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‘Pirated’ TikTok Clips Help to Promote TV Series, Research Finds

A new academic study shows that condensed video clips of TV shows, posted on services such as TikTok, can serve as free advertising. This means that efforts to take down these 'copyright infringing' or 'pirated' clips may be counterproductive. This t.....»»

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BREIN Battled ISPs For Years; They’re United Against Pirate IPTV Services

Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN and local ISPs Ziggo and KPN have long been at odds over the issue of piracy. In particular, the thorny issue of whether The Pirate Bay should be blocked in the Netherlands, dragged on for years. But now, as BREIN contin.....»»

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MPA: Site-Blocking Will Stop Pirate Site Owners Who Abuse Kids & Traffick Drugs

After a wait of more than 12 years, rightsholders in the United States will again seek legislation that will provide the framework for a site-blocking regime to combat online piracy. After promoting and guiding similar regimes in dozens of countries.....»»

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‘X’ Denies Music Companies’ Remaining Piracy Liability Claims in Court

Elon Musk's social media platform X has denied all copyright infringement claims in response to a 'piracy' complaint filed last year by a group of record labels. The Nashville federal court already dismissed several key allegations and X hopes to def.....»»

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Rightsholders Seek Broad and Flexible Sports Piracy Blockades in Canada

Canada's piracy-blocking efforts continue, with rightsholders applying for a new court order aimed at preventing live sports piracy. Bell, Rogers, Fubo TV and others request new measures to block infringing IP addresses during NHL, NBA, and Premier L.....»»

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’10K Pirate Sites Blocked in 60 Days’: Piracy Shield Triggers Kool-Aid Crisis

Critics of Italy's Piracy Shield are still publishing fake news when they should be using information from trusted sources, AGCOM noted last weekend. This includes news that 10,000 pirate sites have been blocked already. AGCOM also says that Piracy S.....»»

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Cox Plans to Take Piracy Liability Battle to the Supreme Court

Cox Communications doesn't believe that ISPs should be held liable for the activities of their pirating subscribers. After a disappointing verdict from a Virginia jury and an unsatisfactory outcome at the Court of Appeals, the internet provider now i.....»»

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Japan’s 2 Trillion Yen Manga & Anime Piracy War Gets New Hollywood Backing

CODA's war against online piracy has received renewed backing from the Hollywood studios and Netflix. Since their partnership began in 2005, Japan-based CODA and the MPA have collaborated on thousands of cases. An agreement governing their work toget.....»»

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 04/08/2024

Every week we take a close look at the most pirated movies on torrent sites. What are pirates downloading? 'Dune: Part Two' tops the chart, followed by 'Road House'. ‘'Dune: Part One' completes the top three. From: TF, for the latest news on copyri.....»»

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ContentCore Aims to Be a ‘Content ID’ Equivalent for Independent Video Platforms

New York-based technology company WebKyte specializes in automated video recognition. The company has a library of millions of fingerprints that can detect infringing videos on platforms including VK, Dailymotion and Vimeo. Rightsholders, including.....»»

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Dune: Part Two Leaks Early on Pirate Sites ‘In Memory of EVO’

High-quality pirated copies of 'Dune: Part Two' have leaked on pirate sites over the past few hours, beating the movie's official digital debut. The release is labeled 'WEB-DL' which indicates that the file was downloaded from an online source, but w.....»»

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Piracy Shield: AGCOM Fines ISP Assoc. For ‘Obstructing Supervisory Activities’

ASSOProvider is an association representing the interests of more than 200 small to medium-sized companies in the Italian internet and telecoms sector. It is also a vocal opponent of the 'Piracy Shield' blocking system and the law that supports it. F.....»»

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Danish Torrent Tracker Crackdown Leads to Another ‘Mild’ Sentence

As part of a widespread torrent tracker crackdown in Denmark, the National Unit for Special Crime investigated and prosecuted more than two dozen suspects. The most recent defendant, a 48-year-old man from East Jutland, pleaded guilty to his involvem.....»»

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Pirate IPTV Investigations Are Expensive, Time-Consuming & Prone to Misfire

In September 2023, Swedish anti-piracy group Rights Alliance was looking forward to the upcoming trial of a man suspected of being behind a pirate IPTV service. He registered the site's domain and in 2020 received almost $190,000 in cryptocurrency fr.....»»

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Plex Asks GitHub to Take Down ‘Reshare’ Repository Over Piracy Fears

Plex is a multi-functional streaming platform that allows users to watch, organize, and curate their favorite media entertainment. Sharing Plex libraries is also an option; one that comes with piracy concerns. In an effort to "avoid the growth of pir.....»»

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Russians Pirate Premier League, Add Their Own Graphics & Commentators

Russia's full-blown invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 triggered a Western rightsholder exodus. For the English Premier League, a £43m deal with Match TV was suspended but Russians wasted no time exploring other options. Pirate IPTV services, web-.....»»

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U.S. Calls Out EU Member States For Piracy Failings in Trade Barriers Report

The Foreign Trade Barriers Report published by the office of the USTR outlines "significant barriers" to exports, investment, and commerce. On IP-related matters, the latest report features criticism of China, several countries in South America, Russ.....»»

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Publisher Reinforces Paywall With Sci-Hub Blockade in Germany

As part of a voluntary agreement with copyright holders, German Internet service providers block a list of structurally infringing websites. This blocklist has recently expanded with the first publisher-related target; popular shadow library, Sci-Hub.....»»

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Piracy Shield: Influential Consumer Union Attempts to Break AGCOM’s Silence

Telecoms regulator AGCOM has either downplayed, dismissed, or flat-out ignored even the most constructive criticism concerning the Piracy Shield system. How AGCOM will handle a demand for information filed by the National Consumers Union (UNC) remain.....»»

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Video of New ‘Masters of the Air’ Episode Leaks on Pirate Sites

Unreleased footage of the Apple TV+ hit series "Masters of the Air" appears to have accidentally leaked online. The video track of the eighth episode, which is scheduled to be released next week, showed up on pirate sites as the latest release of ano.....»»

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