GitHub has restored the code of a project that the RIAA demanded it take down last month after finding that the group’s DMCA complaint was meritless. YouTube-dl, a tool that lets videos from the
In ye olden days of piracy, RIAA takedown notices were a common thing — I received a few myself. But that’s mostly fallen off as tracking pirates has gotten more difficult. But the RIAA can st
Can’t afford Netflix and HBO and Spotify and Disney+? Now there’s an app specially built for giving pals your passwords while claiming to keep your credentials safe. It’s called Jam,
Hey all. This is Week-in-Review, where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCrunch this week t
A meeting on the status of anti-piracy efforts at search engines has produced a collaborative approach to better addressing the issue of pirated works appearing in search results. An international col
According to recent reports, Facebook has updated its Commerce Policy to specifically ban the sale of Kodi boxes on its site – that is, devices that come with pre-installed Kodi software, which
On Friday, the Federal Communications Commission sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and eBay CEO Devin Wenig asking their companies to help remove the listings for fake pay TV boxes from their res
Denuvo's anti-piracy tech has been divisive in the gaming world, with some complaining that it restricts their gaming habits or prevents modding — but few will dispute that it has been unusually suc
Some nice momentum for Barcelona based Red Points which has closed a $12M Series B, led by Northzone. Previous investors Mangrove and Sabadell Venture Capital also participated in the round.
Roku has begun to crack down more on private channels – a feature originally intended to allow developers to test their channels ahead of submission to Roku’s channel store, but which soon
Just weeks after revealing its first court case against counterfeiters, Alibaba has again pledged to increase its focus on fake goods after it announced a partnership with 20 global consumer brands.
Spanish startup Red Points has closed a €2 million (~$2.2M) funding round to grow usage of its piracy detection and removal SaaS by expanding from Europe into new markets, including North America. I
A study from Carnegie Mellon University and subsequent analysis by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation indicate that the U.K.'s blockage of more than 50 websites was indeed effectiv
In the year 2000, the music business was still strong. Record companies produced albums and shipped these physical objects to the stores that sold them. The internet was slowly becoming a system of ma
Here's a dose of irony for you this fine day: the internet just lost its most prolific source of illegal movies after its founder was nabbed after buying something legally, on iTunes.
There is a highly divisive and costly practice that software companies have inflicted on their customers for nearly a decade. This practice brings with it significant emotional duress, time investment
A report from Science shows that academic paper piracy site Sci-Hub is not a niche product catering to cheapskates and isolated mad scientists: It's as popular as it is illegal, and its millions of us
UK police have started replacing ads on websites that provide access to pirated or copyright infringing material with warnings to web users that the site is on a watch list -- and a call for them to c
A Congressional caucus identified four nations that are failing to address high rates of digital piracy. As first reported by The Hill, the anti-piracy watchlist released by the International Creat
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.vk.com">Vkontakte</a>, a social networking site known as the "Facebook of Russia", is facing legal action from nine music labels including EMI, Sony and Warner over