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Indonesian Government Continues Whac-A-Mole Against Local Streaming Piracy Giant

Breaking Indonesia’s Information and Communications Ministry continues to crack down on pirate sites. The Government body has blocked more than 1,000 domain names since July with streaming giant ‘IndoXX1’ as the main target. The authorities hope to decrease local piracy rates but, thus far, the streaming service keeps coming back. With millions of views per […]

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Industry Groups Share Anti-Piracy Wish List With US Government

Earlier this month, the US Department of Commerce requested input from the public on several piracy-related matters. Specifically, it wanted to know more about counterfeit and pirated goods that pass through online third-party marketplaces, and how this can be curbed. Responding to this request, industry groups MPAA, IFTA, CreativeFuture, and SAG-AFTRA bundled their views on […]

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Ukraine Cyberpolice Raid Pirate Sites, Detain Government Employee

As Ukraine continues its crackdown on pirate sites, the government has netted itself a surprise suspect. After shuttering four illegal streaming platforms, authorities detained two men – one of whom works for the State Fiscal Service, a high-level government department handling taxes and customs while tackling fraud. During April the Ukrainian government announced the launch […]

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Bell Asked Canadian Government to Ban Certain VPNs

Newly revealed documents show that media giant Bell previously urged the Canadian Government to ban ‘copyright infringing’ VPNs. The request was made in a 2017 submission regarding the NAFTA trade deal negotiations. This call didn’t lead anywhere but with site-blocking still on the agenda, VPNs remain a topic of interest. Last year a coalition of Canadian […]