THE CONFESSIONS OF A CAMMING MOVIE PIRATE
After being sentenced to close to three years in prison for recording the movie Fast & Furious 6 and uploading it to the Internet, Philip Danks was released last month. Today we reveal the inside story of what made this UK-based 'cammer' tick, from procuring recording equipment to plans for a getaway should it all go wrong.
COPYRIGHT TROLLS ANNOUNCE UK ‘ANTI-PIRACY’ INVASION
Tens of thousands of Internet subscribers are at risk of receiving piracy settlement demands after copyright trolls announced they are preparing to launch one of the largest ever anti-piracy campaigns in the UK. The new wave of enforcement actions is supported by piracy tracking firm Maverick Eye who work with Dallas Buyers Club and other well-known filmmakers.
COMCAST USER HIT WITH 112 DMCA NOTICES IN 48 HOURS
According to a lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania this week, a Comcast user was sent a staggering 112 DMCA notices in just 48 hours after downloading and sharing a single torrent. The unlucky user was targeted for sharing the discography of Dog Fashion Disco, a long defunct metal band previously known as Hug the Retard.
VERIZON FIGHTS COPYRIGHT TROLL DEMANDS IN COURT
Verizon is protesting a broad subpoena the company received from Malibu Media, one of the most active copyright trolls in the United States. The ISP is fighting a deposition of its employees and is refusing to hand over private correspondence and information about modems and other equipment, citing the copyright holder's "extortionate" practices.
PARAMOUNT PICTURES FAILS TO SILENCE UTORRENT DISCUSSIONS
In an attempt to make it harder for people to find pirated copies of its movies, Paramount Pictures has tried to remove several uTorrent forum posts from Google's search results. However, it turns out that none of the threads that were called out as unlawful actually link to copyright infringing material.