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Popcorn Time Returns Despite MPAA Shutdown

The most popular fork of Popcorn Time, which was subject to a shutdown by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), has announced its return, using the new Project Butter streaming platform. The use of Project…

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Google Receives 1500 DMCA Takedowns Per Minute

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act gives copyright holders the ability to make takedown requests for any content they deem a breach of copyright law. During the last month, Google received 5,609 takedown notices spanned across 65…

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Popcorn Time Ramps Up For Full Comeback

When the main fork of popular torrent video-on-demand app Popcorn Time closed in October, citing legal issues and splits within the development team, many suspected that the so-called “Netflix for pirates” was a goner. But it…

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YTS Closure Down to Deal Struck With Hollywood

YTS, the website that was home to the infamous YIFY torrents, closed for good last week, calling time on years of good quality, low file size HD pirated movies. YIFY, which was the primary source of…

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MPAA Seeking Programmer to Take Down Pirates

Are you a software programmer in need of a job? Do you hate people who torrent the latest instalment in the Twilight franchise (brave stance, I know)? Yes? Then the Motion Picture Association of America wants…

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‘Pixels’ Copyright Notices Removed the Studio’s own Trailer

Pixels is an atrocious video game-themed movie and less endearing than a swarm of angry wasps. The film has gained notoriety for its sheer incompetence and it has received an astonishingly low score of 18% on…

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E-mails Reveal MPAA Planned Media Campaign to Smear Google

Back in December last year, we brought you a story revealing that Google had filed a lawsuit against the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and Mississippi State Attorney General Jim Hood, with whom it is…

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The Pirate Bay Applies for .PIRATE Domain Name Registry

As a response to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Record Industry Association of America (RIAA) applying pressure on the domain name industry, Reservella Ltd., the parent company of The Pirate Bay, has…

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MPAA Considering Pulling out of UK Pirate Notice Program

Earlier this year the MPAA entered an agreement with the UK government to begin sending out warning notices to Internet pirates. However, it seems that they don’t really believe in them and probably much rather want…

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MPAA Settlement Figures Are Nothing but Hot Air

The Sony hack has provided us with a lot of insight in what is going on behind the lines and at places the public usually doesn’t even know about. The amount of leaked data was huge…

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Google Files Lawsuit Against MPAA and State Attorney General

In retaliation for the Motion Picture Association of America’s secret campaign to undermine it, Google has taken legal action against both the MPAA and one of the Attorneys General the MPAA paid to do its dirty…

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Google Speaks Out Over Secret Attacks by Hollywood

The recent Sony Pictures hack revealed that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) had organised a secret campaign against Google, going so far as to pay Attorneys General to do their bidding, due to the…

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Latest Sony Leaks Reveals How MPAA Want To Change DNS

It’s no secret that the MPAA are wanting to take stronger measures against piracy, but recent Sony leaks suggest they’re pushing to crack down even harder than they already are; they want to target the internet’s…

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MPAA Plot to Attack Google Uncovered

Leaked e-mails have revealed that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) paid multiple state Attorneys General to attack Google. The leaked e-mails are the latest scandal to break from the massive Sony online hack. The…

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Google Refuses MPAA Request to Block Torrent Sites

Google has refused requests from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) to block the homepages to a number of torrent sites from its online search results. Google has not released its reasons for denying the…

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Media Lobby Indoctrination Turns into Education

About a year ago it was reported that the MPAA and RIAA were building a curriculum, targeted at kids from kindergarten through sixth grade in California, to teach about copyright law. This was however highly criticized…

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IsoHunt Brought Back From The Dead, New Spin-Off Created

Earlier this month torrent indexing site IsoHunt was forced to shut down after its owned Gary Fung faced a lawsuit from the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) which ended up with him having to pay them…

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Films And Their Ratings, Do You Know How They Work?

If you watch movies you know that they have a rating system, though you probably don’t know much about the system and how it works. Television shows and movies get rated by a group called MPAA,…