Tag Archives: Cloudflare

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 »

Will Cloudflare Kicking 8chan Undermine Pirate Sites?

By | August 5, 2019

Another day, another senseless mass shooting in the United States, claiming the lives of yet more innocent victims. While the authorities attempt to sift through this catastrophe and work out what drives people to carry out such terrible acts, attention is being placed on how their messages of evil are spread. Somewhat inevitably, parts of… Read More »

‘Repeat Copyright Infringer’ Case Against Cloudflare Can Continue, Court Rules

By | July 16, 2019

Popular CDN and DDoS protection service Cloudflare has come under a lot of pressure from copyright holders in recent years. The company offers its services to millions of sites, including some of the world’s leading pirate sites. Many rightsholders are not happy with this. They accuse Cloudflare of facilitating copyright infringement by continuing to provide… Read More »

Court Orders Cloudflare to Terminate Accounts of Pirate Sites

By | July 11, 2019

As one of the leading CDN and DDoS protection services, Cloudflare is used by millions of websites across the globe. This includes many pirate sites. In recent years many copyright holders have complained about Cloudflare’s involvement with these platforms. RTI, a company owned by the Italian mass media giant Mediaset, took things a step further… Read More »

RIAA Targets 14 New Sites in Campaign Against YouTube-Rippers & Piracy

By | June 7, 2019

For some time, the world’s leading record labels have complained that YouTube doesn’t pay the going rate for musical content streamed to its users. However, when consumers use so-called YouTube-ripping sites to obtain content, it’s claimed that the position worsens. By obtaining music in this fashion, users are able to keep local libraries which further… Read More »

RIAA Subpoenas Target Yet Another Huge YouTube-Ripping Site

By | May 27, 2019

According to the major labels, so-called YouTube-ripping sites are a major threat to their business models. Visitors to these platforms are able to enter a YouTube URL and then download whatever content they want to their own machines. That may be video and audio, or audio alone. Either way, users then have less of a… Read More »

RIAA Obtains Subpoena to Expose ‘Infringing’ Cloudflare Users

By | May 6, 2019

Despite the increased availability of legal options, millions of people still stream, rip, or download MP3s from unofficial sources. These sites are a thorn in the side of the RIAA, one of the music industry’s leading anti-piracy outfits.  The RIAA has a long history of going after, what it sees as, pirate sites. The problem,… Read More »

Cloudflare Suspends Streaming Sites and File Hosters, But Not Over Piracy

By | April 19, 2019

As one of the leading CDN and DDoS protection services, Cloudflare is used by millions of websites across the globe. As with any service of its size, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the company’s clientele includes many pirate sites. This includes the likes of The Pirate Bay. In recent years many copyright holders… Read More »

Cloudflare Sued for Failing to Terminate Repeat Infringers

By | April 2, 2019

As one of the leading CDN and DDoS protection services, Cloudflare is used by millions of websites across the globe. This includes thousands of “copyright-infringing” sites, including the likes of The Pirate Bay, which rely on the U.S.-based company to keep server loads down and their location unknown. This is a thorn in the side… Read More »

Cloudflare Ordered to Expose YTS, Showbox, and Popcorn Time Site ‘Operators’

By | March 21, 2019

As one of the leading CDN and DDoS protection services, Cloudflare is used by millions of websites across the globe, some of which are notorious pirate sites. The company has taken a lot of heat from copyright holders over the past few years, who want it to expose the operators of these platforms. However, instead… Read More »