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Telegram Faces Anti-Piracy Referral to US Over Cryptocurrency Plans

News Russia-based anti-piracy outfit AZAPI is threatening to report Telegram to United States authorities including the SEC if the platform does not introduce fingerprinting technologies. The association says that a crackdown is necessary because Telegram’s blockchain project TON will be used to anonymously monetize the spread of copyrighted content. Telegram was founded in 2013 by […]

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Hollywood Praises Australia’s Anti-Piracy Laws, But More Can Be Done

News In a recent submission to the US Trade Representative, the MPA applauds Australia’s anti-piracy enforcement tools, including effective copyright laws. Hollywood’s trade group notes that piracy rates are dropping. However, it adds that even more can be done on the anti-piracy front to keep copyright problems at bay. For years on end, entertainment industry […]

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Openload and Streamango Shut Down by Anti-Piracy Alliance ACE (Updated)

Breaking Openload, one of the largest file-hosting sites on the Internet, has agreed to shut down its service. Openload.co and several related domains, including Streamango, now show a banner confirming that they have been taken over by global anti-piracy coalition ACE. According to ACE, the operator further agreed to pay significant damages. With millions of […]

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Russia Anti-Piracy Agreement Expires, Now Relies on Goodwill of Search Engines

The anti-piracy memorandum signed by rightsholders and major Internet companies in Russia has expired. This means that search engines no longer have to remove allegedly-infringing content from their indexes. Whether they will continue to do so in advance of legislation compelling them to do so now appears reliant on goodwill. Following intense pressure on local […]

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Anti-Piracy Outfit “Works With ISPs” to Monitor Pirate Consumption

While it’s common knowledge that anti-piracy companies like to spy on the activities of pirates, ISPs aren’t regularly linked with the same kind of activity. However, with help from ISPs, a UK-based anti-piracy company says it operates a system that monitors consumption of pirate content over broadband networks by providing the ISPs with piracy intelligence. […]