Anti-Piracy Coalition Seeks Powerful New Tools To Tackle IPTV Piracy in the EU
Nov25

Anti-Piracy Coalition Seeks Powerful New Tools To Tackle IPTV Piracy in the EU

While groups such as the Alliance For Creativity and Entertainment are mentioned frequently for their widespread anti-piracy activities, the Europe-based Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) is also engaged in key work to reduce online infringement. Counting broadcasting giants BT, Sky, Canal+, beIN, DAZN, and OSN among its members, AAPA also plays home to major sports companies including the Premier League, Serie A, LaLiga and...

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Twitter Under Fire for Refusal to Attend Senate’s Anti-Piracy Hearing
Nov25

Twitter Under Fire for Refusal to Attend Senate’s Anti-Piracy Hearing

The US Senate’s Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property is looking for better ways to tackle the ever-present threat of online piracy. Specifically, it’s working with various stakeholders to see if the DMCA can be improved to better suit today’s online environment. Improving the DMCA The effort was announced by Senator Thom Tillis last year, who organized several hearings on the matter in recent months. The Subcommittee...

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YouTube “Failed to Provide Evidence” in Copyright Class Action Counterclaim
Nov24

YouTube “Failed to Provide Evidence” in Copyright Class Action Counterclaim

During the summer, Grammy award-winning musician Maria Schneider and Virgin Islands-based Pirate Monitor Ltd teamed up to file a class-action lawsuit targeting YouTube. The complaint centered on allegations that YouTube’s copyright infringement mechanisms are deficient, claiming that the company refuses to grant “ordinary creators” access to its sophisticated copyright management tools known as Content ID. During September, YouTube...

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‘The US Piracy Watchlist is a Marketing Campaign for Pirate Sites’
Nov24

‘The US Piracy Watchlist is a Marketing Campaign for Pirate Sites’

Every year, major copyright industry groups prepare a list of the most notorious pirate sites, which are publicly reported to the US Trade Representative (USTR). These overviews provide input for the USTR’s annual notorious markets overview, where sites such as The Pirate Bay, Fmovies and Rapidgator have appeared as repeat offenders. Pressure Tool The goal of this process is to identify pressing piracy problems and to encourage...

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Top 10 Most Torrented Movies of The Week – 11/23/20
Nov24

Top 10 Most Torrented Movies of The Week – 11/23/20

The data for our weekly download chart is estimated by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. These torrent download statistics are meant to provide further insight into the piracy trends. All data are gathered from public resources. This week we have four new entries in the list. The American disaster movie Greenland is the most downloaded title this week. The most torrented movies for the week ending...

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Youtube-dl Wins Reprieve But Deezer & Spotify Downloaders Are On Thin Ice
Nov23

Youtube-dl Wins Reprieve But Deezer & Spotify Downloaders Are On Thin Ice

Takedowns of tools and sites that help users to rip content from YouTube have been ongoing for years. Some platforms have wilted under lawsuits while others are regularly targeted using the anti-circumvention provisions of the DMCA. Until last month, it was generally assumed that there was no effective way to counter these actions but when the RIAA targeted youtube-dl on Github, the entire situation came to be seen in a different...

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