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Prison sentence sought for Deadpool pirate
Prison sentence sought for Deadpool pirate
A man who has admitted to downloading a bootleg copy of Deadpool and then sharing it online could face a prison term. The Fresno, California ...... 17 Sep 2018
Android box seller to pay $25 million settlement
Android box seller to pay $25 million settlement
TickBox TV has reportedly agreed to pay a $25 million settlement in a lawsuit that alleged it promoted copyright infringement. TickBox TV ...... 11 Sep 2018
Terrarium TV piracy app shutting down
Terrarium TV piracy app shutting down
A popular Android application for pirate TV streams will shut down completely at the end of the month, its developer has confirmed. In a ...... 11 Sep 2018
YouTube MP3 download sites targeted by music industry
YouTube MP3 download sites targeted by music industry
The music industry has its sights set on the high number of websites and mobile apps that enable users to download the music from YouTube videos. ...... 04 Sep 2018 - 1 comment
IP address not enough to identify pirate, court says
IP address not enough to identify pirate, court says
An appeals court in the United States has determined that an IP address is not sufficient evidence that the subscriber is responsible for copyright ...... 31 Aug 2018 - 1 comment
Reports: More users pirated KSI vs Logan Paul than paid to watch it
Reports: More users pirated KSI vs Logan Paul than paid to watch it
According to some reports, more people watched pirated streams of KSI vs. Logan Paul online that paid to watch the official stream. The official ...... 27 Aug 2018
Lars Ulrich: Metallica vs. Napster maybe not the smartest PR move of all time
Lars Ulrich: Metallica vs. Napster "maybe not the smartest PR move of all time"
We at AfterDawn followed the early days of digital music very closely, and that meant obviously reporting on the historical Metallica vs. Napster ...... 10 Nov 2017 - 2 comments
Court: Fan-made subtitles are illegal
Court: Fan-made subtitles are illegal
In Sweden, a long-running court case against local subtitle download site has finally finished. Court decided that distributing subtitles to ...... 15 Sep 2017 - 9 comments
Court injunction targets Mayweather vs. McGregor piracy
Court injunction targets Mayweather vs. McGregor piracy
Preemptive action from a U.S. court aims to stifle illegal unauthorized streams of the hotly-anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather Jnr ...... 21 Aug 2017 - 3 comments
Music on YouTube prevents piracy, study claims
Music on YouTube prevents piracy, study claims
Research based on exclusive YouTube data and a survey of thousands of users in multiple countries shows that YouTube reduces music piracy. ...... 11 May 2017
Selling pre-loaded media boxes for piracy is illegal, EU court suggests
Selling pre-loaded media boxes for piracy is illegal, EU court suggests
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) finds that the sale of media set top boxes pre-loaded with piracy-enabling add-ons can be considered illegal. ...... 01 May 2017
Man blackmails movie studios, plan backfires
Man blackmails movie studios, plan backfires
Piracy has definitely been in decline during the past decade but there are still some industries that are suffering a lot at least by their ...... 25 Mar 2017 - 5 comments
Court orders ISP to identify 5,300 alleged pirates
Court orders ISP to identify 5,300 alleged pirates
The details of Internet users alleged to have shared films including London Has Fallen, and Mechanic: Resurrection, have to be handed over by an ISP. ...... 16 Mar 2017 - 5 comments
Premier League to target football streaming servers that feed 'Kodi boxes'
Premier League to target football streaming servers that feed 'Kodi boxes'
The Premier League has secured a court order which will allow it to have access to servers streaming football matches blocked in the UK. ...... 08 Mar 2017
Torrent site proxy case dismissed by court
Torrent site proxy case dismissed by court
A case against a man who was accused of multiple offences for aiding users to bypass government / ISP blockades and censorship has been thrown out. ...... 08 Mar 2017
Fully loaded 'Kodi box' seller ordered to pay 250,000 in UK
Fully loaded 'Kodi box' seller ordered to pay 250,000 in UK
A man who admitted selling set-top boxes to pubs and clubs in the UK complete with IPTV software to watch subscription TV has been ordered to pay 250,000. ...... 07 Mar 2017 - 1 comment
Fully loaded 'Kodi box' sellers arrested
Fully loaded 'Kodi box' sellers arrested
