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US Govt: Massive Jetflicks Pirate Site Was Disguised as Aviation Service

In August 2019, eight men were indicted by a grand jury for conspiring to violate criminal copyright law by running “two of the largest unauthorized streaming services in the United States.” Kristopher Lee Dallmann, Darryl Julius Polo, Douglas M. Courson, Felipe Garcia, Jared Edward Jaurequi, Peter H. Huber, Yoany Vaillant, and Luis Angel Villarino were […]

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Olympic Committee & Top Soccer Groups Urge US Govt. Action Over Pirate IPTV

Breaking The International Olympic Committee and leading soccer organizations including FIFA and the Premier League are urging the United States Trade Representative to apply maximum pressure to Saudi Arabia over TV piracy. While beoutQ’s illegal satellite broadcasts stopped last August, its set-top boxes now present an Internet-based pirate IPTV threat, the sports groups say. Each […]

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French Govt. Has Sent 644,000+ Piracy Notices in 2019, Secured 86 Criminal Convictions

The government agency responsible for anti-piracy enforcement in France has reported its latest set of results. Between January and August 2019, Hadopi sent more than 644,000 warning notices, with around 479,000 going to first offenders and 165,700 to repeat infringers. Ultimately, 86 people ended up with a criminal conviction but many others received fines and […]

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RIAA Reports Telegram to US Govt. Over Piracy Concerns

The RIAA has submitted its most recent overview of “notorious markets” to the U.S. Government. As usual, the music industry group lists various torrent sites, download portals and stream-ripping sites as direct threats. This year, however, the messaging app Telegram is also highlighted as a problem. Responding to a request from the Office of the […]

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MPAA Wants U.S. Govt. to Prosecute Streaming Piracy Operations

The MPAA has a three-pronged approach to combating piracy. It pursues voluntary agreements with third-party intermediaries, engages in civil action against key pirate players, and encourages the feds to criminally prosecute copyright infringers. According to a recent testimony, the MPAA has recently asked U.S. law enforcement to go after several pirate streaming operations. The Motion […]

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US Govt Identifies Top Pirate Sites and Other ‘Notorious Markets’

The US Government has published its list of the largest piracy websites and other “notorious markets.” This year’s overview includes usual suspects such as The Pirate Bay, FMovies, and Uploaded, but several gaming-related sites and even hosting companies are mentioned as well. The USTR hopes that by highlighting the threats, platform operators or foreign authorities […]