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- Anti-Piracy Lawyer Sues Torrent Sites for ‘YTS’ Trademark Infringementby Ernesto on May 21, 2020 at 8:54 PM
Pirate sites regularly get into trouble for breaching copyright law. However, a new case filed in Hawaii is of an entirely different order. A well-known anti-piracy lawyer has filed a lawsuit against several YTS sites because the company he represents obtained a similarly-named trademark this year. The complaint mostly targets 'clones' and the real YTS is not named. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.
- Pirate IPTV Reseller Boom Media Ordered to Pay $3.3m in Damagesby Andy on May 21, 2020 at 9:22 AM
A court in New York has ordered Boom Media, a prominent reseller of 'pirate' IPTV subscriptions, to pay $3.3m in damages to TV broadcaster DISH Network. The judgment states that Boom's former operators, mother-and-son team Debra and John Henderson, should be held jointly and severally liable after failing to mount a defense. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.
- The Simpsons Writer Promotes Disney+ Premiere With Pirate Movie Screenshotby Andy on May 20, 2020 at 7:10 PM
Next week the Oscar-nominated The Simpsons short The Longest Daycare will premiere on Disney+, a fact announced on Twitter today by Al Jean, who has been writing for the show for more than 30 years. Inadvertently or not, however, Jean managed to promote the show using a screenshot from a pirated version of the show that appeared on torrents more than seven years ago. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.
- GitHub Reinstates Popcorn Time Code Despite MPA ‘Threat’by Ernesto on May 20, 2020 at 9:18 AM
Earlier this month, an MPA takedown notice pulled Popcorn Time's GitHub repository offline. The Hollywood group, which also represents Netflix, argued that the code facilitates mass copyright infringement. While that may be the case, Popcorn Time filed a counternotice arguing that they own the code. Faced with contradicting requests, Github has now reinstated the repository. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.
- Take That’s Gary Barlow: Use a VPN to Bypass YouTube Geoblock of Lockdown Concertby Andy on May 19, 2020 at 4:10 PM
This Friday night at 8:00pm, Take That and Robbie Williams will perform a special concert from their own homes to raise money for charities during the lockdown. The one-off performance will be broadcast on YouTube and Facebook Live but only for residents of the UK. However, Gary Barlow has taken to Twitter, asking fans to spread the word on how to unblock the event using VPNs. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.
- The Music Mission Campaign Aims to Shut Down 200 Music Piracy Sitesby Andy on May 19, 2020 at 10:42 AM
A brand new initiative launched by anti-piracy company AudioLock, music distributor Label Worx, and supported by hundreds of labels and distribution platforms is aiming to shut down around 200 professionally operated music piracy sites. Often masquerading as legitimate platforms and with polish to match, they could soon have their hosting and payment gateways disrupted. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.
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