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Ads on Pirate Sites Can Hurt Sales, Survey Finds

Advertising on pirate sites can seriously harm certain brands, a new survey has revealed. The Trustworthy Accountability Group and Brand Safety Institute report states that the majority of people would buy less products from the companies as a result. The question remains, however, whether these people actually use pirate sites to begin with. In recent […]

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Warner Bros. Obtains Several Blocking Orders Targeting Major Pirate Sites

Warner Bros. has obtained several interim injunctions which compel ISPs in India to begin blocking major ‘pirate’ sites including EZTV, TorrentDownloads, Zooqle, Monova, Tamilrockers, and many more. The original applications are for permanent blocking injunctions that can be varied to counter circumvention. In some cases, domain suspensions have also been ordered. India is no stranger […]

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Serie A Launches Anti-Piracy Campaign But Shares ‘Sponsor’ With Pirate Movies

Top Italian football league Serie A has launched a brand new campaign with its CEO claiming that cinema, TV and football will be “destroyed” by piracy. Directly underneath, however, Serie A is carrying adverts for 1XBET, the Russia-based gambling outfit that has its branding plastered over dozens of cam-recorded pirated movies. 1XBET is an official […]

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Will Cloudflare Kicking 8chan Undermine Pirate Sites?

In the wake of this weekend’s shooting atrocity in El Paso, Texas, CDN company Cloudflare has severed its links with 8chan, the platform where the shooter has said to have published his manifesto. In a statement, Cloudflare chief executive Matthew Prince cited “lawlessness” as a prime reason for the termination, a word often used to […]

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DISH Sues ‘Pirate’ IPTV Providers Including Two Already ‘Seized’ By ACE

DISH Network and NagraStar have filed yet another lawsuit targeting several ‘pirate’ IPTV providers in the United States. Interestingly, two of the named suppliers – TVStreamsNow and OneStepTV – have already handed their domains over to the Alliance For Creativity and Entertainment. Threats of legal action backed up by litigation was once regular news in […]