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U.S. Navy Fights Off Mass Software Piracy Lawsuit

The United States has successfully defended itself against a mass copyright infringement lawsuit filed by German software company Bitmanagement. After more than three years, the US Court of Federal Claims has concluded that the US Navy indeed copied Bitmanagement’s software on hundreds-of-thousands of computers, but that it was authorized to do so. In 2011 and […]

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Lawsuit Targets Best Buy & Staples For Selling “Pirate Devices” & Giving “Piracy Advice”

A lawsuit filed in Canada targeting Best Buy, Staples and other retailers, claims the companies knowingly sold “pirate devices” to customers. Filed by Super Channel owner Allarco Entertainment, the suit further alleges that staff gave advice to customers on how to pirate content or have devices modified to do so. While currently unnamed, the lawsuit […]

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DISH Files $10m Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Easybox IPTV

After sending hundreds of fruitless cease-and-desist notices to ‘pirate’ IPTV provider Easybox IPTV, DISH Networks has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the service in the United States. DISH states that the defendants, which offer both pre-configured devices and separate channel subscriptions, are acting with willful, malicious intent while showing indifference to the rights of […]

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Aptoide Removes ‘Popcorn Time’ and ‘Showbox’ Apps Following Piracy Lawsuit

Aptoide, an alternative marketplace for Android apps, has removed the popular Popcorn Time and Showbox listings from its repository. The company hasn’t commented on its decision, but it follows not long after a lawsuit accused the marketplace of encouraging copyright infringement through these apps. Aptoide is a third-party alternative to Google’s official Play Store. Among […]