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Pirated Copy of ‘1917’ Leaks in Massive Screener Dump

Posted: Today

Six pirated movie screeners have leaked in the span of just a few hours. The screener dump includes a copy of Golden Globe winner 1917, one of the most prominent leaks thus far. Also notable is the involvement of the group TOPKEK, which hasn't released any screeners before.

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RomUniverse’s Request to Dismiss Nintendo Piracy Lawsuit Fails

Posted: Yesterday

A California federal court has denied RomUniverse's request to dismiss Nintendo's piracy lawsuit. The site's operator, who is leading his own defense, argued that he is protected by the DMCA's safe harbor provisions. However, the court notes that a motion to dismiss is not the proper stage to bring this up and has refuted other arguments too.

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Kim Dotcom Wins Back K.im Domain After Dispute & $100K Sell-Back Offer

Posted: Yesterday

After falling into third-party hands the main domain of Kim Dotcom's K.im project is set to be reclaimed. The Isle of Man domain recently expired and was quickly snapped up but, following a dispute process, it could be transferred back to the crypto project in a matter of days. Documents reviewed by TorrentFreak reveal that there was an attempt in December to sell the domain back for $100,000.

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Jetflicks Piracy Trial Delayed After Canada Hands Over Masses of Discovery Data

Posted: 1/15/2020

The trial of six defendants who allegedly operated the 'pirate' streaming service Jetflicks will now take place in July 2020. The delay is in response to Canadian authorities handing over masses of discovery data, including subscriber information and support tickets of the defunct service. The original request for information was made around 22 months ago.

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Operator of Popcorn Time Info Site is Liable for Piracy, Supreme Court Rules

Posted: 1/15/2020

The Danish Supreme Court has upheld a conditional prison sentence against the operator of a website that provided information on the piracy app Popcorn Time. The site itself didn't host the infringing software, but the detailed instructions it provided were enough to warrant criminal liability for copyright infringements of the site's users.

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Number of Pirated Screener Leaks Already Higher Than Last Year

Posted: 1/14/2020

The number of leaked pirate screeners is on the rise again after last year's all-time low. Thus far, ten copies have been posted online, including several high-profile Oscar contenders. As in previous years, the bulk of these leaks come from the release group Hive-CM8.

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TV Channel Owner Arrested For Airing ‘Pirate’ Movie Days After Theatrical Release

Posted: 1/14/2020

On January 9, action thriller movie 'Darbar' enjoyed its theatrical release in India. Bizarrely, just three days later, a pirated copy of the hit production was illegally aired on cable TV. The makers of the movie immediately filed a complaint with police who, according to local reports, have now arrested the channel owner and begun the process of confiscating equipment.

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ACE Shuts Down UlangoTV ‘Pirate’ IPTV App, Seizes Domain

Posted: 1/13/2020

The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment has claimed another scalp in the 'pirate' IPTV space. The UlangoTV app provided free access to thousands of unlicensed TV streams but there was also an option to pay for more reliable content. Today, however, its clear it is unlikely to be returning after its domain was taken over by the global anti-piracy coalition.

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Game Developer Sees Boost in Sales After Releasing Official Torrent

Posted: 1/13/2020

Most copyright holders are doing everything they can to prevent their content from showing up at The Pirate Bay. However, the developer of the indie shooter game 'Danger Gazers' took the opposite approach. He uploaded a free copy of his own game to the torrent site and generated enough buzz to actually boost sales.

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 01/13/20

Posted: 1/13/2020

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Joker' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil'. 'Countdown' completes the top three.

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