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Movie Company Boss Urges US Senators to Make Streaming Piracy a Felony

Posted: Yesterday

In the United States, criminal copyright infringers can be sentenced to five years in prison. However, this is not the case for streaming piracy, which is seen as a misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum jail sentence of one year. Millennium Films boss Jonathan Yunger is callling on senators to change this, so the Department of Justice can effectively shut down and prosecute streaming piracy operations.

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 04/06/20

Posted: Yesterday

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Bad Boys for Life' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘The Gentlemen'. 'Bloodshot' completes the top three.

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Movie & TV Giants Sue ‘Pirate’ Nitro IPTV For ‘Massive’ Copyright Infringement

Posted: Yesterday

A coalition of entertainment companies headed up by Universal, Paramount, Columbia, Disney and Amazon have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against 'pirate' IPTV service Nitro TV. Alleging 'brazen' and 'massive' breaches of their rights, the companies are demanding millions in damages and a broad injunction.

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‘Pirate’ Porn Sites Under Pressure as MG Premium Tightens the Screw

Posted: 4/5/2020

In a wave of new DMCA subpoena applications, MG Premium is hoping to discover the identities of individuals said to be responsible for pirate uploads on tube sites. However, given the way that the subpoena applications are worded, it seems likely that with assistance of Cloudflare, the adult giant is trying to unmask the operators of the sites themselves.

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uTorrent is the Most Used BitTorrent Client By Far

Posted: 4/5/2020

Every day, dozens of millions of people use BitTorrent to download and share files. Although there is a wide variety of clients to choose from, fresh data reveal that uTorrent remains the top choice for most. The competition, including Transmission and qBitTorrent, are left with a small piece of the pie, which they share with the popular Russian apps Zona and MediaGet.

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Accused Pirate Walks Free After Bank Statements Show he Was Not at Home

Posted: 4/4/2020

The Copenhagen City Court has dismissed a copyright infringement claim against a man who stood accused of movie piracy. Proving one's innocence can be tricky in file-sharing lawsuits. In this case, however, bank records were particularly helpful as these revealed that the man wasn't anywhere near his home at the time of the offense.

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Russia Pirate Sites Dump 1XBET in Favor of Identical Yet Legal 1XStavka

Posted: 4/4/2020

A study published in 2019 revealed that controversial gambling company 1XBET, known for placing adverts on pirate sites, had become the third most active online advertiser in Russia. Now, however, 1XBET has dropped to a lowly 20th position, but with a twist. Jumping straight into sixth place just behind Google and Danone is 1XStavka, a legal gambling site that's identical to 1XBET.

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RIAA Declares “Victory” in Megaupload Case Despite Not Having a Trial

Posted: 4/3/2020

Chairman and CEO Mitch Glazier has been oulining some of the RIAA's successes since he joined the industry group. Interestingly, he went straight to the Kim Dotcom and Megaupload case, which he described as a "huge significant victory". While the case hasn't yet gone to trial, its destruction more than eight years ago may be a good enough result for the RIAA.

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Bulgaria Plans to Take Down Top Torrent Sites, with U.S. Assistance

Posted: 4/3/2020

The Bulgarian Government is actively trying to take down several top torrent sites. The country's Combat Organized Crime Unit are working together with U.S. authorities to shut down servers and seize domain names. Popular local trackers Zamunda.net and ArenaBG are mentioned as prime targets, but RarBG.to and Zelka.org are listed as well.

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‘YouTube is Not Required to Share Email and IP-Addresses of Movie Pirates’

Posted: 4/2/2020

YouTube is not required to hand over the email and IP-addresses of pirating users, Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe advised in an opinion to the EU Court of Justice. The opinion concludes that EU law doesn't require providers to hand over more than the infringers' names and postal addresses. The final ruling, which has yet to be issued, will likely set a crucial precedent for similar cases.

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