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DISH Threatens to Sue IPTV Subscribers Because Suppliers Are Snitching

Posted: Yesterday

DISH and Nagrastar are reportedly sending out a new wave of pay-up-or-else letters to 'pirate' IPTV users in the United States. The company has previously demanded around $3,500 in compensation per person, apparently after obtaining customer details from 'pirate' suppliers. Recent court documents show that does indeed happen.

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MPAA and RIAA’s Megaupload Lawsuits Remain on Hold, Perhaps For Years

Posted: Yesterday

A federal court in Virginia has granted Megaupload's request to keep the civil lawsuits filed by music and movie companies on hold until April next year. With the criminal case still pending, this standstill could last for years. Meanwhile, Kim Dotcom is plugging the upcoming token sale of the new content publishing and monetization platform K.im.

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MPA Adds 1XBET and Baidu to Latest Piracy Threat Report

Posted: 10/13/2019

The Motion Picture Association has sent its latest overview of notorious piracy markets to the US Government. Aside from the traditional list of pirate sites, apps, and hosting providers, the movie industry group now also lists the Chinese hosting service Baidu Pan. Gambling outfit 1XBET, which advertises on pirate sites and releases, is included as well.

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Battle Against IPTV Continues As MPA & ACE Take Over Four More Domains

Posted: 10/13/2019

When it comes to tackling 'pirate' IPTV services, the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment has already claimed the scalps of many in 2019. After quietly taking over the domains of several providers and sellers earlier this year, we can now report that another four have fallen to the global anti-piracy alliance, adding to the growing tally.

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Ebook Piracy Grows, Contrary to The Trend

Posted: 10/12/2019

Research from the Netherlands shows that the percentage of pirates has declined across all popular entertainment in recent years, except for Ebooks. The data, which also reveals some intriguing piracy demographics, suggest that book pirates are missing something in the current legal offerings.

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International Day Against DRM 2019 Focuses on Education

Posted: 10/12/2019

Today is International Day Against DRM, an annual protest against technology that restricts what we can do with purchased digital products and tools. The focus this year is on the right to read, with pressure placed on publishers to stop restricting access to education. It's a noble cause that deserves support but sadly, as every year passes, the hill is becoming increasingly steep.

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Trump’s Sons, Attorney, & Social Media Chief All Got DMCA Notices Over ‘Photograph’ Meme

Posted: 10/11/2019

Twitter and indeed much of the media erupted last week when President Trump used a Nickelback meme and found himself on the end of a copyright complaint from Warner. However, the president wasn't the only one to receive DMCA notices, they were also filed against his sons, his attorney, and the White House's director of social media.

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ACE Also Wants Millions in Piracy Damages from SET TV Operator and Manager

Posted: 10/11/2019

Under the ACE banner, several Hollywood studios, Amazon, and Netflix, are requesting millions of dollars in damages from the owner and an employee of SET TV, a now defunct IPTV service. In a default judgment the company was already ordered to pay millions in copyright infringement damages and ACE now requests the same against the former employees.

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Epic Games Wants Mother to Represent Persistent Fortnite Cheater ‘Sky Orbit’

Posted: 10/10/2019

Epic Games is not giving up on its copyright infringement lawsuit against "Sky Orbit," a YouTuber who the company accuses of persistently cheating in Fortnite. The court previously denied a default judgment, as the teenager was not represented by an adult. Epic Games now requests to have his mother assigned as guardian, as she reportedly "knows it all".

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Ebook Pirate Fined & Handed 20-Day Suspended Sentence

Posted: 10/10/2019

A man from Denmark has been handed a 20-day suspended prison sentence for selling pirated ebooks via the Internet. The 26-year-old was caught by anti-piracy outfit Rights Alliance, whose investigator made a covert purchase and reported the activity to the police. Several similar cases are pending.

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