Amazon, Lee Child & John Grisham Sue ‘Kiss Library’ Pirate eBook Sites
Jul09

Amazon, Lee Child & John Grisham Sue ‘Kiss Library’ Pirate eBook Sites

Well over a decade ago, music platforms like AllofMP3 were a thorn in the side of record labels, selling tracks at cut-down prices without appropriate licensing in place. Today, similar sites are available in many niches, eBooks included. It’s a growing problem that authors, publishers and distributors would like to reduce, in part via a lawsuit filed in a Washington court this week. US Lawsuit Targets ‘Pirate’ Sites...

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GitHub Removes ‘Chimera13’ iOS Jailbreak After DMCA Notice from ‘Unc0ver’
Jul09

GitHub Removes ‘Chimera13’ iOS Jailbreak After DMCA Notice from ‘Unc0ver’

Apple’s iOS devices are part of a closed ecosystem that doesn’t allow much tinkering and keeps unvetted apps out. This works well for the vast majority of people but for those who demand more, jailbreaking is always an option. While Apple doesn’t like the fact that outsiders are circumventing their restrictions to open up access, it generally turns a blind eye to jailbreaks. The company patches leaks but since the...

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The Pirate Bay: OVPN Responds to Movie Companies’ Court Injunction
Jul08

The Pirate Bay: OVPN Responds to Movie Companies’ Court Injunction

Last month, movie companies Svensk Filmindustri and Nordisk Film, and anti-piracy partner Rights Alliance were handed an IP address by Cloudflare believed to be in use by The Pirate Bay. Armed with this information they went to court in Sweden, obtaining an injunction targeting Obenetwork, claiming the ISP operated the IP address. It transpired the address was actually owned by VPN provider OVPN and the injunction was thrown out. In...

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U.S. Copyright Office: Disconnecting Persistent Pirates is Not Always Preferred
Jul08

U.S. Copyright Office: Disconnecting Persistent Pirates is Not Always Preferred

The US Senate’s Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property is looking for ways through which it can better address online piracy. Specifically, it’s working with various stakeholders to see if the DMCA can be improved to better suit today’s online environment. The effort, announced by Senator Thom Tillis last year, partly overlaps with the Copyright Office efforts to improve the DMCA. That process has been...

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Anti-Piracy Company & Record Labels Are “Running Pirate Sites”, Investigation Claims
Jul07

Anti-Piracy Company & Record Labels Are “Running Pirate Sites”, Investigation Claims

Earlier this year we reported on a brand new anti-piracy initiative with an aim to shut down 200 professionally-operated music piracy sites. Headed up by anti-piracy company AudioLock, music distributor Label Worx, and supported by hundreds of distributors, labels, and other industry players, The Music Mission has a focus on sites that give the impression of being legitimate competition for digital portals such as Beatport, Juno, and...

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Sports Streaming Site Rojadirecta Loses Appeal of Danish Site Blocking Case
Jul06

Sports Streaming Site Rojadirecta Loses Appeal of Danish Site Blocking Case

Rojadirecta is one of the oldest and most popular linking sites for sports streaming events. The site, operated by the company Puerto 80 Projects, has been around for over a decade amassing a sizable audience. At the same time, however, it hasn’t been able to avoid legal trouble. Copyright holders have repeatedly accused Rojadirecta of facilitating piracy by linking to unauthorized broadcasts. This has landed the site in court...

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