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As millions blocked from Sky TV and free movie streams, another ban comes into force

Streaming illegally via the web has just been made even harder. A fresh block, announced this week, has seen another major provider of movies and TV shows closed by authorities leaving a huge number of users unable to access a vast catalogue of content. The latest shutdown has been enforced by the team at Brein who say they recently discovered the identity of the administrator of illegal site Discoverthisplace. Two prolific uploaders were also tracked down. This illegal website was home to tens of thousands of films, TV series, music, ebooks and more.
Users would be offered access to free content with some VIP members paying a monthly subscription to watch more premium movies and the very latest shows without having to sign up via official channels. Having been discovered, the site was immediately taken offline with those involved now pledging to cease the infringement and pay a settlement of €20,000.

In a post on its website, Brein said: “We recently discovered the anonymous administrator and two major uploaders of the illegal site Discoverthisplace.

“Together, the three had uploaded around 3,800 audiovisual files, 3,300 music files, and 24,000 writings files. The manager tried to stay under BREIN’s radar through a strict admissions policy.”

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Those illegal Sky streams were taken offline just after another massively popular website was banned from being accessed.

The Alliance For Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), which is backed by major media companies including, Amazon, Fox, Netflix, MGM and HBO, closed down 123movies.la earlier this month.

With 30 million monthly users, it’s one of the biggest platforms on the web and had been in operation since 2017.

Speaking about these latest crackdowns Kieron Sharp, CEO at FACT, said: “This outcome really highlights the benefits of agencies and law enforcement working together. When serious and highly profitable organised crime groups operate across borders, disruptive action requires collaboration between the private and public sectors in different jurisdictions.

“This is an excellent result from this innovative multi-agency approach. We welcome all initiatives to tackle serious organised crime and FACT will continue to monitor channels used to advertise, market, sell and distribute apps, devices and streams, in order to take action against suppliers and operators.”

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Millions blocked from Sky streams in fresh crackdown on watching TV illegally

Is unclear if anyone outside of Italy has also been affected but it will be a warning to all those who watch and stream content without permission.

Speaking about this latest crackdown Kieron Sharp, CEO at FACT, said: “This outcome really highlights the benefits of agencies and law enforcement working together. When serious and highly profitable organised crime groups operate across borders, disruptive action requires collaboration between the private and public sectors in different jurisdictions.

“This is an excellent result from this innovative multi-agency approach. We welcome all initiatives to tackle serious organised crime and FACT will continue to monitor channels used to advertise, market, sell and distribute apps, devices and streams, in order to take action against suppliers and operators.”

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Millions blocked from free online streams as popular movie site shut down for good

Millions of film fans hoping to settle down for a night of free entertainment are set to be sorely disappointed. That’s because one of the world’s most popular movie streaming sites has just been shut down for good. 123movies.la has been in operation since 2017 and in just four years has become a huge success with around 30 million people heading to the site each and every month.
That’s hardly a surprise considering that the platform was offering numerous blockbuster movies without anyone needing to sign up for a premium and expensive subscription plan. It even featured an easy way to filter films by genre, actor and box office collection.

With such a huge user base, this free way to stream Hollywood films hasn’t gone unnoticed with The Alliance For Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) finally managing to track the owners and down and close the website.

ACE is backed by some of the world’s biggest film studios and media companies which include, Amazon, Fox, Netflix, MGM, HBO, Sky, Paramount and Disney.

ACE says that further to cease-and-desist communication and a settlement with the operator, the popular streaming website has shut down and the domain has been transferred to ACE.

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“The theft of online content is the single greatest threat to the global audiovisual community, harming both local and foreign films and businesses, threatening jobs, undermining investment, reducing tax contributions to governments, and stifling creativity,” the firm said in a post on its site.

“ACE will continue its efforts around the world to protect the rights of its members.”

This latest block comes as a number of UK Internet Service Providers were recently forced to ban a number of websites in the UK.

ISPs such as Virgin Media and Sky are now stopping customers from accessing platforms including www9.0123movies.com, w5.123movie.cc., 123moviesfun.is and wvw1.123movies.net.

Sky and Virgin Media are acting on a new ruling from the High Court which has asked Internet Service Providers to block users from visiting some sites.

The request came from the Motion Picture Association (MPA) who are trying to stop premium content from being viewed for free. The MPA represents five of the biggest Hollywood studios, Disney, Paramount Pictures, Universal, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, as well as Netflix.

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‘That’s how you stay a multi-millionaire’: Neymar accused of watching illegal football streams after fans spot ‘sexy singles’ ad

The world’s most expensive footballer, Brazil striker Neymar, has raised a laugh among fans after a screenshot of a match he was watching seemed to show a telltale racey ad from a shifty streaming site featuring a woman’s behind.

Paris Saint-Germain playboy Neymar, who is thought to earn around $ 825,000 a week, appeared to be watching a match from his homeland in a shot posted on Instagram, where he has more than 148 million followers.

The picture featured an intrusive advert insisting that a woman who appeared to be lying face-down on a bed in a skimpy outfit was offering her services less than a mile away – the kind of trashy advert synonymous with illegal sports streaming sites.

“Millionaires are millionaires for not spending their millions,” said one supporter, while another added: “That’s how you stay a multi-millionaire.”

PSG president Nasser bin Ghanim Al-Khelaifi is also the chairman of the beIN Media Group, which has been at the center of efforts to stop unauthorized streamers from showing matches that it holds the rights to broadcast.

When the broadcaster renewed its rights deal with the English Premier League for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region through to 2025 last December, the group said the move was encouraged by the steps the league had taken to combat piracy.

