ABS-CBN’s Anti-Piracy Efforts, A Success

ABS-CBN’s effort against piracy has gained them the “massive impact” title by a major copyright, privacy, and file-sharing publication. In an article written by TorrentFreak Founder and Editor-In-Chief Ernesto Van der Sar that was published in their website, he cited that the television giant’s numerous court battles and victories caused millions of dollar damages to… Continue reading>

Sky customers to pay for allegedly pirating “The Company You Keep”

As a legal firm that advocates the unlawfulness of online copyright infringement, TCYK LLC has taken matters into its hands by sending letters to Sky broadband customers who allegedly pirated the Robert Redford film “The Company You Keep”, which starred Julie Christie, Susan Sarandon and Shia LaBeouf. The TCYK LLC letter reportedly demands for payment… Continue reading>

Producers of ‘Survivor’ sue Popcorn Time users for online infringement

Just recently, Millennium Films and Nu Image filed a lawsuit for the illegal online distribution of the assassin movie Survivor which stars Pierce Brosnan and Milla Jovovich. The sixteen (16) individual Popcorn Time users were accused of unauthorized download and distribution of copies of the movie through the BitTorrent network.   Popcorn Time Much like… Continue reading>

Received a TCYK LLC letter? Here are basic what-to-do guidelines

Entities pursue copyright infringers based on the evidence they’ve gathered with the help of IT experts. However, those who receive copyright letters bring up issues regarding the claims. These copyright issues may include incorrect ISP, "fake" IP address, and false evidence among others. But what exactly do you do if you get a letter of… Continue reading>

PRS for Music sued SoundCloud for copyright infringement

For the protection of film copyrights, infringers typically receive Copyright Management Services Ltd or TCYK LLC letters. As for music piracy, it’s a bit different. SoundCloud, which is a popular music-streaming website, used to have a clash with the music industry; but just recently, PRS for Music representing songwriters has begun legal proceedings against the… Continue reading>

Windows 10 banned from torrent sites due to privacy concerns

While TCYK LLC pursues infringers by sending out TCYK LLC letters, Microsoft's anti-piracy measure raises distrust with its latest operating system Windows 10. Although there isn’t any hard evidence presented, torrent websites are taking extra caution. The paranoia stems from a single line in the Service Agreement of Microsoft which makes it possible for it… Continue reading>

Music piracy websites operator found guilty of copyright infringement

A man named Rocky P. Ouprasith from North Carolina pleaded guilty of reproducing and distributing infringed digital copies of several copyrighted works, including popular songs and albums. The announcement was made last August 23 in Washington, D.C. by Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell from the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente… Continue reading>

CNN and CBC face copyright infringement lawsuit over YouTube video

New Yorker Alfonzo Cutaia has reportedly filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against TV networks CNN and CBC for allegedly stealing his 31-seconder “Buffalo Lake Effect” video, which he uploaded on YouTube under “Standard YouTube License”. The complaint was filed in New York court. Cutaia told CBC about his concern; however, CBC told him that they… Continue reading>

Anish Kapoor alleges China of copyright infringement over “Cloud Gate”

As a country where piracy is rampant, China has another copyright infringement issue as the British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor has accused the country for illegally copying his Chicago sculpture Cloud Gate, which reflects the city’s skyscape. It was said that a city of Karamay in China has a new structure that has allegedly similar features… Continue reading>

Dr. Luke faces copyright infringement suit over Jessie J’s “Price Tag”

The American songwriter and record producer Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald, popularly known as Dr. Luke, encounters a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by New Old Music Group who reportedly claimed that the breakbeat in the Jessie J track “Price Tag” was taken from the 1975 song “Zimba Ku” written by the group’s president, Lenny Lee Goldsmith. According… Continue reading>