Netflix Is Not Going to Kill Piracy, Research Suggests

Netflix and other on-demand streaming services barely help to curtail piracy, new research shows. While legal streaming services are commonly used nowadays, the limited availability of recent content and the associated price tag are serious hurdles for many pirates.

EU Court: Cloud-Based TV Recorder Requires Rightsholder Permission

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VCAST advertises itself as a VCR for the cloud, allowing users to record terrestrial TV into online storage to watch at a later point. But is it legal? According to a new ruling from the European Court of Justice, making TV shows available to consumers in this fashion must be authorized by rights holders.

Sky’s Pirate Site-Blocking Move is Something For North Korea, ISPs Say

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Sky TV is pioneering 'pirate' site-blocking in New Zealand after applying for an injunction against several local ISPs. But the move hasn't been well received, with one group of ISPs reacting with anger to the move. Vocus Group says Sky is acting like a dinosaur, with an Internet censorship effort more suited to North Korea.

Torrent Site Blocking Endangers Freedom of Expression, ISP Warns

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Website blockades are spreading throughout Europe, where they've become a common tool for copyright holders to target piracy. This is also the case in Lithuania, where a court has ordered ISPs to prevent subscribers from accessing the hugely popular BitTorrent tracker Linkomanija. The affected ISPs are likely to appeal the case as it could restrict freedom of expression and speech.

The Pirate Bay Has Trouble Keeping Afloat

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For many people The Pirate Bay has been hard to reach over the past few days, causing concern among some BitTorrent users. The outages are likely caused by technical issues, which will be resolved in the near future. Meanwhile, some proxies and the Tor domain are still working fine.

Steal This Show S03E11: The Nerd Reich

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Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing renegade media and the latest file-sharing and copyright news. In this episode, we talk to Vinay Gupta, global resilience guru, and the CEO of Mattereum.

ACE and CAP Shut Down Aussie Pirate IPTV Operation

The Alliance For Creativity and Entertainment and the Coalition Against Piracy have teamed up to shut down an illicit IPTV operation in Australia. The company allegedly sold devices bundled with a 12-month subscription to pirated movies, TV shows, and sports but under pressure, agreed to close down.