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Dotcom’s Bid to Compel Obama to Give Evidence Rejected By High Court

Kim Dotcom's bid to compel Barack Obama to give evidence in his damages lawsuit against the New Zealand government has failed. Chief High Court Judge, Justice Geoffrey Venning described Dotcom's application as premature but also noted that even if Obama had relevant information to offer, he would need time to prepare. Show More Summary

Online Piracy Is More Popular Than Ever, Research Suggests

A broad and detailed report from piracy tracking outfit MUSO shows that visits to pirate sites went up last year. The company recorded more than 300 billion visits in 2017, which suggests that "piracy is more popular than ever." TV remained...Show More Summary

KeepVid Site No Longer Allows Users to ‘Keep’ Videos

The popular video download service KeepVid no longer allows users to download videos. Instead, the site has transformed into an educational page warning people about copyright issues and urging visitors to use legal options, if available. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VPN reviews, discounts, offers and coupons.

Dotcom Affidavit Calls For Obama to Give Evidence in Megaupload Case

Former US president Barack Obama will jet into New Zealand later today with an extensive ban on media and publicity in place. One person who won't be shying away is Kim Dotcom, who has seized the opportunity to file an affidavit with the High Court. Show More Summary

How The Pirate Bay Helped Spotify Become a Success

Without The Pirate Bay, Spotify may have never turned into the success it is today. Ten years ago record labels were so desperate to find an answer to the ever-growing piracy problem that they agreed to take a gamble. Now, more thanShow More Summary

Founder of Fan-Made Subtitle Site Lose Copyright Infringement Appeal

The founder of a site that provided fan-created subtitles has lost his appeal against a conviction for copyright infringement. In 2017 a Swedish court found that the unauthorized distribution of movie subtitles is a crime, sentencing the then 32-year-old to probation and a fine. Show More Summary

Vodafone Appeals Decision Forcing it to Block Pirate Streaming Site Kinox

Following a complaint from a German movie distribution company, last month a court ordered ISP Vodafone to block subscribers from accessing popular pirate streaming portal It was the first blocking order of its type in Germany...Show More Summary

Pirate Streaming Giant 123Movies Announces Shutdown

Popular pirate streaming site 123movies, also known as 123movieshub and GoMovies, has announced its shutdown. According to a message posted on the site, it will close its doors at the end of the week. At the same time, the operatorsShow More Summary

Japanese Govt Intervention Fails to Stop Mass Dragon Ball Super Piracy

On Saturday night, fans of Dragon Ball Super gathered in their tens of thousands across South America to watch public screenings of the penultimate episode of the hit series. Despite being organized by local governments, every screening was unlicensed and completely illegal. Show More Summary

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 03/19/18

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Annihilation'. 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VPN reviews, discounts, offers and coupons.

Pirate Site Visits Lead to More Malware, Research Finds

New research from Carnegie Mellon University reveals that more time spent on pirate sites increases the risk of running into malware. The same effect was not found for other categories, such as social networks, shopping or gambling sites. Show More Summary

Canadian Pirate Site Blocking Plan Triggers Thousands of Responses

A group of prominent Canadian ISPs and movie industry companies have asked the local telecom regulator CRTC to establish a local pirate site blocking program. Before making any decisions, CRTC launched a public consultation which has already received thousands of responses. Show More Summary

SXSW 2018 on BitTorrent: 8.24 GB of ‘Free’ Music?

The South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival is one of the largest and most popular in the United States. For the fourteenth year in a row, it's promoting tracks of the performing artists. Years ago the festival released these tracks for free via BitTorrent, but times have changed. Show More Summary

MPAA Brands 123Movies as the World’s Most Popular Illegal Site

The MPAA is visiting Vietnam to discuss with local authorities how they can properly deal with movie piracy sites. One target that was singled out is 123movies, a streaming site that is said to be operated from Vietnam. According toShow More Summary

‘Dutch Pirate Bay Blocking Case Should Get a Do-Over’

In the legal battle over the legality of the Dutch Pirate Bay blockade, Advocate General Van Peursem has advised the Supreme Court to throw out the previous order and do the case all over again. Citing recent EU jurisprudence, the Attorney...Show More Summary

Local Governments in Mexico Might ‘Pirate’ Dragon Ball Super

Hit anime TV series Dragon Ball Super reaches episode 130 this Saturday with millions lining up to watch "The Greatest Showdown of All Time! The Ultimate Survival Battle!!" In Mexico, it looks like turning into a national event, with local governments planning screenings in football stadiums and other public places. Show More Summary

Deezer Piles Pressure on Pirates, Deezloader Reborn Throws in the Towel

Music streaming service Deezer is piling on the pressure in order to stop people downloading music from its service. Various tools have already been targeted but even evasive action appears to enjoy limited success. After moving from...Show More Summary

Tamilrockers Arrests: Police Parade Alleged Movie Pirates on TV

Three men said to be behind notorious India-focused pirate site Tamilrockers have been arrested. One of the men is believed to be a site administrator and all are said to be well educated, with degrees in computer science and engineering. Show More Summary

Microsoft: Poisoned Torrent Client Triggered Coin Miner Outbreak

A poisoned version of MediaGet, an all-in-one BitTorrent client developed in Russia, was used to offload malicious cryptocurrency miners. According to research from Microsoft, the application helped to kick off the Dofoil campaign that targeted hundreds of thousands of computers. Show More Summary

Cloudflare’s Cache Can ‘Substantially Assist’ Copyright Infringers, Court Rules

Cloudflare has suffered a setback in the piracy liability case filed against it by adult publisher ALS Scan. A federal court in California ruled that the CDN provider can substantially assist copyright infringements by hosting cached copies of files. Show More Summary

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