GTA ‘Cheat’ Developers Have Homes Searched and Assets Frozen

By | March 25, 2019

Over the past year there has been a wave of copyright infringement lawsuits against alleged cheaters or cheat makers. More than a handful have been filed in the US, but there’s also been some action in Australia recently. In one case, filed last month, GTA V developer Rockstar Games and its parent company Take-Two Interactive… Read More »

Japan Plans to Criminalize Pirate Link Sites, Up to Five Years in Jail for Operators

By | March 25, 2019

For the past several months, authorities in Japan have been grappling with the thorny issue of online piracy. The country has attempted to deal with the issue previously but there now appears to be greater momentum. Back in September an advisory panel for the Agency for Cultural Affairs recommended that ‘pirate’ indexing sites (known locally… Read More »

VOD Site Branded “Notorious Market” Hits Back at the MPAA

By | March 25, 2019

Every year, trade groups representing movie, TV show, music, video game, and a broad range of other content companies make submissions to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). These documents outline sites, services, platforms and other locations that rightsholders believe should be branded “notorious markets” in the USTR’s annual overview of overseas… Read More »

Legal Search Engine with Pirate Keywords Confuses ‘Web Sheriff’

By | March 25, 2019

The Web Sheriff, aka John Giacobbi, has been protecting the Internet from pirates for well over a decade. In the early days, he became somewhat of a cult figure thanks to his polite style and trademarked letterhead. This set him apart from other anti-piracy crusaders who usually sent DMCA takedown requests with a more aggressive… Read More »

Explicit Music Piracy Warnings are Seen As Most Effective

By | March 25, 2019

Over the past decades, the entertainment industries have tried out numerous anti-piracy campaigns. From “don’t copy that floppy,” “copyright alerts,” to “get it right,” and everything in between, it has been tried. The problem with these campaigns is that it’s hard to measure the direct effect. This prompted psychology researchers Joanne Ullman and Clayton Silver… Read More »

PDF Download for Firefox 3.0.0.2.1 per Firefox-Choose the way you will have the risk to open PDF recordsdata in Firefox for free

By | March 25, 2019

There is nothing that annoys me extra in Firefox when a PDF doc tries to open and crashes the browser. That was till I tried PDF Download, a free add-on. PDF Download prevents this draw again ever arising by permitting you to control precisely how and when PDF recordsdata are opened or downloaded. Instead of… Read More »

Fuckr Developer, Right or Not, Backs Down in Fear of Grindr Copyright Lawsuit

By | March 25, 2019

Released back in 2015, the Fuckr desktop application provides controversial enhanced access to the popular Grindr dating service. Among other things, Fuckr gives Grindr users the ability to precisely locate hundreds of other users while revealing usually hidden information such as photos, HIV status, and even preferred sexual positions. Early September, Grindr hit Fuckr with… Read More »

Tribler Invented ‘Paid’ Torrent Seeding Over a Decade Ago

By | March 25, 2019

During the early days of BitTorrent, bandwidth was relatively scarce. Torrent sites encouraged users to keep their clients running, to ensure that downloads would finish in ‘just’ a few hours. Torrent streaming requires even more bandwidth. To address this, a group of top researchers came up with a new idea. What if we treated bandwidth… Read More »

Court Rejects Yandex’s Piracy Blocking Appeal as Talks With Rightsholders Falter

By | March 25, 2019

Following persistent complaints from copyright holders that Russian Internet giant Yandex has failed to keep ‘pirate’ links to TV shows out of its search results, several major broadcasters filed a lawsuit with the Moscow City Court. Gazprom-Media outlets including TNT, TV-3, 2×2, and Super asked the Court to have ISPs block Yandex’s video indexing platform.… Read More »