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# piracy - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Qatar-based TV partner calls on Premier League to block Saudi takeover of Newcastle United
# Piracy
From The42
# Piracy

Qatar-based TV partner calls on Premier League to block Saudi takeover of Newcastle United

Apr 22nd 2020, 10:20 AM 6,935 Views 25 Comments

Yousef Al-Obaidly, the chief executive of beIN Sports, has written to the chairmen of Premier League clubs.

# piracy - Monday 3 April, 2017

Three popular illegal streaming sites have been blocked by Irish courts
# Internet Piracy
# Internet Piracy

Three popular illegal streaming sites have been blocked by Irish courts

Apr 3rd 2017, 8:34 PM 84,211 Views 72 Comments

Irish internet providers will now have to block Movie4k.to, primewire.ag and onwatchseries.to

# piracy - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

The EU is continuing its war with Somali pirates
# Piracy
# Piracy

The EU is continuing its war with Somali pirates

Nov 29th 2016, 6:12 AM 6,876 Views 10 Comments

That is despite attacks essentially stopping in recent years.

# piracy - Monday 29 August, 2016

Megaupload mogul Kim Dotcom wants to live-stream his fight against the United States
# Let's Do This
# Let's Do This

Megaupload mogul Kim Dotcom wants to live-stream his fight against the United States

Aug 29th 2016, 1:02 PM 18,804 Views 20 Comments

Dotcom faces extradition from New Zealand.

# piracy - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Netflix doesn't believe its unblocker crackdown will cause users to leave
# Making A Move
From Business ETC
# Making A Move

Netflix doesn't believe its unblocker crackdown will cause users to leave

Jan 20th 2016, 4:45 PM 29,195 Views 56 Comments

Its CEO says “there’s probably so few of them” who will turn to piracy because of its decision to crackdown on VPNs.

# piracy - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

Top 10 list for pirated movies shows big increase in downloads for 2015
# Piracy Worldwide
# Piracy Worldwide

Top 10 list for pirated movies shows big increase in downloads for 2015

Dec 29th 2015, 1:38 PM 16,831 Views 50 Comments

Big budget blockbusters stayed true to form by topping the pile.

# piracy - Thursday 26 November, 2015

Software pirate ordered to make a viral video to avoid paying a major fine
# Unusual Punishment
# Unusual Punishment

Software pirate ordered to make a viral video to avoid paying a major fine

Nov 26th 2015, 1:04 PM 13,103 Views 22 Comments

The Czech Republic courts said it won’t force the man to pay around €350,000 in damages if his anti-piracy video gets 200,000 views on YouTube.

# piracy - Monday 21 September, 2015

The US claims this man cost the TV and film industry more than $500m
# Kim Dotcom
# Kim Dotcom

The US claims this man cost the TV and film industry more than $500m

Sep 21st 2015, 1:00 PM 22,541 Views 17 Comments

Authorities say Megaupload netted more than $175 million in criminal proceeds.

# piracy - Monday 24 August, 2015

Piracy sites are banning Windows 10 users because they're worried about privacy
# Cautious
# Cautious

Piracy sites are banning Windows 10 users because they're worried about privacy

Aug 24th 2015, 3:24 PM 11,234 Views 20 Comments

They claim that Microsoft is sending back identifying information about their sites when Windows 10 users visit.

# piracy - Monday 13 April, 2015

Leaked Game of Thrones episodes downloaded one million times already
# Binge
# Binge

Leaked Game of Thrones episodes downloaded one million times already

Apr 13th 2015, 4:09 PM 11,130 Views 35 Comments

That was quick…

# piracy - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Australia has just set a major precedent against online piracy, but could the same happen here?
# Shiver Me Timbers
# Shiver Me Timbers

Australia has just set a major precedent against online piracy, but could the same happen here?

Apr 7th 2015, 4:35 PM 15,811 Views 26 Comments

Internet Service Providers are to be made hand over the identities of almost 5,000 people who illegally shared one movie.

# piracy - Friday 13 March, 2015

Cut the music: Police bust illegal karaoke website
# The Fun Police
# The Fun Police

Cut the music: Police bust illegal karaoke website

Mar 13th 2015, 6:00 PM 11,942 Views 14 Comments

They were hosting a large number of copyrighted files.

# piracy - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Norwegian people aren't pirating music any more - here's why
# Revenue Streams
# Revenue Streams

Norwegian people aren't pirating music any more - here's why

Feb 1st 2015, 10:15 AM 22,861 Views 41 Comments

The answer is pretty simple, it seems.

