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Showtime Seeks Injunction to Stop Mayweather v McGregor Piracy
August 16th, 2017, 10:47 AM

The super-fight between boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor won't take place until August 26 but Showtime Networks is already suing to prevent piracy. In a lawsuit filed in California, the TV network demands that 40 sites are subjected to a pre-emptive injunction, forbidding them from streaming the event.

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Game of Thrones Episode “S07E06” Leaks Online Early
August 16th, 2017, 10:47 AM

The upcoming sixth episode of the current Game of Thrones season has leaked online days ahead of the official premiere. There are several high-quality copies of the episode floating around at the moment. The leaks, which appear to be the result of an error ar HBO Spain, are being widely shared on various streaming and download portals.

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Spinrilla Refuses to Share Its Source Code With the RIAA
August 15th, 2017, 10:47 AM

Spinrilla, a popular hip-hop mixtape site and app, is refusing to share its source code with the RIAA. The major record labels want to use the code as evidence in their ongoing piracy lawsuit against the company. Spinrilla notes, however, that handing over its "crown jewel" goes too far, while stressing that the RIAA's piracy claims are overblown.

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Roku Gets Tough on Pirate Channels, Warns Users
August 15th, 2017, 10:47 AM

Users of the popular media player Roku receive a stark warning when they install channels outside of the official store. While these private or "non-certified" channels are still permitted, the company says that copyright-infringing channels may be pulled without prior notice. The news follows a few weeks after Roku was dragged into a piracy lawsuit in Mexico.

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BREIN is Taking Infamous ‘Piracy’ Hosting Provider Ecatel to Court
August 15th, 2017, 10:47 AM

Anti-piracy outfit BREIN will get a witness hearing against the operators of Ecatel, a hosting provider with a reputation for taking on customers other hosts prefer to avoid. BREIN says that Ecatel and associated companies host copyright-infringing websites and ignore takedown demands. The operators say that BREIN's complaint amounts to a fishing expedition.

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Game of Thrones Pirates Arrested For Leaking Episode Early
August 14th, 2017, 10:47 AM

Four people have been arrested in connection with the leak of the fourth episode of Game of Thrones' latest season. The leak, which took place early August in advance of its commercial release, carried the watermark 'Star India'. All four men will be detained for a week while an investigation gets underway.

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Curb Your Enthusiasm on Those HBO Leaks
August 14th, 2017, 10:47 AM

The people behind the HBO hack have released a new series of breached data to the press. The new batch of leaks includes episodes from the highly anticipated ninth season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," as well as other titles including "Barry,” "Insecure" and “The Deuce.” While there's no shortage of media coverage thus far, the actual leaked files are hard to find.

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New Premier League Blocking Disrupts Pirate IPTV Providers
August 14th, 2017, 10:47 AM

This weekend the Premier League began a new round of actions targeting illegal streaming. Reports reveal disruption at many IPTV providers, with some indicating that using VPNs is now a must for UK IPTV subscribers. Interestingly, however, sources at some providers claim to have already mitigated the threat.

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 08/14/17
August 14th, 2017, 10:47 AM

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘The Mummy'. 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' completes the top three.

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MPAA Revenue Stabilizes, Chris Dodd Earns $3.5 Million
August 13th, 2017, 10:47 AM

The latest MPAA tax filing shows that the revenue generated by the anti-piracy group has stabilized after a few rocky years. The group's main income sources are major Hollywood studios, which contribute $65 million a year. The filing further reveals that MPAA boss and former Senator Chris Dodd earned an income of more than $3.5 million.

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