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Gaming Giants Highlight the Latest Piracy Threats

The Entertainment Software Association, which represents gaming giants including EA, Nintendo, Take-Two Interactive and Ubisoft, has reported several pirate sites and services to the U.S. Government. In addition to highlighting torrent indexers, cyberlockers and linking sites, ESA also points a finger at hosting companies and a ‘US-based CDN provider.’ Along with the RIAA and several other industry […]

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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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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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Music Piracy Drops Dramatically, IFPI Shows

Music industry IFPI has released its latest music consumption report, revealing that music listening numbers are increasing. The report also stresses that piracy remains a threat, but fails to highlight the rather dramatic drop in piracy rates that took place over the past year. Music piracy, in various forms, has been a problem for decades […]

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RomUniverse Aims to Crowdfund Legal ‘Piracy’ Battle With Nintendo

Download portal RomUniverse plans to put up a fight against Nintendo. The site, which the game publisher accuses of brazen and mass-scale copyright infringement, hopes that people will donate money to crowdfund its upcoming legal expenses. Two weeks ago, Nintendo filed a lawsuit against the game download portal RomUniverse. The website, which also allows users […]

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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 […]