Earlier this month, UFC President Dana White delivered a trademarked foul-mouthed response to a UFC fan on Instagram who said he was looking forward to pirating the next pay-per-view. “I can’t wait to catch u!!!” he wrote. “Gotta surprise for u mother f*****s this year.” The outburst provoked a lot of discussions, including our analysis […]
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Torrent sites have long been a thorn in the side of the entertainment industry. This also applies to the popular anime site NYAA.si, which has millions of regular visitors from all over the world. A few weeks ago, the Motion Picture Association (MPA) tried to shut the project down by going after several people who […]
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So-called ‘copyright-trolling’ schemes targeting alleged users of BitTorrent have generated millions of dollars in settlements worldwide over the past 15 years. In many cases, controversy is rarely far behind, with questions regularly raised over the legitimacy of the operations and those who help facilitate them. Over in Denmark, the situation has now reached boiling point, […]
Every day, copyright holders send out millions of DMCA notices to various sites and services, to protect their works. Most takedown requests target content that’s directly infringing, but that’s certainly not always the case. MPA Targets NYAA Source Code Yesterday, developer platform GitHub posted a DMCA notice it received from the Motion Picture Association (MPA) […]
Every year, the US Trade Representative (USTR) publishes a list of ‘notorious markets’ that facilitate online piracy and other copyright crimes. The targeted sites and services engage in or promote piracy and counterfeiting. According to the copyright holder reports the list is based on, at least. For more than a decade we have covered the […]
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Anti-piracy measures come in all shapes and sizes, from domain seizures and blocking to civil prosecutions and criminal enforcement. While these are all weapons in the arsenal, the growing use of the so-called “follow-the-money” approach is now considered to be one of the more powerful disruption options. Given the increasingly commercial nature of a growing […]
After the RIAA caused outraged by filing a complaint that took down the open source software YouTube-DL from Github, YouTube-ripping service Yout.com sued the music industry group. In common with its claim against youtube-dl, the RIAA had previously asked Google to delist Yout.com’s homepage on the basis that it too circumvented YouTube’s ‘rolling cipher’ technology. […]