Foxtel Pirate Site Blocking Application Could Be Granted in Record Time
Jun18

Foxtel Pirate Site Blocking Application Could Be Granted in Record Time

Back in April, pay TV company Foxtel filed the latest in a series of blocking applications, this time targeting more than two dozen domain names facilitating access to 15 torrent and streaming services. To save on time and costs, Foxtel envisioned things going a little bit differently this time around. The company didn’t want to have expert witnesses present in court and asked whether live demonstrations of websites could be...

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 06/18/18
Jun18

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 06/18/18

This week we have three newcomers in our chart. Escape Plan 2: Hades 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 articles of the recent weekly movie download charts. This week’s most downloaded movies are: Movie...

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Torrents Turn Rambo-Prequel Novel into a Success
Jun18

Torrents Turn Rambo-Prequel Novel into a Success

In this day and age, aspiring artists have access to a wide variety of tools they can use to create a decent product. Creating something is easy, but the real challenge is to escape obscurity and get noticed by the public. Traditionally, this task has been fulfilled by major publishers and other media distributors, but there are also alternative routes. The stories of YouTube sensations who turned into their own media empires come to...

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Sceper Set to Return After Attempted Sale “Turned Into a Scam”
Jun18

Sceper Set to Return After Attempted Sale “Turned Into a Scam”

Earlier this year, TorrentFreak received a steady stream of emails from users of Sceper.ws, one of the most popular “release blog” sites. After about eight years of serving up links to large volumes of mainstream content, the site had apparently disappeared. There was no warning or indication of what may have transpired, but several weeks ago a message appeared on its homepage, indicating the platform was up for sale....

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U.S. Drops Indictment Against Alleged Operator of Pirate App Store
Jun17

U.S. Drops Indictment Against Alleged Operator of Pirate App Store

Assisted by police in France and the Netherlands, the FBI took down the “pirate” Android stores Appbucket, Applanet, and SnappzMarket during the summer of 2012. During the years that followed several people connected to the Android app sites were arrested and indicted, resulting in prison sentences for some. SnappzMarket’s Scott Walton was handed a 46-month prison sentence for conspiracy to commit copyright...

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Yandex and Google Put on Notice Over ‘Pirate’ Search Results
Jun16

Yandex and Google Put on Notice Over ‘Pirate’ Search Results

With the online piracy wars about to enter their third decade, there’s an increasing emphasis on pressurizing influential third-parties to tackle the problem. As a result, much blame is laid at the feet of companies like Google, who are regularly blamed for not doing more to tackle infringements carried out by individuals and entities outside of their control. Search results are a particularly sticky subject. Google, Bing, and...

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