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Torrent Site YTS Discussed Settlement With Movie Companies

Following a lawsuit filed by several movie companies, a representative of the popular torrent site YTS reportedly considered a settlement. While no agreement was reached, the notorious pirate site has made several movies unavailable to the public at large. YTS is the most-visited torrent site on the Internet. With millions of visitors, it even beats […]

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Premier League Wins New ISP Piracy Blocking Order

The Premier League has won an injunction from the Commercial Court in Ireland to have live ‘pirate’ streams of its football matches blocked by local ISPs. Under the order, ISPs Eircom, Sky, Virgin and Vodafone will respond to real-time information supplied by the League’s anti-piracy partners. The injunction mirrors a similar program previously established in […]

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UK Pirate Site Blocking Requests Have Stopped, For Now

A few years ago, movie and music industry companies would regularly go to the UK High Court to demand pirate site blockades. These efforts, which were previously seen as an essential tool to combat infringement, have stopped for now. It appears other anti-piracy endeavors have priority instead. Website blocking is without a doubt one of […]

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Aptoide Removes ‘Popcorn Time’ and ‘Showbox’ Apps Following Piracy Lawsuit

Aptoide, an alternative marketplace for Android apps, has removed the popular Popcorn Time and Showbox listings from its repository. The company hasn’t commented on its decision, but it follows not long after a lawsuit accused the marketplace of encouraging copyright infringement through these apps. Aptoide is a third-party alternative to Google’s official Play Store. Among […]