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Piracy Boosts Sales of Some Manga Comics, Research Shows

Posted: Today

Publishers of Manga comics are working hard to shut down any and all pirate sites. With the planned shutdown of Manga Rock they have a major victory in sight. Interestingly, however, research shows that taking down all pirated content may not be in their best interests. As it turn out, piracy increases the sales of some comics books.

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MPAA Unifies Global Brand and Becomes MPA America

Posted: Yesterday

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has been protecting the interests of major movie studios since its formation in 1922. As time went by, its interests and operations became more global. This has prompted the organization to rebrand by adopting the MPA acronym that's used elsewhere in the world.

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The Xtream Codes IPTV Takedown is Complex and Confused

Posted: Yesterday

The international law enforcement action against Xtream Codes and what appear to be several entities using its services is a complex affair. While some will argue that the IPTV management service was a neutral player offering no illicit content, it's becoming ever more clear that the authorities are viewing things from an entirely different and sometimes confusing perspective.

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Millennium Films Goes After Verystream, Streamango, and Others

Posted: 9/18/2019

Millennium Films is utilizing the US court system to put pressure on sites, services and apps that are linked to piracy. After the shutdown of the popular CotoMovies app, the company has now switched its attention to several sites that were 'linked' to the app, including Verystream and Streamango.

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Xtream Codes IPTV System Targeted in Massive Police Operation

Posted: 9/18/2019

Police in Italy have announced a huge anti-piracy operation against the company operating popular IPTV service management system Xtream Codes. Searches are reportedly underway in several countries including Italy, the Netherlands, France and Bulgaria, in a claimed effort to dismantle the company's entire infrastructure.

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EasyDNS Threatened With Criminal Complaint over ‘Pirating’ Customer

Posted: 9/17/2019

A German law firm has threatened to file a criminal complaint against domain name registrar easyDNS. The Canadian registrar refuses to hand over personal details of an allegedly copyright infringing customer without a valid court order, nor is it planning to pay the proposed €1,481 in damages and fees demanded by the law firm.

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Swiss Copyright Law: Downloading Stays Legal, No Site Blocking

Posted: 9/17/2019

Switzerland's National Council has passed amendments aimed at modernizing the country's copyright law to make it more fit for the digital age. While services that host pirate sites or distribute content can expect a tougher ride moving forward, users will still be able to download pirate content for personal use. Furthermore, Swiss Internet service providers will not be required to prevent their customers accessing pirate sites.

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TekSavvy Protests Push for Pirate Site Blocking in Court

Posted: 9/16/2019

Through the Federal Court, Bell, Rogers, and Groupe TVA are hoping to obtain the first Canadian pirate site blocking order. The companies believe that website blocking is an effective way to deal with pirate sites but Internet provider TekSavvy sees things differently. The ISP describes the proposed measures as ineffective and inappropriate.

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 09/16/19

Posted: 9/16/2019

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Dark Phoenix' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum'. 'Aladdin' completes the top three.

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Lawsuit Targets Best Buy & Staples For Selling “Pirate Devices” & Giving “Piracy Advice”

Posted: 9/16/2019

A lawsuit filed in Canada targeting Best Buy, Staples and other retailers, claims the companies knowingly sold "pirate devices" to customers. Filed by Super Channel owner Allarco Entertainment, the suit further alleges that staff gave advice to customers on how to pirate content or have devices modified to do so. While currently unnamed, the lawsuit states that up to 50,000 customers could potentially become part of the legal action.

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