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All the happenings in 2019 summed up in our end of year roundup

2019 News Roundup - The Year in Review

Posted by: Sean F, 11:27 AEDT, Wed January 1, 2020

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Read our roundup of the latest news for the week ending November 24, 2019

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending November 24, 2019

Posted by: Sean F, 17:52 AEDT, Sun November 24, 2019

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News Icon Actor Karl Pilkington Pirates Own Show

posted by: Sean F, 15:12 AEDT, Sun November 24, 2019

British Comedian sharing illegal links to his own show to fans

News Icon Weekly News Roundup for the week ending July 21, 2019

posted by: Sean F, 17:08 AEST, Sun July 21, 2019

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending July 21, 2019

News Icon MPAA Impostor Uses Google Take-downs To Target Piracy Competitors

posted by: Sean F, 11:32 AEST, Sun July 21, 2019

Piracy site may be pretending to be the MPAA to take down rivals using Google's DMCA system

News Icon Weekly News Roundup for the week ending July 7, 2019

posted by: Sean F, 16:35 AEST, Sun July 7, 2019

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending July 7, 2019

News Icon Amazon, Netflix and Hollywood Studios Seek Millions in Damages from Defunct SET TV

posted by: Sean F, 17:09 AEST, Fri July 5, 2019

Streaming outfit alleged to have engaged in piracy loses case against content owners

News Icon Weekly News Roundup for the week ending June 16, 2019

posted by: Sean F, 17:51 AEST, Sun June 16, 2019

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending June 16, 2019

News Icon Sky Switzerland Caught Using "Pirate" Subtitles for 'Chernobyl' Finale

posted by: Sean F, 15:32 AEST, Sat June 15, 2019

Sky Switzerland used fan-made subtitles in piracy blunder

News Icon Weekly News Roundup for the week ending May 12, 2019

posted by: Sean F, 18:06 AEST, Sun May 12, 2019

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending May 12, 2019

News Icon Pirates Watch Party: Pirates Flock to Facebook Streaming

posted by: Sean F, 14:30 AEST, Sat May 11, 2019

Facebook watch parties being used to share pirated content

News Icon Weekly News Roundup for the week ending April 21, 2019

posted by: Sean F, 16:44 AEST, Sun April 21, 2019

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending April 21, 2019

News Icon Game of Thrones Premiere: Piracy Surges, but Records not Broken

posted by: Sean F, 15:49 AEST, Sat April 20, 2019

Game of Thrones sets viewing records, for both legal and illegal streams and downloads

News Icon Weekly News Roundup for the week ending April 14, 2019

posted by: Sean F, 21:13 AEST, Sun April 14, 2019

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending April 14, 2019

News Icon Huge Number of Promo Screener Leaks Suggests Something Amiss

posted by: Sean F, 15:11 AEST, Thu April 11, 2019

Unaired episodes of 'American Gods', 'The Bold Type' and even full seasons of 'Ramy', 'The Red Line' hits the piracy sites courtesy of promo screener leaks

News Icon Weekly News Roundup for the week ending March 24, 2019

posted by: Sean F, 17:52 AEDT, Sun March 24, 2019

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending March 24, 2019

News Icon James Bond 4K Leaks Suggest iTunes Security Flaw

posted by: Sean F, 15:53 AEDT, Sat March 23, 2019

4K copies of all 24 James Bond movies are leaked online by pirates, and it seems they have been ripped from iTunes

News Icon Weekly News Roundup for the week ending March 17, 2019

posted by: Sean F, 21:51 AEDT, Sun March 17, 2019

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending March 17, 2019

News Icon Instagram Users Beware: Phishing Scammers Using Fake Copyright Notices

posted by: Sean F, 16:23 AEDT, Sat March 16, 2019

Instagram users warned to be on the lookout for fake copyright infringement notices that threaten account deletion

News Icon Weekly News Roundup for the week ending February 17, 2019

posted by: Sean F, 21:05 AEDT, Sun February 17, 2019

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending February 17, 2019

News Icon YouTube's Copyright Strikes System Used to Blackmail Content Creators

posted by: Sean F, 18:04 AEDT, Sat February 16, 2019

Claims of bias again as YouTube almost sided with blackmailers in copyright dispute with channel owner

News Icon Weekly News Roundup for the week ending February 10, 2019

posted by: Sean F, 16:21 AEDT, Sun February 10, 2019

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending February 10, 2019

News Icon The Walking Dead's Mid-Season Opener on Piracy Sites Before TV Premier

posted by: Sean F, 17:52 AEDT, Fri February 8, 2019

The Walking Dead mid-season premiere leaked onto piracy sites days before official airing

