Tech News

‘Academic’ Torrent Client Hopes to Shake up the Entertainment Industry

Opinion Researchers at Delft University of Technology have secured another €3.3 million in funding for academic research into the ‘Internet-of-Trust’. The money will in large part be used to continue development on the Tribler BitTorrent client. Professor Johan Pouwelse, who leads the Tribler lab, hopes that the software and underlying technology will shake up the […]

Tech News

Piracy Streaming Giant ‘IndoXXI’ Quits to Support the Local Creative Industry

News Pirate streaming giant ‘IndoXXI,’ has announced that it will stop offering pirated movies starting January 1st. The site, which has millions of daily users, took the decision after it was targeted by another site blocking order from the Indonesian Government. Earlier this week we reported that Indonesia’s Information and Communications Ministry has continued its […]

Tech News

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 […]

Tech News

Stream-Ripping Giant Convert2MP3 Settles With Music Industry and Shuts Down

The music industry has booked another victory in its efforts to shutter YouTube converter sites, also known as stream-rippers. Following legal action in Germany, Convert2MP3 has signed a settlement agreement with music groups IFPI and BVMI. The site will shut down immediately and pay an undisclosed amount as financial compensation. The music industry views stream-ripping […]

Tech News

DBR.ee Shut Down By Music Industry Groups

File-hosting service DBR.ee, which was frequently used to share leaked music, has been shut down by several music industry groups. The domain now redirects to a public advisory instead. The shutdown follows an RIAA request to Cloudflare requiring it to unmask the operator and coincides with downtime issues at other targeted sites. While movies and […]

Tech News

Aussie Music Industry Wins First Ever Stream-Ripping Site Blocks

Sony, Universal, and Warner, with assistance from Music Rights Australia and the Australasian Performing Right Association, have obtained a blocking injunction against four major stream-ripping sites. Australia’s ISPs will now prevent their subscribers from accessing 2conv, Flv2mp3, FLVto and Convert2mp3. The worldwide music industry is making no secret of its disdain for so-called stream-ripping sites. […]

Tech News

Aussie Music Industry in Court to Demand Stream-Ripping Site Blocks

Music labels Sony, Universal, and Warner, with assistance from Music Rights Australia and the Australasian Performing Right Association, have appeared Australia’s Federal Court demanding that local ISPs block four stream-ripping sites. All of the sites have been subject to legal action in other jurisdictions, including in the United States. With the rise of sites of […]

Tech News

Music Industry Asks EU to Scrap Article 13

A powerful group of organizations in the music, broadcasting, and sports industries have called on the EU to cancel the proposed Article 13. Headed by IFPI, the worldwide voice of the music industry and formerly the most vocal supporter of the legislation, the groups say that “no directive at all” is better than a bad […]