Major US Sports Leagues Report Top Piracy Nations to Government
Feb17

Major US Sports Leagues Report Top Piracy Nations to Government

While pirated Hollywood blockbusters often score the big headlines, there are several other industries that have been battling with piracy over the years. This includes sports organizations. Many of the major US leagues including the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB and the Tennis Association, are bundling their powers in the Sports Coalition, to try and curb the availability of pirated streams and videos. A few days ago the Sports Coalition put...

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Embedding a Tweet Can be Copyright Infringement, Court Rules
Feb17

Embedding a Tweet Can be Copyright Infringement, Court Rules

Nowadays it’s fairly common for blogs and news sites to embed content posted by third parties, ranging from YouTube videos to tweets. Although these publications don’t host the content themselves, they can be held liable for copyright infringement, a New York federal court has ruled. The case in question was filed by Justin Goldman whose photo of Tom Brady went viral after he posted it on Snapchat. After being reposted on...

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Court Orders Spanish ISPs to Block Pirate Sites For Hollywood
Feb16

Court Orders Spanish ISPs to Block Pirate Sites For Hollywood

Determined to reduce levels of piracy globally, Hollywood has become one of the main proponents of site-blocking on the planet. To date there have been multiple lawsuits in far-flung jurisdictions, with Europe one of the primary targets. Following complaints from Disney, 20th Century Fox, Paramount, Sony, Universal and Warner, Spain has become one of the latest targets. According to the studios a pair of sites – HDFull.tv and...

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Pirates Crack Microsoft’s UWP Protection, Five Layers of DRM Defeated
Feb16

Pirates Crack Microsoft’s UWP Protection, Five Layers of DRM Defeated

As the image on the right shows, Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform (UWP) is a system that enables software developers to create applications that can run across many devices. “The Universal Windows Platform (UWP) is the app platform for Windows 10. You can develop apps for UWP with just one API set, one app package, and one store to reach all Windows 10 devices – PC, tablet, phone, Xbox, HoloLens, Surface Hub...

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Court Dismisses Playboy’s Copyright Claims Against Boing Boing
Feb15

Court Dismisses Playboy’s Copyright Claims Against Boing Boing

Early 2016, Boing Boing co-editor Xeni Jardin published an article in which she linked to an archive of every Playboy centerfold image till then. “Kind of amazing to see how our standards of hotness, and the art of commercial erotic photography, have changed over time,” Jardin commented. While the linked material undoubtedly appealed to many readers, Playboy itself took offense to the fact that infringing copies of their...

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‘Pirate’ Kodi Addon Devs & Distributors Told to Cease-and-Desist
Feb15

‘Pirate’ Kodi Addon Devs & Distributors Told to Cease-and-Desist

Last November, following a year of upheaval for third-party addon creators and distributors, yet more turmoil hit the community in the form of threats from the world’s most powerful anti-piracy coalition – the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE). Comprised of 30 companies including the studios of the MPAA, Amazon, Netflix, CBS, HBO, BBC, Sky, Bell Canada, CBS, Hulu, Lionsgate, Foxtel, Village Roadshow, and many...

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