TV & Film Piracy

TV & Film Piracy

U.S. Law Enforcement Shuts Down Popular Sports Piracy Sites

While the FIFA World Cup continues, U.S. authorities have seized more than two dozen domain names belonging to popular sports streaming platforms. These targeted websites include weakstreams.com, freestreams-live1.com, crichd.pro, toplivematch.com, guduballs.com and score808.com. Each site has millions of monthly users. Sports piracy is rampant worldwide—more than half of sports fans are frequent users of unauthorized …

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Torrent Site Co-Founder Guilty of Movie Piracy: #5 of 7

In 2020, a private torrent site called Asgaard was shuttered after significant legal pressure. Now its 47-year-old co-founder has been convicted for his role in massive movie piracy. He was sentenced to three months of probation, 80 hours of community service and a fine. In addition to Asgaard, he was also involved with other pirate …

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Sports Rights Holders Demand That EU Acts on Event Piracy

A letter signed by 108 signatories that include the largest broadcasters, sports organizations and associations for live performers demands that the European Union (EU) takes a stronger stance against what has become rampant piracy of live events. According to a 2021 report, broadcasters and organizers lose 28 billion Euro (US $27.8 billion) annually. Other signatories …

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Voltage Pictures Sues Comcast for Users’ Movie Piracy

Los Angeles-based Voltage Pictures, in addition to their affiliates and film copyright owners, has filed a lawsuit against Comcast in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania’s U.S. District Court for movie piracy. Previously, Voltage has invited controversy by targeting individual users for copyright violations, but they’re now going after the country’s largest broadband provider. Copyright owners …

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Illegal Streaming Site Popcorn Time Set to Make a Comeback

Advertised as the ‘Netflix for pirates,’ the Popcorn Time illegal streaming service may be trying to make a comeback, after being shut down in 2015. This is bound to be a massive headache for paid streaming services like Netflix and Disney+ as well as for movie studios. The movie piracy platform has struggled since its …

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