Pirate App Store Operator Convicted for Criminal Copyright Infringement

Four years ago the FBI took down several pirate Android app ‘stores’ and later arrested several people connected to the sites. This week one of the SnappzMarket operators, Joshua Taylor, was found guilty. During a bench trial, Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr. convicted Taylor for conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement.
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Tech Companies Urge Trump To Protect DMCA Safe Harbors

Donald Trump isn’t in the White House yet is but already under pressure from people hoping to benefit from his influence. Among them Google, Facebook, and Twitter, which have written to the president-elect hoping that he’ll uphold the safe harbor provisions of the DMCA to prevent service providers from being held liable for user-uploaded content.

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Music Group Confirms What.CD Raid, Claims Millions in Losses

The French music industry group SACEM has confirmed that several servers, which allegedly belong to What.CD, were confiscated in a raid yesterday. The group applauds the police action, which they say has put an end to millions of dollars in losses caused by the popular music tracker. What.CD, meanwhile, assures its former members that all user data is safe.

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Music Group Confirms What.CD Raid, Claims Millions in Losses

The French music industry group SACEM has confirmed that several servers, which allegedly belong to What.CD, were confiscated in a raid yesterday. The group applauds the police action, which they say has put an end to millions of dollars in losses caused by the popular music tracker. What.CD, meanwhile, assures its former members that all user data is safe.

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Major Cyberlocker EX.UA to Shut Down Amid Police Crackdown

The largest file-hosting site in Ukraine says it will shut down amid a government crackdown on Internet piracy. EX.UA has been a thorn in the side of local and international copyright holders for years and has appeared on the USTR’s list of notorious pirate markets. The site is now warning of uncontrolled torrent piracy in its wake.

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What.cd Shuts Down Following Reported Raids in France

The hugely popular private music torrent tracker What.CD has shut down. After a reported raid on several of its servers in France, What.CD says it has destroyed all site and user data. The tracker itself hasn’t confirmed the police action but cites “recent events” as the reason for its drastic actions.

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File-Storage Service Mega Compromised by Hackers

Mega, the cloud storage site originally founded by Kim Dotcom, was hacked this week. Outsiders gained access to part of the site’s infrastructure and plan to release source code, and possibly user details as well. Mega confirmed the hack but says that no user data was compromised

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BREIN’s New Torrent Piracy Crackdown Results in First Settlement

Last year, Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN announced a broad crackdown on torrent pirates, which resulted in the first settlement this week. The person in question paid 4,800 euros for sharing 12 TV-show episodes. According to BREIN, hundreds of thousands of pirates are now at risk of receiving similar treatment.

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Anti-Piracy Outfit Impersonates Competitor, Steals its Clients

Two employees of anti-piracy outfit MarkScan have been arrested by Indian police. The men are accused of masquerading as competing anti-piracy firm Aiplex, informing its clients via a fake website that the company was shutting down, and suggesting MarkScan as an alternative. The CEO of the company was allegedly in on the scam, which is still under investivation.

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Steal This Show S02E06: Kodi Addons, The New Pirate Superpower?

Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing renegade media and the latest file-sharing and copyright news. In this episode we talk to Eleazar, one of the people behind TVAddons, which is the largest repository of Kodi addons.

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