News Icon Weekly News Roundup for the week ending December 9, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 11:17 AEDT, Sun December 9, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending December 9, 2018

News Icon Another Denuvo Protected 'AAA' Game Cracked Day After Release

posted by: Sean F, 05:04 AEDT, Sat December 8, 2018

Denuvo fails to protect another major game title

News Icon Weekly News Roundup for the week ending December 2, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 10:21 AEDT, Sun December 2, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending December 2, 2018

News Icon Scammers May Be Abusing Google 'DRM' Takedowns To Promote Malicious Sites

posted by: Sean F, 07:10 AEDT, Sat December 1, 2018

Scammers have been removing piracy URLs to allow malicious links to rise in Google's search results

News Icon Weekly News Roundup for the week ending November 25, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 07:41 AEDT, Sun November 25, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending November 25, 2018

News Icon MPAA: Making Domain Registrant Info Public Better for Privacy

posted by: Sean F, 06:11 AEDT, Sat November 24, 2018

MPAA argues making personal information of domain owners public actually helps privacy

News Icon Weekly News Roundup for the week ending November 18, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 04:23 AEDT, Sun November 18, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending November 18, 2018

News Icon YouTube Counts the Billions Paid to Rightsholders via Content ID, Ad Revenue

posted by: Sean F, 06:06 AEDT, Fri November 16, 2018

Google publishes new report that shows how rightsholders are profiting from "unauthorised" uploads on YouTube

News Icon Weekly News Roundup for the week ending November 11, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 11:00 AEDT, Sun November 11, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending November 11, 2018

News Icon AAA Games Not Using Anti-Piracy System Incurring Huge Losses, Claims Denuvo

posted by: Sean F, 04:50 AEDT, Sun November 11, 2018

Denuvo defends the need for controversial anti-piracy tech

News Icon Weekly News Roundup for the week ending October 28, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 06:50 AEDT, Sun October 28, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending October 28, 2018

News Icon New Hope for Abandoned Online Games: Copyright Office Adds Exemption

posted by: Sean F, 07:53 AEDT, Sat October 27, 2018

US Copyright Office agrees to exemption that will help the preservation of abandoned online games

News Icon Weekly News Roundup for the week ending October 21, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 10:19 AEDT, Sun October 21, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending October 21, 2018

News Icon GTA Developer Goes After Cheat Makers

posted by: Sean F, 05:57 AEDT, Sun October 21, 2018

GTA cheat makers subject to home searches, equipment seizures and have had their assets frozen

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (September 30, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 16:59 AEST, Sun September 30, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending September 30, 2018

News Icon CBS Orders 'All Stop' to Fan Made USS Enterprise Virtual Tour

posted by: Sean F, 18:01 AEST, Sat September 29, 2018

Fan effort to recreate the entire USS Enterprise-D using the Unreal Engine shut down by CBS

News Icon Compromise Reached: Copyright Bill Shortens Copyright Protection for Older Songs

posted by: Sean F, 14:52 AEST, Thu September 27, 2018

Compromise reached in settling the issue of old songs and their copyright terms

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (September 23, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 21:30 AEST, Sun September 23, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending September 23, 2018

News Icon Games Protected by Latest Version of Denuvo Cracked yet Again

posted by: Sean F, 17:29 AEST, Sat September 22, 2018

Games protected by the latest version of Denuvo cracked again

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (September 16, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 21:24 AEST, Sun September 16, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending September 16, 2018

News Icon Pirate Bay, Demonoid, Suffer From Technical Difficulties

posted by: Sean F, 16:46 AEST, Sun September 16, 2018

Tough times for The Pirate Bay and Demonoid, as both sites face technical difficulties

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (September 2, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 21:51 AEST, Sun September 2, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending September 2, 2018

News Icon GOG Launches 'FCK DRM' to Promote DRM-Free Movement

posted by: Sean F, 19:00 AEST, Sat September 1, 2018

GOG says 'FCK DRM' to promote the benefits of DRM-free

News Icon TorrentFreak: News Website Blocked as Piracy, Hacking Resource

posted by: Sean F, 16:59 AEST, Fri August 31, 2018

News website wrongly blocked for being a piracy, hacking resource

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (August 26, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 22:12 AEST, Sun August 26, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending August 26, 2018

News Icon MPAA Boss: Piracy Is Symptom of a 'Toxic', 'Broken' Internet

posted by: Sean F, 17:00 AEST, Sun August 26, 2018

MPAA chief Charles Rivkin urges legislators and online platforms to address piracy issue if they want to fix the broken Internet

