Roku Under Pressure To Solve its Piracy Problem

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Faced with a copyright infringement related ban in Mexico, streaming media platform Roku is working hard to win hearts and minds. In May, the company invited a group of Mexican journalists to its Silicon Valley headquarters to hear about its anti-piracy efforts. However, Mexico's Telecommunications Law Institute says the company needs to follow the example set by Apple TV.

TVAddons Founder “Resigns” to Ensure Kodi Addon Platform’s Longevity

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Under siege, third-party Kodi addon platform, has announced the resignation of its founder. Adam Lackman, who is being targeted by Canada's leading telecoms companies in a copyright infringement battle, says he will give up admin rights and access to sensitive information, in order to preserve the longevity of the TVAddons platform. TF spoke with the Canadian to find out more.

Cloudflare Settles Dangerous Piracy Liability Lawsuit

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Cloudflare has settled its piracy liability lawsuit with adult publisher ALS Scan. The case in question was scheduled to go to trial with the CDN provider standing accused of contributory copyright infringement. Details of the settlement agreement have not been made public, but Cloudflare must be happy to move on.

Nintendo Switch Piracy is “Unstoppable” – Until People Go Online

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Earlier this year Team-Xecuter, a hacking group with a long history of defeating console security, announced a new defeat for Nintendo Switch. The "future-proof" route to both homebrew code and mass piracy excited the masses but the reality on the ground will be a little less colorful. According to hacker SciresM, Nintendo has deployed a system which can detect people playing pirate games online and ban their consoles forever.

Think Tank: Congress Should Make Streaming Piracy a Felony

The Free State Foundation, a think tank founded in 2006 which receives regular donations from the MPAA, is calling on Congress to tackle the threat from streaming piracy. In a new paper, FSF notes that those streaming unlicensed content to the public are currently guilty of a misdemeanor, an offense that should be upgraded to a felony if piracy is to be brought under control.

The Pirate Bay’s Frozen in Time, No New Uploads

The Pirate Bay appears to be suffering some technical problems. The site's upload functionality has been broken for several days, preventing new torrents from being added to the site. Some Pirate Bay uploaders are eagerly waiting to release new content, but it's unclear when the issues will be resolved.