Category: Opinion

This week the EU Parliament approved the final text of the Copyright Directive, meaning that user-uploaded content sites, such as YouTube, will have to strike licensing deals with rightsholders to avoid liability. But how will that affect piracy-focused torrent and streaming sites?

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People who are in need of a VPN service have plenty of options to choose from. Most services offer decent encryption options nowadays, but what more does your VPN provider do to keep you anonymous? We take a look at the logging policies plus other privacy and security features of dozens of VPN providers.

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For mainly legal reasons, it’s prudent for ISPs to describe themselves as dumb pipes, with no control over or responsibility for the content that traverses their networks. The reality is, however, that is not only an untruth but a stance that can be undone in an instant, should emotions run high enough. Trouble is, no important actions exist in a bubble.

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Aussie movie studio Village Roadshow has a reputation of being a staunch anti-piracy advocate. However, the company is also known for delaying local movie releases for weeks, knowing that this may trigger pirates. That may also be the case with the “The LEGO Movie 2” as a high-quality copy leaked onto various pirate sites before the Australian theatrical release.

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It’s a commonly held belief among many pirates that all premium content should be available for free. However, when pirates ‘steal’ or take credit for releases made by other pirates, many find this completely unacceptable. It’s an interesting double standard that appears to defy logic but has its roots in earned respect. Content companies might do well to consider such loyalties.

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A takedown notice sent to Google on behalf of a prominent Indian record label, clearly targeted the wrong site. Instead of a pirate site, the notice resulted in the removal of a link from the well-respected copyright blog SpicyIP. Luckily, the site had enough in-house experience to set the record straight.

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Every few weeks, plans for starting new torrent sites, streaming platforms, and apps, appear on Internet discussion platforms. While most have lofty goals, few consider what might happen when they hit the jackpot. Initial intent is crucial so careless actions early on can easily come back to haunt and then undermine successful projects.

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Pirate site IGG-Games, which sits among the top 1,500 sites in the world, is under fire for meddling with pirate releases. One particular example involves the DRM-free game The Eternal Castle, which has been modified not to run if people remove IGG-Games’ advertising code. The site says it needs to do this to prevent other sites “stealing” its releases but pirates are not impressed. In fact, they’ve developed a tool to remove this ‘DRM’.

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Vox Media has targeted a YouTuber over a critical reaction video of The Verge’s highly criticized “PC Build” how-to. The company sent a DMCA takedown notice to YouTube, claiming that the video infringed its rights. While Vox may have hoped to bury the video, it move swiftly backfired.

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