“This deal demonstrates that rights holders who do the most to protect their intellectual property also do the most to protect the value of their media rights,” Al-Khelaifi said at the time.

Neymar was not involved in his side’s 4-1 win at Strasbourg on Saturday because of a suspension he was forced to serve after being petulantly sent off in their previous match, when they lost at home to Ligue 1 leaders Lille.

The 29-year-old played a starring role in their sensational 3-2 win at holders Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday, including setting up the opening goals for Marquinhos and Kylian Mbappe inside half an hour.

He continues to be linked with a return to Barcelona, who sold him to the French giants for a record-breaking fee of around $ 265 million in 2017.
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Sky TV blocks thousands from watching free streams in 'landmark' crackdown

Sky’s ongoing crackdown on viewers streaming paid-for content – from the likes of Sky Sports, Sky Cinema, and exclusive Sky shows, like The Undoing, Westworld, and Game Of Thrones – for free without permission has taken a dramatic new turn. Over the past few years, successive blocks ordered by the courts have made it harder to tune into premium content without paying for the privilege.
The pirated shows, which were accessible via hyperlinks sent out to paying subscribers, were made categorised with labels, so users simply had to click on whatever title they wanted to watch.

In a judgment, the Court of Session granted an interim interdict – a Scottish term to describe an injunction – that prevents Alex Cherrie from breaching Sky’s copyright in the future. Not abiding by the ruling could mean time in jail for the Scot, the Court warned.

This landmark case means those who were regularly tuning in to watch via Cherrie’s lethal broadcasts on YouTube streams will now be blocked from viewing any more content. Shows that were being offered via Cherrie’s links included Gangs of London, Cop Squad, Thronecast, The Russell Howard Hour, Portrait Artist of The Year, and A League of Their Own.

In her ruling, The Hon Lady Wolffe, said: “The defender’s activities demonstrate infringement on a large scale. The defender has in excess of 51,000 users across the Subreddits and had 95,000 users on the YouTube account. The number of users of the Subreddits continues to grow: between July and November 2020 there had been a 17% growth. There could be no legitimate purpose in the defender’s activities on the two online platforms other than to benefit financially from his 19 repeated copyright infringements. Infringement at this volume materially impairs the pursuer’s business model.”

Some experts now believe this case could mean streaming content online without permission could become even harder in the future.

Speaking about the case, Kieron Sharp, ex-police officer and CEO of FACT, said: “This is another landmark case in the fight against piracy and will set a positive precedent for future hearings. We have seen a significant rise in Popular online forums such as Reddit are being used to illegally stream and pirate content, so it is encouraging to see for the first time a user being held to account for sharing content illegally on the platform. This is another example of the actions taken against myriad different illegal streaming activities.

“Piracy is not a grey area – it is illegal and so will result in consequences not only for consumers but for those who upload content. This case will help consumers to understand the very real risks that are involved in pirating content.”

Boxing tonight: Schedules, live streams, fight times for Canelo Alvarez and Tommy Fury

Canelo Alvarez is back in the ring tonight just two-and-a-half months after his last outing against Callum Smith in December. The pound-for-pound great defends his WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine super-middleweight titles against Avni Yildirim in Miami.
It’s the first bout of the two-fight deal he signed with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing following his recent split with Golden Boy Promotions.

The Turkish underdog is ranked No 1 with the WBC but has not fought in two years, when he was beaten by Anthony Dirrell in Minneapolis.

Yildirim comes into the fight as a massive underdog, as Canelo looks to warm up for a potential mega-clash with Billy Joe Saunders in May.

British fans may remember him after he was on the end of a brutal knockout from Chris Eubank Jr in the World Boxing Super Series in 2017.

Chinese heavyweight Zhang Zhilea, who is tipped to fight Anthony Joshua one day, is also on the card.

Elsewhere, Tyson Fury’s younger brother Tommy is back and will headline BT Sport’s card tonight.

The broadcasters saved the show after the main event between Anto Cacace against Lyon Woodstock for the British super-featherweight title was cancelled.

Woodstock tested positive for Covid but Fury will still get the chance to fight against 0-9 Scott Williams.

Here are the important details you need to watch the action…

Schedules

Canelo Alvarez vs Avni Yildirim

Zhang Zhilea vs Jerry Forrest

Diego Pacheco vs Rodolfo Gomez Jr

Marc Castro vs Raul Corona

Aaron Aponte vs Harry Gigliotti

Keyshawn Davis vs Lester Brown

Alexis Espino vs Ashton Sykes

BT Sport Show

Anthony Cacace vs Lyon Woodstock – OFF

Tommy Fury vs Scott Williams

Kaisy Khademi vs Ijaz Ahmed

Nathan Heaney vs Ryan Oliver

Sam Noakes vs Delmar Thomas

Masood Abdulah vs Taka Bembere

Amaar Akbar vs Chris Adaway

Adan Mohamed vs Brett Fidoe

Live Streams

Canelo vs Yildirim will be live on American streaming service DAZN.

If you’re interested in watching, you can do so in the UK at the cost of £1.99.

The fight can then be streamed via the app or online.

BT Sport will be showing the full Fury card on BT Sport 1.

It is also available via the app which can be streamed on laptops, smart TVs, phones, tablets and game consoles.

Fight Times

Canelo vs Yildirim is set to take place in the early hours of Sunday morning, UK time.

The main event is expected to get underway at around 4am, although there is every chance the undercard could slightly overrun.

As for Fury, the undercard will get underway from 6pm.

He is expected to make his way to the ring at around 8pm.

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