RomUniverse’s Request to Dismiss Nintendo Piracy Lawsuit Fails
Jan17

RomUniverse’s Request to Dismiss Nintendo Piracy Lawsuit Fails

Last year, Nintendo filed a lawsuit against the game download portal RomUniverse. The website, which also allows users to download movies and books, was accused of massive copyright infringement, including that relating to many Nintendo titles. “The Website contains and offers to the public an immense library of unauthorized copies of video games, primarily Nintendo video games designed for nearly every video game system...

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Kim Dotcom Wins Back K.im Domain After Dispute & $100K Sell-Back Offer
Jan17

Kim Dotcom Wins Back K.im Domain After Dispute & $100K Sell-Back Offer

Kim Dotcom’s under-development file-sharing project K.im received a setback recently when its K.im domain fell into third-party hands. As reported here on TF last Sunday, communication issues with the registry led to the domain expiring and it was quickly snapped up by Bulgarian expired domain specialist Kalin Karakehayov. “[T]he domain k.im was registered by me, Kalin Karakehayov for personal use while it was in an...

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Jetflicks Piracy Trial Delayed After Canada Hands Over Masses of Discovery Data
Jan16

Jetflicks Piracy Trial Delayed After Canada Hands Over Masses of Discovery Data

In August 2019, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) announced that eight men had been indicted by a grand jury for conspiring to violate criminal copyright law by running “two of the largest unauthorized streaming services in the United States.” All of the defendants – Kristopher Lee Dallmann, Darryl Julius Polo, Douglas M. Courson, Felipe Garcia, Jared Edward Jaurequi, Peter H. Huber, Yoany Vaillant, and Luis Angel...

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Operator of Popcorn Time Info Site is Liable for Piracy, Supreme Court Rules
Jan16

Operator of Popcorn Time Info Site is Liable for Piracy, Supreme Court Rules

Five years ago, Popcorn Time was widely embraced by pirates, thanks to its ability to stream torrent files through a user-friendly interface. This rapid rise raised concern among many movie industry companies, who worked hard to contain the threat by going after several forks and their developers. This resulted in the shutdown of several projects including Popcorntime.dk. The site offered information on Popcorn time and its...

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Number of Pirated Screener Leaks Already Higher Than Last Year
Jan15

Number of Pirated Screener Leaks Already Higher Than Last Year

Yesterday the contenders for the 2020 Oscars were announced. ‘Joker’ emerged as the main favorite with eleven nominations, closely followed by ‘1917’ and ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ with ten each. While Hollywood was buzzing with excitement over the news, a screener copy of another Oscar favorite – ‘Little Women’ – began spreading across pirate sites. Pirated screeners...

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TV Channel Owner Arrested For Airing ‘Pirate’ Movie Days After Theatrical Release
Jan15

TV Channel Owner Arrested For Airing ‘Pirate’ Movie Days After Theatrical Release

Shivaji Rao Gaekwad, better known as Rajinikanth, is a superstar of Indian cinema, having been active in the industry for decades. During his time on the silver screen, piracy has been running rampant across India but even he will have been taken by surprise following the events of the past few days. Rajinikanth’s latest movie, action thriller Darbar, was released theatrically on January 9, 2020, quickly recovering around 75% of...

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