Pirate IPTV: U.S. Helped Taiwan Track Chinese Pirates…..Back to the U.S.
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by Andy Maxwell
12h ago
For the past several years, Chinese-manufactured Ubox IPTV boxes have flooded the market in Taiwan. With more than 30% of the population using the devices, which grant access to more live streaming content than most people can consume, Taiwan came under pressure from the United States. Taiwan made amendments to copyright law that outlawed piracy-configured devices. Unsurprisingly, that did little to stop the flow or prevent China-based manufacturer Unblock Tech carrying on regardless. With Hollywood regularly reporting UnblockTech to the U.S. government as a serious piracy threat, the pressure ..read more
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Magnitude of Canada’s Piracy Problem “Nearly Impossible to Overstate”
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by Andy Maxwell
1d ago
According to at least one assessment, Canada is currently the third-best country in the world overall. When it comes to piracy issues, major U.S. rightsholders place Canada among the worst. In a report to the United States government, the powerful International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) pulls no punches. On behalf of the MPA, RIAA, Entertainment Software Association (ESA), Association of American Publishers (AAP) and the Independent Film and Television Alliance, the IIPA lists dozens of areas where Canada falls short of the standards expected by U.S. corporations. Since the report ..read more
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Pirate Bay Proxy Defeats Police’s GitHub Takedown with DMCA Counternotice
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by Ernesto Van der Sar
2d ago
Various courts around the world have come to the conclusion that The Pirate Bay is a copyright-infringing website. As a result, Internet providers in dozens of countries are required to block access to the site. This works well, but blocking measures are also quite easy to circumvent. Some people may resort to VPN services, for example, or replace the default DNS resolver provided by their ISP with independent alternatives. Dedicated ‘proxy’ sites have also become quite popular. These proxies act as a copy of The Pirate Bay, making the site accessible through an alternative domain name. These ..read more
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Yout.com Reignites RIAA Stream-Ripping Dispute at Court of Appeal
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by Ernesto Van der Sar
3d ago
YouTube’s terms and service prohibit users from downloading audio and video, but there are numerous ‘stream-ripping’ sites available on the web that do just that. These services are a thorn in the side of recording labels which consider them a major piracy threat. Some operators of these stream-ripping tools disagree, pointing at the variety of legal use cases instead. At the end of 2020, the operator of one of the largest stream-rippers took matters into his own hands. Instead of hiding in the shadows like some competitors, Yout.com owner Johnathan Nader sued the RIAA, asking the federal cour ..read more
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ACE Delivers Major Blow to Spanish Private Torrent Site Scene
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by Andy Maxwell
4d ago
After building their sites almost from scratch and then populating them with the right kind of users, private torrent site owners understand the long haul. Private tracker users also tend to be more invested, partly due to a community spirit mostly absent from public sites. For these reasons and more, merging two private sites into one is a fairly rare occurrence. Private torrent trackers HDCity and HD-Spain did have things in common, not least a shared interest in Spanish-focused HD content, movies and TV shows in particular. Operating from a .li domain, HDCity had its own encoding team, and ..read more
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Top Russian Official Thanks Pirates For Enabling Access to ‘Enemy’ Content
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by Andy Maxwell
4d ago
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine coupled with retaliatory measures and dangerous brinkmanship threatens to destabilize the entire planet. When a broad coalition of countries imposed sanctions on Russia last year, the goal was to limit Putin’s ability to wage war without resorting to war itself. Sanctions were ostensibly crafted to curtail military capability while meting out punishment to Russia’s elite. They were never likely to deliver results overnight or be precise enough to avoid collateral damage, as entertainment and software companies are now acutely aware. Intellectual Property, More Conf ..read more
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U.S. Identifies Top Pirate Sites and Other ‘Notorious Markets’
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by Ernesto Van der Sar
5d ago
Every year, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) publishes a list of ‘notorious markets’ that facilitate online piracy and related intellectual property crimes. Drawing on input from copyright holders, the report includes a non-exclusive overview of sites and services that are believed to be involved in piracy or counterfeiting. For more than a decade we have covered the online part of the report. Traditionally, that includes prominent torrent sites, download portals, cyberlockers, and streaming services that offer copyrighted content without obtaining permission from ri ..read more
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Pornhub Domain Name Targeted in Bizarre Piracy Lawsuit
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by Ernesto Van der Sar
5d ago
Pornhub is without a doubt one of the most visited adult entertainment outlets on the Internet. The ‘entertainment’ platform is owned by MindGeek, the company formerly known as Manwin. In just a few years it has transformed the adult industry’s pay-to-access model into an all-you-can-eat, free-to-stream business. Part of this magic formula is down to Pornhub and other MindGeek-owned tube sites allowing users to share content. This material includes legitimate videos from official Pornhub models, as well as thousands of videos that are copyrighted by MindGeek, such as the Brazzers and Reality K ..read more
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AnimixReplay Shuts Down After ACE Comes Knocking
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by Ernesto Van der Sar
5d ago
Late last year, popular anime site AmimixPlay closed its doors, citing technical and motivational issues. The decision was a massive disappointment to its loyal user base, which was good for an estimated 100 million monthly visits. Following the site’s demise, several copycats popped up. A group of fans also created a new project to honor the original in a more respectful matter, while giving former users a new home; AnimixReplay. This scenario has worked for other pirate sites and services in the past but it’s certainly not without risk. Visiting a pirate streaming site as a casual user is an ..read more
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Pornhub Risks Losing Its Domain Name in Bizarre Piracy Lawsuit
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by Ernesto Van der Sar
5d ago
Pornhub is without a doubt one of the most visited adult entertainment outlets on the Internet. The ‘entertainment’ platform is owned by MindGeek, the company formerly known as Manwin. In just a few years it has transformed the adult industry’s pay-to-access model into an all-you-can-eat, free-to-stream business. Part of this magic formula is down to Pornhub and other MindGeek-owned tube sites allowing users to share content. This material includes legitimate videos from official Pornhub models, as well as thousands of videos that are copyrighted by MindGeek, such as the Brazzers and Reality K ..read more
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