MPAA and RIAA’s Megaupload Lawsuits Remain on Hold, Perhaps For Years – TorrentFreak
A federal court in Virginia has granted Megaupload's request to keep the civil lawsuits filed by music and movie companies on hold until April next year. With the criminal case still pending, this standstill could last for years. Meanwhile, Kim Dotcom is plugging the upcoming token sale of the new content publishing and monetization platform K.im.
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14 octobre 2019 à 15h47
How Game of Thrones Made Piracy History – TorrentFreak
The final episode of Game of Thrones marked the end of one of the biggest piracy topics in history. The show made dozens of piracy headlines over the years, ranging from prominent leaks, to a mind boggling record that's unlikely to ever be broken.
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22 mai 2019 à 17h50
Interview : les doutes de Christian Phéline (Hadopi) sur l’introduction de l’amende – Next Inpact
Remplacé depuis le 7 janvier 2018 par Denis Rapone, président par intérim, Christian Phéline avait été élu le 10 février 2016 à la tête de la Hadopi pour une durée de deux ans. Il nous avait accordé sa première interview. Il a bien voulu nous accorder son dernier entretien...
12 janvier 2018 à 18h31
EU paid for a report that concluded piracy isn’t harmful — and tried to hide the findings – TheNextWeb – Relevant Blogs
Back in 2014, the European Commission paid the Dutch consulting firm Ecorys 360,000 euros (about $428,000) to research the effect piracy had on sales of copyrighted content. The final report was finished in May 2015, but for some reason it was never published– according to Julia Reda’s blog, the only Pirate in the EU Parliament. What the @EU_Commission found out about #copyright infringement but ‘forgot’ to tell us https://t.co/Sxshdxy3KZ pic.twitter.com/Vk4Q74k1Hv — Julia Reda (@Senficon) September 20, 2017 The 300-page report seems to suggest that there’s no evidence that supports the idea that piracy has a negative effect on sales of copyrighted content…
22 septembre 2017 à 17h23
The Pirate Bay serein face aux accusations de la justice européenne – ZDnet
Pour la cour de Justice européenne, la plate-forme de partage de fichiers est bien responsables de la diffusion illégale de contenus...
16 juin 2017 à 18h22
Does Music Piracy Still Exist In The Streaming Age? – Hypebot
While many believe that the streaming age brought about the end of illegal downloading of music, it seems that it has only replaced it with stream ripping, a process through which music is illegally saved while it's being streamed...
31 mai 2017 à 19h30
Napster’s founder is now patenting anti-piracy technology – BGR
Sean Parker, best known for founding Napster and getting in early on Facebook, has a strange new line of work. The entrepreneur has a startup that's meant to let you watch new-release movies in the comfort of your own home, in return for a small fortune.
Obviously, the only way Parker is ever going to persuade a movie exec to let him do digital rentals of brand-new movies is with a bunch of anti-piracy features. So, a man whose piracy-enabling software probably caused DRM to become popular is now thinking of crafty ways to prevent piracy.
Parker's startup, which has yet to launch, is called Screening Room. The basic concept is you'd pay $50 to stream a movie the same time it came out in theaters. The idea is that rather than paying $40 for four movie tickets, then buying popcorn, you'd just invite a couple friends over, and stream the movie on your couch instead...
29 mai 2017 à 18h20
Spotify’s Beta Used ‘Pirate’ MP3 Files, Some From Pirate Bay – TorrentFreak
Spotify is often credited as the music service most in tune with the 'pirate' mentality, having converted millions of former file-sharers in recent years. Interestingly, according to writer and researcher Rasmus Fleischer, a decade ago the site actually populated its beta with pirate MP3s, including some that were only available on The Pirate Bay.
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09 mai 2017 à 19h08
Piracy FAQs site launched as ISPs prepare to send out ‘educational emails’ to infringers – CMU
As British internet service providers prepare to finally start sending out warning letters to customers that the entertainment industries reckon are accessing content from unlicensed sources, a frequently asked questions site has been put live by the ‘Get It Right From A Genuine Site’ campaign, which – remarkably – still hasn’t been put out of ...
26 janvier 2017 à 18h11
Zone Téléchargement de nouveau en ligne – Clubic
L'affaire Zone Téléchargement n'est pas terminée : le site est de nouveau en ligne depuis mercredi 14 décembre 2016. Est-ce une arnaque ? Ou est-ce que l'un des sites les plus visités du monde est rée ...
