MPAA Tracks ‘The Fate of the Furious’ Pirates, Two Men Arrested

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In a relatively rare event, two men have been arrested and charged after being caught 'camming' the movie Fate of the Furious. Troy Cornish and Floyd Buchanan were followed by an MPAA investigator who alerted police after he saw the men recording in a theater in Maryland, United States. The men are described as known movie piracy suspects.

Kodi Addon Repository Sees Massive Surge in Users

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TVAddons, the leading repository for unofficial Kodi addons, continues to broaden its user-base. Last month nearly 40 million unique users connected to the site's servers, transferring a dazzling petabyte of data. If it's up to the site's operators, the recent growth will be just the beginning of an ongoing trend.

Russian MP Says She Loves Torrents, Hates Web Blockades

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When it comes to Internet file-sharing, most mainstream politicians rarely have anything good to say, but for Senator Lyudmila Bokova of the Russian parliament, things are clearly quite different. "I like to use torrents," she says, "because they provide the ability to download information quickly and cheaply."

Reddit Rejects 81% Of All ‘Piracy’ Takedown Notices

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Reddit has published new data on the number of piracy takedown notices the company receives. During the past year, copyright holders sent 3,294 DMCA takedown requests to the community-driven platform. Of these takedown notices a surprisingly high number were rejected, 81 percent of the total.

Court Sentences Movie Downloaders to 45 Days in Jail

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File-sharers all over the world understand that their activities might get them into a little trouble, but for 18 individuals in front of a court in Nigeria last week, things escalated extremely quickly. After downloading and sharing local movies without permission, each was sentenced to 45 days in jail. But why?

FBI Uses BitTorrent to Find and Catch Child Porn Offenders

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The FBI is using BitTorrent clients, specifically modified for law enforcement purposes, to track down people who share child porn and prosecute them. The software in question is configured to download complete files from a single suspect, to confirm that this person has the illegal content in his or her possession.

Discogs Attacked By Two Kinds of Horrible ‘Pirate’ Spam

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Discogs, one of the most useful music database sites online, is under attack from two particularly horrible kinds of spam. On the one hand, hundreds of fake movie, TV show and other links to shady 'pirate' sites have been posted on the platform. On the other, sloppy anti-piracy companies are attempting to delist thousands of legitimate Discog links from Google.