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As US Stream-Ripping Increases, Almost Half of Rippers Are Educated & Affluent

The study was carried out among 5,000 Internet users 13 years and above in January and early February 2019. From 15 million participants in 2017, the study found that around 17 million citizens in the U.S. participated in stream-ripping during 2018. – Andy, TorrentFreak » http://bit.ly/2EN9UAf

Netflix launches ‘smart downloads’ feature on iOS to automate offline viewing

To use smart downloads on iOS, you can toggle the option in the Netflix app settings. It then turns itself on when you’re connected to Wi-Fi, to ensure your data plan won’t be used and your device storage won’t fill up as you watch offline. The feature will alert you when the episode in question has been downloaded. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/2GvLzAA

Microsoft’s Windows 10 To Block Downloads From Kodi, The Pirate Bay, KickassTorrents & Others

Microsoft’s patent relies on fingerprint recognition to identify the source of these illegal files and block them. Along with blocking these files, users who frequently share files without authorization could end up being singled out and punished. This system, if implemented could be much more effective in stomping out piracy than the current system of the copyright holder issuing legal notices. – Delwyn Pinto, Techworm http://ift.tt/2qaA4pR

Just How Risky is Internet Piracy in 2017?

By its very nature, using BitTorrent to access copyrighted content comes with a risk. Since downloaders are also distributors and their IP addresses are necessarily public, torrent users are extremely easy to track. In fact, with a minimum of equipment, any determined rightsholder is able spot and potentially uncover the identity of a file-sharer. – Andy, TorrentFreak http://ift.tt/2ulTqLH
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