14 décembre 2016 à 18h56
Popcorn Time : ne payez rien en l’aidant à infecter d’autres internautes – ZDnet
Le ransomware Popcorn Time pour Windows vous permettra de récupérer gratuitement vos fichiers à condition de lui donner un coup de main pour infecter au moins deux personnes de votre choix...
13 décembre 2016 à 12h30
Universal invests in P2P ticketing platform StreetTeam – CMU
P2P ticketing platform StreetTeam – created by the merger of The Physical Network and We Represent earlier this year – has raised $10 million in new finance. While the new funding round has been led by the likes of Spring Partners, Frontline Ventures and Kindred, one strategic investor in the company is Universal Music...
14 octobre 2016 à 17h00
Legal Threats Have Absolutely No Impact on Music Piracy, Study Finds – Digital Music News
Nearly two decades of legal threats and lawsuits have had little impact on music piracy, a new study finds. Instead, the companies the industry hates — YouTube, SoundCloud, and Spotify — have done the most to save the music business. So why didn’t all those lawsuits work? As the music industry pops the champagne on its best ...
27 septembre 2016 à 17h19
Guy Who Leaked Entire Frank Ocean Album Won’t Be Charged – Digital Music News
Within moments of its exclusive release Apple Music, Frank Ocean’s Blonde was quickly leaked onto Google Drive and posted on Reddit. So why did Apple —or anyone else — decide not to press charges? Strange details surrounding the release of Frank Ocean’s latest albums are now getting stranger. According to details shared with DMN by...
22 septembre 2016 à 16h52
BitTorrent unveils new live-streaming platform for peer-to-peer broadcasts – The Verge
BitTorrent has been working on its proprietary live-streaming technology for years, but today unveiled its first dedicated app. BitTorrent Live is scheduled to launch on Apple TV this week, before coming to iOS and Android sometime in June. The app will feature free content from more than a dozen small-scale channels, with BitTorrent promising that additional content (including paid and premium tiers) will follow...
18 mai 2016 à 11h48
Sans pression, Google Now propose de télécharger illégalement Deadpool – Journal du Geek
Google Now, l’assistant intelligent du moteur de recherche, a la particularité d’être proactif : il propose à l’utilisateur des recommandations basées sur ses goûts et ses préférences. Cette propension à devancer les désirs de l’utilisateur est vue tour à tour comme magique ou flippante. Mais cela va parfois un tout petit peu trop loin. Ryan ...
24 mars 2016 à 16h55
Kanye West pris en flagrant délit de piratage sur The Pirate Bay – Huffpo.fr
MUSIQUE - Alerte piratage! Mardi soir, le rappeur-mégalo Kanye West a posté un tweet accompagné d'une capture d'écran de son ordinateur qui en dit long sur ses activités.
La photo montrait qu'il écoutait un titre de "Carrie And Lowell", dernier album du chanteur Sufjan Stevens, sur YouTube. Mais l'un des onglets ouverts dans le moteur de recherche Safari prouvait également une activité sur Pirate Bay, un site de téléchargement illégal, a remarqué le site Mashable. Day 3 pic.twitter.com/zPw0eFEFGF— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) 2 mars 2016
Un comble pour le rappeur qui a décidé que son dernier album, "The Life Of Pablo", publié le 14 février dernier, ne serait accessible que sur Tidal, site de streaming musical à la demande (plateforme légale donc), créé par son ami Jay-Z. Yeezus suppliait d'ailleurs ses fans de s'abonner à ce moment-l&agrav ...
02 mars 2016 à 17h41
With so many streaming options, why are Americans still obtaining music illegally? – Mashable
Video: Armand Valdes, Loris Ravera
If music be the food of love, then our current music industry is an all-you-can-eat buffet
You can pretty much listen to any artist or song at any time you want on countless amounts of platforms and streaming services. But are we reaching a saturation point where more competition is actually hurting us? Are we, consumed by the infinite choice of music options available, reverting back to the days of Napster when consumers found it easier to just download music for themselves?
See also: Netflix vs. TV: Who's winning at home?
The problem isn't a lack of access to our favorite music, it's that you have to find it in so many different places...
