EFF Warns Against Abusive Lawsuits Targeting Kodi Add-on Repository

The EFF is speaking out against abusive lawsuits from copyright holders that aim to expand copyright liability for neutral platforms, such as third-party Kodi add-on distributors. The digital rights group calls out two recent lawsuits against TVAddons where the operator of the service is being held accountable for offering downloads…

Six Strikes Piracy Scheme May Be Dead But Those Warnings Keep on Coming

The so-called six-strikes anti-piracy scheme in the United States may be dead but file-sharers should be aware that they're still being monitored. Over the past several weeks there have been increasing reports of people receiving multiple copyright notices from various ISPs, something which puts accounts at risk.

‘China Should Crack Down on Pirate Streaming Box Distributors’

The MPAA, RIAA and other entertainment industry groups wants China to step up its game when it comes to copyright enforcement. While significant progress has been made in recent years, new threats regularly emerge. One key issue that's highlighted is pirate streaming boxes, many of which are sold from China.

PS4 Piracy Now Exists – If Gamers Want to Jump Through Hoops

Mainstream piracy on the current generation of gaming consoles is pretty much non-existent, with the PS4 and Xbox One standing firm in the face of determined hackers. Now, however, a flurry of PS4 games including GTA V and Far Cry 4 has hit the web. That being said, it's doubtful…

20th Century Fox is Looking for Anti-Piracy Interns

20th Century Fox is looking for two interns to complement its anti-piracy team. A research analytics intern will be tasked with investigating piracy forums and discovering the latest file-sharing trends, while a JD law intern will help to identify possible targets for legal action. Dream positions for those who aspire…

HDClub, Russia’s Leading HD-Only Torrent Site, Returns as EliteHD

Late last month, Russia's leading HD torrent site HDClub decided to shut down. The site had been online for more than a decade so the news came as a major disappointment to many of its members. This week those same members received some good news. The HDClub user and torrent…

Denuvo Crisis After Total Warhammer 2 Gets Pirated in Hours

Denuvo, the world's most feared gaming anti-piracy mechanism, was deployed yesterday on the brand new Total War: Warhammer 2. Instead of the months, weeks, or even days of protection usually offered by the system, the whole thing collapsed within hours.

EU Proposes Take Down Stay Down Approach to Combat Online Piracy

The European Commission published a set of guidelines today outlining how online service providers should tackle illegal content, including piracy. The recommendation follows the notice-and-stay-down principle, proposing proactive automated filters and measures against repeat infringers.

Football Coach Retweets, Gets Sued for Copyright Infringement

Pennsylvania-based King’s College and head football coach Jeffery Knarr are being sued for copyright infringement. Sports psychologist and author Dr. Keith Bell alleges that both committed offenses when Knarr retweeted a page from his book, that was initially tweeted by someone else, almost two years ago.

US Court Orders Dozens of “Pirate” Site Domain Seizures

A federal court in Florida has granted a preliminary injunction against forty-three "pirate" streaming sites. The order, which follows an ex-parte request from the media conglomerate ABS-CBN, requires registrars to sign over the associated domain names.

Of Course Atlus Hit RPCS3’s Patreon Page Over Persona 5

Many gamers are disappointed that game developer Atlus targeted the Patreon page of the RPCS3 emulator with a DMCA notice yesterday. The RPCS3 team had heavily promoted the fact that their emulator could run the frankly brilliant title Persona 5, something which seriously excited fans of the console-only game. But…