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Read our roundup of the latest news for the week ending December 9, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending December 9, 2018

Posted by: Sean F, 11:17 UTC, Sun December 9, 2018

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Denuvo protected Just Cause 4 Cracked in less than a day

Another Denuvo Protected 'AAA' Game Cracked Day After Release

Posted by: Sean F, 05:04 UTC, Sat December 8, 2018

Denuvo fails to protect another major game title ... More


Read our roundup of the latest news for the week ending December 2, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending December 2, 2018

Posted by: Sean F, 10:21 UTC, Sun December 2, 2018

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

posted by: Sean F, 07:10 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, 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 UTC, Thu August 31, 2017

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

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