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YouTube Sues Alleged Scammer Over DMCA Extortion Scheme

Posted: Today

An alleged scammer who tried to extort money from YouTubers by abusing the site's "three strikes" exclusion scheme is about to get his comeuppance. A lawsuit filed by YouTube in a US federal court seeks compensation and an injunction against US-resident Christopher Brady in response to abuse of the DMCA, harassment, extortion, and an apparent 'swatting' incident.

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Court Denies Default Judgment Against ‘Cheating’ Fortnite Kid, In Spite of Mom’s ‘Defense’

Posted: Yesterday

Epic Games has failed to obtain a default judgment against "Sky Orbit," a YouTuber who the company accused of cheating in Fortnite. This means that the kid, who was sued when he was just 14 years old, gets off without any repercussions.

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 08/19/19

Posted: Yesterday

This week we have three newcomers in our chart. Aladdin is the most downloaded movie. The data for our weekly download chart is estimated by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are Web-DL/Webrip/HDRip/BDrip/DVDrip unless stated otherwise. RSS feed for the articles of the recent weekly movie download […]

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Netflix’s First Pirate Site Blocking Application Granted in Australia

Posted: Yesterday

The first 'pirate' site blocking application in Australia featuring US streaming giant Netflix was granted by a judge in Federal Court this morning. Netflix successfully teamed up with Roadshow Films, Disney, Columbia and many other studios to have well over 100 domain names associated with torrent, streaming and similar sites blocked by local ISPs.

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DISH Files $10m Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Easybox IPTV

Posted: 8/18/2019

After sending hundreds of fruitless cease-and-desist notices to 'pirate' IPTV provider Easybox IPTV, DISH Networks has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the service in the United States. DISH states that the defendants, which offer both pre-configured devices and separate channel subscriptions, are acting with willful, malicious intent while showing indifference to the rights of the broadcaster.

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Anti-Piracy Efforts Are Unlikely to Beat Sci-Hub

Posted: 8/18/2019

Elsevier and other academic publishers see 'pirate' site Sci-Hub as a major threat to their billion-dollar industries. Many researchers, however, can't function properly without the notorious site. Since anti-piracy efforts are unlikely to beat the site, perhaps it's time for the publishers to draw a lesson from Sci-Hub instead?

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Man Tried to Burn Down Telecoms Watchdog to Avenge Pirate Site-Blocking

Posted: 8/17/2019

A man in Russia who admitted to attempting three arson attacks says he took action in response to the authorities blocking pirate sites. The prosecutor demanded two years in prison but the man, who tried to burn down the offices of telecoms watchdog Roscomnadzor, has now received 18 months probation.

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Disney and Charter Team Up on Piracy Mitigation

Posted: 8/17/2019

The Walt Disney Company and Charter Communications have signed a new distribution agreement. Aside from providing more Disney content to Charter subscribers, the companies will also join forces to combat piracy. What this collaboration will entail remains unknown for now, but it's an interesting step, especially since Charter is currently involved in a major piracy liability lawsuit.

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Cloudflare Flags Copyright Lawsuits as Potential Liabilities Ahead of IPO

Posted: 8/16/2019

Cloudflare, the CDN company currently serving around 20 million Internet domains, sites, applications and APIs, has filed to go public. In its statement, the company warns that the activities of some of its customers, which include pirate sites, could expose it to significant copyright infringement liabilities in the future.

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YouTube Forbids Monetizing Short Music Clips Through Manual Content-ID Claims

Posted: 8/16/2019

YouTube has announced that it will update its manual Content-ID claiming policy. Starting next month, rightsholders are forbidden from manually claiming videos that use short or unintentional music fragments. Those who repeatedly violate this new policy will have their manual claiming rights revoked. With the new policy, YouTube hopes to improve fairness in the creator ecosystem.

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