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Piracy Shield’s Source Code Leaked: Italy’s Anti-Piracy Platform Faces Backlash for Censorship and Ineffectiveness

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 27, 2024
Italian hackers pirate Piracy Shield, the anti-piracy software

In Italy, the digital landscape is once again facing controversy surrounding Piracy Shield, the anti-piracy platform managed by AgCom and SP Tech. This time, the platform is dealing with a new challenge: the theft and online publication of its source code. The leaked information includes details from the user interface to data models, storage management, filesystems, APIs, and internal documentation.

The perpetrator behind this breach has not been identified, but the incident has sparked widespread criticism of Piracy Shield. Many view it as a tool of censorship rather than a piracy solution. The recent distribution of access credentials to hundreds of providers in February highlights the challenges faced by Piracy Shield.

Adding to the complexity is the revelation that Piracy Shield has blocked 15 IP addresses belonging to Akamai, the world’s largest Content Delivery Network. This discovery has fueled further debate on the platform’s legitimacy and effectiveness. MP Giulia Pastorella of Action has expressed concern over these developments and called for urgent intervention to address the issues raised and prevent potential abuse.

Piracy Shield’s source code was published on GitHub, dealing a significant blow to AgCom and SP Tech. They now must contend with requests for code removal as well as legal and security implications stemming from the leak. The individual behind the leak, known as “Fuckpiracyshield,” appears to be protesting against Piracy Shield, condemning it as a tool for censorship rather than an effective anti-piracy measure.

By Samantha Nguyen

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