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Denuvo Properly Cracked, “Rise of the Tomb Raider” First Victim

Denuvo is the daddy of all gaming anti-piracy systems so when several protected titles appeared online this weekend, excitement was high. Shortly after, however, the loophole was closed. Now the champagne corks are popping again, with...Show More Summary

Nintendo Takes Down Fan-Made Metroid 2 Remake

Thirty years ago, Nintendo released its action-adventure game Metroid on the Famicom platform. This Saturday, to coincide with the anniversary, a group of game makers pooled their resources and released their AM2R (Another Metroid 2 Remake) game, for free. Show More Summary

Defense Asks U.S. to Drop Case Against Alleged KickassTorrents Owner

The legal defense team of alleged KickassTorrents owner Artem Vaulin has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to drop the charges against his client and release him from prison. According to his lawyers, the alleged site owner can'tShow More Summary

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 08/08/16

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'The Legend of Tarzan' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Independence Day: Resurgence'. 'Warcraft' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

KickassTorrents Domain Goes Up for Sale

One of the main domains associated with the now-defunct KickassTorrents website has gone up for sale. Registered with the same Costa Rican registry as the site's main domain, is available via the SEDO marketplace for a minimum bid of $230. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Ninjavideo Uploader Featured on Interpol’s “Wanted” Criminals List

Half a decade after the U.S. Government took down the popular video piracy site Ninjavideo, one of the key defendants is still at large. The landmark case resulted in several prison sentences and the authorities haven't given up on catching...Show More Summary

Torrentz Gone, KAT Down, Are Torrent Giants Doomed to Fall?

Over the past couple of weeks, two of the largest torrent sites on the Internet shut down. After KickassTorrents was shut down by the U.S. Government, meta-search engine also said farewell yesterday. Looking back over the...Show More Summary

Noisia Handle Their Album Leak Without Blaming Fans

Every artist on the planet is prone to having their music leaked in advance of its commercial release and of course that's a real headache for all involved. Last week it happened to Drum and Bass legends Noisia but instead of going off...Show More Summary

Popular KAT “Mirror” is in Reality a Dressed Up Pirate Bay Mirror

The most popular KickassTorrents mirror is not a mirror at all. At least, not one that lists torrents from the defunct KAT site. Instead, it's merely serving content from the Pirate Bay, misleading visitors with a KickassTorrents skin. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Megaupload 2.0 Will Link File Transfers to Bitcoin Transactions

Kim Dotcom is teasing fresh information about his Megaupload 2.0 project set to launch in January 2017. Noting that every file transfer will be linked to a bitcoin transaction, Dotcom says the new platform will take decentralization, anonymity & encryption "to the next level". Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Torrentz Shuts Down, Largest Torrent Meta-Search Engine Says Farewell, one of the world's largest torrent sites, has announced "farewell" to its millions of users. The meta-search engine, which hosted no torrents of its own but linked to other sites including The Pirate Bay, has decided to shut down. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

MPAA Anti-Piracy Cutbacks Lead to “Bullying” Lawsuit

The ASA, formerly known as the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft, is being sued by its former managing director for discrimination and bullying. A decision by the MPAA to reduce funding to the group led to Mark Day, a former...Show More Summary

BREIN Settles With Prolific Usenet Uploader for €15,000

Acting on behalf various copyright holders, anti-piracy group BREIN has signed a €15,000 settlement with a prolific Usenet uploader. The man, who uploaded over 18,000 music releases, informed fellow Usenet users that he's out of the game. Show More Summary

Report: Operating Systems Should Actively Block Pirated Downloads

Apple, Google and Microsoft, are in an ideal position to deter piracy, according to a new report published by Black Market Watch and the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime. The controversial report opts for voluntary...Show More Summary

Atlantic Records Subpoenas Reddit to Identify Music Leaker

Atlantic Records has asked a New York judge to help reveal the identity of an individual who leaked an unreleased track to Reddit. Following a late June launch, Heathens, a track by Twenty One Pilots, was scheduled to appear on "Suicide Squad: The Album" this week. Show More Summary

KAT Shutdown Aftermath: iTorrents Aims to Replace Torcache

The shutdown of KickassTorrents had a pronounced impact on the torrent ecosystem. Not only did one of the largest torrent indexers disappear, the popular torrent storage cache Torcache also vanished overnight. As a result, several sites...Show More Summary

Court Rules Whole Site Blocking Justifiable in Piracy Fight

Forcing ISPs to block entire websites to tackle Internet piracy is justifiable, a court in India has ruled. The decision by the Delhi High Court means that copyright holders will not have to target specific URLs when attempting to stop...Show More Summary

ISP: We’re Not The Internet Piracy Police

Copyright holders in Sweden are pushing for tougher measures against online piracy, claiming that Internet providers generate hundreds of millions in profit from infringement. Local ISP Bahnhof rejects the claims as "pure nonsense" and...Show More Summary

Europe Has The Highest Online Piracy Rates, By Far

An in-depth analysis of billions of worldwide visits to torrent, streaming and download sites has revealed that Europe is a hotbed for piracy. The piracy rate is the highest in Latvia, where nearly half of the population visits pirate...Show More Summary

Getty Images Bites Back in $1 Billion Copyright Dispute

Last week Carol Highsmith filed a copyright complaint against Getty Images after an agent threatened the photographer for using her own public domain photograph without their permission. Now Getty is fighting back, warning that it will...Show More Summary

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