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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 […]

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Tor Exit Node Operator Dodges Bullet in Piracy Lawsuit

The operator of a Tor exit-node, who stands accused of downloading a pirated copy of the movie Dallas Buyers Club, has dodged a bullet. District Court Judge Michael Simon decided not to adopt a magistrate judge’s recommendation that the man committed willful copyright infringement. As such, the accused pirate still has a chance to win […]

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Omniverse Wants “Scandalous” Claims Removed From ACE’s Piracy Lawsuit

Streaming TV provider Omniverse believes that any comparisons to ‘pirate’ streaming box vendor Dragon Box are scandalous. The company is asking the court to strike these from the copyright infringement complaint anti-piracy outfit ACE filed earlier this year. In addition, it wants ACE to clarify what the problem is exactly. In February, several major Hollywood […]

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GTA V’s Take-Two Settles Lawsuit with Popular Cheat Maker

With a consent judgment issued by a New York federal court, Take-Two Interactive has settled its case with a prominent GTA V cheat maker. The Georgia man, one of the key people behind the ‘Menyoo’ and ‘Absolute’ cheats, allegedly earned more than $100,000 from the copyright-infringing activities. Take-Two Interactive Software, the company behind ‘Grand Theft […]