Google’s Top UK “Where to Watch” Searches Weren’t a Piracy Concern in 2019
Dec12

Google’s Top UK “Where to Watch” Searches Weren’t a Piracy Concern in 2019

That Google knows every detail of what its users search for is no secret – after all, the company itself processes all of the requests. Armed with this data, Google publishes its annual ‘Year in Search‘ report, the latest of which appeared yesterday. From our perspective, there were very few – if any – piracy-related aspects to report, something which should be encouraging to rightsholders. However, after...

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Texas Man Sued for Selling Pirate Boxes Advertised on Facebook
Dec11

Texas Man Sued for Selling Pirate Boxes Advertised on Facebook

ABS-CBN, the largest media and entertainment company in the Philippines, is continuing its legal campaign against piracy. Over the past several years, the company has singled out dozens of streaming sites that offer access to ‘Pinoy’ content without permission, both in the US and abroad. While these traditional sites remain a key focus for the company, ABS-CBN is expanding its scope in the US by going after an alleged...

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Helix IPTV: Hackers Threaten to Expose Resellers & Customers
Dec10

Helix IPTV: Hackers Threaten to Expose Resellers & Customers

Pirate IPTV providers have become a pretty big deal in recent years. Offering cut-price access to otherwise subscription TV channels, PPVs, and video-on-demand archives, customers have flocked to them in their millions. One popular provider operating in the space is Helix Hosting but if a message that appeared on the service’s homepage is anything to go by, the Christmas period may become memorable for all the wrong reasons. The...

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The Pirate Bay is Trialing High-Quality Video Streaming Links
Dec10

The Pirate Bay is Trialing High-Quality Video Streaming Links

The Pirate Bay is well known for its huge database of magnet links which allow users to download most types of content imaginable. Over the past few days, however, the platform has been adding a brand new feature that will please those who prefer to access movies and TV shows instantly, rather than waiting for them to download. As the image below shows, in addition to the familiar magnet and trusted uploader icons displayed alongside...

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 12/09/19
Dec10

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 12/09/19

This week we have two newcomers in our chart. Ad Astra 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 Rank Rank last...

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Filmmaker Wins Piracy Lawsuit Against YouTube and Google India
Dec10

Filmmaker Wins Piracy Lawsuit Against YouTube and Google India

Every week, YouTube’s users upload millions of hours of videos. As with any user-generated content site, this also includes copyright-infringing content. YouTube tackles this problem by processing takedown notices and using its Content-ID system to automatically remove allegedly infringing content. However, according to copyright holders, this is not good enough. That includes Bollywood filmmaker Suneel Darshan, who filed a...

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