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Russian Senator Prefers Torrents to Cinemas and Opposes Web Blockades It’s a rare thing that mainstream politicians have something good to say about online file-sharing, but the Federation Council member Lyudmila Bokova of the Russian parliament speaks honestly about her preferences: "I like using torrents," she says, "because they enable you to download information quickly, Reddit Satisfied Only 19% of DMCA Notices The platform has just published updated information on the number of piracy takedown notices it receives. So, last year it received about 3,300 DMCA requests, of which 81% were rejected Kodi Addon Repository Becomes Very Popular Streaming piracy today becomes increasingly popular, with media player Kodi being at the center of everyone’s attention. In fact, Kodi itself is a neutral platform (just like BitTorrent), but millions of people use plugins to turn it into a piracy tool. TVAddons is one of the largest repositories of such plugins, Game Pirates Cracked New Anti-Piracy Technology Austria-based Denuvo Software Solutions GmbH developed Denuvo, an anti-tamper technology that is supposed to protect underlying DRM products and is being used on gaming titles in order to prevent games from being cracked quickly. However, the technology itself was defeated by the pirates rather quickly – for example, File-Hosting Service Targeted Its Pirating Users Uploaded.net, a popular cyberlocker accounting for millions of visitors per month, terminated numerous accounts of users this week over repeated copyright infringements. Irish ISPs Will Have to Block Pirate Streaming Websites The entertainment industry is celebrating another victory in Ireland where several ISPs have been ordered to block access to pirate streaming websites. The Hollywood studios complain that online piracy deprives them of millions in profit and are going to continue targeting piracy websites. Pornhub Will Have to Disclose Its Users’ Details A US federal court has ordered the adult website to disclose names, email addresses, IP addresses, and other identifying information of the users who upload pirated videos. The court issues the order following the request of a producer of adult content, who found over 1,000 infringing videos YouTube Avoids $1bn in Royalties Annually Thanks to DMCA While the DMCA protects ISPs from the liability for the infringements of their users, its safe harbor provisions also appear to help them avoid paying for content. For example, the top record labels claim that YouTube earns a lot of money from infringing music tracks uploaded by its users because it doesn’t pay Tech Giants Silenced Encryption Issue in Talks with UK Government After the meeting with the UK home secretary Amber Rudd, Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft are pledging to cooperate with the government to remove extremist material from the web and social media. However, British Government Can Force Encryption Removal The UK government has the right to compel tech firms to remove end-to-end encryption. However, it is avoiding using existing legislation, because this move is likely to force it into a battle it would eventually lose.
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