Anti-Piracy Group Accused YouTube of Fraud over Trademark An anti-piracy group named Audible Magic, which operates in the digital fingerprinting space, complained to the US Patent and Trademark Office that YouTube infringed its “Content ID” trademark. New Wave of Site Blocks Anticipated in Australia A local movie studio is warning of a new wave of site blocking efforts in the country, citing a long list of websites to block in February. The promise to sue pirating users was also renewed. Pro-Copyright Group Considers Its Own Anti-Piracy Service The Copyright Alliance seems to be considering the idea of its own anti-piracy service. The organization whose members include the MPAA, RIAA and dozens of other large groups asked them if copyright owners would use such a service. UK Pirate Site Operator Ignores Police Threats The UK police keep targeting Internet piracy on multiple fronts – the dedicated unit puts pressure on advertisers and hosting companies and contacts website operators directly, urging them to shut down or go legit. However, some site owners ignore this enforcement action. Copyright Holder Stole Physical Stuff from Pirates in Revenge A movie director once found out that his film had been illegally downloaded and distributed among store employees. He decided to get his revenge: he went to that store and literally stole ingredients to make a clam chowder. Unlike file-sharers, he got caught. Netflix Continues VPN Crackdown Back in 2016, popular streaming service Netflix started its campaign to prevent its subscribers from bypassing geo-blockades using VPN services. The crackdown is still in effect, Kodi Boxes Corrupt Kids & Damage TVs (Industry Claims) The UK Industry Trust for IP Awareness warned people that modified Kodi devices could corrupt children and damage TV-sets. The parents were warned that pirate devices and apps lacked age controls and could even damage TV. The Industry Trust for IP Awareness published an article in the newspaper asking parents if they were aware of the dangers posed by piracy-enabled devices also known as Kodi boxes with third-party addons. MegaUpload 2.0 Didn’t Launch As Expected Added: Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
Tags: ISP, Download, BitTorrent, MPAA, RIAA, copyright-infringement, file-sharing, Torrenting
Kim Dotcom’s new service, MegaUpload 2.0, was expected to launch 5 years after the shutdown of the previous version of the hosting service. However, MegaUpload 2.0 plans hit an "expected" roadblock, which means that everything is delayed. Copyright Trolls Target Norway after Facing Difficulties in US Producers of the movie London Has Fallen decided to target Norwegian market after things went wrong for them in the United States. A couple months ago, LHF Productions backed away from suing an American resident after being threatened with exposure. Now they decided to target European residents. Netflix Growth Hurts DVD Sales Popular legal video streaming service called Netflix is used by many movie and TV fans, bringing in billions for copyright owners. However, its popularity also has a downside: it was found that Netflix could kill physical disc sales, which traditionally had been the prime revenue source for the movie industry.
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