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The MPAA was responsible for the shut down of YIFY/YTS
The MPAA was responsible for the shut down of YIFY/YTS
The MPAA has confirmed this week that they were responsible for the shutdown of scene release group YIFY and its parent site YTS following lawsuits ...... 04 Nov 2015 - 9 comments
MPAA shuts down web version of Popcorn Time but site moves to new domain
MPAA shuts down web version of Popcorn Time but site moves to new domain
The newly released web version of Popcorn Time has already been taken down, but the site has quickly found a new domain. Browser Popcorn ...... 21 Oct 2015 - 5 comments
Report: The MPAA settled with Hotfile for $4 million
Report: The MPAA settled with Hotfile for $4 million
Last year, the MPAA seemingly shook up the file sharing industry when they announced they had won a suit against once-popular file hosting site ...... 28 Dec 2014
Google furiously shunned 'snarky' MPAA, says leaked e-mails
Google furiously shunned 'snarky' MPAA, says leaked e-mails
The information spilling onto the Internet as a result of the Sony Pictures hack keeps making headlines, and this time it has exposed a rift ...... 12 Dec 2014 - 1 comment
MPAA joins W3C, giving it a voice on the future of the web
MPAA joins W3C, giving it a voice on the future of the web
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has joined the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), it has been announced. As a member, the ...... 08 Jan 2014 - 13 comments
Hotfile settles piracy suit with Hollywood for $80 million, will likely shut down
Hotfile settles piracy suit with Hollywood for $80 million, will likely shut down
Once-popular cyberlocker Hotfile has settled its long-standing lawsuit with Hollywood and the MPAA, meaning the service will soon shut down ...... 04 Dec 2013 - 2 comments
The MPAA releases report on best methods to prevent movie theater piracy
The MPAA releases report on best methods to prevent movie theater piracy
The MPAA has released its annual "Best Practices to Prevent Film Theft" for movie theater owners, and as expected the trade group wants theaters ...... 17 Nov 2013 - 11 comments
R.I.P isoHunt
R.I.P isoHunt
The once-popular torrent index site isoHunt will shut down for good following a settlement with the MPAA and Hollywood studios. In addition ...... 17 Oct 2013 - 13 comments
MPAA blasts Google for failing to fight piracy
MPAA blasts Google for failing to fight piracy
A report this week from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) blasted search engines for failing to fight copyright infringement. ...... 22 Sep 2013 - 2 comments
Hotfile liable for copyright infringement, says judge
Hotfile liable for copyright infringement, says judge
A U.S. judge has found that Hotfile is liable on charges of copyright infringement, in a case dating back to 2011. The Motion Picture Association ...... 29 Aug 2013 - 3 comments
MPAA concerned about illegal movie uploads on YouTube
MPAA concerned about illegal movie uploads on YouTube
More and more full movies show up on YouTube. Despite YouTube allowing media companies to weed out copyright infringing content on the service, ...... 10 Feb 2013 - 3 comments
Don't pirate this film, or else
Don't pirate this film, or else
The creators of the new "John Dies at the End" film have created a particularly funny trailer asking people not to pirate their film, or else. ...... 31 Dec 2012 - 16 comments
More movie studio employees caught pirating movies
More movie studio employees caught pirating movies
Everybody pirates. According to new data, it appears even Hollywood studio employees openly download and share unauthorized copies of movies, ...... 27 Dec 2012 - 17 comments
Verizon, Time Warner will throttle speeds, restrict usage of repeat copyright infringers
Verizon, Time Warner will throttle speeds, restrict usage of repeat copyright infringers
By the end of this month, the new "six-strikes" Copyright Alert System will go live in the U.S. Verizon and Time Warner have outlined their ...... 17 Nov 2012 - 12 comments
Norway blocks law firm from monitoring file sharers
Norway blocks law firm from monitoring file sharers
This week, Norway blocked the only law firm in the country that had rights to monitor file sharers. The firm, Simonsen law, lost their current ...... 25 Aug 2012 - 3 comments
Kim Dotcom blames VP Joe Biden for the shutdown of Megaupload
Kim Dotcom blames VP Joe Biden for the shutdown of Megaupload
