- Setback for Bell Canada in $400m Movie Piracy Lawsuitby Andy Maxwell on June 5, 2023 at 8:04 pm
Canada's 'Notice and Notice' regime requires ISPs to forward infringement notices to subscribers, typically those linked to the sharing of movies via BitTorrent. U.S. movie companies say that since Bell Canada failed to forward around 40,000 notices, they are now entitled to CAD$400m in damages. Bell's response included allegations of copyright misuse, abuse of process, champerty and maintenance and unlawful means conspiracy. That hasn't gone according to plan. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.
- Japan’s Largest Manga Piracy Site Shuts Down Following Cloudflare Probeby Ernesto Van der Sar on June 5, 2023 at 9:53 am
Japan's largest manga piracy site 13DL is no more. The site closed its doors shortly after a DMCA subpoena required CDN provider Cloudflare to uncover the identity of the site's operator. Anti-piracy group CODA says that Cloudflare has yet to hand over the information but, together with publishers and 'ethical hackers', the group will do everything in its power to hold the site owner responsible. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.
- Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 06/05/2023by Ernesto Van der Sar on June 4, 2023 at 11:09 pm
Every week we take a close look at the most pirated movies on torrent sites. What are pirates downloading? 'John Wick: Chapter 4' tops the chart, followed by 'Hypnotic'. ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie' completes the top three. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.
- High Prices Make Textbook ‘Piracy’ Acceptable to Most Studentsby Ernesto Van der Sar on June 4, 2023 at 2:13 pm
Through several lawsuits, Danish publishers tried to send a clear message: educating oneself through pirated textbooks is illegal. This message has thus far failed to make an impact. New research published by the Rights Alliance shows that more than half of all students find it acceptable to use pirated books. Prison threats are not much of a deterrent but they are willing to change if prices drop significantly. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.
- Bulgarian ISPs Will Block Pirate Bay & Zamunda, But Not Before a Fightby Andy Maxwell on June 3, 2023 at 5:52 pm
Early 2020 the Bulgarian Association of Music Producers (BAMP) and IFPI launched legal action to compel local ISPs to block The Pirate Bay and Zamunda, Bulgaria's most-visited pirate site. This week a Bulgarian court ordered local ISPs to block both sites, including all mirrors and proxies. The music groups say they're pleased with the outcome but the details suggest that local ISPs were against the process right from the beginning. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.
- Music Pirates are Not Terrorists, Record Labels Argue in Courtby Ernesto Van der Sar on June 2, 2023 at 5:02 pm
Internet provider Cox Communications wants a court of appeal to reverse the $1 billion piracy liability verdict, handed down by a jury four years ago. As supplemental evidence, the ISP submitted a recent Supreme Court ruling which found Twitter not liable for aiding and abetting terrorism. The letter prompted a response from the music companies stressing that terrorism and piracy are quite different. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.
- YouTube TV is Making Improvements To Its Library & Says Multiview Plus Picture Quality Improvements are Coming Soonby Luke Bouma on June 6, 2023 at 2:40 am
Today YouTube TV’s team made several major announcements on Reddit about the future of YouTube TV. This includes fixes for the 5.1 audio, Apple TV, and DVR. YouTube TV will also be making improvements to its Library. This all comes as YouTube TV gets ready for NFL Sunday Ticket to launch this fall. Here is The post YouTube TV is Making Improvements To Its Library & Says Multiview Plus Picture Quality Improvements are Coming Soon appeared first on Cord Cutters News.
- Apple Adds New Features to Apple TVby Kayla Wassell on June 6, 2023 at 2:10 am
Apple announces its line of Apple TV 4K will soon see new features amidst software updates. Starting this fall, Apple TV 4K will be able to run FaceTime and enable video conferencing. Dolby Vision 8.1 will also be added to the upgraded tvOS 17 operating system. New features and enhancements make Apple TV simpler to The post Apple Adds New Features to Apple TV appeared first on Cord Cutters News.
- Amazon is Offering 2 Years of Grubhub+ Free to Prime Membersby Luke Bouma on June 6, 2023 at 1:25 am
Do you like to get food and other necessities delivered to your house? Hate paying delivery fees? Have Amazon Prime? Today Amazon and Grubhub announced a deal to offer Prime members two years of Grubhub+ giving you free deliveries, exclusive savings, and more. This is a special limited-time offer for Prime members who redeem now The post Amazon is Offering 2 Years of Grubhub+ Free to Prime Members appeared first on Cord Cutters News.
- Dish Announces a Discounted Bundle Offer For Sling TV & Boost Mobileby Luke Bouma on June 5, 2023 at 11:08 pm
Today Dish announced a special discount bundle for its Boost Mobile customers that add Sling TV. Now Boost Mobile customers can save $10 a month off of Sling TV, helping them watch live TV channels like ESPN, A&E, AMC, Bravo, CNN, TBS, TLC, TNT and USA starting at just $30 a month. “Boost Mobile’s mission The post Dish Announces a Discounted Bundle Offer For Sling TV & Boost Mobile appeared first on Cord Cutters News.
- Florida Is Working With Comcast & Others to Expand Broadband Internetby Kayla Wassell on June 5, 2023 at 10:29 pm
In May, Governor Ron DeSantis earmarked $60 million for the Broadband Opportunity Program to provide Florida’s most underserved or unserved communities access to broadband internet. This monetary award, paired with previously issued funding, totals more than $226 million dedicated to connecting over 250,000 homes and businesses to broadband internet across the state. This will go The post Florida Is Working With Comcast & Others to Expand Broadband Internet appeared first on Cord Cutters News.
- Deal Alert! Anker’s USB-C Ultra Small & Lightweight Power Bank is On Saleby Luke Bouma on June 5, 2023 at 9:24 pm
Do you need a very small and portable power bank to make sure you always have power? Want to make sure you don’t run out of power without needing to haul around a large battery pack? You may want to check out the Anker 321 Power Bank. This 5,200mAh portable charger will charge most phones The post Deal Alert! Anker’s USB-C Ultra Small & Lightweight Power Bank is On Sale appeared first on Cord Cutters News.