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Confirmed: Supremacy Kodi Repo Was Indeed Targeted By Police

Posted: Today

Following the surprise shutdown of the Supremacy kodi add-on repository on June 13, TorrentFreak can today confirm that its operator was indeed targeted by UK police. The decision to report the case to law enforcement was taken by the Federation Against Copyright Theft in association with the Premier League, Sky, BT Sport, and Virgin Media.

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UFC: Online Platforms Should Proactively Prevent Streaming Piracy

Posted: Yesterday

Mixed Martial Arts fights, including the popular UFC events, are among the most pirated live-streams on the Internet. Responding to questions from US senators, the UFC's General Counsel says that the company is working hard to address this issue, adding that Congress should help to incentivize online platforms to become more proactive.

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The Pirate Bay Faces Massive ISP Blocks in Spain

Posted: Yesterday

Back in 2015, Vodafone admitted that following an order from the Spanish government, it had begun blocking The Pirate Bay, the world's most famous torrent site. Fast forward four years and the Ministry of Culture and Sports is attempting to finish the job, with an order for ISPs to block more than 60 TPB-related domains.

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Operators of ‘Linking’ Sites Walk Free in Criminal Piracy Case

Posted: 6/24/2019

A Spanish Criminal court has acquitted four men who were accused of facilitating copyright infringement through the defunct linking sites SeriesYonkis, PeliculasYonkis and VideosYonkis. The judge notes that, at the time, sites that linked to pirated content stored elsewhere were not criminally liable. The verdict is good news for the defendants but will be appealed.

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Pirate Bay Uploader Faces Debt Collectors After Failing to Pay Settlement

Posted: 6/24/2019

A member of a release team that uploaded thousands of torrents to The Pirate Bay, KickassTorrents and ExtraTorrent faces new action after failing to pay a settlement agreed with BREIN. In 2016, three group members agreed to pay €67,500 between them, but only two paid. BREIN now has a court order to enforce the debt against the third, which has now doubled in size.

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 06/24/19

Posted: 6/24/2019

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Dumbo' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Brightburn'. 'Escape Plan: The Extractors' completes the top three.

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Scammers Abuse Steam to Attract Would-Be Movie Pirates

Posted: 6/23/2019

A number of scammers are abusing the Steam platform to lure would-be pirates to questionable download sites. After clicking images and links listing popular movies, many visitors are redirected to subscription portals where - despite payment - none of the promised movies are offered for viewing.

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Spain’s Pirate Site Blocklist Expands Following Hollywood Complaint

Posted: 6/23/2019

Following a complaint from major Hollywood studios including Disney, Paramount, Sony, and Universal, a Spanish court has ordered several ISPs to block several Spanish-language pirate sites. The MPA stresses that the ISPs are not accused of any wrongdoing, but their cooperation, voluntary or through the court, is needed to help deter piracy.

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Torrent Site YTS Quietly Relocates to .LT Domain Name

Posted: 6/22/2019

Popular torrent site YTS has recently moved to a new domain name, using a Lithuanian top-level domain. The operators haven't commented on their motivation, but it seems likely that a recent lawsuit several movie companies filed in the US played a role.

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RIAA Targets Large Polish File-Hosting Site Chomikuj

Posted: 6/22/2019

The RIAA has obtained a subpoena from a court in the United States ordering Cloudflare to reveal the personal details of the operator of a large file-hosting site. In its native Poland, Chomikuj (hamster) is a hugely popular platform but according to Google the site is also ranked fifth in the world when it comes to DMCA complaints.

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