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Hulu Tracks Pirates to Decide What to Buy

Added: 2016-04-30 18:26:20 - By TorrentFreak
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With millions of paying subscribers in the United States, Hulu is one of the leading video streaming services. The company is battling with other services to license the best content, and as part of this quest it uses piracy data to see what is popular among potential viewers.

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Portugal Blocks 330 Pirate Sites in Just Six Months

Added: 2016-04-30 09:58:14 - By TorrentFreak
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After the signing of a memorandum of understanding between rightsholders and ISPs last summer, Portugal is already a pirate site block world leader. In a matter of months the country has blocked an astonishing 330 sites, a number that will increase in the months to come.

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Aussie Gov Agency Endorses VPN Use to Reduce Piracy

Added: 2016-04-29 21:55:20 - By TorrentFreak
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The Australian Government's Productivity Commission has endorsed the use of VPNs and similar unblocking tools to give consumers greater choice. The agency says that new anti-piracy legislation has had only a "modest impact" on infringement so improved access to legal content is the preferred solution.

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Canadian Movie Pirates Targeted in Reverse Class Action

Added: 2016-04-29 13:59:47 - By TorrentFreak
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U.S.-based movie company Voltage Pictures has initiated fresh legal action in Canada aimed at forcing settlements from alleged pirates. Unusually, Voltage is seeking remedy via a reverse class action, demanding an injunction, damages and costs against an unspecified number of Internet users.

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UK Pirate Site Blocking Whack-A-Mole Continues

Added: 2016-04-29 09:13:10 - By TorrentFreak
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UK Internet providers have added more than 140 URLs to the national pirate site blocklist. The expansion follows a request from copyright holders who frequently add new proxies for sites that have previously been barred. One of the main targets in the latest round is Unblocked.re, but the operators inform TorrentFreak that they have already switched to a new home.

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Language Creation Society Backs Star Trek Spin-off in Klingon Copyright Battle

Added: 2016-04-28 19:07:20 - By TorrentFreak
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The lawsuit between Paramount Pictures and the crowdfunded Star Trek spin-off "Prelude to Axanar" is turning into a copyright battle over the Klingon language. This week the Language Creation Society submitted an amicus brief in support of the filmmakers, arguing that the use of the Klingon language shouldn't be restricted in any way.

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U.S. Labels Switzerland an Internet Piracy Haven

Added: 2016-04-28 10:11:26 - By TorrentFreak
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The Office of the United States Trade Representative has published its annual Special 301 Report calling out other nations for failing to live up to U.S. IP enforcement standards. This year European ally Switzerland has been placed on the Watch List for protecting file-sharers and playing host to many pirate sites.

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Steal This Show S01E09: Fairtade For Music – Can The Blockchain Fix Copyright?

Added: 2016-04-27 23:07:31 - By TorrentFreak
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Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing the latest file-sharing and copyright news. In this special episode we talk with Benji Rogers of the direct-to-fan music platform Pledge Music.

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Judge: RIAA and MPAA Can’t Copy Megaupload’s Servers, Yet

Added: 2016-04-27 18:55:30 - By TorrentFreak
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The legal battles between the RIAA, MPAA and Kim Dotcom's Megaupload have been put on hold for another six months. Virginia District Court Judge Liam O'Grady agreed to stay the cases, but did not grant a request from the industry groups to allow them to copy Megaupload's data which remains stored at its former hosting provider.

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Getty Files Google Image Piracy Complaint With EU

Added: 2016-04-27 10:24:17 - By TorrentFreak
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American stock photography giant Getty Images says it will file a complaint with the European Union’s antitrust commission this morning claiming that Google is engaged in piracy of its content. The complaint targets Google's full-screen slideshow previews of high-resolution copyrighted images.

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