Record Labels Urge Court to Uphold $47 Million Piracy Liability Verdict
Dec05

Record Labels Urge Court to Uphold $47 Million Piracy Liability Verdict

Late 2022, several of the world’s largest music companies including Warner Bros. and Sony Music prevailed in their lawsuit against Internet provider Grande Communications. The record labels accused the Astound-owned ISP of not doing enough to stop pirating subscribers. Specifically, they alleged that the company failed to terminate repeat infringers. The trial lasted more than two weeks and ended in a resounding victory for the...

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Movie Companies Sue Lawyer in Dispute Over Piracy Settlement Cash
Dec05

Movie Companies Sue Lawyer in Dispute Over Piracy Settlement Cash

While opinions, definitions, and scope vary, it seems fairly clear that lawsuits targeting BitTorrent pirates do little to prevent mass piracy. A steady stream of suspected pirates continuously line up to become the next individuals to face potential legal action, regardless of how many that has happened to previously. For companies whose movies are downloaded and shared illegally, solutions have been developed that allow them to...

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 12/04/2023
Dec05

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 12/04/2023

The data for our weekly download chart is estimated by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. Downloading content without permission is copyright infringement. These torrent download statistics are only meant to provide further insight into piracy trends. All data are gathered from public resources. This week we have three newcomers on the list. “Oppenheimer” is the most downloaded title. The most...

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Copyright Infringement? Jury to Decide Over Landmark Destiny 2 ‘Cheating’  Suit
Dec04

Copyright Infringement? Jury to Decide Over Landmark Destiny 2 ‘Cheating’ Suit

Over the past several years, a wave of copyright infringement lawsuits has targeted alleged cheaters and cheat makers. Game companies have emerged as relatively swift victors in cases that never went to trial, but that’s not a given. The legal dispute between American video game developer Bungie and AimJunkies.com has been fiercely fought and next week heads to a jury trial. Two years ago, Bungie filed a complaint at a federal court...

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80 Pirate IPTV Sellers Face $3.5m Bill After Failing to Charge Customers VAT
Dec03

80 Pirate IPTV Sellers Face $3.5m Bill After Failing to Charge Customers VAT

In recent years, rightsholders in Sweden have reported significantly increased consumption of pirate IPTV services, and law enforcement’s inability to tackle the problem due to a lack of funding. Complaints like these are nothing new for rightsholders or indeed anyone else in Europe; when resources are already stretched, it’s inevitable that some crimes will be considered less of a priority than others. But while there’s insufficient...

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