# piracy - Monday 5 January, 2015

Google was asked to remove 345 million 'pirate' links in 2014
# Copyright Infringement
# Copyright Infringement

Google was asked to remove 345 million 'pirate' links in 2014

Jan 5th 2015, 3:42 PM 7,024 Views 9 Comments

The number of requests increased by 75% compared to 2013.

# piracy - Monday 13 October, 2014

The Walking Dead was trending in Ireland this morning, thanks to piracy
# The Walking Dead
From The Daily Edge
# The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead was trending in Ireland this morning, thanks to piracy

Oct 13th 2014, 10:00 AM 3,341 Views 6 Comments

Several of you stayed up until the wee hours to watch the show.

# piracy - Monday 9 June, 2014

Remember Megavideo? Its founder is offering €3.7mn for dirt on the US Government
# Pirate Bounty
# Pirate Bounty

Remember Megavideo? Its founder is offering €3.7mn for dirt on the US Government

Jun 9th 2014, 11:06 AM 14,551 Views 46 Comments

Kim Dotcom is being prosecuted by US authorities for piracy but is fighting extradition from New Zealand.

# piracy - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Android pirates plead guilty in first counterfeit apps case
# Arr-ndroid
# Arr-ndroid

Android pirates plead guilty in first counterfeit apps case

Mar 25th 2014, 10:01 AM 8,618 Views 8 Comments

More than one million counterfeit apps were sold by US site appbucket.net, which were worth more than €500,000.

# piracy - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Ban on Pirate Bay lifted by Dutch court
# Computer Says No
# Computer Says No

Ban on Pirate Bay lifted by Dutch court

Jan 28th 2014, 3:00 PM 12,200 Views 53 Comments

Access to Pirate Bay is still blocked to the majority of Irish internet users.

# piracy - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Google Glass moviegoer detained by US Homeland Security over piracy fears
# Recording
# Recording

Google Glass moviegoer detained by US Homeland Security over piracy fears

Jan 22nd 2014, 12:22 PM 13,189 Views 40 Comments

The man, who was detained for over an hour, was accused of recording a cinema screening of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.

# piracy - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Clampdown on Somali pirates leads to 40 per cent drop in incidents worldwide
# Shipping
# Shipping

Clampdown on Somali pirates leads to 40 per cent drop in incidents worldwide

Jan 15th 2014, 7:45 PM 9,954 Views 23 Comments

15 incidents were attributed to Somali pirates last year — down from 237 in 2011.

# piracy - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Somali piracy is down 90 per cent from last year
# High Seas
# High Seas

Somali piracy is down 90 per cent from last year

Dec 15th 2013, 5:00 PM 13,703 Views 19 Comments

New security measures take effect – but there are still “suspicious approaches” to ships.

# piracy - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Russia switches Greenpeace activists' charges from piracy to 'hooliganism'
# Greenpeace
# Greenpeace

Russia switches Greenpeace activists' charges from piracy to 'hooliganism'

Oct 23rd 2013, 9:51 PM 5,166 Views 14 Comments

The new charge – used against the members of Pussy Riot – carries a maximum sentence of seven years in a penal colony.

# piracy - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Greenpeace activists could face 15 years in Russian prison for piracy
# Russia
# Russia

Greenpeace activists could face 15 years in Russian prison for piracy

Sep 25th 2013, 7:58 AM 4,455 Views 35 Comments

The 30 activists from 18 countries have been detained since they scaled an oil platform in the Arctic last week.

# piracy - Friday 9 August, 2013

Game of Thrones makers think illegal downloading is "better than an Emmy"
# My Dragons
From The Daily Edge
# My Dragons

Game of Thrones makers think illegal downloading is "better than an Emmy"

Aug 9th 2013, 4:22 PM 2,190 Views 3 Comments

Land of torrents and files.

# piracy - Friday 28 June, 2013

Bruton insists 'Pirate Bay' ruling will not mean bans on legal content
# Irish SOPA
# Irish SOPA

Bruton insists 'Pirate Bay' ruling will not mean bans on legal content

Jun 28th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,226 Views 55 Comments

The enterprise minister says the rights of legal internet users are taken into account before any website can be blocked.

# piracy - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

High Court orders six Irish internet providers to block The Pirate Bay
# Piracy
# Piracy

High Court orders six Irish internet providers to block The Pirate Bay

Jun 12th 2013, 4:59 PM 32,466 Views 198 Comments

UPC, Imagine, Digiweb, Vodafone, Three and O2 have been given 30 days to block users’ access to the piracy website.

