How Anonymous Are Cloud Torrenting Services?
Cloud torrenting services are an ideal tool to download content swiftly. They also help to hide your IP-address from the public at large. However, are they really anonymous? We asked the leading cloud torrenting services what their policies are. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-06-01 05:14:56 READMORE
ACE/MPA Seize Four More Sites For Facilitating Movie & TV Show Piracy
The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment and the Motion Picture Association of America have 'seized' four more domains for being involved in piracy activities. While the domains don't appear to be particularly big players, they add to a growing list of online portals being quietly placed under the control of the massive global anti-piracy coalition. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-31 18:44:06 READMORE
Netflix Impostor Bombards Google With Fake DMCA Takedown Notices
From just a few thousand flagged URLs per week the number of DMCA takedown notices Netflix sent to Google skyrocketed to over a million recently. The reason for this increase wasn't clear initially but Google now believes that it's dealing with a Netflix impostor, which could be a pirate site trying to downrank the competition. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-31 03:07:13 READMORE
Watch Tower DMCA Subpoena Row Settled After Judge Hands Out Vulgarity Warning
A row over whether a judge should allow the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society to obtain the identity of someone who uploaded 'pirated' Jehovah's Witness videos to YouTube is effectively over. Concluding possibly one of the most foul-mouthed cases on record, the judge dismissed all claims of fair use while advising an anonymous movant that vulgarity in court filings "is not a good idea". From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-30 19:55:21 READMORE
US Court Hands Down Preliminary Injunction Against Pirate IPTV Provider
A Florida district court judge has handed down a highly-restrictive preliminary injunction against a 'pirate' IPTV provider trading under various names including CBC and X-View. The case was originally filed under seal by TV broadcaster DISH Networks, whose representative tracked down the alleged operator in Belize. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-30 05:12:22 READMORE
US Copyright Office’s DMCA Tweaks Trigger ‘Internet Disconnection’ Concerns
Last week the US Copyright Office released its long-awaited review on the DMCA's safe harbor section. While far-reaching proposals such as pirate site blocking and upload filters were not recommended, some proposals have triggered criticism from digital rights groups, who fear that the interests of users are being ignored. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-29 19:58:32 READMORE
YTS Bypasses Security Warnings with Simple URL Update
A few days ago, popular torrent site YTS was flagged as a potential phishing site by Chrome and Firefox. Today, these warnings have disappeared but not because the problems were resolved. YTS simply switched to a new URL structure, ditching the problematic /movie/ subcategory. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-29 03:20:42 READMORE
Russia Adopts Law to Block Pirate Apps and if Necessary, App Stores Too
Russia's State Duma has adopted new legislation that will enable copyright holders to take far-reaching action against apps facilitating access to pirated content. If the owners of the apps themselves fail to take action, the new legislation will compel services such as Google Play and Apple's App Store to remove the tools or find themselves blocked by local ISPs. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-28 17:13:32 READMORE
Vapor Store Looks a Lot Like a Popcorn Time For Pirated Steam Games
Popcorn Time made thousands of headlines after being dubbed the 'Netflix for Pirates' and a new piece of software released this week could be making some early steps towards becoming its counterpart for pirated games. Like Kodi, Vapor Store doesn't come with any unlicensed media installed but after a simple tweak can provide access to a huge library of Steam games. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-28 03:38:06 READMORE
Stores Selling Switch Piracy Hacks ‘Disappear’ Following Nintendo Lawsuit
Last week Nintendo sued the operators of nine online stores for enabling widespread piracy. The websites in question offered Switch hacks and mods linked to Team-Xecuter, including an upcoming release of a Switch Lite hack. While the lawsuits are just starting up, they already seem to have had an effect as most stores have now disappeared. Or have they? From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-27 18:22:26 READMORE
Cloudflare Ordered to Reveal Operators of Popular Pirate Sites Manga1000.com
Shogakukan, one of Japan's largest manga publishers, has been given permission to obtain the personal details of the operators of one of Japan's most popular pirate manga sites. The DMCA subpoena compels Cloudflare to reveal what it knows about the people behind Manga1000.com, a near top-500 site in its home country. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-27 06:04:30 READMORE
Hellboy’s $270,000 Piracy Damages Calculation Fails to Convince Judge
The makers of the film Hellboy have suffered another setback in court after their second attempt to convince a judge that a $270,000 judgment against torrent site and uploader MKVCage failed. The filmmakers calculated the damages amount by multiplying the alleged infringements by the Blu-ray retail price, but this is not sufficient. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-26 18:44:14 READMORE
Chrome and Firefox Block Torrent Site YTS over “Phishing”
Chrome and Firefox are blocking direct access to the movie download pages of popular torrent site YTS. According to Google's safe browsing report, YTS.mx is a "deceptive site" that may trick visitors into doing dangerous things. The warning is likely the result of malicious advertisements. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-26 04:15:45 READMORE
DISH Sues Canada-Based Pirate IPTV Provider ‘Voodoo IPTV’
TV broadcaster DISH Network has filed a lawsuit in a Texas court targeting the operators of Canada-based 'pirate' IPTV supplier Voodoo IPTV. The lawsuit names four Ontario residents as defendants along with fifth individual said to reside in Nepal. A further 11 'Doe' defendants are said to have created DISH accounts in order to capture and rebroadcast its programming. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-25 18:09:49 READMORE
Top 10 Most Torrented Movies of The Week – 05/25/20
Every week we take a close look at the most pirated movies on torrent sites. What are pirates downloading? 'Scoob!' tops the chart again this week, followed by ‘The Lovebirds'. 'Inheritance' completes the top three. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-25 16:14:40 READMORE
Which VPN Providers Really Take Anonymity Seriously in 2020?
Picking the best VPN can be a tricky endeavor. There are hundreds of VPN services out there, all promising to keep you private. Some are more anonymous than others, however. To help you pick the best one for your needs, we asked dozens of VPNs what their logging policies are, how they handle torrent users, and what else they do to keep you anonymous. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-25 05:13:58 READMORE
Pirate ‘Treasures’ Continue to Show Up on Google Maps
Spammers continue to abuse Google Maps to promote scammy pirate links. These 'treasures' show up through the maps feature from where they are picked up by search engines. This can be pretty effective, it seems, as some links are getting thousands of views. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-25 02:51:14 READMORE
Spotify Launches Crackdown on Tools Offering Premium Service For Free
Spotify has filed a wave of DMCA takedown notices with Google in an effort to remove links to software claiming to offer a premium experience without paying. In many of its complaints Spotify warns that the company believes that the tools are intended to be used as "instruments of fraud". From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-24 17:13:13 READMORE
‘App Watch’ Allows Operators to Monitor and Ban Piracy Apps on Android Set-Top Boxes
Irdeto is mostly known for its 'Denuvo' anti-piracy tool, which protects many high profile games. However, the digital security company operates a broad suite of anti-piracy tools. This includes "App Watch," a service that allows content providers to monitor and restrict the use of pirate apps on their Android-based set-top boxes. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

Posted On:2020-05-24 06:12:52 READMORE