Tag Archives: digital piracy

U.K. ISPs to Start Sending ‘Piracy Alerts’ Soon (TorrentFreak)

Early 2017 will see the long-awaited start of a broad UK anti-piracy effort. With help from copyright holders, ISPs will send email notifications to subscribers whose connections ... More

IPTV: Mass Piracy That’s Flying Largely Under The Radar (TorrentFreak)

Kodi and its third party 'pirate' addons have been getting an awful lot of press this year but there's a hidden side to streaming that receives much less attention. Enter the world... More

Clinton v. Trump on Copyrights, Patents (Ars Technica)

The hot-button issues this election can be counted on one's fingers—and for most voters, things like copyright and patent policy don't make the list. Assigned to a wonkish zone ... More

Cisco Considers New Anti-Piracy Approach a Game-Changer

For the longest time, content owners and distributors have had to tackle online piracy in a mostly legal fashion, sending notifications to search engines, web sites and hosting com... More

Chrome, Firefox Make it Harder to Hit Pirate Bay (PC Mag)

Thinking of a Friday night torrent-and-chill session? Think again. Google and Mozilla are reportedly blocking direct access to The Pirate Bay's download pages. The homepage and s... More

10 Reasons Why People Pirate Movies, Songs (FossBytes)

People download pirated content from the internet because they don’t want to pay for the movies, shows, software they want to use. But the “free” tag alone is not the reason... More

EFF Files Lawsuit Challenging DMCA’s Restrictions on Security Researchers (Threat Post)

The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a lawsuit Thursday against the U.S. Government over a provision within the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that it says impinges on free s... More

Google Defends its Anti-Piracy Efforts (Engadget)

If you believe Trent Reznor and a good chunk of the music industry, Google (particularly YouTube) is a giant piracy machine -- it's allegedly doing little to block stolen content, ... More

Chrome DRM Bug Makes it Easy to Download Streaming Video (ARS Technica)

Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in the Google Chrome browser that could allow users to bypass itscopy protection system and download content from streaming vid... More

Is the ‘Six Strikes’ Anti-Piracy Idea Doomed? (Torrent Freak)

Five years ago the MPAA and RIAA teamed up with several major U.S. Internet providers, announcing their plan to shift the norms and behavior of BitTorrent pirates. The parties lau... More