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Paramount Cracks Down on “The Godfather” Pirates, After 44 Years

Added: 2016-05-29 20:34:46 - By TorrentFreak
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The all-time classic The Godfather is not too far away from its 50 year anniversary, but that doesn't mean Paramount Pictures is letting people pirate the show without consequences. Over the past several months the movie studio has sent warnings targeting alleged pirates, including a mention of a potential lawsuit.

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Ten Websites Hit With 70m DMCA Complaints in a Year

Added: 2016-05-29 11:58:09 - By TorrentFreak
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As copyright holders try to make copyrighted content harder to find, many send infringement reports to Google. According to the company's Transparency Report the top ten targets are focused on file-hosting, site unblocking, and music downloads. Google has received a staggering 70 million complaints about them - in the last year alone.

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BSA Pays Disgruntled Employees to Rat on ‘Pirating’ Bosses

Added: 2016-05-28 19:25:12 - By TorrentFreak
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The Business Software Alliance, a trade group representing Adobe, Apple and Microsoft, is known to offer cash payments to people who help them find companies that run unlicensed software. Today we speak with an attorney who has represented more than 250 defendants in these cases, which are regularly triggered by disgruntled employees.

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Police Conducting “World’s Largest” Pirate Box Crackdown

Added: 2016-05-28 09:29:55 - By TorrentFreak
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Police in Scotland say they are conducting the world's biggest 'pirate box' crackdown. Together with the Federation Against Copyright Theft, police are targeting sellers of Android-style set-top boxes and believe that thousands of pubs could be customers. In addition, three torrent sites have been closed down.

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4K Content Protection “Stripper” Must Pay $5 Million in Damages

Added: 2016-05-27 18:29:35 - By TorrentFreak
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Warner Bros. and Intel have signed a massive settlement with hardware seller Ace Deal. The California company admitted to violating the DMCA and has agreed to pay over $5 million in damages for selling devices that can 'strip' Blu-ray and 4K content protection.

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New Hollywood Injunction Blocks CouchTuner, Putlocker & More

Added: 2016-05-27 10:10:16 - By TorrentFreak
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The major Hollywood studios of the MPA have obtained their first new High Court injunction in more than a year targeting so-called 'pirate' sites. The latest order targets several leading streaming sites including CouchTuner, MerDB, Putlocker variants, Watchfree and Xmovies8.

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FBI “In Latter Stages” of Prenda Law Copyright Troll Investigation

Added: 2016-05-26 17:17:18 - By TorrentFreak
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For years Prenda Law extracted millions of dollars in cash settlements from alleged BitTorrent pirates, leaving misery in its wake. The company itself is no more but for its former operators the show isn't over yet. The FBI has already interviewed two Pirate Bay co-founders about an alleged Prenda honeypot and according to expert opinion, the investigation is now in its latter stages.

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Huge Billboard Protests VPN Blocking at Netflix HQ

Added: 2016-05-26 11:01:01 - By TorrentFreak
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Netflix's ongoing VPN crackdown is meeting fierce resistance from concerned users around the world. Today, privacy activists are driving a massive billboard around Netflix's headquarters, hoping the company will respect their privacy and reverse the broad VPN ban.

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Fan-Created Movie Subtitle Site Operator Facing Prison

Added: 2016-05-25 17:37:14 - By TorrentFreak
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The operator of a site that hosted fan-made translated movie subtitles has been prosecuted in Sweden. Undertexter.se was raided by police in the summer of 2013, despite many feeling that the site had done nothing wrong. That is disputed by the prosecutor who says that the crimes committed are worthy of imprisonment.

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Music Piracy Triggers Significant Losses, EU Study Shows

Added: 2016-05-25 11:13:26 - By TorrentFreak
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New research published by the European Union Intellectual Property Office shows that piracy hurts both digital and physical music sales. In EU countries the total losses are roughly 5% of yearly revenues, which equals €170 million. In addition, piracy also triggers secondary losses for governments and the public sector.

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