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Read our roundup of the latest news for the week ending July 15, 2018

Weekly News Roundup (July 15, 2018)

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

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Voksi cracks most recent and "most bloated" Denuvo version

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 ... More


Read our roundup of the latest news for the week ending July 1, 2018

Weekly News Roundup (July 1, 2018)

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

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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

News Icon New Research Shows Netflix Won't End Piracy

posted by: Sean F, 15:46 AEDT, Sat December 2, 2017

Subscription streaming may not be the solution that will end piracy, a new study finds

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (November 26, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 01:32 AEDT, Mon November 27, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending November 26, 2017

News Icon HBO 'Game of Thrones' Leaker Identified, Former Iranian Military Hacker

posted by: Sean F, 16:45 AEDT, Sat November 25, 2017

FBI issues arrest warrant on former Iranian military hacker believed to be behind the HBO hack earlier in the year

News Icon American Movie Studios Fighting Against Expanded Fair Use in Australia

posted by: Sean F, 18:21 AEDT, Tue November 21, 2017

American movie studios trying to interfere in Australia's attempt to create fairer copyright laws

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (November 12, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 23:09 AEDT, Sun November 12, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending November 12, 2017

News Icon MPAA Claims 70% of Kodi Users Are Pirates

posted by: Sean F, 19:58 AEDT, Sat November 11, 2017

Kodi under renewed attack from the MPAA over piracy links

News Icon Piracy Rate Drops Again in Australia Thanks to Subscription Streaming

posted by: Sean F, 18:13 AEDT, Thu November 9, 2017

Streaming, downloads, or legal action, may be responsible for a further decline in the piracy rate in Australia

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (November 5, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 16:55 AEDT, Sun November 5, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending November 5, 2017

News Icon Portugal Paves Way for Fairer DRM Laws

posted by: Sean F, 13:35 AEDT, Sat October 28, 2017

Portugal adopts new copyright laws that makes DRM ripping legal in many cases

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (October 22, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 20:10 AEDT, Sun October 22, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending October 22, 2017

News Icon Netflix, Amazon Join Forces with the MPAA to Sue Kodi Box Maker

posted by: Sean F, 15:55 AEDT, Sun October 22, 2017

Streaming giants join forces with Hollywood to tackle the Kodi box problem

News Icon More Denuvo Protected Games Broken Within 24 Hours

posted by: Sean F, 15:29 AEDT, Sat October 21, 2017

Denuvo faces more setbacks, as more games are cracked in record time

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (October 8, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 13:13 AEDT, Sun October 8, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending October 8, 2017

News Icon Denuvo Protected Game Cracked in A Matter of Hours

posted by: Sean F, 15:31 AEDT, Sat October 7, 2017

The effectiveness of Denuvo called into question again as hit game cracked in only a few hours after release

News Icon DeUHD: New 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Ripping Tool Surfaces

posted by: Sean F, 12:20 AEDT, Fri October 6, 2017

First commercial Ultra HD Blu-ray ripper made available, capable of ripping more than 30 discs so far

News Icon First Pirated PS4 Games Hits the Scene, but You Can't Play It, Most Likely

posted by: Sean F, 15:46 AEDT, Thu October 5, 2017

There are now pirated PS4 games you can download, but most likely, you won't be able to play them

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (October 1, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 20:36 AEDT, Sun October 1, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending October 1, 2017

News Icon EFF Resigns from W3C Over DRM Row

posted by: Sean F, 15:29 AEST, Thu September 28, 2017

The EFF has resigned from the W3C over the introduction of a DRM as a Web Standard and the lack of a circumvention exemption for security researchers

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (September 24, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 18:07 AEST, Sun September 24, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending September 24, 2017

News Icon Game Developer Offers Free Version To Prevent Piracy

posted by: Sean F, 16:21 AEST, Wed September 20, 2017

Game developers chooses to fight fire with fire, or rather, free with free

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (September 17, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 20:58 AEST, Sun September 17, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending September 17, 2017

News Icon WordPress Reports Surge in 'Abusive' DMCA Notices

posted by: Sean F, 15:29 AEST, Tue September 12, 2017

Number of total requests more than double, but number of legitimate requests actually down due to DMCA abuse

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (September 3, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 19:50 AEST, Sun September 3, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending September 3, 2017

News Icon Perfect Copy Hits Piracy Scene as 'The Hitman's Bodyguard' Runs into Piracy Trouble

posted by: Sean F, 17:05 AEST, Thu August 31, 2017

Studio fails to protect film from pirates, possibly due to Netflix Japan

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (August 20, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 20:10 AEST, Sun August 20, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending August 20, 2017

News Icon A Game of Fire and Leaks, Another 'Game of Thrones' Episode Leaked Online

posted by: Sean F, 16:20 AEST, Fri August 18, 2017

More Game of Thrones leaks, this time coming from HBO themselves

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (August 13, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 18:17 AEST, Sun August 13, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending August 13, 2017

