Tag: illegal downloads

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Anti-piracy firm Rightscorp facing ‘robocalls’ lawsuit

Rightscorp is one of the companies building a business tackling piracy on behalf of music, film and other creative industries’ rightsholders – including by identifying people suspected of illegal downloads, and pursuing...
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Amazon boots FrostWire out of its Android app store

Amazon appears to be having a crackdown of sorts on torrenting apps within its Android ‘Appstore’, judging by its decision to boot out the FrostWire app. “In reviewing your app, we determined that it can be used to...
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Labels press for UPC piracy crackdown in Ireland

Labels pushing for Irish ISPs to do more to tackle music piracy is a story that keeps resurfacing, usually in the courts. This week’s update features the local subsidiaries of Universal, Sony and Warner taking Ireland’s...
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Could illegal streaming become a felony offence in the US?

Illegal downloads have been a bugbear for the various creative industries for more than a decade, but in the last few years, unlicensed streaming sites have also emerged as a headache. Now an official in the US Department...
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95% piracy rates aren’t restricted to music

IFPI's claim in 2009 that 95% of music downloads are illegal has become an endlessly-quoted statistic, but how are other entertainment industries faring?
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Pirate Bay block circumvention site shut down

Dutch anti-piracy body BREIN has won another court victory - this time against a site that helped people get around ISP blocks on The Pirate Bay.
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Rapidshare finally getting tough on illegal downloads

Yes, you read that right. Online storage service Rapidshare has become something of a villain for the music industry, due to the widespread copyright infringement on its site. However, it seems Rapidshare is launching a crackdown...
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Is TunesPro the latest hooky MP3 store?

With BlueBeat having been squashed by a judge, TunesPro looks set to be the next store to raise the ire of major labels - and EMI in particular.
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iPhone apps have their own piracy problem

Apple's App Store is suffering from serious levels of piracy, judging by news that German games firm Fishlabs saw a 95% piracy rate for its Rally Master Pro 3D game on its first day of availability.
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Spanish music industry targets 200 illegal download sites

The Spanish Coalition of Creators and Content Industries has compiled a list of 200 websites offering links to illegal downloads, which it plans to present to the government as part of its consultation into anti-piracy measures.
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Analyst claims three UK ISPs account for 65% of illegal downloads

A new report from Envisional claims that just three British ISPs are responsible for 65% of illegal peer-to-peer downloads in the UK. Based on tracking 28,000 unique IP addresses making illegal downloads in June, the research...