News Icon Disney Warns Against 'Overzealous Copyright Holders', Not Talking About Self

posted by: Sean F, 18:01 AEST, Tue August 21, 2018

Disney fire off irony-laden response to lawsuit that claims the studio is a hypocrite when it comes to respecting copyright

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (August 19, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 20:54 AEST, Sun August 19, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending August 19, 2018

News Icon GOG: Game Streaming Is Just Like DRM

posted by: Sean F, 17:22 AEST, Sat August 18, 2018

GOG talks about game streaming, and the reluctance of big publishers in embracing the DRM-free movement

News Icon Australia's Piracy Site Blockade Shows Unexpected Results

posted by: Sean F, 18:04 AEST, Thu August 16, 2018

Pirate site blocking has decreased the piracy rate, but the amount of pirated downloads has increased

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (August 12, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 17:44 AEST, Sun August 12, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending August 12, 2018

News Icon More ROM Sites to Close Following Nintendo's Recent Crackdown

posted by: Sean F, 16:03 AEST, Sat August 11, 2018

A chilling effect following Nintendo's recent lawsuit has forced a major ROM site to stop offering ROM downloads

News Icon New Study Shows Innovation, Not Enforcement, Key to Solving Piracy Puzzle

posted by: Sean F, 17:01 AEST, Fri August 10, 2018

Study confirms link between better legal alternatives and a reduction in piracy, but fails to find similar links in relation to legal enforcement. Also, pirates buy more legal content than people who do not pirate

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (July 15, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 21:13 AEST, Sun July 15, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending July 15, 2018

News Icon Latest Denuvo Protection for 'Injustice 2' Cracked

posted by: Sean F, 14:52 AEST, Fri July 13, 2018

Prolific game cracker Voksi is at it again, cracking the latest "most bloated" version of Denuvo

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (July 1, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 21:51 AEST, Sun July 1, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending July 1, 2018

News Icon Roku Rolls out 'Mission Accomplished' Banner in War Against Piracy

posted by: Sean F, 17:11 AEST, Sun July 1, 2018

Roku says their anti-piracy efforts have succeeded

News Icon Nintendo Implements Anti-Piracy Kill 'Switch', While Switch Piracy Can Brick Console

posted by: Sean F, 17:05 AEST, Sat June 30, 2018

Nintend and pirates go to battle, while piracy code may contain a nasty surprise

News Icon Google Adds Metadata Support for Android, Driving DRM Fears

posted by: Sean F, 17:47 AEST, Fri June 29, 2018

Metadata support will allow offline distribution of Google Play compatible apps, but some say it may be used as a new form of DRM

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (June 17, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 17:15 AEST, Sun June 17, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending June 17, 2018

News Icon Latest Ultra HD Blu-ray Copy Protection Cracked

posted by: Sean F, 17:57 AEST, Sat June 16, 2018

AACS 2.1, which came with the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray version of the movie 'Fury', appears to have been cracked only a month after the disc's release

News Icon Apple Signs Writers Guild Master Contract, Paving Way For More Original Content

posted by: Sean F, 16:16 AEST, Tue June 12, 2018

Apple ramping up efforts to produce more original content

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (May 27, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 20:44 AEST, Sun May 27, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending May 27, 2018

News Icon US Congress Considers Expanding Copyright to 144 Years

posted by: Sean F, 17:46 AEST, Sat May 26, 2018

Copyright terms set to be extended again, as recordings from 1923 won't be in the public domain until 2067

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (May 20, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 21:08 AEST, Sun May 20, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending May 20, 2018

News Icon Roku Accidentally Removes Netflix, YouTube Channels on Piracy Grounds

posted by: Sean F, 15:10 AEST, Sat May 19, 2018

Roku blocks YouTube and Netflix for pirated content, accidentally, says the company

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (April 8, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 18:44 AEST, Sun April 8, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending April 8, 2018

News Icon MPAA: Global Box Office Sets New Record, Subscription Streaming Surges

posted by: Sean F, 15:54 AEST, Sat April 7, 2018

The movie business has never been better, and digital is playing a huge part in driving increased revenue

News Icon U.S. Music Industry Revenue Growing at Rapid pace, Thanks to Paid Subscriptions

posted by: Sean F, 16:15 AEST, Wed April 4, 2018

Music industry revenue grows again, two years in a row, but RIAA still not happy with "gaps in core rights"

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (April 1, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 20:18 AEST, Sun April 1, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending April 1, 2018

