Kim Dotcom Extradition Battle May Have Years to Run


Despite fighting legal battles in both the United States and New Zealand, Kim Dotcom and his former Megaupload colleagues have a long road ahead of them. Speaking in the Wellington Supreme Court today, lawyer for the US David Boldt indicated that the extradition battle may only be "at half-time".

YouTube Terminates ‘Kodi No Limits’ Account With 600K Subscribers


The popular 'Kodi No Limits' channel, filled with hundreds of 'educational' videos about Kodi, was removed by YouTube recently. The video streaming service states that it received multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement, likely for videos that promoted third-party 'piracy' tools. While all videos and more than 600,000 subscribers are gone, Kodi No Limits is not backing down.

‘YouTube Was The Top Source for Pirated ‘Fury vs Wilder’ Streams’

This weekend, millions of people tuned into the highly anticipated boxing match between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. While many paid the premium PPV or streaming rates, there was also a massive crowd of pirate viewers. According to piracy-tracking firm MUSO, these unauthorized streams were viewed ten million times, with YouTube being the 'top' provider.

4.6 Million Italians Consume Pirated Sports Content


Around 4.6 million Italians over the age of 15 are consuming sports content from illegal sources, a survey has found. The study, carried out by market research company Ipsos, reveals that there were 21 million illegal viewings of live sports in 2017, with around 35% of streaming pirates utilizing unauthorized IPTV services.

DuckDuckGo Removes ‘Pirate’ Site Bangs to Avoid Liability


The privacy centered search engine DuckDuckGo has cleaned up its bangs database. In the process, the company also removed several search shortcuts for 'pirate' sites, to avoid potential liability issues. The removed bangs include those of the popular torrent sites The Pirate Bay and 1337x, as well other resources such as Sci-Hub and OpenSubtitles.

New ‘Valeroa’ Anti-Piracy System Cracked “In 20 Minutes”


A new anti-tamper technology with aims similar to those of Denuvo has been rapidly defeated. Valeroa has been touting itself as the latest anti-tamper technology "that cannot be cracked in a reasonable time." However, after appearing for the first time on the game City Patrol: Police, a cracker says he defeated the system in just 20 mins.