint in Federal Court against Montreal resident Adam Lackman, the man behind TVAddons. They claimed that by developing, hosting, distributing or promoting Kodi add-ons, Lackman infringed their copyrights. On June 9 the Federal Court handed down an interim...

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