Samsung Faces $1.3m Lawsuit Over Cinavia Anti-Piracy Tech Licensing Fees
Sep23

Samsung Faces $1.3m Lawsuit Over Cinavia Anti-Piracy Tech Licensing Fees

For at least two decades, entertainment companies have been trying to prevent people from copying commercially produced DVDs and more recently Blu-ray discs. In common with most anti-piracy technologies the protections deployed were eventually circumvented, resulting in copies of every major film and TV show being copied and distributed, either on physical formats or more commonly digitally via the Internet. However, at least one...

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Nintendo Hits XXX-Rated ‘Peach’s Unknown Tale’ Game With Copyright Complaint
Sep22

Nintendo Hits XXX-Rated ‘Peach’s Unknown Tale’ Game With Copyright Complaint

Over the past several years it has become increasingly apparent that Nintendo isn’t prepared to tolerate instances where its copyright or trademark rights may have been breached by third parties. Many of Nintendo’s responses are fairly straightforward, targeting platforms that offer Nintendo games without permission or those that provide tools, software and workarounds that undermine protection mechanisms designed to prevent copying....

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Pirate Bay Renews Official Domain Until 2030 After Lapsed Domains Are Auctioned Off
Sep22

Pirate Bay Renews Official Domain Until 2030 After Lapsed Domains Are Auctioned Off

Domain names are key assets for all websites and should be protected at all costs. This isn’t too complicated as registrars often offer the option to auto-renew domains. Even if that’s not the case, the domain registrant will still receive several warning emails before their domain is released back to the public. Despite these fail-safe systems, some prominent Pirate Bay domains lapsed a few weeks ago. They include Piratebay.org and...

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Mulan is the Most Torrented Movie of The Week – 09/21/20
Sep22

Mulan is the Most Torrented Movie of The Week – 09/21/20

The data for our weekly download chart is estimated by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. These torrent download statistics are meant to provide further insight into the piracy trends. All data are gathered from public resources. This week we have three new entries in the list. Disney’s action drama “Mulan” crushed all competition on pirate sites and is the most downloaded title this week again. The...

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‘Copyright Troll’ Loses Legal Battle and Must Pay $172,173
Sep21

‘Copyright Troll’ Loses Legal Battle and Must Pay $172,173

Over the past years, dozens of independent photographers have taken their copyright disputes to court, accusing companies of using their work without permission. While many of them have a legitimate claim, these ‘photo’ lawsuits generally have a bad reputation. This is in part due to the tactics employed both in and outside of court. One of the most active attorneys, Richard Liebowitz, made a name for himself through such...

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Spanish Piracy Giant ‘Megadede’ to Shut Down, Successors Queue Up
Sep21

Spanish Piracy Giant ‘Megadede’ to Shut Down, Successors Queue Up

Spain is an interesting country when it comes to piracy. On the one hand, it has one of the highest piracy rates worldwide, but there is no shortage of enforcement actions either. In recent years there have been several criminal investigations into unauthorized IPTV streaming, torrent and streaming portals have been taken to court, and ISPs have been ordered to block pirate sites as well. It appears that, despite all the legal...

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