Three Men Sentenced Following £2.5m Internet Piracy Case

Three men from the UK have been sentenced after pleading guilty to providing unauthorized access to pirate movies, music, games, and books. The main player, who allegedly made £500,000 over a number of years, was handed a 24 month suspended sentence. The other pair received 12 months each.

Court Grants Subpoenas to Unmask ‘TVAddons’ and ‘ZemTV’ Operators

A District Court in Texas has granted a series of subpoenas to Dish Network, aimed at identifying the people behind the TVAddons website and the ZemTV Kodi addon. This allows Dish to request detailed information on associated accounts of the alleged copyright infringers at services including Amazon, Github, Google, Twitter, Facebook and PayPal.

Internet Provider Refutes RIAA’s Piracy Allegations

Internet Provider Grande Communications has asked a Texas federal court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the music group RIAA earlier this year. According to Grande, the Rightscorp notices the RIAA provides as evidence do not prove actual infringement. Even if they did, the ISP says it is a victim of piracy, not a perpetrator.

Roku Sales Banned in Mexico Over Piracy Concerns

A Mexican court has ordered local retailers to stop importing and selling Roku media players, as these allow the public to access pirated content. In addition, several banks are prohibited from processing payments that are linked to piracy services on the Roku platform.

BPI Breaks Record After Sending 310 Million Google Takedowns

The BPI has reached yet another landmark after 'piracy' takedowns sent to Google smashed through the 300 million barrier. The music industry group says that it has now sent more than 310 million requests to delist infringing URLs but informs TF that a takedown and staydown regime could really help to bring volumes under control.