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“Hellboy” Sues Torrent Site YTS and Several Users

HB Productions, the company that owns the copyrights to the movie Hellboy, is suing the operator of torrent site YTS.lt. The complaint, filed at a federal court in Hawaii, also targets 19 “John Doe” users who allegedly shared YTS’s Hellboy torrent. Through the lawsuit the movie company hopes to recoup some of its claimed losses. […]

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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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TVAddons Boast Over 14 Million Active Users Per Month

Leading Kodi add-on resource TVAddons has gone through some rough times in recent years. The site’s founder was sued in the US and Canada, but despite the legal pressure, it remains online today. While some expected the ‘cleaned up’ addon repository to languish, it still ‘serves’ millions of people per month. Dedicated streaming set-top boxes, […]

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VPN Users Could Be Depriving Pirate Sites of Ad Revenue

With website blocking becoming more prevalent around the world, more and more users are turning to VPNs to regain access. However, according to the operator of one of the world’s largest pirate sites, some advertising agencies consider the traffic as worthless. For more than a decade, copyright holders around the world have pushed Internet service […]

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Movie Studios Are Suing Canadian BitTorrent Users, But That’s Nothing New

There’s some uproar in Canada about a supposed ‘novel’ tactic that’s being used to sue alleged BitTorrent pirates. In reality, however, these lawsuits have been ongoing for years. They are typically known as “copyright trolling” efforts and have targeted thousands of Canadians already. For the record, this has nothing to do with Game of Thrones. […]