# piracy - Friday 7 December, 2012

Record labels file suit against Irish ISPs
# Copyright
# Copyright

Record labels file suit against Irish ISPs

Dec 7th 2012, 9:15 PM 13,992 Views 101 Comments

This could be the first suit using the country’s controversial ‘Irish SOPA’ legislation.

# piracy - Monday 1 October, 2012

Japan introduces new illegal downloading laws with prison terms
# Piracy
# Piracy

Japan introduces new illegal downloading laws with prison terms

Oct 1st 2012, 3:17 PM 6,216 Views 14 Comments

Those convicted of illegal downloading could face two years in jail, or fines of about €20,000.

# piracy - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

First person jailed in UK for linking to pirated copies of TV shows and films
# Piracy
# Piracy

First person jailed in UK for linking to pirated copies of TV shows and films

Aug 15th 2012, 11:13 AM 9,692 Views 47 Comments

The site was once among the top 500 websites visited globally.

# piracy - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Piracy case against megaupload founder is a threat to internet innovation, says Apple's Wozniak
# Piracy
# Piracy

Piracy case against megaupload founder is a threat to internet innovation, says Apple's Wozniak

Jun 27th 2012, 10:28 AM 3,778 Views 4 Comments

“It’s just kind of ridiculous what they did to his life”: Apple co-founder supports Kim Dotcom.

# piracy - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

EU carries out air strikes on Somali pirates
# Piracy
# Piracy

EU carries out air strikes on Somali pirates

May 15th 2012, 10:14 AM 3,521 Views 24 Comments

Attack helicopters took part in the attacks early this morning along the coastline of Somalia.

# piracy - Friday 4 May, 2012

EU digital affairs chief admits controversial ACTA treaty likely to fail
# Acta
# Acta

EU digital affairs chief admits controversial ACTA treaty likely to fail

May 4th 2012, 10:58 AM 1,927 Views 8 Comments

Digital Agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes says we’re likely “to be in a world without SOPA and without ACTA”.

# piracy - Thursday 5 April, 2012

EU agrees on referral of ACTA to European Court of Justice
# Acta
# Acta

EU agrees on referral of ACTA to European Court of Justice

Apr 5th 2012, 7:15 AM 1,682 Views 3 Comments

Commissioners yesterday agreed the terms of a legal submission asking the court to rule on whether the treaty is legal.

# piracy - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

European Court of Justice asked to rule on legality of ACTA treaty
# Acta
# Acta

European Court of Justice asked to rule on legality of ACTA treaty

Feb 22nd 2012, 3:00 PM 1,380 Views 1 Comment

The EU’s trade commissioner Karel De Gucht wants to see whether the anti-counterfeiting rules are in breach of EU freedoms.

# piracy - Saturday 18 February, 2012

Cork teenager organises protest against ACTA
# Acta
# Acta

Cork teenager organises protest against ACTA

Feb 18th 2012, 8:00 AM 5,096 Views 14 Comments

‘The February March’ against the controversial international anti-counterfeiting agreement will take place later today.

# piracy - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Bulgarian minister pushes for delay on ACTA ratification
# Acta
# Acta

Bulgarian minister pushes for delay on ACTA ratification

Feb 14th 2012, 9:33 PM 1,561 Views 3 Comments

Bulgaria may join the growing list of EU countries delaying their ratification of the controversial ACTA legislation…

# piracy - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

EMI Vice President comes out against SOPA and ACTA
# Internet
# Internet

EMI Vice President comes out against SOPA and ACTA

Jan 25th 2012, 9:17 PM 4,585 Views 14 Comments

The VP of EMI’s Urban Promotions says that the best way to tackle piracy is not to introduce bills like ACTA or SOPA – but to simply provide better service.

Column: A response to Sean Sherlock's Drivetime interview on #SOPAIreland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: A response to Sean Sherlock's Drivetime interview on #SOPAIreland

Jan 25th 2012, 8:15 PM 22 Views 38 Comments

Paul Quigley, founder of news story-tracking website Newswhip, analyses the arguments made by the junior minister yesterday in favour of a new online copyright law.

In full: Seán Sherlock's full briefing note on copyright protection
# Piracy
# Piracy

In full: Seán Sherlock's full briefing note on copyright protection

Jan 25th 2012, 6:31 PM 4,471 Views 30 Comments

This is the text of a full briefing note distributed by Seán Sherlock to members of the Oireachtas this evening.

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