Netflix Growth Hurts DVD Sales Popular legal video streaming service called Netflix is used by many movie and TV fans, bringing in billions for copyright owners. However, its popularity also has a downside: it was found that Netflix could kill physical disc sales, which traditionally had been the prime revenue source for the movie industry. 1/3 US Adults Admit to Having Watched Pirated Content According to recent survey of the anti-piracy firm, 32% of adults in the United States admit to having downloaded or streamed pirated video content. Although they are usually aware that watching pirated content is illegal, infringers are hard to deter. As such, piracy remains rampant in the US, UK ISP’s Piracy Educational Advisory was Confusing British Internet service providers will soon start sending piracy warnings to their customers as part of a new educational campaign. One of the largest providers in the country, BT, UK Teenage Girls Invited to Cyber Spying Competition Girls aged 13 to 15 are being invited to test their technology skills in a spying competition in order to inspire more women to fight online crime. This competition was organized by GCHQ’s new National Cyber Security Centre in order to encourage more women to join the fight against online crime. According to GCHQ’s ISP Refused to Pass over BREIN’s Anti-Piracy Notifications The Dutch ISP Ziggo claimed it would not hand over anti-piracy notices to file-sharers from the local anti-piracy group BREIN. The largest cable operator in the Netherlands claims that it is a neutral access provider and is not going to get involved in enforcing third-party rights. What's a Best VPN for Torrenting in 2017? The Big VPN Comparison Chart When it comes to choosing a Virtual Private Network or VPN as it is commonly known, many users find it hard to determine which one is best for them. To help solve your problems, a reddit user ThatOnePrivacyGuy created a VPN comparison spreadsheet of 125 large VPN providers on the web. This VPN comparison is also published on Lifehacker, PC Tech Magazine, Gizmodo and other websites Swefilmer Trial Started in Sweden A trial of two individuals accused of operating a popular Swedish streaming website has started, with the whole world watching. The operators of Swefilmer are accused of copyright infringement and money laundering. The landmark case was previously postponed in Sweden. Star Trek Spin-Off Is No More Accused of Infringing Klingon Language Paramount Pictures sues the crowdfunded Star Trek spin-off titled "Prelude to Axanar", and the trial will take place later in January, but part of the claims were dismissed, including the Klingon language: the court excluded it from the copyright battle, along with a number of other claims like Vulcans' UK Police Pressured Advertisers to Boycott Pirate Sites According to the UK's police, they visited a few companies advertising on pirate websites. As a result, the companies promised to stop advertising on 1,200+ pirate platforms. UK NHS Trust under Cyber-Attack Barts health trust, recognized as the largest NHS trust in England, suffered a hacking attack which could affect at least 4 London hospitals. The trust runs 5 medical institutions in east London and has just sent a message to all employees warning them not to open email attachments from unknown source.
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