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  • ‘Pirate’ Law Firm Pressured Cooperative Housing Project to Settle Porn ‘Lawsuit’
    by Andy Maxwell on April 13, 2021 at 6:21 PM

    Under-fire law firm Njord Law pressured a cooperative housing association to settle a proposed lawsuit, despite none of the parties having any idea who the infringer was. In a clear sign that copyright trolls' answer to every response is "pay us", Njord simply kept dropping the settlement amount until paying became the least painful option. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • MSCHF’s ‘Exclusive’ Pirate Bay and Megaupload Email Addresses Sold Out Quickly
    by Ernesto Van der Sar on April 13, 2021 at 9:34 AM

    Brooklyn-based art collective MSCHF 'dropped' a set of exclusive email addresses, featuring The Pirate Bay and Megaupload domains. While these hype domains have nothing to do with the original sites and cost a healthy $250 apiece, they sold like hot cakes. Even the $1,200 box sets, including 4Chan, Heaven's Gate, and Angelfire addresses, are no longer available. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • MPA Targets Pirate Streaming Sites With More Than Half a Billion Visits
    by Andy Maxwell on April 12, 2021 at 6:42 PM

    Via the MPA, global anti-piracy coalition Alliance For Creativity and Entertainment is investigating several major streaming platforms. The sites, which offer mainstream movies and TV shows, are good for more than half a billion visits per year. With the help of a US court, the rightsholders are hoping to identify their operators, with disruption or even closure the ultimate aim. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • Court Orders Paypal to Freeze VPN Company’s Funds in Piracy Case
    by Ernesto Van der Sar on April 12, 2021 at 9:20 AM

    A federal court in Virginia has signed a temporary restraining order that requires PayPal to freeze the assets of VPN provider VPN.ht. The company is being sued by several movie studios and stands accused of facilitating piracy. The court also signed off on a request to lock the domain name of a Popcorn Time fork, which already appears to have thrown the towel. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • Top 10 Most Torrented Movies of The Week – 04/12/2021
    by Ernesto Van der Sar on April 11, 2021 at 10:30 PM

    Every week we take a close look at the most pirated movies on torrent sites. What are pirates downloading? 'Godzilla vs. Kong' tops the chart, followed by ‘Zack Snyder's Justice League'. 'Chaos Walking' completes the top three. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • Oscar Nominations Boosted the Piracy Numbers of Best Picture Contenders
    by Ernesto Van der Sar on April 11, 2021 at 4:13 PM

    Winning the Oscar for "best picture" is the most prestigious accolade a movie can get. Aside from the honor that comes with it, revenue tends to increase as well. The same is true for piracy. Data collected by TorrentFreak shows that being nominated already triggers a piracy boost. This is something to keep in mind, especially in countries where legal options are lacking. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • Godzilla vs Kong Finds Pandemic Release Success
    by Raymond McCain on April 13, 2021 at 7:45 PM

    Warner Bros. decision to simultaneously release their 2021 feature films via theatrical release and their in-house streaming service HBO Max has been paying off. According to a report by Variety, the streaming behemoth has set the record for the highest-grossing film of the pandemic with Godzilla vs. Kong. The 2021 battle of the kaiju has The post Godzilla vs Kong Finds Pandemic Release Success appeared first on Cord Cutters News.

  • CBS Sports HQ is Now Available on the Amazon News App
    by Jess Barnes on April 13, 2021 at 5:51 PM

    The CBS Sports HQ network is now available on the Amazon news app, giving viewers access to CBS Sports HQ’s live news coverage, highlights, and analysis. “As we continue to build on a period of strong growth, we’re very pleased to expand the distribution of CBS Sports HQ to Amazon’s news app across multiple devices, The post CBS Sports HQ is Now Available on the Amazon News App appeared first on Cord Cutters News.

  • Netflix Renews ‘Bridgerton’ for Seasons 3 & 4
    by Jess Barnes on April 13, 2021 at 4:35 PM

    Good news, Bridgerton fans. Netflix has renewed the show for two more seasons. The series was renewed for season two in January and production has started, following the huge success of season one. Netflix shared the news on the official Bridgerton Twitter account Tuesday morning. “From the first time I read Julia Quinn’s delicious Bridgerton The post Netflix Renews ‘Bridgerton’ for Seasons 3 & 4 appeared first on Cord Cutters News.

  • Netflix Kids Profiles Get a Character-Focused Redesign
    by Jess Barnes on April 13, 2021 at 2:42 PM

    Netflix is updating Netflix Kids profiles with a design that’s more fun and easier for kids to navigate. Focusing on characters and images, the newly redesigned Kids profiles includes a row of the user’s favorite content, with characters and art from each show and movie helping them to find what they’re looking for. Kids’ profiles The post Netflix Kids Profiles Get a Character-Focused Redesign appeared first on Cord Cutters News.

  • Roku’s Spring 2021 Hardware Lineup Includes Express 4K+, Voice Remote Pro, Streambar Pro
    by Philip Palermo on April 13, 2021 at 1:02 PM

    In addition to its latest operating system update, OS 10, Roku also announced the newest additions to its hardware lineup. The company’s spring 2021 offerings include a 4K-capable Express model, a souped-up remote control and more. Here’s an initial look at what Roku’s got in store for the next few months. Roku Express 4K+ The The post Roku’s Spring 2021 Hardware Lineup Includes Express 4K+, Voice Remote Pro, Streambar Pro appeared first on Cord Cutters News.

  • Roku is Rolling Out an OS 10 Update with Virtual Surround Sound, Customized Live Channel Guide & More
    by Jess Barnes on April 13, 2021 at 1:01 PM

    Roku announced today that Roku OS 10 has started rolling out to devices, including streaming devices, audio products, and Roku TVs. With the OS update, Roku users will find new ways to customize their viewing experience, connect to gaming consoles more easily, and overall improved performance. “The Roku OS adds new choices, more value and The post Roku is Rolling Out an OS 10 Update with Virtual Surround Sound, Customized Live Channel Guide & More appeared first on Cord Cutters News.

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