Registrars Suspend 11 Pirate Site Domains, 89 More in the Crosshairs
Apr23

Registrars Suspend 11 Pirate Site Domains, 89 More in the Crosshairs

In addition to website blocking which is running rampant across dozens of countries right now, targeting the domains of pirate sites is considered to be a somewhat effective anti-piracy tool. The vast majority of websites are found using a recognizable name so when they become inaccessible, site operators have to work quickly to get the message out to fans. That can mean losing visitors, at least in the short term, and also...

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 04/23/18
Apr23

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 04/23/18

This week we have three newcomers in our chart. Pacific Rim: Uprising 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...

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Netflix, Amazon and Hollywood Sue “SET TV” Over IPTV Piracy
Apr23

Netflix, Amazon and Hollywood Sue “SET TV” Over IPTV Piracy

In recent years, piracy streaming tools and services have become a prime target for copyright enforcers. This is particularly true for the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), an anti-piracy partnership forged between Hollywood studios, Netflix, Amazon, and more than two dozen other companies. After taking action against Kodi-powered devices Tickbox and Dragonbox, key ACE members have now filed a similar lawsuit against...

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The Pirate Bay Suffers Extended Downtime, Tor Domain Is Up (Updated)
Apr23

The Pirate Bay Suffers Extended Downtime, Tor Domain Is Up (Updated)

The main Pirate Bay domain has been offline for the last one-and-a-half days. For most people, the site currently displays a Cloudflare error message across the entire site, with the CDN provider referring to a “bad gateway.” No further details are available to us and there is no known ETA for the site’s full return. Judging from past experience, however, it’s likely a small technical hiccup that needs fixing....

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How Many Piracy Warnings Would Get You to Stop?
Apr23

How Many Piracy Warnings Would Get You to Stop?

For the past several years, copyright holders in the US and Europe have been trying to reach out to file-sharers in an effort to change their habits. Whether via high-profile publicity lawsuits or a simple email, it’s hoped that by letting people know they aren’t anonymous, they’ll stop pirating and buy more content instead. Traditionally, most ISPs haven’t been that keen on passing infringement notices on....

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Steam Censors MEGA.nz Links in Chats and Forum Posts
Apr22

Steam Censors MEGA.nz Links in Chats and Forum Posts

With more than 150 million registered accounts, Steam is much more than just a game distribution platform. For many people, it’s also a social hangout and a communication channel. Steam’s instant messaging tool, for example, is widely used for chats with friends. About games of course, but also to discuss lots of other stuff. While Valve doesn’t mind people socializing on its platform, there are certain things the...

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