Uploaded.net Terminates Accounts of Persistent Pirates

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Popular file-hosting service Uploaded.net terminated the accounts of many users this week, citing frequent copyright infringements. The account holders in question, many of which used the site to generate revenue, are no longer able to share their files and are actively looking for alternatives.

It’s “National Get a VPN Day” in Australia

Australia's mandatory data retention scheme comes into effect today, with telecoms providers expected to retain and store their customers' Internet usage metadata. In response, privacy group Digital Rights Watch has declared this event National Get a VPN Day, vowing to equip citizens with the tools they need to avoid surveillance.

Nagra Targets Pirate Kodi Streaming Addons and IPTV

While reasonably effective satellite and cable TV anti-piracy systems do exist, these are being entirely circumvented by pirate content delivered over the Internet. No surprise then that conditional access companies such as NAGRA are spreading their wings, targeting illegal IPTV and third-party Kodi addons.

WWE Takes Suspected BitTorrent Pirates to Court

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WWE Studios Finance has filed a series of lawsuits against alleged downloaders of the movie "Eliminators," which features WWE superstar Wade Barrett. Through so-called "copyright troll" lawsuits, the daughter company of World Wrestling Entertainment hopes to uncover the identities of dozens of BitTorrent pirates to recoup their losses.