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London Retailer Convicted for Selling Pirate Streaming Boxes

The City of London Magistrates’ Court has convicted a local retailer for selling streaming boxes that provided access to pirated content, including controversial BeoutQ broadcasts. The Premier League prosecuted the man, who was sentenced to 300 hours of unpaid community service for a combination of copyright and fraud offenses. Pirate streaming boxes remain widely appealing […]

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DISH to Subpoena Google, Facebook, PayPal & Twitter to Identify ‘Pirate’ IPTV Operators

Back in August, DISH Networks filed a $10 million lawsuit against IPTV provider Easybox IPTV. The broadcasting company has now been given permission by the court to identify the IPTV service’s currently-unknown operators, using information held by some the world’s largest Internet companies – and more. DISH Networks’ efforts to disrupt, take down, or obtain […]

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Kodi is Sick of Pirate Addons But Banning Them is Not an Option

Streaming has become the preferred way for pirates to enjoy movies and TV-shows which, unwittingly, boosted the profile of the Kodi media center. The term “Kodi” often shows up in piracy-related headlines and was even banned by Amazon’s app store and removed from Google’s autocomplete suggestions for its links to copyright infringement. Those who don’t know better […]

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.To Registry Must Identify Owner of Fmovies and Other ‘Pirate’ Domains

Movie company Millennium Films is increasing the pressure on several ‘pirate’ sites. To protect the rights to its film “London Has Fallen,” Millennium obtained a subpoena requiring the .To registry to hand over information it has on the owners of streaming sites FMovies.to, Yesmovies.to and Cmovieshd.to, as well as torrent site iBit.to. Millennium Films is […]

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Anti-Piracy Outfit “Works With ISPs” to Monitor Pirate Consumption

While it’s common knowledge that anti-piracy companies like to spy on the activities of pirates, ISPs aren’t regularly linked with the same kind of activity. However, with help from ISPs, a UK-based anti-piracy company says it operates a system that monitors consumption of pirate content over broadband networks by providing the ISPs with piracy intelligence. […]