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Read our roundup of the latest news for the week ending January 14, 2018

Weekly News Roundup (January 14, 2018)

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

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Read our roundup of the latest news for the week ending January 7, 2018

Weekly News Roundup (January 7, 2018)

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

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Google one step closer to "take down, stay down", with pre-emptive link removals

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 ... More



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

News Icon Streaming Now Accounts for Majority of Music Industry's Income, up 11% in 2016

posted by: Sean F, 16:19 AEST, Tue April 4, 2017

Music industry now dependent on streaming more than ever, but despite growing revenue, there are still complaints about YouTube piracy

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (April 2, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 15:46 AEST, Sun April 2, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending April 2, 2017

News Icon Startup, Tech Community Oppose Piracy Filters, Says They're Too Costly, Error Prone

posted by: Sean F, 15:53 AEDT, Sat April 1, 2017

Piracy filters are expensive, prone to error and limited in scope, says lobby group representing tech startups

News Icon Pirates Using Porn Loophole to Stream 'Rogue One', 'Doctor Strange'

posted by: Sean F, 17:18 AEDT, Thu March 30, 2017

Big name movies are appearing on adult video sites, and they're not porn parodies

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (March 26, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 20:49 AEDT, Sun March 26, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending March 26, 2017

News Icon Ed Sheeran: Piracy Helped My Career

posted by: Sean F, 14:58 AEDT, Tue March 21, 2017

"Illegal fire sharing was what made me" says Ed Sheeran

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (March 12, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 14:40 AEDT, Sun March 12, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending March 12, 2017

News Icon Google, Bing Anti-Piracy Agreement: 'Neutral' Searches, Domain Hopping Addressed

posted by: Sean F, 13:24 AEDT, Sun March 12, 2017

More details revealed about Google/Bing's industry first anti-piracy agreement with rights-holders

News Icon Father Liable for Not Warning Son About Illegal Downloads, New Court Ruling

posted by: Sean F, 15:45 AEDT, Sat March 11, 2017

Court rules father responsible for son's illegal downloads because he failed to educate him on piracy

News Icon Popular Video Player Software Embroiled in Wikileaks, CIA Scandal

posted by: Sean F, 20:06 AEDT, Fri March 10, 2017

VLC player has been used by the CIA to spy on targets

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (March 5, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 15:27 AEDT, Sun March 5, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending March 5, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (February 26, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 16:24 AEDT, Sun February 26, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending February 26, 2017

News Icon UK: Google, Microsoft Agree Anti-Piracy 'Demotion' Deal

posted by: Sean F, 16:25 AEDT, Sat February 25, 2017

Google and Bing sign up to "world's first" voluntary code of practice in regards to piracy, will begin to demote piracy results starting in July in the UK

News Icon Rights-holder Creates Their Own Piracy URLs to Take Down

posted by: Sean F, 16:07 AEDT, Fri February 24, 2017

Infinite take-down is now a thing thanks to a "creative" anti-piracy outfit

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (February 12, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 13:45 AEDT, Sun February 12, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending February 12, 2017

News Icon Australians Asked to Vent Anger at 'Lego Batman' 48 Day Delay

posted by: Sean F, 15:40 AEDT, Sat February 11, 2017

Hit movie made in Australia will be released in 42 other countries before being made available down under

News Icon Game Protection Company Denuvo Fails to Protect Their Own Website

posted by: Sean F, 15:32 AEDT, Fri February 10, 2017

Denuvo helps protect games but failed to offer even basic protection for their own website

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (February 5, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 16:47 AEDT, Sun February 5, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending February 5, 2017

News Icon Google Makes HTML5 DRM Mandatory

posted by: Sean F, 18:09 AEDT, Fri February 3, 2017

Google makes it impossible to disable controversial DRM

News Icon Denuvo Game DRM On Shaky Ground, Defeated By Zombie Horde

posted by: Sean F, 17:17 AEDT, Wed February 1, 2017

Denuvo protected game 'Resident Evil 7' gets cracked in record time - is the end nigh for this much vaunted anti-piracy system?

News Icon U.S. 'Six Strikes' Experiment Ends With a Whimper

posted by: Sean F, 13:31 AEDT, Tue January 31, 2017

No more six strikes in the U.S., as controversial program ends not with a bang, but a whimper

News Icon Ultra HD Blu-ray on PCs: Hardware, software Coming Next Month

posted by: Sean F, 18:10 AEDT, Thu January 26, 2017

You'll finally be able to play Ultra HD Blu-ray movies on your PC, but it will cost you!

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (January 22, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 17:06 AEDT, Sun January 22, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending January 22, 2017

News Icon Massive Screener Leak, Most Oscar Favourites Now Piratable

posted by: Sean F, 16:59 AEDT, Tue January 17, 2017

Top movies, including 'La La Land' and 'Arrival', already available to download from high quality DVD screener sources

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (January 8, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 18:14 AEDT, Sun January 8, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending January 8, 2017

News Icon Three Strikes Had No Effect on Movie Piracy, 'Deadpool' Most Pirated in 2016

posted by: Sean F, 17:16 AEDT, Fri January 6, 2017

Graduated response seems to have no positive effect on movie box office, while the most pirated film of the year is 'Deadpool'

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (January 1, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 17:56 AEDT, Sun January 1, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending January 1, 2017

News Icon Solving Piracy Puzzle Part of Spotify's DNA, Says Company's Top Lawyer

posted by: Sean F, 15:38 AEDT, Sat December 31, 2016

Spotify claims that solving the piracy problem is in the company's DNA

News Icon Critics Say US Government Got Piracy List 'Notoriously' Wrong

posted by: Sean F, 14:46 AEDT, Tue December 27, 2016

The USTR releases updated "Notorious Market" list, but critics say several inclusions should not be there

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (December 18, 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 13:52 AEDT, Sun December 18, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending December 18, 2016

News Icon KickassTorrents Resurrected By Original Team

posted by: Sean F, 14:39 AEDT, Sat December 17, 2016

KickassTorrents is back, well, almost

News Icon Pirate Bay Block: ISPs Warn Against Censorship

posted by: Sean F, 17:32 AEDT, Tue December 13, 2016

Swedish ISPs argue against Pirate Bay block, warning it's just another form of censorship

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (December 11, 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 16:55 AEDT, Sun December 11, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending December 11, 2016

News Icon Report: Apple Working With Hollywood to Bring Movies to Homes Sooner

posted by: Sean F, 15:52 AEDT, Fri December 9, 2016

Could iTunes get new movies just two weeks after their theatrical release? Report suggests that Hollywood is considering the idea

News Icon YouTube To Music Industry: Stop Blaming Us

posted by: Sean F, 12:25 AEDT, Thu December 8, 2016

Music industry blames YouTube for not paying enough, YouTube says they've paid out over a billion in ad-revenue in the last year to them

News Icon Icelandic Pirate Party Given Chance to Form Government

posted by: Sean F, 15:06 AEDT, Mon December 5, 2016

The Pirate Party could form government in Iceland this week

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