News Icon Spotify Takes Action Against 'Pirate' Users

posted by: Sean F, 15:12 AEST, Sun April 1, 2018

Spotify identifies two millions users using hacked version of its app to unlock premium features for free

News Icon Google Removes 'Kodi' from Autocomplete Due to Perceived Piracy Links

posted by: Sean F, 14:48 AEDT, Fri March 30, 2018

Google starts filtering the term 'Kodi' from autocomplete

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (March 25, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 15:01 AEDT, Mon March 26, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending March 25, 2018

News Icon Game Cracker Joins Forces with Game Developers to Promote 'Serious Sam' Game

posted by: Sean F, 15:32 AEDT, Wed March 21, 2018

Game cracker offers to help game developer to promote struggling game

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (March 11, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 14:41 AEDT, Sun March 11, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending March 11, 2018

News Icon Trump Promises Action on Piracy, as Government Takes Aim at 'Kodi Boxes'

posted by: Sean F, 16:08 AEDT, Sat March 10, 2018

The creative industries call on the government to take a role in taking on "Kodi boxes", and the government, including President Trump, seems more than willing

News Icon Final Fantasy XV Epic DRM Stuff Up May Allow Denuvo Performance Benchmarking

posted by: Sean F, 16:58 AEDT, Fri March 9, 2018

Square Enix's huge mistakes allows full game to be played without Denuvo, and may finally allow measurement of Denuvo's performance hit

News Icon Spotify's Piracy Links Revealed: Company Used to Own uTorrent

posted by: Sean F, 15:53 AEDT, Wed March 7, 2018

Spotify does battle with uTorrent these days, but one used to own the other

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (February 25, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 18:33 AEDT, Sun February 25, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending February 25, 2018

News Icon Disney Fails in Injunction Bid against Redbox, Judge Rules 'Copyright Misuse'

posted by: Sean F, 17:55 AEDT, Thu February 22, 2018

Disney faces setback in its lawsuit to stop Redbox from "dismantling" Blu-ray combo packs to for rental of the discs and "resale" of the digital codes

News Icon Google Removes 'View Image' and 'Search by Image' Functions Due to Piracy Concerns

posted by: Sean F, 15:34 AEDT, Tue February 20, 2018

Google forced to remove useful links in image search due to copyright complaint by Getty Images

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (February 18, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 20:55 AEDT, Sun February 18, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending February 18, 2018

News Icon Crunchyroll Vulnerability Opens up Anime, Manga Library to Pirates

posted by: Sean F, 16:52 AEDT, Sun February 18, 2018

Anime, manga streaming site Crunchyroll has a flaw that allows anyone to view content without a subscription

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (February 11, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 16:57 AEDT, Sun February 11, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending February 11, 2018

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (February 4, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 16:11 AEDT, Sun February 4, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending February 4, 2018

News Icon Redbox, Disney Lawsuit: Redbox Claims Disney Stifling Competition

posted by: Sean F, 14:12 AEDT, Sat February 3, 2018

Redbox fights back against Disney with a lawsuit of its own, claiming Disney is stifling competition

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (January 28, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 12:27 AEDT, Mon January 29, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending January 28, 2018

News Icon Latest Version of Denuvo Used by 'Sonic Forces' Bypassed

posted by: Sean F, 11:47 AEDT, Sun January 28, 2018

Denuvo's latest efforts foiled again by crackers

News Icon Blockchain Technology Could Render DRM Obsolete

posted by: Sean F, 21:09 AEDT, Wed January 24, 2018

Blockchain technology could be used as an alternative to DRM, that would enable digital game resale, but could also draw the ire of game publishers

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (January 14, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 17:52 AEDT, Sun January 14, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending January 14, 2018

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (January 7, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 17:15 AEDT, Sun January 7, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending January 7, 2018

News Icon Google Looks to Pre-Emptive Blocking, A.I. For Future of Anti-Piracy

posted by: Sean F, 15:35 AEDT, Thu January 4, 2018

Google is taking down pirated links before they even appear in their search engine

News Icon Filmmakers Argue for Extended Fair Use Rules When It Comes to Ripping DVDs, Blu-rays

posted by: Sean F, 16:47 AEDT, Wed January 3, 2018

Blu-ray and DVD ripping should be allowed, says filmmakers

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (December 10, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 15:52 AEDT, Sun December 10, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending December 10, 2017

News Icon Disney Sues Redbox for Selling Digital Copy Codes

posted by: Sean F, 18:11 AEDT, Thu December 7, 2017

Studio alleges Redbox took digital movie code printouts from retail copies of movies to sell in kiosks

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (December 3, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 00:08 AEDT, Mon December 4, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending December 3, 2017

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