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Grand Tour 'Most Illegally Downloaded TV Show In History'

Jeremy Clarkson's new motoring show has become the most illegally downloaded television programme in history, figures suggest. Amazon paid a reported $160 million for three series of The Grand Tour, which stars former Top Gear presenters Clarkson, Ri...
by Remote Network on Dec 12, 2016

UK ISPs To Start Sending 'Piracy Alerts' Soon

Beginning next year, internet service providers in the UK will send email notifications to subscribers whose connections have been allegedly used to download copyright infringing content. In what is an attempt to curtail piracy rates, these alerts wo...
by Remote Network on Dec 1, 2016

Swedish ISP Attacks Copyright Trolls Over Trademark Infringement

An anonymous reader shares a TorrentFreak report: Swedish Internet service provider Bahnhof is launching a direct attack against Spridningskollen, the group that's spearheading the copyright trolling efforts in Sweden. Bahnhof accuses the anti-piracy...
by Remote Network on Sep 5, 2016

Warner Bros Issues Takedown For Own Website

An anonymous reader writes: In a case of sloppy automation run amok, Warner Bros' copyright enforcement contractor -- Vobile -- issued takedown notices for legitimate distributors and Warner Bros' own website, according to the BBC. It also asked the...
by Remote Network on Sep 5, 2016

Judge Allows Kim Dotcom To Livestream Court Hearing

Kim Dotcom has been granted the right to livestream his extradition appeal on YouTube. The appeal hearing began Monday, but will be livestreamed tomorrow because "the cameraman needs to set this up professionally and implement the judge's live stream...
by Remote Network on Aug 29, 2016

Popular BitTorrent Search Engine Site Torrentz.eu Mysteriously Disappears

monkeyzoo writes: Softpedia reports that Torrentz.eu, the internet's biggest BitTorrent meta-search engine, has mysteriously and suddenly shut down. Visitors of the website see a simple message that reads, "Torrentz was a free, fast and powerful meta...
by Futuristic Car Design on Aug 4, 2016

Mr. Robot 'Plugs' uTorrent and Pirate Release Groups

From a TorrentFreak report: The latest episode of award-winning TV show Mr. Robot includes a nod to online pirates. The main character Elliot is shown pirating a movie using uTorrent, while his movie folder lists movies from various pirate groups inc...
by Remote Network on Jul 31, 2016

Movie Studios 'Take Down' Popular KAT Mirror

Following the shut down of KickassTorrents website -- after its alleged owner was arrested, Hollywood studios are playing the game of rat and mouse with pirates to put an absolute end to KickassTorrents. An anonymous reader writes: One of the most po...
by Remote Network on Jul 29, 2016

James Cameron: Theater Experience Key To Containing Piracy

Director James Cameron says that the key to containing movie piracy is preserving the theater experience as something special. He made the remarks when reporters asked him about his views on Sean Parker's upcoming streaming service Screening Room whi...
by Remote Network on Jul 27, 2016

IsoHunt Launches Unofficial KAT Mirror

An anonymous reader writes: Torrent site isoHunt appears to have unofficially resurrected KickassTorrents (also known as Kickass Torrents or just KAT) at kickasstorrents.website. It might look like the original KAT site, which went down yesterday aft...
by Remote Network on Jul 21, 2016

US Navy Faces $600M Lawsuit For Allegedly Pirating 3D VR Software

An anonymous reader quotes a report from HotHardware: The U.S. Navy has been accused of pirating 3D software after first testing a software package offered by Germany company Bitmanagement Software GmbH. The company is suing the United States of Amer...
by Remote Network on Jul 20, 2016

UK Bill Introduces 10 Year Prison Sentence for Online Pirates

An anonymous reader writes: The UK Government's Digital Economy Bill, which is set to revamp current copyright legislation, has been introduced in Parliament. One of the most controversial changes is the increased maximum sentences for online copyrig...
by Remote Network on Jul 6, 2016

ICANN: We Won't Pass Judgment On Pirate Sites

From a TorrentFreak report:Following more pressure from rightsholders, domain name oversight body ICANN has again made it clear that it will not act as judge and jury in copyright disputes. In a letter to the president of the Intellectual Property Co...
by Remote Network on Jul 3, 2016

Judge Dismisses Movie Piracy Case, IP-Address Doesn't Prove Anything

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TorrentFreak: In what's believed to be a first of its kind ruling, a federal court in Oregon has dismissed a direct infringement complaint against an alleged movie pirate from the outset. According to the judg...
by Remote Network on Jun 28, 2016

Canada Federal Court Restrains Sale Of 'Pirate' Boxes

An anonymous reader writes:The Federal Court in Canada has handed down an interlocutory injunction against distributors of Android-based set-top boxes configured for piracy. The devices, which are loaded with software including Kodi (with pirate addo...
by Remote Network on Jun 10, 2016

Fake Gaming Torrents Download Unwanted Apps Instead of Popular Games

Reader Orome1 writes: If you're looking for torrents to download pirated copies of popular games, be extra careful not to be tricked into downloading malicious and unwanted software instead. According to Symantec researchers, who have been trawling p...
by Remote Network on Jun 8, 2016

DVD Release Delays Boost Piracy and Hurt Sales, Study Shows

One of the reasons that drive people to piracy is the delay in the release of a title's DVD or Blu-Ray in their local market. According to a new academic paper from Carnegie Mellon University, movie fans are finding it increasingly difficult to wait...
by Remote Network on Jun 3, 2016

The Pirate Bay Sails Back To Its .ORG Domain

An anonymous reader writes: Following a report that the Swedish Court would seize the domain names 'ThePirateBay.se' and 'PirateBay.se,' The Pirate Bay is now sailing back to where it started in 2003, ThePirateBay.org. CNET reports: "The site is curr...
by Remote Network on May 25, 2016

Filmmakers Ask 'Pirate' to Take Polygraph, Backtrack When He Agrees

The makers of Dallas Buyers Club (a 2014 movie, which won three Academy awards) are going to great lengths to crackdown on BitTorrent pirates. According to a report on piracy news blog TorrentFreak, the filmmakers challenged an accused pirate to subm...
by Remote Network on May 19, 2016

The Pirate Bay Loses Its Main Domain Name In Court Battle

Dave Knott writes: The world's most popular torrent website, The Pirate Bay, is suffering a major blow after the Swedish Court ruled Thursday that it will seize the domain names 'ThePirateBay.se' and 'PirateBay.se' and hand over them to the state. Th...
by Remote Network on May 13, 2016


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