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    Netflix is testing a crackdown on password sharing

    Published by on 3/11

    Netflix has never made a big deal about password-sharing, but a new test suggests the company may be reconsidering.

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    US Senators Urge Attorney General to Prosecute Pirate Streaming Services

    Published by TorrentFreak on 3/17

    US Senators Patrick Leahy and Thom Tillis urge recently appointed Attorney General Merrick Garland to put the new piracy streaming bill to use.

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    ACE TV, Firestick Plusman Repo, and Other Domains Seized By ACE / MPA

    Published by Torrent Freak on 10/4

    In its ongoing, international effort to protect the legal rights of legitimate content producers and distributors, the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment has, in recent months, shut down a variety of illegal, pirate IPTV services and their accomplices. When IPTV services shut down, they disappear without warning, leaving paid customers with no service and no recourse.

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    Sports Industry Can Earn Billions by Selectively Converting ‘Willing’ Pirates

    Published by TorrentFreak on 3/16

    New research published by Synamedia shows that the sports industry can potentially earn billions in extra revenue with a tailored approach to piracy.

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    Piracy steals RM3 billion annually from local content industry

    Published by Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment on 2/23

    Leading players of the local content industry in Malaysia lauds the authorities for recent action against digital piracy. Industry players are of the opinion that the current penalty for digital piracy doesn’t commensurate with the huge economic losses suffered by content providers.

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    Summer Shutdowns: Pirated Anime Domains and England-based IPTV

    Authorities shut down multiple pirated content providers and viewers receive nothing but warnings.

    RIAA and MPA Now Target Domain Name and Hosting Providers

    Published by TechNadu on 11/10

    As part of their global fight against content piracy, the Recording Industry Association of America and Motion Pictures Association have recently begun focusing attention on piracy-enabling internet operations. The new strategy is an attempt to identify those who run pirate streaming services and illegal streaming sites by pressuring those known to do business with them.

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    US Government Works on Consumer Awareness Campaign to Combat Piracy

    Published by TorrentFreak on 3/20

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is working on a public awareness campaign to combat online piracy and counterfeiting. This plan is welcomed by copyright holders, who offer several suggestions for its implementation.

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    Gale Anne Hurd On the New Copyright Law that Finally Catches Up to Streaming...

    Published by Deadline on 2/2

    Movie and TV producer Gale Anne Hurd weighs in on the recent increased, criminal penalties for large-scale, streaming piracy operations. This will likely slow down theft of digital content, helping the US economy, those who work in the entertainment industry, and content consumers.

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    U.S. Navy is Liable for Mass Software Piracy, Appeals Court Rules

    Published by TorrentFreak on 3/2

    The United States Navy is liable for a mass copyright infringement. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit sided with the German software company Bitmanagement, which accused the Navy of copying software without permission.

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