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  • Sky Targets ‘Evil King Media’ IPTV App, Developer Says “No More Updates”
    by Andy Maxwell on August 10, 2020 at 7:32 PM

    Android app Evil King Media (EKM), which provided free access to 'pirate' IPTV streams, VOD content and music has been targeted by Sky. Following the forced removal of the software from Github after several other takedowns filed with Google, the developer says EKM should be deleted. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • GitHub Reinstates ‘Chimera13’ iOS Jailbreak After DMCA Counter Notice
    by Ernesto Van der Sar on August 10, 2020 at 7:41 AM

    Early last month, GitHub was asked to pull the Chimera13 iOS jailbreak code offline. The request didn't come from Apple, as some would think, but from the team behind another jailbreak tool. The developer of Chimera13 countered the notice and that had the desired effect, as it's now restored in its full glory. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • Top 10 Most Torrented Movies of The Week – 08/10/20
    by Ernesto Van der Sar on August 10, 2020 at 7:14 AM

    Every week we take a close look at the most pirated movies on torrent sites. What are pirates downloading? 'The Tax Collector' tops the chart, followed by ‘The Secret Garden'. 'Greyhound' completes the top three. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • Anime Publisher Asks Google to Wipe Dictionary Page
    by Ernesto Van der Sar on August 9, 2020 at 7:36 PM

    Japanese manga publisher Shogakukan has asked Google to remove a Dictionary.com page for the word 'magi' from its search engine. While Magi is the name of a popular manga comic, it also refers to the Bible's three wise men. Something Shogakukan should know, as the company also publishes dictionaries. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • Looks Like Sky Was Funding CrimeStoppers’ “Report a Pirate” Campaign
    by Andy Maxwell on August 9, 2020 at 11:09 AM

    Late 2017, UK charity Crimestoppers launched a campaign to discourage the use of pirate set-top boxes and encourage people to report pirates to the police. While the financial backers of the initiative were never revealed at the time, Crimestoppers accounts reveal that it had £100,000 at its disposal, with the amount now attributed to broadcasting giant Sky. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • Convicted Copyright Troll Lawyer Sues US Attorney General Over His Right to ‘Trap’ Pirates
    by Ernesto Van der Sar on August 8, 2020 at 8:29 PM

    Paul Hansmeier, one of the lead attorneys behind the controversial Prenda Law firm, has sued US Attorney General William Barr. The former attorney, who's sitting out a 14-year prison sentence, wants the court to greenlight his plans to trap pirates with a honeypot. The US sees this as a criminal act but, according to Hansmeier, it is the only effective way to stop torrent piracy. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • Here’s Everything Coming to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime the Week of August 10, 2020
    by Tmera Hepburn on August 10, 2020 at 9:00 PM

    This week, Netflix is getting books 1-4 of The Legend of Korra, the follow-up series to Avatar: The Last Airbender, along with Les Misérables where Anne Hathaway won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. Hulu has all the reality and competition shows you could watch this week, including Chopped, Naked and Afraid, Worst The post Here’s Everything Coming to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime the Week of August 10, 2020 appeared first on Cord Cutters News.

  • Amazon Replaces Twitch Prime with ‘Prime Gaming’
    by Jess Barnes on August 10, 2020 at 8:00 PM

    Amazon announced today that it has retired the name Twitch Prime and has relaunched the “home for gamers” as Prime Gaming. “Prime members already get the best of TV, movies, and music, and now we’re expanding our entertainment offerings to include the best of gaming,” Prime Gaming GM Larry Plotnick shared in a statement. “We’re The post Amazon Replaces Twitch Prime with ‘Prime Gaming’ appeared first on Cord Cutters News.

  • The Dan Patrick Show Will Stream Exclusively on Peacock
    by Jess Barnes on August 10, 2020 at 7:32 PM

    Peacock announced today that The Dan Patrick Show will stream exclusively on Peacock. The show will be available for free on the streaming platform and will air weekdays from 9 am to noon ET. The Dan Patrick Show features the sportscaster and radio personality covering breaking sports news, pop culture commentary, and A-list interviews. “I’m The post The Dan Patrick Show Will Stream Exclusively on Peacock appeared first on Cord Cutters News.

  • Smart TV Viewing Has Grown 239% Year Over Year, With Streaming Growth Slowing
    by Artie Beaty on August 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM

    Streaming usage continues to rise, but not quite at the rate it was earlier this year. And along with that, better ads are being served up to streaming customers.  As a part of their 2020 “State of Streaming” report, Conviva released some data about the current streaming landscape, and it showed that streaming is still The post Smart TV Viewing Has Grown 239% Year Over Year, With Streaming Growth Slowing appeared first on Cord Cutters News.

  • HBO Max Pressures Amazon to Make a Deal by End of Year
    by Jess Barnes on August 10, 2020 at 5:50 PM

    With a distribution deal still not in place months after the launch of HBO Max, WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar is putting pressure on Amazon to come to an agreement before the holiday season. In an interview with Bloomberg, Kilar talked through the negotiations with Amazon, commenting that he’s “optimistic” that the service will be available The post HBO Max Pressures Amazon to Make a Deal by End of Year appeared first on Cord Cutters News.

  • How to Watch AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh Without Cable
    by Malin Curry on August 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM

    Fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Penguins can catch games on AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh on one service. With sports beginning to make a comeback, many cord cutters are looking for ways to watch their favorite teams without cable. Here’s how to do it. Note: only viewers who live in the in-market area for the teams The post How to Watch AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh Without Cable appeared first on Cord Cutters News.