Embattled cyberlocker founder Kim Dotcom has accused American VP Joe Biden of being the man who put the hit out on Megaupload and its related sites. ...... 05 Jul 2012 - 8 comments
MPAA finally admits piracy is not the same as stealing, kinda
MPAA finally admits piracy is not the same as stealing, kinda
The MPAA's CEO Chris Dodd has finally admitted that the group's tactics of comparing piracy to stealing is a bad choice. Over the last decade ...... 22 May 2012 - 15 comments
Paramount Pictures identifies 5 'rogue' cyberlockers that should be shut down
Paramount Pictures identifies 5 'rogue' cyberlockers that should be shut down
Just months after the shut down of the world's top cyberlocker Megaupload, Paramount Picture's has sent the MPAA and U.S. DOJ a list of 5 "rogue" ...... 02 Apr 2012 - 11 comments
Google backs Hotfile in copyright fight against MPAA
Google backs Hotfile in copyright fight against MPAA
Google has backed Hotfile in its fight against the major movie studios. The search giant has filed an amicus brief on behalf of the cyberlocker, ...... 21 Mar 2012 - 28 comments
Jimmy Wales says the MPAA should fire Chris Dodd
Jimmy Wales says the MPAA should fire Chris Dodd
SOPA and PIPA may have been dealt a setback by last week's widespread protests, but neither has been withdrawn completely. Likewise, opponents ...... 25 Jan 2012 - 6 comments
Anonymous retaliates for Megaupload shutdown by hitting multiple sites
Anonymous retaliates for Megaupload shutdown by hitting multiple sites
Following news that Megaupload and Megavideo were shut down by ICE, the hacktivist group Anonymous set off on a tale of vengeance. The group ...... 20 Jan 2012 - 27 comments
MPAA CEO makes statement on anti-SOPA blackout
MPAA CEO makes statement on anti-SOPA blackout
As you've undoubtedly noticed, today was the anti-SOPA blackout for hundreds of major sites in the U.S., most notably Wikipedia, which remains ...... 19 Jan 2012 - 49 comments
MPAA / RIAA report says they're doing just fine
MPAA / RIAA report says they're doing just fine
As the entertainment industry in the US lobbies for PROTECT-IP, the E-PARASITE Act, ACTA, and numerous other legal measures designed to give ...... 04 Nov 2011 - 5 comments
MPAA piracy claims amount to $2,000 per pirate
MPAA piracy claims amount to $2,000 per pirate
Based on the latest MPAA claims, every person in the US who downloaded a movie illegally last year kept an average of $2,000 out of the economy. ...... 07 Sep 2011 - 20 comments
Zediva countersues MPAA
Zediva countersues MPAA
In April, the MPAA surprised no one by filing a copyright infringement suit against streaming site Zediva, claiming the site does not have proper ...... 21 May 2011 - 3 comments
Hotfile files to have MPAA case dismissed
Hotfile files to have MPAA case dismissed
Hotfile, the cyberlocker which quickly became one of the 100 most trafficked sites in the world, has filed a motion to dismiss the case brought ...... 08 Apr 2011 - 1 comment
As expected, MPAA sues movie streaming site Zediva
As expected, MPAA sues movie streaming site Zediva
The MPAA has surprised no one today by filing a copyright infringement suit against streaming site Zediva, claiming the site does not have proper ...... 05 Apr 2011 - 7 comments
Former senator Chris Dodd is now head of the MPAA
Former senator Chris Dodd is now head of the MPAA
Former Senator Christopher Dodd has been appointed the new CEO of the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America), years after the group began searching. ...... 01 Mar 2011 - 13 comments
Studios aim to shut down piracy from award show DVD screeners
Studios aim to shut down piracy from award show DVD screeners
Every year, starting usually in November and lasting into February, DVDs of movies that are up for award considerations are sent out to Academy, ...... 29 Jan 2011 - 37 comments
MegaUpload joins the fight against MPAA and RIAA propaganda
MegaUpload joins the fight against MPAA and RIAA propaganda
After a flood of piracy allegations, the file locker site MegaUpload has stood up against the music and movie industry. In an interview for ...... 14 Jan 2011 - 17 comments
L.A. anti-piracy task force seizes $4.06 million in pirated goods
L.A. anti-piracy task force seizes $4.06 million in pirated goods
Los Angeles' very own anti-piracy task force, under Operation Chimney Sweep, has arrested 10 people and seized over $4 million worth of pirated ...... 23 Dec 2010 - 24 comments
     

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