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  • Premier League Wins Enhanced Illegal Streaming Blocking Order For 2021/22
    by Andy Maxwell on June 23, 2021 at 8:29 AM

    The Premier League has obtained an order that allows it to compel Irish ISPs to block illegal streams of matches. The Premier League obtained its first blocking order in 2019 and in the High Court Tuesday, Justice David Barniville approved a renewed and enhanced order for the coming season, allowing the sports league to combat techniques used to evade previous orders. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • EU Court: YouTube and Uploaded Are, In Principle, Not Liable For Pirating Users
    by Ernesto Van der Sar on June 22, 2021 at 3:58 PM

    The Court of Justice of the European Union has handed down a long-awaited copyright ruling that clarifies if and when online services such as YouTube and Uploaded are liable for pirating users. The Court finds that, in principle, these services are not liable under EU law. However, that changes when the services are aware of specific infringements. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • Filelinked Made ‘Banned’ Piracy Apps Easier to Find But Has Now Disappeared
    by Andy Maxwell on June 22, 2021 at 11:21 AM

    An app that allowed users to find and install Android apps unavailable on official stores has disappeared in mysterious circumstances. The innovative 'Filelinked' tool allowed users to set up their own app stores, accessible by anyone with the relevant code. This made it a haven for people looking to download and share piracy apps, which could explain its apparent demise. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • Anti-Piracy Lawyer Officially Secures RARBG Trademark
    by Ernesto Van der Sar on June 22, 2021 at 8:45 AM

    Anti-piracy lawyer Kerry Culpepper has officially secured the RARBG trademark, a name that's commonly associated with a popular torrent site. The move is linked to an anti-piracy initiative, where the lawyer uses brands of pirate sites and services against themselves. Culpepper says he plans to enforce the trademark, but what this will look like is unknown. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • EU Court: Copyright Trolls Can Target BitTorrent Pirates Provided Claims Aren’t ‘Abusive’
    by Andy Maxwell on June 21, 2021 at 4:17 PM

    Europe's top court has ruled that so-called copyright trolls can demand cash settlements from alleged BitTorrent pirates. Clarifying that sharing fragments of data associated with BitTorrent transfers still represents a communication to the public, the EU Court of Justice says that cases can be pursued but only when local courts consider them to be non-abusive, justified, and proportionate. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • Sony Wins Pirate Site Blocking Order Against DNS-Resolver Quad9 (Updated)
    by Ernesto Van der Sar on June 21, 2021 at 8:11 AM

    Sony Music has obtained an injunction that requires the freely available DNS-resolver Quad9 to block a popular pirate site. The order, issued by the District Court in Hamburg, Germany, is the first of its kind. The Quad9 foundation has already announced that it will protest the judgment, which could have far-reaching consequences. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • Peacock Will Stream Live Tokyo Olympics Coverage of Select Events
    by Jess Barnes on June 23, 2021 at 2:27 PM

    Peacock announced today that it will launch a Tokyo Olympics section on July 15 where streamers will find live coverage of some events including gymnastics, track & field, and men’s basketball. The streaming service will also have daily live shows, original programming, replays and highlights, and more curated content.  Olympics coverage will be free, with The post Peacock Will Stream Live Tokyo Olympics Coverage of Select Events appeared first on Cord Cutters News.

  • More Than Half of Viewers are Happy to Watch Ads in Exchange for Free Content
    by Tmera Hepburn on June 23, 2021 at 1:10 PM

    While ad breaks are seen as somewhat of a pain, it turns out viewers don’t really mind putting up with them in exchange for free content. New data from Conviva’s State of Streaming Advertising shows that 56% of people are happy to watch ads if it means getting a streaming service for free. (Examples of The post More Than Half of Viewers are Happy to Watch Ads in Exchange for Free Content appeared first on Cord Cutters News.

  • 10 of the Best Deals for Cord Cutters on Day 2 of Prime Day
    by Jess Barnes on June 22, 2021 at 9:53 PM

    With Prime Day wrapping up tonight, we’re down to the final hours to score deals on products in every category on Amazon. Below, we rounded up ten of the best deals for cord cutters on the final day of the Prime Day event. *Note: Prices are accurate at the time of posting but are likely The post 10 of the Best Deals for Cord Cutters on Day 2 of Prime Day appeared first on Cord Cutters News.

  • Amazon’s $8.45 Billion MGM Deal Could Get FTC Antitrust Review
    by Philip Palermo on June 22, 2021 at 9:00 PM

    The merger agreement that would bring MGM’s expansive movie and TV catalog to Amazon could be subject to an antitrust review by the Federal Trade Commission. The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, says the FTC asked to be in charge of the review since it’s already investigating Amazon’s wider business practices. As WSJ points The post Amazon’s $8.45 Billion MGM Deal Could Get FTC Antitrust Review appeared first on Cord Cutters News.

  • Peacock Could Finally Be Coming to Fire TV Tomorrow
    by Jess Barnes on June 22, 2021 at 8:24 PM

    Fire TV users have been asking for the Peacock app to be available on their devices since NBCUniversal’s streaming service launched last year. A deal may have finally been made between Amazon and NBCUniversal to bring the app to Fire TV. Fire TV shared a tweet on its official account Tuesday afternoon, showing a desk The post Peacock Could Finally Be Coming to Fire TV Tomorrow appeared first on Cord Cutters News.

  • Target’s ‘Deal Days’ Ends Today: Here Are Some of the Best Deals
    by Jess Barnes on June 22, 2021 at 8:13 PM

    Amazon isn’t the only online retailer with great deals this week. We’ve covered Best Buy’s sale. Now, it’s time to take a look at Target. Here are some of the top deals from Deal Days. *Note: Prices are accurate at the time of posting. Streaming Devices Apple TV 4K for $159.99, Originally $179.99 Videos play The post Target’s ‘Deal Days’ Ends Today: Here Are Some of the Best Deals appeared first on Cord Cutters News.

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