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Plex Plans To Place All Legal Streaming Options (and Piracy) Into One Interface

Plex Plans To Place All Legal Streaming Options (and Piracy) Into One Interface

After completing a growth equity round of $50m, Plex has announced plans to become a one-stop-shop for movies and TV. The goal is to at least partially solve one of the most annoying problems in today’s legal streaming market by placing all content in a single searchable interface. By default, this will also include users’ […]

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UK Pirates Remain Driven by Convenience, Availability and Cost

UK Pirates Remain Driven by Convenience, Availability and Cost

A report published by the UK Intellectual Property Office shows that a quarter of all online entertainment consumers downloaded or streamed content illegally last year. Many pirates pay for content but turn to illegal sources when availability is lacking or when the costs become too high. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, […]

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Nintendo Wins US-Wide Injunction Against Seller of RCM Loader ‘Piracy’ Device

Nintendo Wins US-Wide Injunction Against Seller of RCM Loader ‘Piracy’ Device

Last November, Nintendo filed a lawsuit against an Amazon seller who distributed RCM Loader, a device that has the “sole purpose” of allowing people to play pirated video games by circumventing the Switch console’s technological protection measures. A court has now handed down a permanent injunction to prevent such sales anywhere in the United States. […]

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Reckless DMCA Takedown Purges Legitimate Websites from Google Search

Reckless DMCA Takedown Purges Legitimate Websites from Google Search

The homepages of several legitimate organizations, including Live Nation Asia and Living Map, have been removed from Google search results. This is the result of an extremely reckless DMCA takedown notice that also targeted NASA, the BBC, and the UK Government. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

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GitHub Reinstated YouTube-DL But Restoring Forks is Apparently a Problem

GitHub Reinstated YouTube-DL But Restoring Forks is Apparently a Problem

After the RIAA had youtube-dl removed from GitHub last year, the platform decided to reinstate the YouTube-ripping tool, claiming that the industry group’s takedown was unwarranted. However, users who forked the project weren’t so lucky and according to a counternotice filed this week, GitHub isn’t responding to informal restoration requests. There is probably a good […]

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