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

Published by TorrentFreak on 3/2/21

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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How a Chinese website for pirated TV shows became a cultural touchstone for millennials

Published by CNN Business on 3/3/21

When Bill Liang realized that popular video download and streaming service Renren Yingshi might be gone for good his heart sank.

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Netflix’s Password-Sharing Crackdown Has a Silver Lining

Published by Wired on 3/12/21

The streaming service is making account owners enter two-factor codes in a limited test. That's … actually not so bad.

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Piracy steals RM3 billion annually from local content industry

Published by Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment on 2/23/21

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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ACE Action Leads to FWIPTV Piracy Service Ceasing Operations in Thailand

Published by Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment on 3/1/21

Thailand – Following a major investigation by the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) in support of Thailand’s Department of Special Investigations (DSI), the piracy service FWIPTV has ceased all operations.

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Netflix is testing a crackdown on password sharing

Published by CNBC.com on 3/11/21

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

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ACE Targets Popular ‘Watched’ Streaming App Add-Ons in US Court

Published by TorrentFreak on 2/17/21

The popular 'Watched' streaming app is used by large numbers of viewers to watch movies, TV shows and live sports for free. However, global anti-piracy group ACE is taking action to undermine the user experience, including by attempting to track down the operators of sites that form crucial parts of the extended 'Watched' infrastructure.

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The Rise of the Pirate Stream

Whether or not you’ve heard of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) you’re almost certainly familiar with it. In a nutshell, IPTV is live television—sometimes now...

Pandemic Provides Opportunity for Pirates and Hackers, Increased Risk for Viewers

Pandemic Provides Opportunity for Pirates and Hackers, Increased Risk for Viewers Description: Illegal pirate streaming devices and apps often deliver more than you bargain for.

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