Copyright Holder Stole Physical Stuff from Pirates in Revenge A movie director once found out that his film had been illegally downloaded and distributed among store employees. He decided to get his revenge: he went to that store and literally stole ingredients to make a clam chowder. Unlike file-sharers, he got caught. Netflix Continues VPN Crackdown Back in 2016, popular streaming service Netflix started its campaign to prevent its subscribers from bypassing geo-blockades using VPN services. The crackdown is still in effect, Kodi Boxes Corrupt Kids & Damage TVs (Industry Claims) The UK Industry Trust for IP Awareness warned people that modified Kodi devices could corrupt children and damage TV-sets. The parents were warned that pirate devices and apps lacked age controls and could even damage TV. The Industry Trust for IP Awareness published an article in the newspaper asking parents if they were aware of the dangers posed by piracy-enabled devices also known as Kodi boxes with third-party addons. MegaUpload 2.0 Didn’t Launch As Expected Added: Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
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Kim Dotcom’s new service, MegaUpload 2.0, was expected to launch 5 years after the shutdown of the previous version of the hosting service. However, MegaUpload 2.0 plans hit an "expected" roadblock, which means that everything is delayed. Copyright Trolls Target Norway after Facing Difficulties in US Producers of the movie London Has Fallen decided to target Norwegian market after things went wrong for them in the United States. A couple months ago, LHF Productions backed away from suing an American resident after being threatened with exposure. Now they decided to target European residents. Netflix Growth Hurts DVD Sales Popular legal video streaming service called Netflix is used by many movie and TV fans, bringing in billions for copyright owners. However, its popularity also has a downside: it was found that Netflix could kill physical disc sales, which traditionally had been the prime revenue source for the movie industry. 1/3 US Adults Admit to Having Watched Pirated Content According to recent survey of the anti-piracy firm, 32% of adults in the United States admit to having downloaded or streamed pirated video content. Although they are usually aware that watching pirated content is illegal, infringers are hard to deter. As such, piracy remains rampant in the US, UK ISP’s Piracy Educational Advisory was Confusing British Internet service providers will soon start sending piracy warnings to their customers as part of a new educational campaign. One of the largest providers in the country, BT, UK Teenage Girls Invited to Cyber Spying Competition Girls aged 13 to 15 are being invited to test their technology skills in a spying competition in order to inspire more women to fight online crime. This competition was organized by GCHQ’s new National Cyber Security Centre in order to encourage more women to join the fight against online crime. According to GCHQ’s ISP Refused to Pass over BREIN’s Anti-Piracy Notifications The Dutch ISP Ziggo claimed it would not hand over anti-piracy notices to file-sharers from the local anti-piracy group BREIN. The largest cable operator in the Netherlands claims that it is a neutral access provider and is not going to get involved in enforcing third-party rights.
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