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  • YouTubers Frustrated By Site’s Anti-Piracy Policies Are Being a Little Naive
    by Andy Maxwell on September 18, 2021 at 1:27 PM

    YouTubers operating in the free TV/streaming niche are becoming pretty frustrated by the community policies, which are designed to prevent piracy instruction videos from appearing on the platform. The users claim that YouTube is becoming increasingly unfair with demonetizations but the cold hard truth is very straightforward - abide by the rules or publish elsewhere. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • Yout Files Refocused Lawsuit Against RIAA to Have YouTube-Ripping Service Declared Legal
    by Andy Maxwell on September 17, 2021 at 9:07 PM

    YouTube-ripping service Yout.com sued the RIAA in 2020, hoping to have its platform declared legal. As time went on the case became more complex. As a result, it was dismissed last month to allow Yout time to revise its arguments. Yout has now done just that via a focused amended complaint, providing precise detail on why the court should rule in its favor. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • RIAA and Rightscorp Counter Renewed ‘False and Fraudulent’ DMCA Notice Claims
    by Ernesto Van der Sar on September 17, 2021 at 9:38 AM

    Internet provider RCN accused the RIAA and Rightscorp of sending "fraudulent" piracy notices based on flimsy evidence. The anti-piracy outfits recently asked the court to dismiss the allegations, arguing that these are fatally flawed. This includes the finding that Rightscorp operates without a private investigator's license. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • “The Card Counter” Webscreener Adds New Twist to Early Movie Leaks
    by Ernesto Van der Sar on September 16, 2021 at 4:49 PM

    The pirate movie screener season has started early this year. After two Netflix films leaked a few days ago, reportedly from festival screeners, a 'webscreener' copy of "The Card Counter" has just appeared online. All movies are linked to the pirate release group EVO, which appears to have multiple sources. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • UK Police Shut Down Pirate IPTV Network With “Hundreds of Thousands” of Customers
    by Andy Maxwell on September 16, 2021 at 11:19 AM

    West Midlands Police and the Federation Against Copyright Theft say they have dismantled a major illegal streaming operation in the UK. Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of copyright infringement, fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud. Hundreds of thousands of customers are reportedly being greeted by a police message instead of their expected TV content. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • Toronto Film Festival Asks Google to Remove Links to Leaked Netflix Screeners
    by Ernesto Van der Sar on September 15, 2021 at 6:11 PM

    Last weekend, two screeners of upcoming Netflix movies leaked ahead of their official premiere. "The Power of the Dog" and "The Guilty" are now widely shared on pirate sites, something that has triggered a series of takedown requests. Interestingly, the Toronto International Film Festival, which could be where the films leaked from, is particularly active. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • Nielsen: Summer’s Streaming Growth has Plateaued Now That Kids are Back in School
    by Tmera Hepburn on September 18, 2021 at 3:15 PM

    Now that fall is in the air and we’ve officially kicked off the Back to School season, overall streaming consumption is slowing down. August marked the first time in three months that streaming didn’t see consecutive growth, but instead remained pretty static. While overall streaming growth for August was flat, streaming time among back-to-school-aged kids The post Nielsen: Summer’s Streaming Growth has Plateaued Now That Kids are Back in School appeared first on Cord Cutters News.

  • Weekend Wrap-Up: Locast’s Latest Legal Blow, Apple TV Getting tvOS 15 Update, and More
    by Philip Palermo on September 18, 2021 at 12:29 PM

    This week, we learned when eligible Apple TV users should start seeing the newest software update, tvOS 15. Elsewhere, ViacomCBS shared that it’s planning to offer a bundle that includes Showtime and Paramount+. Meanwhile, Locast suffered another legal blow this week, and Disney has decided to premiere the rest of its 2021 films in movie The post Weekend Wrap-Up: Locast’s Latest Legal Blow, Apple TV Getting tvOS 15 Update, and More appeared first on Cord Cutters News.

  • The Top 10 Titles Trending on Netflix and Disney+ for the Week of September 17, 2021
    by Tmera Hepburn on September 17, 2021 at 9:00 PM

    Netflix and Disney+ both provide a little insight into what other viewers are watching with their Top 10 and trending lists that show up on the apps. Right now, Netflix’s top titles are led by an acquired title that has turned into sort of an Original hybrid. Netflix picked up the series Lucifer after it The post The Top 10 Titles Trending on Netflix and Disney+ for the Week of September 17, 2021 appeared first on Cord Cutters News.

  • The TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board is Stepping in to Make Sure Streaming Services Display Content Ratings
    by Tmera Hepburn on September 17, 2021 at 7:30 PM

    Just as traditional TV displays that little black box rating in the top corner during the beginning of a show, streaming services are being reminded they should properly display MPAA TV ratings on their content as well. On Friday, the TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board released new guidance on how streaming services are supposed to ensure The post The TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board is Stepping in to Make Sure Streaming Services Display Content Ratings appeared first on Cord Cutters News.

  • Disney+ is Now Available on Select Panasonic TVs
    by Tmera Hepburn on September 17, 2021 at 5:42 PM

    After being absent from the list of compatible devices for nearly two years, Panasonic TVs can now finally support Disney+. The manufacturer announced that Disney+ will be available Panasonic 4K TVs from 2017 onward. “On compatible TVs, the Disney+ app icon will become visible in the Application view, allowing viewers to enjoy Disney+ content with The post Disney+ is Now Available on Select Panasonic TVs appeared first on Cord Cutters News.

  • Tubi is Debuting Two New Originals in Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month
    by Tmera Hepburn on September 17, 2021 at 4:00 PM

    Tubi is adding two new Original films to its free lineup as part of its celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Heartwarmingly funny soccer comedy Domingo, and Tubi-exclusive dramatic thriller La Dosis are both available on the platform now. Tubi Original DOMINGO, Mexican director Raúl López Echeverría’s feature debut with Samuel Goldwyn Films and Picture Tree The post Tubi is Debuting Two New Originals in Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month appeared first on Cord Cutters News.

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