Platform Exclusives Could Boost Piracy, UK Govt Report Notes

News

One of the prerequisites of beating piracy is that content is available legally for a fair price. In recent years, however, movies and music are increasingly becoming fragmented over a variety of paid subscription services. According to a UK Government report, this may be the reason why piracy is making a comeback.

UK ‘Pirate’ IPTV Users’ Favorite Channels “Are Free-to-Air”

Opinion

TV viewers in the UK are blessed with a wealth of channels provided free-to-air, such as the world-famous BBC and ITV selections. Interestingly, however, the operator of a 'pirate' IPTV service says that people are increasingly turning to platforms like his to access the same channels due to a better viewing experience.

Plex is a Pirate’s Dream But Could Also Build Bridges to Legal Content

Opinion

Popular media server Plex is an entirely legal tool to arrange movies, TV shows and other content and present them in a Netflix-beating interface. Some have described Plex as a pirate's dream, especially when its augmented with little-known third-party 'pirate' services. But Plex also has grand plans that could help to build bridges between content pirates and media companies that might otherwise prove impossible.

Brazzers Wants Cloudflare to Identify YesPornPlease Uploaders

MG Premium, a company operated by adult giant Mindgeek, is attempting to find out who is pirating its Brazzers-branded content. In a DMCA subpoena application filed in Washington, the company wants Cloudflare to reveal who is behind thousands of 'pirate' uploads on YesPornPlease.com - one of the world's largest porn sites - in some cases dating back to 2016.

Rojadirecta Puts Up Defense But Can’t Escape ISP Blockade

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A Danish court has ordered Internet provider Telenor to block access to the famous sports streaming site Rojadirecta. The order was requested by local anti-piracy group RettighedsAlliancen and Spanish football league La Liga. Rojadirecta, which filed its objections on paper without success, has yet to decide whether it will appeal.

Piracy App ‘CotoMovies’ Shuts Down, Apologizes, and Exposes Users

Popular movie piracy app CotoMovies has shut down following legal pressure. The app's developer has now issued an apology to filmmakers while urging former users to switch to legal services instead. To assist filmmakers in their enforcement efforts, CotoMovies states that it will transfer user data to the copyright holders, who plan to sue some.

Major US ISPs Refuse to Discuss Repeat Infringer Policies

Copyright infringement is becoming a big issue in the United States, not least because those labeled "repeat infringers" could potentially have their home connections suspended temporarily or even shut down completely. So what are the rules at the major ISPs serving the country, in their own words?