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Netflix Geo-Blocking Crackdown Hits PayPal Users

The game of cat and mouse between Netflix and those customers trying to sneak into watching content from overseas libraries has taken an interesting turn, with e-payments service PayPal refusing to process payments from at least one virtual private network (VPN) provider.

Dallas Buyers Club Throws In The Towel On iiNet Piracy Case

It’s finally over. For a year and a half, lawyers for Dallas Buyers Club have been fighting iiNet to access the details of over 4,000 of its customers that had allegedly committed copyright infringement — pirating the 2013 Matthew McConaughey film. Now it has been confirmed that the case has finally come to an end, with DBC LLC throwing in the towel.

You Can Now Stream Torrents From The Pirate Bay In Your Browser

Despite a stormy ride, The Pirate Bay is still alive and well. And now it has an intriguing new feature: you can stream the torrents it indexes right there in your browser.

New Survey Shows Pirates Are More Willing To Pay For Netflix

Do you or does anyone in your household download films, music or television shows vis the internet for free? Does your household subscribe to TV and content streaming services? These were the two questions asked in an online survey of over a thousand Australians, and the results tell a story long suspected; given the option, those who pirate will pay for content instead.

This Site Lets You Search The Worldwide Netflix Library

Netflix might have declared its plan to crack down on unblockers and VPNs to avoid users country-hopping, but there’s still ways to view the different Netflix libraries from other regions. If you’re after one movie in particular, this global Netflix search engine will tell you where to take up virtual residence.

MPAA's Movie Search Engine Flagged As A Pirate Site

As a counter to how easy it is to search for pirated content on Google, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) launched its own search engine to drive up the rankings of sites that provide access to movies legally. Film distributors on the lookout for pirated content seem to not have been fully across what the MPAA were trying to achieve — and ended up reporting a number of listings to be removed from Google searches. Which they were.

Netflix Won't Crack Down On Aussie VPN Users

Netflix’s geoblocking crackdown is “doomed to fail”. That’s the word from Adam Turner at the SMH, who says that the streaming giant would be mad to even make a serious effort to restrict its users to only the region they signed up in or are currently located within geographically.

Chasing Aussie Downloaders Backfired In 2015: Netflix, VPNs Were The Winners

For Voltage Pictures, producers of the movie Dallas Buyers Club, extracting substantial fines from a large number of Australians who downloaded their movie illegally should have been relatively straightforward. They had used the model in other countries successfully and Australia had politicians and a legal framework that supported the protection of intellectual property. The problem was, not only did they not get what they wanted from the courts but the plan has backfired.

The Pirate Bay Just Lost A Bunch Of Its Domain Names

It’s currently still up and running, but this morning The Pirate Bay lost all of its ‘hydra’ domain names. LA, .GD, .MN and .VG are all gone, but the site is still accessible via its thepiratebay.se domain. For now.

The Music Industry Just Won A $17 Million Lawsuit Against A Grooveshark Clone

Grooveshark was one of the last big illegal music services left when it was shut down by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) earlier this year. So it’s not all that surprising that a Grooveshark clone received similar legal treatment, although the size of the fine is something else.

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