Police have arrested sellers of so called 'Full Loaded Kodi Boxes' as pirate streaming add-ons become more popular. The devices are typically ...... 09 Feb 2017 - 6 comments
One of the most popular Torrent sites of all time brought back to life
One of the most popular Torrent sites of all time brought back to life
If you don't count The Pirate Bay, KickassTorrents might be the most notorious torrent site around. Or used to be until it was closed by the ...... 18 Dec 2016 - 1 comment
U.S. ISPs should pay for piracy, group says
U.S. ISPs should pay for piracy, group says
Anti-piracy firm CEG TEK has suggested that Internet Service Providers in the United States should pay fines when subscribers repeatedly commit ...... 14 Apr 2016 - 12 comments
Google received 77 million takedown requests last month
Google received 77 million takedown requests last month
Google had to process over 77 million search takedown requests last month, an incredible amount that keeps increasing daily. In February ...... 08 Mar 2016 - 1 comment
RIAA wins $22 million in damages from MP3Skull
RIAA wins $22 million in damages from MP3Skull
The RIAA has secured a $22 million judgement against MP3Skull, a site that did not host but linked to pirated song files. MP3Skull lost because ...... 27 Feb 2016 - 5 comments
82-year-old accused of pirating Robert Redford film, denies
82-year-old accused of pirating Robert Redford film, denies
Patricia Drew, an 82-year-old great-grandmother in the UK, has received a 600 demand from copyright holder TCYK, alleging that she shared 'The ...... 15 Feb 2016 - 2 comments
PC game crackers admit Denuvo could end piracy in the future
PC game crackers admit Denuvo could end piracy in the future
Infamous Chinese game cracking group 3DM has warned that pirating PC games may be impossible in the near future. "Bird Sister" of 3DM said ...... 09 Jan 2016 - 6 comments
Piracy screener season comes to an abrupt end
Piracy screener season comes to an abrupt end
According to multiple sources, a 'security breach' may be to blame for the abrupt end to what has so far been a plentiful DVD screener season. ...... 30 Dec 2015
'Game of Thrones' crowned the most pirated show for 2015
'Game of Thrones' crowned the most pirated show for 2015
According to TorrentFreak, 'Game of Thrones' is the most pirated TV show for the fourth year running, followed by 'The Walking Dead.' The ...... 29 Dec 2015
Adele's latest album leaks online
Adele's latest album leaks online
Two days before its official release, Adele's latest album "25" is now freely available on the Internet. Over the past few days, there have ...... 19 Nov 2015 - 2 comments
Owner of music piracy site RockDizMusic gets sentenced to three years in prison
Owner of music piracy site RockDizMusic gets sentenced to three years in prison
The operator of the defunct RockDizMusic music piracy site has been sentenced to three years in prison. U.S. authorities had accused 23-year-old ...... 19 Nov 2015 - 1 comment
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
Large public torrent tracker Demonii to shut down
Large public torrent tracker Demonii to shut down
Following the major takedown of scene release group YIFY, it seems that the large public torrent tracker Demonii will shut down, as well. ...... 04 Nov 2015 - 1 comment
R.I.P. Popcorn Time
R.I.P. Popcorn Time
The most popular version of Popcorn Time appears to be down and out for the count. Following last week's drama where half of the founding ...... 24 Oct 2015 - 10 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
Popcorn Time team reportedly breaks up
Popcorn Time team reportedly breaks up
A few of the top developers for the Popcortime.io fork have reportedly left the project this weekend, following a number of internal disputes. ...... 21 Oct 2015 - 1 comment
The Pirate Bay is currently down
The Pirate Bay is currently down
The best-known torrent site in the world, The Pirate Bay, appears to be offline, globally, right now. According to online forums, such as ...... 17 Oct 2015 - 1 comment
UK resident arrested for Pirate Bay torrents
UK resident arrested for Pirate Bay torrents
British police arrested a man on Thursday morning for allegedly uploading torrents to popular sites to help distribute music files. The 38-year ...... 04 Sep 2015 - 8 comments
Nu Image goes after more pirates, this time suing Popcorn Time users
Nu Image goes after more pirates, this time suing Popcorn Time users
Indie studio Millenium and its infamous affiliate Nu Image are now going after Popcorn Time users who allegedly viewed 2015's 'Survivor' starring ...... 02 Sep 2015 - 12 comments
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