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RIAA Subpoenas Target Yet Another Huge YouTube-Ripping Site

The RIAA has obtained DMCA subpoenas designed to uncover the identity of the individuals behind yet another huge YouTube-ripping site. The subpoenas order Cloudflare and domain registrar NameCheap to hand over all relevant information about the operator of Y2Mate, a site with almost 64 million monthly visits. According to the major labels, so-called YouTube-ripping sites […]

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Huge Video-Hosting Site Openload Stops Paying Uploaders

Openload, one of the world’s most-visited sites, particular by those looking for movies and TV shows, has ended its uploader affiliate program. The announcement is tied to falling advertising revenues and related economic stresses. Last year it was reported that Openload generated more traffic than Hulu or HBO Go. Earlier this month we reported on […]

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Russia Sees Huge Increase in Pirate Sites & Blocking Could Be to Blame

New research published by anti-piracy outfit WebKontrol has revealed a 43% increase in pirate sites during 2018. Speaking with TorrentFreak, the company says the cause could be the appearance of ‘mirrors’ to counter site-blocking. The government, meanwhile, is sharpening its blocking system. Russia has firmly established itself as one of the leading countries utilizing site-blocking […]