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Movie & TV Show Database Bombards Google With Bizarre Takedown Notices

Breaking Movie and TV show information portal AlloCiné has reportedly sent a wave of DMCA notices to Google to have allegedly-infringing content taken down. Unfortunately, however, the complaints are littered with clearly erroneous URLs that target everything from Netflix and Amazon listings to news reports from sites like Wired, plus content on rival movie portals […]

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Rivendell Has Now Sent Half a Billion DMCA Takedown Requests to Google

Breaking This week anti-piracy company Rivendell made history by reporting its 500 millionth infringing URL to Google. Speaking with TorrentFreak, the founder of Rivendell and sister company LeakID says that his team works closely with Google and finds the search giant very cooperative and helpful. He credits pirates for being resourceful but loves finding ways […]

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Sky on a Mission to Purge Hundreds of Pirate IPTV Sites From Google

News As ‘pirate’ IPTV sellers continue to grow in both volume and popularity, efforts continue to bring the phenomenon under control. For Comcast-owned broadcaster Sky, that means sending large volumes of takedown notices to Google, claiming that the sellers not only infringe their broadcast rights, but also copyrights relating to their graphics and logos. When […]

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Google Sees DMCA Anti-Circumvention Notices Skyrocket

News Copyright holders are increasingly targeting Google with DMCA anti-circumvention notices. The number of complaints has already doubled compared to last year, and skyrocketed compared to the years before. The notices are particularly effective as there is no standard mechanism to file a counter-notification. A few weeks ago, we reported that the RIAA targeted several […]

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Nintendo Wipes ‘Piracy Enabling’ URLs from Google with Anti-Circumvention Notices

News Nintendo is structurally wiping piracy-enabling sites from search results. Instead of regular DMCA notices, the gaming company is using anti-circumvention complaints to have Google remove links to console jailbreaking software and flash card adapters from its search engine. The infamous Team-Xecuter is a prime target, but the company also targets legitimate stores such as […]

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Open Source LibreTorrent Client Kicked Out By Google Play

News Popular Android torrent client LibreTorrent has been removed from Google Play, who informed its developer that the open-source “Free Software” tool violated the platform’s “spam policy”. The developer believes this may be due to a flood of abusive cloned copies of LibreTorrent but Google doesn’t seem interested in investigating further. Broadly speaking, torrent clients […]

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DISH to Subpoena Google, Facebook, PayPal & Twitter to Identify ‘Pirate’ IPTV Operators

Back in August, DISH Networks filed a $10 million lawsuit against IPTV provider Easybox IPTV. The broadcasting company has now been given permission by the court to identify the IPTV service’s currently-unknown operators, using information held by some the world’s largest Internet companies – and more. DISH Networks’ efforts to disrupt, take down, or obtain […]