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Sci-Hub Loses Domain Names, But Remains Resilient
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

Sci-Hub, often referred to as the "Pirate Bay of Science," lost three of its domain names this week. The suspensions are likely the result of the lost court case against the American Chemical Society. Despite the setback, Sci-Hub remains resilient, pointing out that there are other ways to access the site including its own custom DNS servers.

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Game of Thrones Leaks “Carried Out By Former Iranian Military Hacker”
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

A man who leaked confidential Game of Thrones information and unaired HBO shows has been charged by the Department of Justice. Behzad Mesri, an Iranian national, is said to have demanded $6 million in Bitcoin from HBO. US authorities are warning that while he's currently at large, for Mesri "winter will come."

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Google Wipes 786 Pirate Sites From Search Results
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

Google and several leading Russian search engines have completely wiped 786 'pirate' sites from their search results. That's according to telecoms watch Rozcomnadzor, which reports that the search providers delisted the sites after ISPs were ordered by a Moscow court to permanently block them.

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170 ‘Pirate’ IPTV Vendors Throw in the Towel Facing Legal Pressure
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

Backed by two recent rulings from the European Court of Justice, anti-piracy group BREIN has pressured dozens of vendors of copyright-infringing IPTV services to halt their sales. Those who still fail to comply risk tens of thousands of euros in fines and potential prison sentences, the group warns.

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UK Government Publishes Advice on ‘Illicit Streaming Devices’
Posted on Monday November 20, 2017

The UK's Intellectual Property Office has today published advice on so-called 'Illicit Streaming Devices'. Noting the importance of ensuring that copyright holders get paid, the IPO warns that 'Kodi boxes' and 'Android TV boxes' present a threat to child welfare while presenting an electrical safety hazard to the public. If you have one, you should wipe it clean now, the government says.

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