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Japan Pirate Site Traffic Collapsed 50% in Four Months, With a Little Help From Cloudflare

News A report published by the Motion Picture Association reveals that traffic to pirate sites focused on Japan halved between March and June 2018. A significant part of the collapse is attributed to the closure of giant manga site Mangamura and two similar platforms. Interestingly, especially considering criticism elsewhere on the piracy front, information provided […]

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Will Cloudflare Kicking 8chan Undermine Pirate Sites?

In the wake of this weekend’s shooting atrocity in El Paso, Texas, CDN company Cloudflare has severed its links with 8chan, the platform where the shooter has said to have published his manifesto. In a statement, Cloudflare chief executive Matthew Prince cited “lawlessness” as a prime reason for the termination, a word often used to […]

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RIAA Asks Cloudflare to Unmask Owner of Turbobit

Turbobit, one of the longest-standing file-hosting sites on the Internet, is being targeted by the RIAA which wants Cloudflare to unmask its owner. Interestingly, two other sites detailed in the subpoena are accused of hosting tracks featuring hip hop artist Swizz Beatz. The coincidental loop-around here is that Beatz was once listed as the CEO […]

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Mindgeek Asks Cloudflare to Unmask Tube Site Uploaders

MG Premium, a company operated by Mindgeek, is trying to unmask people who uploaded their videos to several ‘tube’ sites. Via DMCA subpoena applications filed in a Washington federal court, the porn giant is seeking to obtain the identities of users on Waxtube, Vivud, Veporns, Tubezx, and others. The subpoenas are directed at Cloudflare, so […]