Hollywood Pushes to Expand Swedish Pirate Bay Blockade

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Several major Hollywood studios including Disney, Universal Studios and Warner Bros, have teamed up with Swedish movie outfits to expand the local Pirate Bay blockade. The film companies want Telia, Sweden's largest ISP, to block The Pirate Bay, Dreamfilm, Nyafilmer, and Fmovies, as soon as possible.

FCC Asks Amazon & eBay to Help Eliminate Pirate Media Box Sales

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FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly has written to the heads of Amazon and eBay with a request to eliminate sales of pirate media boxes which illegally display the FCC compliance logo. In a letter to Devin Wenig and Jeff Bezos, O'Rielly seeks the total removal of such devices, noting that their fraudulent labeling is exacerbated by the effect they have on the entertainment industries.

Hong Kong Customs Arrest Pirate Streaming Device Vendors

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On May 25 and 26, Hong Kong Customs carried out a series of raids against four retail outlets suspected of selling "fully loaded" set-top boxes which provided unauthorized access to movies and TV shows. Seven men and one woman were arrested and charged with copyright infringement offenses. Officials have warned that offenders could be imprisoned for up to four years.

PUBG Sues Fortnite over Copyright Infringement

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PUBG and Fortnite are two of the hottest games of the moment. While the games share some similarities, thus far they have managed to coexist without significant trouble. However, that is no longer the case since PUBG has taken Epic Games to court in South Korea over alleged copyright infringement.

ISP Wants US Marshals to Help Serve Piracy Tracking Outfit

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Internet provider Grande Communications is requesting assistance from U.S. Marshals to serve piracy tracking company IP-Echelon. As part of the RIAA lawsuit, the ISP wants to find out more about a scam where IP-Echelon's name was abused by scammers to extract payments. Thus far, however, it has been unable to reach the company at its Hollywood office.

Pirate IPTV Sellers Sign Abstention Agreements Under Pressure From BREIN

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Earlier this month, Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN won a court ruling against a company that sold access to IPTV links offering live TV, movies and TV shows. That company and two others have now signed an abstention agreement with BREIN which will see all three refrain from their copyright-infringing activities or face penalties of 10,000 euros per infringement.

Google’s Chrome Web Store Spammed With Dodgy ‘Pirate’ Movie Links

The Chrome Web Store is Google's repository for all things Chrome, from apps and extensions to a wide range of themes for the popular browser. Currently, however, the store has some very unwelcome visitors which at first appear to offer pirated movies. But on closer inspection, the whole thing is an elaborate scam designed to generate traffic to a subscription site.