Activists to Deliver 4 Million Anti ‘Article 13’ Signatures to EU Parliament
Dec12

Activists to Deliver 4 Million Anti ‘Article 13’ Signatures to EU Parliament

In a plenary vote in September, the European Parliament backed the controversial Article 13 proposal, which is part of the EU’s copyright reform plans. Since then, the proposal has been tweaked in an attempt to gain broader support, but thus far the critics have yet to be silenced. That includes rightsholders as well. Most opposition is generated by anti upload filter activists though. They rallied support from the public...

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UK Govt. Backs Anti-Piracy Campaign With £2 Million in Funding
Dec11

UK Govt. Backs Anti-Piracy Campaign With £2 Million in Funding

Four years ago, copyright indistry groups and Internet providers teamed up to fight online piracy in the UK. Backed by the Government, they launched several educational campaigns under the “Get it Right” banner. Under the program, ISPs send out piracy warnings to subscribers whose accounts are used to share copyright-infringing material. This started early last year and has been ongoing since. There haven’t been any...

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 12/10/18
Dec11

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 12/10/18

This week we have two newcomers in our chart. Venom 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 week...

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New EU Piracy Watchlist Targets Key Pirate Sites and Cloudflare
Dec10

New EU Piracy Watchlist Targets Key Pirate Sites and Cloudflare

In recent years the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) has released several reports detailing “notorious markets” that contribute to large volumes of copyright infringement worldwide. The annual reports are aimed at guiding the U.S. Government’s position towards foreign countries where these sites and services are located. With a focus overseas, US-based platforms are not included. Earlier this year the EU...

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Scammers Use Facebook and Google to Spread Malicious ‘Pirate’ Files
Dec10

Scammers Use Facebook and Google to Spread Malicious ‘Pirate’ Files

Last weekend we reported how scammers were sending DMCA notices to downrank game piracy sites. Presumably, this was done to give their malware-infested pirate sites a better ranking in search results. While our previous article focused on the abuse of takedown notices, the problem is much broader. In addition to removing content, scammers are also spamming many sites with messages that link people to their dubious pirate sites. We...

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IFPI Slams Pirate MEP For ‘Lobbying’ Kids, Forgets a Decade of Rightsholders Doing Just That
Dec10

IFPI Slams Pirate MEP For ‘Lobbying’ Kids, Forgets a Decade of Rightsholders Doing Just That

As the controversy over the EU’s Article 13 proposals continue, Twitter appears to be the communications weapon of choice for parties on both sides. While the debate has often been well thought out and considered, at times it has descended into a chorus of potty-mouthed name-calling that at times has proven embarrassing to read. But that’s the Internet, of course. As one of the main opponents of Article 13 and in...

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