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These Are the Shows You’re Pirating During the Pandemic

People who steal content through pirate sites really like genre television. Like, a lot. Read More >>

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Social Media Hype Increases TV Piracy, Says Study

People bollocking on about how you ABSOLUTELY MUST watch Tiger King, Floor Is Lava or $TrendyProg are contributing to piracy, says a new research paper. Read More >>

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TV Shows Pulled in Wake of Protests See Huge Uptick in Pirate Streams

Recent events have seen films and TV shows from the murky recesses of the past getting pulled from streaming services because they've been deemed unacceptable in the current climate, but people are just going down the route of piracy to get their fix instead. Read More >>

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European Police Bust Alleged Pirate Streaming Service With Over Two Million Users

Sick of streaming paywalls and unending searches on multiple services to find where that one movie doesn’t cost a fiver? Seems like a whole lot of people across Europe are too. Police throughout the European Union have taken down a TV and movie streaming ring that they claim involved over two million subscribers, dozens of servers, and even a customer support team, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. Read More >>

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Google Maps is Being Used by Pirates to Link to Illegal Downloads

Google Maps has been commandeered by pirates to advertise links to illegal torrents, and there's a good deal of scammy links on there too trying to get to your doubloons. Read More >>

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Illegal Film Torrents Surging Under Lockdown Threaten the Future of the Industry, Apparently

You've all been very naughty throughout quarantine - no I'm not talking about that sneaky visit to your friends house, or the spot of sunbathing in the park you slipped in during lockdown. With people stuck indoors, piracy has surged, and now someone is here to make you feel guilty about destroying the film industry, which has survived piracy for years. Read More >>

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Brazilian Youtuber Hit With Hefty Fines for Uploading Piracy Tutorials

DIY’s have emerged as one of the key ways that people are keeping themselves sane under quarantine, with videos dedicated to tie-dyeing to hair-cutting to sourdough-baking racking up millions of hits apiece in recent months. Now, it turns out one of the slightly less wholesome corners of these digital DIY-communities has attracted the attention of authorities. Read More >>

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Hollywood Studios Say GitHub Could be Liable for Popcorn Time Piracy

Copyright infringement is a big deal for the people who own the rights to content and want to make sure people can't access it without paying them money for it. Naturally they take a lot of measures to try and stop the services enabling that particular brand of piracy - especially ones that make it easy, like Popcorn Time. Clearly going after Popcorn Time isn't enough, because complaints have been filed against GitHub of all places. Read More >>

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Europol’s Warning Against Pirate IPTV Services Actually Makes Them Sound Very Appealing

The European law enforcement agency has put out a warning on the evils of using IPTV services, but inadvertently made them sound like attractive alternatives to legitimate paid subscription services like Netflix, Disney+, and the like. Read More >>

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Even the Pirates Are Offering Stuff to Keep Kids Occupied During Lockdown

With everyone at home during lockdown and self-isolation, there's been a surge in subs to streaming services which has been mirrored when it comes to piracy, but now one site is responding to the demand by creating an offshoot of its main site, tailored specifically for kids. Read More >>

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World’s Most Obvious Report Finds Piracy Has Risen During the UK’s Lockdown

There are a lot of things that seem obvious when people are being told to stay at home all the time. Some people will ignore the rules, exercise regimes will need switching up, more people will watch porn, and of course there will be a rise of traffic to piracy websites as people try and find something to do all day without having to pay for it. Read More >>

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Coronavirus: Piracy Surge Patterns Reflect Lockdown Measures Each Country Has Taken

In a surprise to no one, being stuck indoors has lead to people looking for ways to occupy their time, and that's seen a surge in piracy. Interestingly, we can see how the measures each country has taken in response to the pandemic has been reflected in those numbers. Read More >>

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Google Goofed by Removing Kodi’s Perfectly Legal Website From its Search Results

Earlier this week, Google received a DMCA takedown request citing Kodi's website amongst the offending URLs, and rather than looking into it first, the tech giant just waved its magic dick and made the site vanish from search results. Read More >>

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Coronavirus: Self-Isolation Sees Piracy Surge

As you may have guessed, with self-isolation and the lockdown of entire countries, people are spending more time at home, and there be pirates amongst them. Yarrr! Read More >>

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Kingdom Come Developers Turn the Tables on Pirates With Copyright Counter-Attack

The great ideological battles over internet piracy feel like they’re long behind us, but the developers of the action RPG video game Kingdom Come: Deliverance have come up with a tactic to combat their pirate foes that has us reminiscing about the old days. Rather than throwing a fit, the developers are monetising a pirate group’s IP to create a new income stream. Read More >>