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.

BitTorrent Is Reportedly Selling for $140 Million (Update)

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BitTorrent Inc, the parent company behind the popular file-sharing client uTorrent, recently made a deal to sell to Justin Sun, the founder of cryptocurrency TRON. According to new information, Sun has agreed to pay $140 million for the company. While no details have yet been confirmed, a shareholder notes that BitTorrent will in part be used to “legitimize” TRON’s business.

YouTube’s Blocks MIT Courses, Blender Videos, and More (Updated)

Several popular YouTube accounts, including those belonging to 'MIT OpenCourseWare' and the 'Blender Foundation,' have had all their videos blocked. People who try to access the videos are informed that they are not available in their country, suggesting that YouTube's piracy filters have been triggered. It's unclear, however, who or what is to blame.

Foxtel Pirate Site Blocking Application Could Be Granted in Record Time

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Foxtel has returned to Federal Court in Sydney with a new application to block 'pirate' sites. The company is targeting several torrent indexes including ETTV and Torrents.me plus streaming sites Sockshare, WatchFreeMovies, and others. Each stand accused of providing unlawful access to TV shows including Game of Thrones. Due to streamlining, the order could be granted in just days.