Vodlocker Hammers Streaming Sites with JavaScript-based DDoS

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Vodlocker.to offers a handy video embed tool which several smaller pirate streaming sites have grown to rely on. Starting recently, however, the site also appears to have become the source of a rather nasty JavaScript-based DDoS campaign, which uses the unwitting viewers of these embedded videos to take out several pirate streaming sites.

Court Orders Swedish ISP Telia to Block The Pirate Bay & FMovies

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Sweden's Patent and Market Court has ordered a local ISP to block access to several large torrent and streaming platforms. The interim ruling, which comes into force at the end of October, requires Telia to block The Pirate Bay, Dreamfilm, FMovies, and NyaFilmer following a complaint from Hollywood and local studios.

VOD Site Branded “Notorious Market” Hits Back at the MPAA

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A video-on-demand platform recently declared "Poland's most popular piracy website" by the MPAA has hit back at Hollywood's claims. In a submission to the United States Trade Representative in early October the MPAA said that CDA.pl hides behind a reverse proxy server to thwart rightsholders. However, the company says it's legal, takes down content quickly, and even provides automated takedown tools.

Explicit Music Piracy Warnings are Seen As Most Effective

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Researchers from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, conducted a study to find out which piracy warnings are seen as most effective by the general public. As it turns out, more explicit variants tend to be favored. "STOP. This is illegal. You may be monitored and you may be fined," paired with an appropriate warning icon, is seen as relatively most effective.