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Google Promotes Pirate Videogame Repacker ‘FitGirl’ to ‘Musical Artist’ Status

Posted: 6/9/2020

After an amusing goof by Google's search algorithm, one of the most famous names in videogames piracy has been reclassified as a 'musical artist'. People searching for 'FitGirl' are now greeted by her very own knowledge panel which lists her 'top song' as 'Repacks', a reference to compressed pirated releases.

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Anti-Piracy Lawyer Uses Trademark Claim to Expose ‘Showbox’ Sites

Posted: 6/8/2020

Hawaiian company "42 Ventures" is using piracy-related trademarks to target pirate sites and apps. Represented by an anti-piracy lawyer, it's now going after several sites that offer or link to the piracy app Showbox, including the popular publishing platform Medium. Through DMCA subpoenas, Cloudflare, Godaddy, and Namecheap are ordered to expose the site operators.

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Kodi Team: Pirate Add-ons Only Care About Popularity or Money

Posted: 6/8/2020

https://kodi.tv/article/kodi-builds-streaming-add-ons-and-free-lunches But some are illegal. A few are both illegal and just downright nasty, and some rogue developers even think your hardware is their hardware. These developers and the surrounding ecosystem only care about popularity or money. Yes, they do make money from you, selling that marvellous VPN that you so desperately need to feel […]

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Movie Studios Apply For Injunction Against ISP With “Close Links” to The Pirate Bay

Posted: 6/8/2020

Two movie companies have applied for an information injunction against a Sweden-based Internet company that they believe has "close ties" to The Pirate Bay. An IP address operated by Obenetwork was handed over to the studios by Cloudflare last week as part of an investigation being carried out by anti-piracy group Rights Alliance.

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Manga, Scanlation, and The Curious Case of The ‘Pirating’ Anti-Piracy Advocate

Posted: 6/7/2020

A few days ago a vocal anti-piracy advocate was accused of working with pirates. The case revolves around the manga industry, which is thriving today, in part thanks to piracy. More than anything, the accusations and the defense from the targeted Manga translator show how an evolving industry is struggling with its roots.

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Top Mistakes Made By BitTorrent Users That Lead to Lawsuits & DMCA Notices

Posted: 6/7/2020

Every week bemused BitTorrent users post online wondering why they have received copyright notices from their ISPs or, worse still, notification of a pending lawsuit. The obvious reason is that they downloaded some pirated content but there are several more, mostly the result of belief in urban myths or misunderstandings of how BitTorrent works.

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Uberchips Denies Nintendo’s Piracy Claims and Wants Case Dismissed

Posted: 6/6/2020

Uberchips has responded to the piracy lawsuit filed by Nintendo last month. The store and its operator deny pretty much all allegations and is asking the court to dismiss the case. The lawsuit revolves around an upcoming jailbreak hack for Nintendo's Switch Core and Lite consoles, which will soon be released by Team Xecuter.

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Japan Passes New Copyright Law to Criminalize Manga Piracy & Linking Sites

Posted: 6/6/2020

Japan's parliament has passed amendments to copyright law that aim to prevent illegal downloading of manga, magazines and other texts. Set to be implemented in two phases, the new framework also outlaws so-called 'leech sites' that provide links to copyrighted content hosted elsewhere.

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Google ‘Promotes’ Pirate Book Sales, Authors Guild Says

Posted: 6/5/2020

The Authors Guild believes that online services should do more to prevent book piracy. In a testimony before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, the group is particularly critical of Google. It accuses the search engine of hurting authors by facilitating piracy, including the prominent promotion of pirate book stores through its shopping ads.

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Torrent Site BTDB.io Has Domain Suspended By Registry Without Warning

Posted: 6/5/2020

Torrent site BitTorrent Database has lost control over its BTDB.io domain after the .io domain registry marked it with a serverHold status code. The suspension was put into place without any warning, leaving the site to fall back on a previously-registered .eu domain.

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