Tag: piracy sites
Music rightsholders have reported 200m pirate URLs to Google
Here’s a milestone that probably isn’t worth celebrating: music bodies the RIAA and BPI have reported more than 200m URLs to Google that they believe to be infringing copyright. According to TorrentFreak, that’s up...
May 8, 2015
Anti-piracy updates: Ireland, Spain, Denmark
The focus for anti-piracy measures has well and truly shifted back to ISPs in recent years. Some latest updates from the anti-piracy barricades, then, starting with Ireland. The High Court has ordered ISP UPC to introduce...
March 30, 2015
17 more piracy sites to be blocked by UK ISPs
The BPI and PPL are continuing to target piracy sites through High Court orders in the UK, forcing ISPs to block access to them. 17 music download sites have just been added to the blacklist, with most of them MP3 search...
March 25, 2015
Post-Hadopi: France prepares new anti-piracy strategy
The French government is planning a new approach to tackling online piracy, following its much-discussed Hadopi initiative in recent years. Among the new measures will be collaboration between rightsholders and the advertising...
March 14, 2015
Filesharing site RapidShare shutting down next month
Once one of the most popular filesharing sites, RapidShare has announced that it is shutting down at the end of March. “Kindly note that RapidShare will stop the active service on March 31st, 2015,” explained a note...
February 11, 2015
MP3 search engine MP3Juices back after domain seizure
The City of London Police’s PIPCU team has been having success getting piracy sites shut down through suspension of their domain names, but it may face a tougher challenge ensuring they don’t spring back up again shortly...
November 7, 2014
Disney patent hints at piracy-shunning search engine
Music and movie rightsholders regularly encourage Google to scrub more piracy sites out of its search engine results. Now Disney may be exploring the feasibility of building this kind of technology itself. TorrentFreak reports...
November 4, 2014
RIAA on Pirate Bay: ‘End this assault on our humanity’
US industry body the RIAA has just filed its latest ‘rogue websites’ submission to the Office of the US Trade Representative, citing more than 50 piracy sites. It reserves some of its most stinging sentences for The Pirate...
October 29, 2014
Google hits torrent sites: ‘Search traffic dropped in half’
Is Google really downranking piracy sites in its search results? Music rightsholders have been complaining about broken promises for a couple of years now, but Google’s latest measures appear to be having a real impact....
October 27, 2014
Google has now been sent 500m piracy takedown requests
Google’s Transparency Report for DMCA takedown notices has become a reliable way to gauge the efforts of creative industry rightsholders to get piracy links removed from its search engine. So here’s the new milestone...
October 8, 2014
TuneCore advert spotted on piracy site 4Shared
Musician David Lowery has published a screenshot showing a banner ad from digital distributor TuneCore appearing on filesharing site 4Shared
January 17, 2013