Pirate IPTV Sellers Sign Abstention Agreements Under Pressure From BREIN

News

Earlier this month, Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN won a court ruling against a company that sold access to IPTV links offering live TV, movies and TV shows. That company and two others have now signed an abstention agreement with BREIN which will see all three refrain from their copyright-infringing activities or face penalties of 10,000 euros per infringement.

Google’s Chrome Web Store Spammed With Dodgy ‘Pirate’ Movie Links

The Chrome Web Store is Google's repository for all things Chrome, from apps and extensions to a wide range of themes for the popular browser. Currently, however, the store has some very unwelcome visitors which at first appear to offer pirated movies. But on closer inspection, the whole thing is an elaborate scam designed to generate traffic to a subscription site.

How Effective is The UK Pirate Bay Blockade?

News

UK Internet users are no stranger to website blocking. Many of the world's largest pirate sites, including The Pirate Bay, are inaccessible due to court orders. But does this mean that piracy has been eradicated as well? A look at the most visited websites in the UK suggests that there is still a long way to go.

MPAA Revenue Drops 20% as Movie Studios Cut Back

News

The latest MPAA tax filing shows that the revenue generated by the anti-piracy group has fallen after a few years of modest growth. The decrease is the result of lower membership fees paid by the major Hollywood studios, which resulted in a significant loss. The filing further reveals that the MPAA's former CEO Chris Dodd earned $3.4 million during his final year.

Putin Asked to Investigate Damage Caused By Telegram Web-Blocking

News

In a report presented to President Vladimir Putin, Internet Ombudsman Dmitry Marinichev says there should be an investigation into the actions of telecoms watchdog Roscomnadzor after it tried to block Telegram last month. Millions of innocent IP addresses were caught up in the dragnet, a result of Roscomnadzor not carrying out a damage assessment, Marinichev says.

Social Media Sites Are Full of Pirate Champions League Streamers

News

Ahead of tonight's Champions League final, anti-piracy firm Irdeto has released fresh data on the prevalence of unauthorized streaming on social media platforms and elsewhere. During the knock-out stage alone it found more than 5,000 streams, which were seen by millions of people. According to Irdeto, more needs to be done to stop these streams.

TRON Cryptocurrency Founder Plans to Buy BitTorrent Inc

More than thirteen years after BitTorrent Inc. entered Silicon Valley as one of the hottest new startups, the company is getting close to being acquired. Justin Sun, the founder of the cryptocurrency TRON, is planning to take the company in and both parties are finalizing the latest details. With a multi-billion dollar market cap, TRON aims to decentralize the web, partly powered by BitTorrent.

Steal This Show S03E16: The TAO of the DAO Pt. 2

News Bits

Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing renegade media and the latest decentralization and file-sharing news. In this episode, we talk to Chris Beams again, founder of the decentralized cryptocurrency exchange Bisq.