Movie Industry Wants Irish ISPs to Block Pirate Movie Streaming Portals

The Motion Picture Association is trying to have three popular streaming portals blocked by Irish Internet providers. In a new court case, the movie studios describe movie4k.to, primewire.ag and onwatchseries.to as massive copyright infringement hubs, with each offering thousands of infringing movies.

RIAA Labels Sue Hip-Hop Mixtape Download Site Spinrilla

A group of major record labels including Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Bros. Records, and Universal Music Group has filed a lawsuit against Spinrilla, a popular hip-hop mixtape site and app. Helped by the RIAA, the labels accuse the site's owners of copyright infringement, demanding damages that could reach millions of…

Music, Movie & Gaming Industries Seek Piracy Blockades in Belgium

An entertainment organization comprising companies from the music, movie, and videogame industries is targeting several pirate sites for blocking in Belgium. The Belgian Entertainment Association informs TorrentFreak that it wants local ISPs to block nine of the most popular streaming sites under principles established by the Court of Justice of…

Hosting Provider Steadfast Denies Liability for ‘Pirate’ Site

Chicago-based hosting company Steadfast has asked a federal court to dismiss a broad copyright complaint filed by adult publisher ALS Scan. The hosting provider denies responsibility for the actions of its client ImageBam, arguing that it's protected by the DMCA's safe harbor.

Denuvo Website Leaks Secret Information, Crackers Swarm

While the folks at Denuvo are leaders in the field of video game protection, the same cannot be said about their website. In an embarrassing blunder, the company has left some directories and files open to the public and right now members of the cracking community are downloading and scrutinizing…

Former Prime Minister Admits to Being a Movie Pirate

These days it's pretty unlikely for anyone in authority to admit bending the law, not in public at least. However, when you're a lawyer, former Croatian prime minister, and former NATO counselor - and you're being pranked on TV by someone claiming to be a Microsoft big-shot - the situation…

Capcom Gets Resident Evil 7 “Link Shortener” Pirate Banned

After Resident Evil 7's Denuvo protection was broken this week, Capcom began sending takedown notices to Google. Interestingly, it also filed complaints directly with link shortening services such as Adf.ly, which are used by pirates to generate revenue. One such uploader informs TF that his account has now been terminated.

Livestream ‘Piracy Fest’ on Facebook Shut Down by Foxtel

This weekend hundreds of thousands of people watched unauthorized Facebook livestreams of a highly anticipated rematch between two Aussie boxers. Pay TV channel Foxtel was prepared for the mass piracy fest and did everything in its power to disconnect the streams. The company eventually cut off feeds of several offenders…

Sky Will Request Persistent Pirates to Remove File-Sharing Software

After years of negotiations UK ISPs are ready to send piracy warnings to subscribers whose accounts are used to share copyright-infringing material. While the associated "Get it Right" campaign stresses that the emails will be of an educational nature, Sky states that repeat infringers will be asked to remove file-sharing…

Popular Kodi Addon ‘Exodus’ Turned Users into a DDoS ‘Botnet’

Exodus is one of the most-used Kodi addons out there, allowing users to obtain easy access to pirated movies and TV-shows. However, over the past week the same users were unwittingly part of a DDoS attack. After the issue raised eyebrows in the community, the Exodus developer rolled back the…

EU Representative: Ukraine Must Tighten Noose on Internet Pirates

According to the head of the trade section of the European Commission's delegation to Ukraine, the country risks damaging relations with the EU over Internet piracy. Nicholas Burge says that legal action against the operators of pirate sites must be supported by ISPs bearing responsibility for hosting them.