29 février 2016 à 17h44
Kanye album ‘pirated 500,000 times’ – BBC – Technology News
The Life of Pablo has already appeared on several illegal sites since its release on Sunday...
17 février 2016 à 16h06
The original Popcorn Time is back from the dead — but nobody knows who’s running it – TheNextWeb
Popcorn Time suddenly went offline last year with the Motion Picture Association of America claiming it had successfully shut down the service by catching the people behind it. Now, it’s suddenly back from the dead. The original app suddenly started functioning again today — and received an update titled “Hail Hydra” with a number of bug fixes. The Website also reappeared, at a different domain name, as well as the official GitHub becoming active again and the original Twitter account tweeting the news. What’s strange, however, is that nobody seems to know who is behind the updated app. Torrentfreak talked to the original team,
17 février 2016 à 15h21
BitTorrent comes to Apple TV through a live news app – Engadget
BitTorrent just came to the new Apple TV... though not in the way you might have expected. OnAir Live Developers has released OTT News, an app for Apple TV (Android and iOS too) that uses BitTorrent Live's peer-to-peer streaming to cover the US elect...
10 février 2016 à 11h41
Streaming illegal movies is now as simple as watching Netflix – BGR
Copyright holders have been trying to put a stop to online piracy for years, yet that battle is far from being won. And the cat-and-mouse game has reached new heights, because accessing illegal copies of movies and TV shows is now easier than ever. Popular torrent sites are adopting a new technology that turns them into Netflix-like services. The Pirate Bay, which gives users access to a large number of titles that can be readily downloaded to their machines, now lets them stream videos directly from the site to a web browser. That means people won’t even have to download a movie. Instead, they’ll just stream it from the site like Netflix. This type of online service isn’t new. Many people are already familiar ...
08 février 2016 à 19h28
The Oscars piracy problem is only getting worse – Engadget
In 2016, Oscar screeners for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are still receiving DVDs as part of the voting process. This year, though, the piracy rates are at an all-time high as all eight best picture nominees have surfaced on file-...
28 janvier 2016 à 19h40
Piracy Group Behind ‘Hateful Eight’ Leak Releases Apology – Hollywood Reporter
Hive-CM8 expressed that leaking the films will help the film industry and thanked Quentin Tarantino for making ‘Hateful Eight...
04 janvier 2016 à 15h26
MPAA: We Shut Down YTS/YIFY and Popcorn Time – TorrentFreak
The major movie studios of the MPAA are behind the recent shutdown of the torrent site YTS, the associated release group YIFY, and the main Popcorn Time fork, PopcornTime.io. In an international effort spanning Canada and New Zealand, visits were carried out at the premises of at least two key suspects Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services...
04 novembre 2015 à 17h47
Piratage : la justice ordonne à Aurous de faire profil bas – Numerama
La justice américaine a émis une ordonnance restrictive temporaire contre le créateur du logiciel Aurous. En attendant un jugement sur le fond, il doit cesser de promouvoir et développer son programme...
16 octobre 2015 à 17h41
RIAA and MPAA Report Notorious Piracy Sites to U.S. Government – TorrentFreak
The RIAA and MPAA have submitted their lists of most "notorious" pirate sites to the U.S. Government. The groups target torrent sites including The Pirate Bay and KickassTorrents, as well as various linking and streaming portals. Uncooperative domain registrars and other third-party service providers are called out as well.Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and...
07 octobre 2015 à 17h14
Warner and Universal win anti-piracy order against ‘Russia’s Facebook’ – Music Business Worldwide
Notorious site must block copyright-infringing uploads in the future
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29 septembre 2015 à 16h48
Megaupload : le procès d’extradition de Kim Dotcom débutera le 21 septembre – Clubic
Après avoir été reporté un nombre conséquent de fois, le procès visant à déterminer si Kim Dotcom sera, ou non, extradé vers les Etats-Unis débutera le 21 septembre en Nouvelle-Zélande. Le fond...
14 septembre 2015 à 20h02
It’s Impossible to Torrent Anonymously, Lawyer Says – TorrentFreak
With dozens of cases under his belt Oregon lawyer Carl Crowell can be considered an expert when it comes to suing BitTorrent pirates. However, a recent claim that pirates can't be anonymous online conflicts with day-to-day reality.Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services...
07 septembre 2015 à 14h26