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Piracy App ‘CotoMovies’ Shuts Down, Apologizes, and Exposes Users

Popular movie piracy app CotoMovies has shut down following legal pressure. The app’s developer has now issued an apology to filmmakers while urging former users to switch to legal services instead. To assist filmmakers in their enforcement efforts, CotoMovies states that it will transfer user data to the copyright holders, who plan to sue some. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/2ZVWtK7

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Members of Congress Question Google CEO about YouTube’s Content-ID System

This week, a group of eight members of Congress, including Sen. Marcha Blackburn, Sen. Christopher Coons, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, and Rep. Adam Schiff, invited Google CEO Sundar Pichai to a roundtable discussion specifically about Content ID. The members explain that they are quite content with Google’s copyright enforcement efforts, but they are also concerned that smaller content creators are being left out. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/2PRndYv

Plex partners with movie studio to offer ‘package’ of free streaming films

Later this year, Plex users will gain access to a “package of library feature film titles from Warner Bros.” via the Plex app for free. The films will be supported with ads, but the partnership is the latest example of Plex’s evolving role in the media industry. Furthermore, all Plex users will have access to the films – not just Plex Pass subscribers. – Chance Miller, 9to5Mac.com » https://ift.tt/2MI6ynG

Netflix and other SVOD giants won’t reaggregate easily

The topic of reaggregation or rebundling is one that has been popping up in a lot of conversations lately. Michael Greeson, president and co-founder of TDG Research, said during the Pay TV Show in April that right now services like Amazon Channels are piecemeal but at some point they could start offering discounted bundles. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » http://bit.ly/2MKO7jh

SVOD giants look to literary classics

The Ampere Analysis study found that the SVOD giants are actively snapping up intellectual property rights from the likes of Dahl to CS Lewis, Dr Seuss to Tolkien and Gabriel García Márquez. Most literature adaptations are based on crime and thriller, with murder and mystery featuring heavily. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2W6ZgKV

Amazon Pulls Anti-Vaccination Documentaries From Prime Video After Congressman’s Inquiry to Jeff Bezos

The anti-vax documentaries had been available in the U.S. as part of Prime Video but as of Friday afternoon were not available to stream. Those include “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe”; “Shoot ‘Em Up: The Truth About Vaccines,” a purported exposé on the danger vaccines pose by potentially contributing to autism, asthma and neurological damage; and “Man Made Epidemic,” described as an investigation into “the autism epidemic and whether MMR vaccines have a role to play.” – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://ift.tt/2H8S24Y
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