Monthly Archives: August 2019

Disney and Charter Team Up on Piracy Mitigation

By | August 17, 2019

With roughly 22 million subscribers, Charter Communications is one of the largest Internet providers in the US. The company operates under the Spectrum brand and offers a wide variety of services including TV and Internet access. In an effort to provide more engaging content to its customers, this week Charter signed a major new distribution… Read More »

Cloudflare Flags Copyright Lawsuits as Potential Liabilities Ahead of IPO

By | August 16, 2019

As a CDN and security company, Cloudflare currently serves around 20 million “Internet properties”, ranging from domains and websites through to application programming interfaces (APIs) and mobile applications. At least hundreds of those properties, potentially more, are considered ‘pirate’ platforms by copyright groups, which has resulted in Cloudflare being sucked into copyright infringement lawsuits due… Read More »

YouTube Forbids Monetizing Short Music Clips Through Manual Content-ID Claims

By | August 16, 2019

Millions of people use YouTube to share their creations with the world, as commentary, entertainment, education, or for any other purpose they see fit. In most cases, these videos remain online without any issues. However, for some creators, YouTube’s copyright enforcement is causing a mess, one that severely affects their day-to-day activities. We’ve repeatedly covered… Read More »

How to install volume licensed versions of Project 2016 and Visio 2016 on computer that has office 365 proplus (Click-to-Run)

By | August 16, 2019

I have worked on couple of office 365 proplus rollout projects. In all projects ,one of the critical task is to manage MSI based deployments for visio/project 2016 on computer that runs office 365 proplus (Click-to-Run). Click-to-Run is the technology used to install Office 365 proplus subscription based .Windows Installer technology (MSI) was used to… Read More »

Using WebThings Gateway notifications as a warning system for your home

By | August 15, 2019

Ever wonder if that leaky pipe you fixed is holding up? With a trip to the hardware store and a Mozilla WebThings Gateway you can set up a cheap leak sensor to keep an eye on the situation, whether you’re home or away. Although you can look up detector status easily on the web-based dashboard,… Read More »

‘Google Blocked TorrentFreak From Appearing in Search Feature’

By | August 15, 2019

At TorrentFreak, we have written hundreds of articles about website blocking and censorship. Today, we’re featured in one ourselves. Leaked Google documents reveal that shows up in one of Google’s previously unknown blocklists, which actively hides our domain from the Google Now service. Google Now was a Google search feature that presented users with… Read More »

‘Get it Right’ Hopes High-Profile Social Influencers Can Deter Piracy

By | August 15, 2019

Last month, TorrentFreak reported that the Creative Content UK (CCUK) “Get it Right” anti-piracy campaign had ended the practice of sending infringement notices to ‘pirating’ Internet users in the UK. “The educational emails sent by ISPs upon detection of infringing file-sharing activity have served their purpose and are ceasing, with the focus instead increasing the… Read More »

Ads on Pirate Sites Can Hurt Sales, Survey Finds

By | August 14, 2019

In recent years, various copyright holder groups embraced a “follow-the-money” approach in the hope of cutting off funding to so-called pirate sites. Major copyright holder groups such as the RIAA and MPAA see this as an effective strategy. Their ultimate goal is to drain these infringing sites of their revenue. Several voluntary initiatives have been… Read More »

TV Distributors Abandon IPTV Blocking Application Down Under

By | August 14, 2019

Changes to the law now make it relatively straightforward to have blatant ‘pirate’ sites blocked by ISPs in Australia. Entertainment industry groups have targeted dozens of sites using the streamlined system, including many of the top torrent and streaming platforms. For reasons that remain unclear, however, one application for a blocking order now appears to… Read More »

Music Companies Accuse Cox of Gamesmanship, Asks Court for Sanctions

By | August 13, 2019

Regular Internet providers are being put under increasing pressure for not doing enough to curb copyright infringement. Music rights company BMG got the ball rolling a few years ago when it won its piracy liability lawsuit against Cox Communications. Following this defeat, several major record labels including Capitol Records, Warner Bros, and Sony Music followed suit… Read More »