News Icon New 'Cam' Method Sees Unreleased 'Power' Episodes Leaked, along with Leaker's Face

posted by: Sean F, 16:24 AEST, Sat August 12, 2017

Innovative way to upload screener, involving two iPhones (one cracked), a sore arm, and a talkative leaker

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (August 6, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 16:23 AEST, Sun August 6, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending August 6, 2017

News Icon HBO Hack: Game of Thrones Spoiler Leaks Online

posted by: Sean F, 17:33 AEST, Thu August 3, 2017

HBO victim of massive hack, TBs of data stolen including Game of Thrones content, some of it already leaked online

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (July 30, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 13:56 AEST, Sun July 30, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending July 30, 2017

News Icon Download Site Forced to Remove Google Ads for File Sharing Software

posted by: Sean F, 16:21 AEST, Sat July 29, 2017

Open source download site banned from hosting Google ads on pages for legal file sharing software

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (July 23, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 15:30 AEST, Sun July 23, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending July 23, 2017

News Icon Game of Thrones Season Premier Ignites Piracy Frenzy

posted by: Sean F, 17:45 AEST, Thu July 20, 2017

Game of Thrones season premier sees piracy spike, but torrenting losing popularity to streaming

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (July 2, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 19:57 AEST, Sun July 2, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending July 2, 2017

News Icon Indie Developers Gives Away Free Game Keys on Torrent Site

posted by: Sean F, 17:12 AEST, Sat July 1, 2017

Game developer offers olive branch to pirates because he used to pirate games too when he couldn't afford them

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (June 18, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 16:47 AEST, Sun June 18, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending June 18, 2017

News Icon Mystery Surrounds Release of Pirated UHD Blu-ray Movies - AACS 2.0 Cracked?

posted by: Sean F, 11:15 AEST, Thu June 15, 2017

More Ultra HD Blu-ray rips appear on the scene, and nobody knows how they were ripped

News Icon Sony to Include Censored Versions with Selected Digital Movie Purchases

posted by: Sean F, 16:46 AEST, Tue June 13, 2017

Sony to edit movies to make them "family friendly", to the horror of artists

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (June 11, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 19:48 AEST, Sun June 11, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending June 11, 2017

News Icon Netflix Hacker Leaks ABC Show, Promises More Leaks

posted by: Sean F, 16:00 AEST, Fri June 9, 2017

Hackers release episodes ABC's unreleased show, promises major "offensive" against Hollywood

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (June 4, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 16:20 AEST, Sun June 4, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending June 4, 2017

News Icon Denuvo's Latest Efforts a Performance 'Abomination' Say Cracker

posted by: Sean F, 16:21 AEST, Sat June 3, 2017

Latest version of Denuvo making hundreds of thousands of protection calls, potentially causing performance problems - but still gets cracked in record time

News Icon ExtraTorrent's Surprise Shutdown a Boost to Other Torrent Sites

posted by: Sean F, 17:49 AEST, Thu June 1, 2017

Torrenting continues apace after surprise shutdown of ExtraTorrent last week

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (May 28, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 17:33 AEST, Sun May 28, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending May 28, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (May 21, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 17:11 AEST, Sun May 21, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending May 21, 2017

News Icon Disney Reveals Hackers May Have Stolen Unreleased Film

posted by: Sean F, 17:06 AEST, Sat May 20, 2017

More theft and ransom demands in Hollywood as hackers strike again

News Icon New Netflix Android App Adds DRM, HDR

posted by: Sean F, 11:04 AEST, Thu May 18, 2017

Netflix's latest Android app brings joy and pain depending on what type of phone you use

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (May 7, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 19:39 AEST, Sun May 7, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending May 7, 2017

News Icon First Ripped Ultra HD Blu-ray Uploaded to Pirate Sites

posted by: Sean F, 10:33 AEST, Sat May 6, 2017

Possible breakthrough in the cracking of AACS 2.0 leads to the first ripped Ultra HD Blu-ray movie

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (April 30, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 16:32 AEST, Sun April 30, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending April 30, 2017

News Icon Hacker Releases Stolen Netflix Episodes, Threatens More Releases

posted by: Sean F, 14:53 AEST, Sun April 30, 2017

Hacker release unreleased episodes of OITNB after Netflix refused to pay ransom demands

News Icon Kodi Shuts Down DRM Rumors

posted by: Sean F, 15:53 AEST, Fri April 28, 2017

Kodi clarifies DRM stance amid "fake news" controversies

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (April 23, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 17:11 AEST, Sun April 23, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending April 23, 2017

News Icon Denuvo v4, Only Recently Released, Cracked Already

posted by: Sean F, 19:36 AEST, Tue April 18, 2017

Not great news for Denuvo, but game publishers will still be able to protect their games for a while

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (April 9, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 16:01 AEST, Sun April 9, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending April 9, 2017

News Icon Amazon Bans Pirate Media Players, Will Destroy Inventory

posted by: Sean F, 17:20 AEST, Thu April 6, 2017

Amazon taking a hardline stance against media players being sold with pre-installed piracy software

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