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A service which planned to receive millions of DVDs from its members, rip them, and serve them remotely from the cloud to any device, has been canceled. MovieSwap achieved more than double its goal on Kickstarter yet a failure to reach...Show More Summary
Chrome and Firefox are actively blocking direct access to the popular torrent site KickassTorrents. According to the browsers, Kat.cr is a "deceptive site" or "web forgery," that may steal user information. The site's operators are looking...Show More Summary
The U.S. broadband association USTelecom, a trade association representing many ISPs, is taking a stand against abusive takedown notices and a recent push to terminate the accounts of repeat infringers. They argue that ISPs are not required...Show More Summary
The president of the MPAA's European operation says he believes a turning point has been reached on piracy, with service providers and search engines beginning to understand they all have a role to play. However, it's also clear that...Show More Summary
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'The Revenant' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens' 'Hail Caesar!' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
Less than two years ago the MPAA launched its search engine WhereToWatch, offering viewers a database of alternatives to piracy. However, those who try the search engine today will notice that results for Netflix, the largest entertainment platform in the United States, are no longer listed. Show More Summary
All Internet services need some kind of funding to survive and torrent sites are no exception. However, there is one site in the private tracker scene that's taking the "donation" model to such extremes that it would be completely at home in a Monty Python sketch. Show More Summary
KickassTorrents has become the first public torrent site to offer two-factor authentication to its users. The new feature helps users to increase their privacy and makes it harder for malicious parties to hijack their accounts. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
Last week a campaign launched by Fight for the Future and popular YouTube channel ChannelAwesome to protest DMCA abuse generated nearly 100,000 responses, overwhelming the U.S. Copyright Office. This effort appears to have frustrated...Show More Summary
Internet pirates are a swarthy bunch that have been known to hijack anti-piracy projects to further their own aims. The BPI is aware of these kinds of efforts and has registered a whole heap of 'pirate' domains to avoid a similar fate...Show More Summary
After years under a previous regime, several prominent Internet piracy groups have adopted a new set of TV-release standards. The rules will go into effect this weekend, but several groups have already made the switch, frustrating many...Show More Summary
Young people are often the group most closely associated with consumption of illegal content yet the results of a new survey just published by the EU Intellectual Property Office paints them in a fairly reasonable light. While 38% of...Show More Summary
Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing the latest file-sharing and copyright news. In this episode we talk with BitTorrent Inc. founders Ashwin Navin and Dave Harrison. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
The UK government has just published advice for people receiving cash demands from so-called copyright trolls. The Intellectual Property Office says that bill payers who are not necessarily infringers are receiving these letters andShow More Summary
WebTorrent is best described as a BitTorrent client for the web. It allows people to share files directly from their browser, without having to configure or install any additional software. Now WebTorrent Desktop has arrived, offering...Show More Summary
Linking to pirated content that is already available to the public can not be seen as copyright infringement under the European Copyright Directive. This is the advice Advocate General Melchior Wathelet has sent to the EU Court of Justice,...Show More Summary
Steam users who want to share a link to The Pirate Bay from the built-in chat client will be disappointed, as mentions of the popular torrent site are being censored. Links to various torrent and file-sharing sites are actively stripped...Show More Summary
Millions of consumers of digital content are regularly informed that since they live in a certain region the content they're trying to access is off-limits. Known as 'geo-blocking', the practice is being blamed for encouraging piracy through to anti-competitive business practices in the EU. Show More Summary
Described as one of the largest leaks in history, the Panama Papers reveal where some of the wealthiest people in the world hide their fortunes. However, offshore companies are also widely used for anonymity, as the listing of two Megaupload defendants reveals. Show More Summary
Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson is facing calls for early general elections after it was revealed he is among many politicians linked to companies named in the Panama Papers. Dramatically the Pirate Party is leading...Show More Summary