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MPA Targets Pirate App TeaTV, Asks Github to Consider Repeat Infringer Policy

Posted: Today

TeaTV is one of the most popular 'pirate' video apps around, providing ready access to movies and TV shows. The app received mainstream media attention in 2019 and following on from that exposure, the MPA has been trying to disrupt the application. The movie industry group is now asking code platform Github to take down three versions of the application while considering its repeat infringer policy.

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Movie Company Links ‘Notorious Copyright Thief’ Peter Sunde to MKVCage Lawsuit

Posted: Yesterday

The makers of the movie 'Hellboy' have filed an amended complaint against the popular torrent site MKVCage. While the site disappeared after the legal pressure became public, the lawsuit isn't going away. Instead, the movie company now links MKVCage to Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde, who they describe as a 'notorious copyright thief.'

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Activision Subpoenas Reddit to Identify Call of Duty Warzone ‘Leaker’

Posted: Yesterday

In response to the many Call of Duty Warzone leaks appearing online, Activision has been filing aggressive takedowns on copyright grounds. According to documents obtained by TorrentFreak, the gaming giant has also obtained a DMCA subpoena from a US court, which compels Reddit to hand over the personal details of a user who allegedly posted a leaked image to the site.

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Italian Police Report 223 Pirate IPTV Subscribers to the Judicial Authorities

Posted: 2/20/2020

The Guardia di Finanza, the Italian police unit tasked with financial crimes, has reported 223 subscribers of pirate IPTV services to the judicial authorities. This is the first large scale operation against IPTV users worldwide. According to the authorities, the targeted users risk a hefty fine as well as a potential prison sentence.

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Court Gives ‘Dynamic’ Pirate Site-Blocking the Green Light in Spain

Posted: 2/20/2020

A Spanish court has handed down an order that will compel local ISPs to block pirate sites and services, primarily to prevent the unlicensed distribution of live football matches. Several interesting novelties can be observed in the ruling, including that broadcaster Telefónica Audiovisual Digital can add new sites, IP addresses, and URLs, without judicial oversight.

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Facebook Sued Over Failure to Respond to DMCA Takedown Notices

Posted: 2/19/2020

Seattle-based photographer Christopher Boffoli is suing Facebook for copyright infringement. According to the complaint, the social media platform failed to remove a series of links to copyrighted photos. The takedown notices in question were sent around the same time a TorrentFreak-linked Boffoli-meme was taken down by Facebook.

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Court Orders Cloudflare to Prevent Access to Pirated Music or Face Fines or Prison

Posted: 2/19/2020

This week visitors to pirate music site DDL-Music were greeted with a rare 'Error 451' message from Cloudflare, indicating that the site had been rendered unavailable due to legal reasons. It now transpires that following legal action by Universal Music, Cloudflare was served with a court injunction , which threatened fines and potential prison time for non-compliance.

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ISP Questions Rightscorp’s Credibility and Objectivity Ahead of Piracy Trial

Posted: 2/18/2020

Texas-based Internet provider Grande Communications wants to address the business practices and financial situation of anti-piracy outfit Rightscorp at its upcoming piracy liability trial. The music companies that sued the ISP for failing to terminate accounts of repeat infringers asked the court to exclude this information. However, Grande says that it is essential to assess the credibility of key witnesses.

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Zero Online Pirates Criminally Charged in 2019, Lowest Since 2010, Swedish Authorities Say

Posted: 2/18/2020

For the first time in almost a decade, not a single person was charged with a file-sharing or streaming related crime in Sweden during 2019. The news comes from the Prosecutor's Office, which reveals that just 23 offenses were reported during the year, the lowest number since 2010.

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 02/17/20

Posted: 2/17/2020

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Frozen 2' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Knives Out'. '21 Bridges' completes the top three.

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