Premier League Wins New ISP Piracy Blocking Order

The Premier League has won an injunction from the Commercial Court in Ireland to have live 'pirate' streams of its football matches blocked by local ISPs. Under the order, ISPs Eircom, Sky, Virgin and Vodafone will respond to real-time information supplied by the League's anti-piracy partners. The injunction mirrors a…

UK Pirate Site Blocking Requests Have Stopped, For Now

A few years ago, movie and music industry companies would regularly go to the UK High Court to demand pirate site blockades. These efforts, which were previously seen as an essential tool to combat infringement, have stopped for now. It appears other anti-piracy endeavors have priority instead.

Magnificent BitTorrent Speed or Half-Baked Magic Beans?

On July 9, BitTorrent Inc. released a much-heralded and new version of uTorrent that promises to make downloads faster while earning seeders BitTorrent Tokens (BTT). The big question is whether it delivers what it promises in the client. Our own initial tests suggest it does not.

DISH Sues Hosting Company & ‘Pirate’ IPTV Customer

US-based broadcaster DISH Networks is suing yet another IPTV provider in the United States, but with a twist. In a lawsuit filed at a Delaware federal court, DISH claims that East IPTV illegally retransmits its channels via the Internet. However, the broadcaster is also suing East's hosting provider, for failing…

Judge Denies $10K Default Judgment Against Alleged Pirate

Adult entertainment company Malibu Media recently requested a default judgment of more than $10,000 against an alleged pirate. While the accused man didn't put up a defense, a federal court in New Jersey denied the request, noting that an IP-address alone is not sufficient evidence.

Apple Needs to Tackle ‘Pirate’ Music Apps, Labels Insist

Apple needs to do more to prevent unauthorized apps that deliver music to users in unlicensed ways appearing on its App Store. That's the demand from the Recording Industry Association of Japan and several other industry groups in a communication sent to Apple recently.

Two Pirate Site Operators Jailed For a Total of 66 Months

Two men have been found guilty of running Usenet portal Town.ag. Following an investigation and massive police raids carried out in 2017, the men went on trial last month in Germany. The site's founder has now been sentenced to three years and eight months in prison, while the site's technical…