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Police Arrest Two in Football Piracy Crackdown

Officers of the Intellectual Property Brigade (BRIDEPI) of the Chilean Investigative Police say they have arrested two men who illegally broadcast live football matches via the Internet. It’s claimed the men received the matches into their homes, captured them, and uploaded the resulting live streams to a pair of popular football-focused sites. Piracy of football […]

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Police: Scam Streaming Sites Are Exploiting Internet Users

Police in Germany have issued another warning after scam streaming sites trapped users into paying useless subscriptions of more than 350 euros. The sites, which closely resemble pirate streaming portals but claim to be legitimate, number more than 220 according to police. Some believe that the players involved are linked to an earlier piracy settlement […]

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Pirate IPTV Network Shut Down After Police Raid Cable Operators

Cybercrime police from Bulgaria’s Ministry of the Interior supported by officers from Europol have carried out an operation against five local cable operators accused of illegally intercepting broadcasts. The signals were being captured for distribution worldwide via IPTV applications. A large volume of equipment has been seized. With pirate IPTV services continuing to gain traction […]

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ISPs: We’re Definitely Not the Internet Police, Until We Decide We Should Be

On several occasions over the years, TorrentFreak has reported on file-sharing platforms being blocked by ISPs, apparently for no reason at all. On later examination, however, we’ve discovered that organizations such as the UK’s Internet Watch Foundation charity have sometimes collaborated with ISPs to implement blocks, after child exploitation material was found on online platforms. […]

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Pirate IPTV: Police Across Europe Carry Out ‘Largest Ever’ Operation

In conjunction with Europol, police forces in Spain, UK, and Denmark, have carried out what is being described as the “largest ever” operation against a pirate IPTV network. Five people have been arrested, accused of crimes including IP violations, fraud, and money laundering. Over the past several years, consumers have been increasingly turning to ‘pirate’ […]