Europe’s top court rules that ISPs should block The Pirate Bay

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Spread the loveTweet “Making available and managing an online platform for sharing copyright-protected works, such as ‘The Pirate Bay,’ may constitute an infringement of copyright,” the CJEU said as part…


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A piracy lawsuit is tearing Kodi’s add-on community apart

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Spread the loveTweet In a statement on the TVAddons forum, Phoenix developer Cosmix confirmed the closure, but didn’t elaborate on the exact reason why: “In light of current events we…


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How the Digital Economy Act will come between you and porn

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Spread the loveTweet Mandatory age checks on porn sites One of the most headline-grabbing facets of the Digital Economy Act is a new obligation for websites hosting pornographic and similar…


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In Ethiopia, pirate movie kiosks hide in plain sight

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Spread the loveTweet The device was spotted by a TorrentFreak reader who explained that the bright yellow kiosk is just sitting there in public. According to the description, the unit…


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Kiosk delivers pirated movies to USB sticks in the middle of a mall

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 54 Share this story At this point, the most common ways to get illegal digital content are no secret. There’s peer-to-peer downloading, “cyberlocker”-type sites, and…


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Facebook creators will profit from people stealing videos

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Spread the loveTweet According to Facebook, the updated version of its Rights Manager tool will still tell rights owners when their work has been stolen, but it can now also…


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EU court rules selling pre-loaded pirate boxes is illegal

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Spread the loveTweet For a number of years, one-man business Filmspeler has sold various media players that run open-source software. They were pre-configured with add-ons that are capable of delivering…


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Fansubs for TV shows and movies are illegal, court rules

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 62 Share this story Fansubbing—the unofficial creation of fan-made subtitles for TV shows and movies—is illegal, a Dutch court ruled this week. The Free Subtitles Foundation,…


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