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  • Russia Slams Google’s ‘Censorship’ Yet Deleting 5.6m VPN Links is Just Fine
    by Andy Maxwell on July 18, 2024 at 6:34 pm

    Russia has just ordered Google's CEO to unblock 200 pro-Kremlin YouTube channels. Telecoms regulator Rozcomnadzor said the restrictions "fundamentally violate the key principles of free dissemination of information" and accused Google of censorship within a "Russophobic policy". In 18 takedown notices sent in a two-week period last month, Rozcomnadzor ordered Google to delete over 5.6 million search engine results for mentioning VPNs. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • Anna’s Archive Loses .GS Domain Name But Remains Resilient
    by Ernesto Van der Sar on July 18, 2024 at 9:53 am

    Popular pirate library search engine Anna's Archive had its new .GS domain name suspended shortly after its recent switch. The site has returned to its .org domain and remains determined to preserve access to human knowledge. This should become much easier when storage costs come down, the team notes. "We are on the eve of a revolution in preservation." From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • China’s Pirate Site Crackdown is Real & Assisted By Anime Anti-Piracy Group
    by Andy Maxwell on July 17, 2024 at 7:45 pm

    An interesting and patient strategy deployed by Japan-based anti-piracy group CODA, continues to bear fruit in China. After playing a key role in the recent landmark sentences handed down to the operators of a major anime piracy site, CODA is now reporting the arrests of a further 13 people. After its Beijing office filed criminal charges on behalf of Japanese rightsholders, services offering tens of thousands of anime titles were shut down. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • Fmovies Has Gone Offline, the End of a Pirate Streaming Giant?
    by Ernesto Van der Sar on July 17, 2024 at 9:29 am

    Fmovies, one of the most visited pirate sites in the world, has been unreachable for more than a day. Earlier this month, the site stopped displaying new releases, which in itself was unusual. Without any explanation from the team, some fear that the operators have discontinued the Fmovies brand, which had established itself as streaming piracy's poster child over the years. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • German State Moves $3 Billion in Bitcoin Seized From Pirate Site Operators
    by Ernesto Van der Sar on July 16, 2024 at 8:28 pm

    The German state of Saxony has moved the Bitcoin it seized from the alleged operator of long-defunct pirate site Movie2k. The haul of almost 50,000 bitcoins is worth over $3 billion at today’s exchange rate. The cryptocurrency was sent to exchanges and market makers, including Coinbase, Kraken, and Flow Traders, presumably to be sold. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • Vietnam Convicts Pirate Site Operators; a Rare Case Completed in Record Time
    by Andy Maxwell on July 16, 2024 at 7:20 am

    The apparent complexity of Vietnam's legal system has hindered Hollywood's enforcement efforts for years; investigations have been known to move at glacial pace before simply melting away. When three local men were arrested in January for running illegal streaming sites, few expected a rapid conclusion. Yet after facing trial last week, all three were found guilty of copyright crimes, at a court where a copyright case had never been heard before. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

  • Pluto TV Adds a Surprise New Channel
    by Luke Bouma on July 18, 2024 at 9:35 pm

    Yesterday Pluto TV announced five new channels that are now going live on Pluto TV. Big Brother 24/7 is now live, offering content from seasons 19 through 25 for free. Tomorrow July 18 Pluto TV will launch Big Brother Live. The 24/7 feed of Big Brother will have four feeds of dedicated cameras live in The post Pluto TV Adds a Surprise New Channel appeared first on Cord Cutters News.

  • 5 Must-Watch Disaster Movies Before “Twisters” Storms into Theaters on July 19
    by James Guttman on July 18, 2024 at 8:54 pm

    “Twisters,” the much-anticipated sequel to the 1996 blockbuster “Twister,” has made landfall in theaters as of Friday, July 19th. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Joseph Kosinski, this new installment promises to deliver even more jaw-dropping special effects and heart-pounding action than its predecessor. (Haven’t seen the original Twister? You can stream the original Twister on Max The post 5 Must-Watch Disaster Movies Before “Twisters” Storms into Theaters on July 19 appeared first on Cord Cutters News.

  • How to Watch Donald Trump’s Speech, RNC Day 3 on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV & More on July 18
    by Cord Cutters News on July 18, 2024 at 8:17 pm

    Today is the final day of the 2024 Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Donald Trump is expected to take the stage at the Fiserv Forum to accept the party’s nomination. Trump is expected to make a speech, which will be his first speech since an assassination attempt at his rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday. The post How to Watch Donald Trump’s Speech, RNC Day 3 on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV & More on July 18 appeared first on Cord Cutters News.

  • Deal Alert! Max Offers Students A 50% Discount Starting Today
    by Raymond McCain on July 18, 2024 at 7:33 pm

    College students looking for one of the hottest deals of the summer can get half off their Max subscription. Starting today, college students who have the Max With Ads monthly plan can get their monthly subscription for $4.99 per month (normally $9.99 per month). Max has partnered with the student verification platform UNiDAYs to confirm The post Deal Alert! Max Offers Students A 50% Discount Starting Today appeared first on Cord Cutters News.

  • Comcast NBCUniversal Will Provide Free Streaming of Paris 2024 Olympic Games to Military Service Members
    by James Guttman on July 18, 2024 at 6:17 pm

    Comcast NBCUniversal, in collaboration with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, has announced that U.S. service members and honorably discharged Veterans will have free access to NBCUniversal’s comprehensive coverage of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. This initiative allows military members to stream the Olympic events on their personal devices and computers via ShopMyExchange.com. The The post Comcast NBCUniversal Will Provide Free Streaming of Paris 2024 Olympic Games to Military Service Members appeared first on Cord Cutters News.

  • CVS Asks Court to Let It Remove Thousands of Redbox’s Kiosks From Stores After Bankruptcy
    by Raymond McCain on July 18, 2024 at 4:53 pm

    Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, the parent company behind Crackle, Redbox, and the streaming service of the same name filed for bankruptcy last month. Earlier this month, Redbox stopped working and locked customers out of their movies, and the shutdown of DVD rentals and its streaming service soon followed. Now the company faces another The post CVS Asks Court to Let It Remove Thousands of Redbox’s Kiosks From Stores After Bankruptcy appeared first on Cord Cutters News.

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