piracy

  1. Jamie McKane

    Ripping MP3s is illegal in South Africa

    Ripping MP3s is illegal in South Africa Until changes proposed in the Copyright Amendment Bill are signed into law, it remains unlawful to convert sound recordings from one format to another, such as ripping CDs to MP3. The Copyright Amendment Bill is currently being debated in the National...
  2. Jamie McKane

    Hollywood wants hosting providers to crack down on piracy sites

    Hollywood wants hosting providers to crack down on piracy sites The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) filed a letter with the US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) arguing that hosting companies should take more responsibility for their role in the piracy ecosystem...
  3. Jamie McKane

    Crackdown on cinemas to prevent camera piracy

    Crackdown on cinemas to prevent camera piracy Cinemas in India are under pressure from the Tamil Film Producers Council to curb incidents of "camming" - a form of copyright infringement which involves recording films in theatres using a video camera, TorrentFreak reported. Unless cinemas...
  4. Jamie McKane

    Top 10 most pirated movies of the week

    Top 10 most pirated movies of the week TorrentFreak has released its list of the most downloaded movies through BitTorrent over the past week. TorrentFreak uses its estimates of the number of times a movie was downloaded for its weekly chart.
  5. Newsfeed

    Piracy isn’t very harmful – Study

    Piracy isn’t very harmful – Study A study by Ecorys, one of the oldest economic research and consulting companies in Europe, found that piracy does not have a significant influence on sales of copyrighted content – except for movies.
  6. Newsfeed

    How many South African Netflix subscribers also have DStv

    How many South African Netflix subscribers also have DStv MyBroadband’s Piracy and Streaming Survey for 2017 has revealed that many tech-savvy South Africans subscribe to streaming services.
  7. Newsfeed

    Game of Thrones pirated over 1 billion times – MUSO

    Game of Thrones pirated over 1 billion times – MUSO Piracy monitoring group MUSO has released its piracy data for Game of Thrones season 7.
  8. Newsfeed

    Top piracy sites among South Africans

    Top piracy sites among South Africans MyBroadband’s Piracy and Streaming Survey for 2017 has revealed that many tech-savvy South Africans pirate movies and TV series.
  9. Newsfeed

    Thousands of pirated video game links hosted on South African public website

    Thousands of pirated video game links hosted on South African public laboratory website MyBroadband was recently alerted to pirated video game download links on a domain belonging to the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS).
  10. Newsfeed

    Top 10 most pirated movies of the week - 14 August 2017

    Top 10 most pirated movies of the week 1 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 2 The Mummy 2017 3 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword 4 Spider-Man: Homecoming 5 The Boss Baby 6 Wonder Woman 7 Alien Covenant 8 The Wall 9 Ghost In the Shell 10 Despicable Me 3
  11. Newsfeed

    Top piracy sites South African ISPs may be forced to block

    Top piracy sites South African ISPs may be forced to block While the SAFACT list of torrent sites has not been detailed, the organisation may start by requesting that the most popular websites are blocked first.
  12. Newsfeed

    Top 10 most pirated movies of the week - 24 July 2017

    Top 10 most pirated movies of the week TorrentFreak has released its list of the most downloaded movies through BitTorrent over the past week.
  13. Newsfeed

    New Game of Thrones pirated 90 million times – MUSO

    New Game of Thrones pirated 90 million times – MUSO The first episode of Game of Thrones season 7 was pirated 90 million times, Ars Technica reported.
  14. Newsfeed

    Top 10 most pirated movies of the week - 10 July 2017

    Top 10 most pirated movies of the week TorrentFreak has released its list of the most downloaded movies through BitTorrent over the past week. 1 Alien Covenant 2 Ghost in the Shell 3 Kong: Skull Island 4 Despicable Me 3 5 Wonder Woman 6 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword 7 The Fate of...
  15. Kevin Lancaster

    Top 10 most pirated movies of the week - 19 June 2017

    Top 10 most pirated movies of the week 1 Wonder Woman 2 Power Rangers 3 The Fate of the Furious 4 Chips 5 The Boss Baby 6 John Wick: Chapter 2 7 Life 8 The Mummy (2017) 9 Logan 10 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  16. Kevin Lancaster

    Top 10 most pirated movies of the week - 12 June 2017

    Top 10 most pirated movies of the week Rank Movie 1 The Fate of the Furious 2 Wonder Woman 3 Life 4 John Wick: Chapter 2 5 The Boss Baby 6 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 7 Logan 8 The Belko Experiment 9 Ghost in The Shell 10 Kong: Skull Island
  17. Kevin Lancaster

    Pirate site operator sentenced to 3 years in jail

    Pirate site operator sentenced to 3 years in jail A court in Sweden has sentenced two men after they were found guilty of offences related to the operation of streaming site Swefilmer, TorrentFreak reported.
  18. Kevin Lancaster

    Top 10 most pirated movies of the week - 24 April 2017

    Top 10 most pirated movies of the week 1 Logan 2 The Fate of the Furious 3 Kong: Skull Island 4 Get Out 5 Split 6 Rings 7 La La Land 8 The Boss Baby 9 Rogue One 10 Ghost in The Shell
  19. Kevin Lancaster

    Two men arrested for pirating The Fate of the Furious

    Two men arrested for pirating The Fate of the Furious Two “cammers” were arrested for recording The Fate of the Furious when the movie premiered in the US, TorrentFreak reported.
  20. Kevin Lancaster

    Would you stop pirating if you were "educated"?

    Would you stop pirating if you were "educated"? If you knew someone who produced media content and understood what goes into making a movie, for example, do you think you would be less likely to pirate media content? (For example - your partner produces Game of Thrones, you see how much...
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