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The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'The Intern.' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘The Peanuts Movie' 'Pan' completes the top three. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
Yes, really. There's a whole lot of confusion in the dangerous and wrong cliché that "authors must be paid" for every copy that's made. We live in a market economy for good reasons. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
KickassTorrents, the world's most popular torrent site, has launched its own release group. KATRG has added more than twenty-one movie releases in the past several days, including Oscar screeners Room, Brooklyn and The Peanuts Movie....Show More Summary
One of the most active torrent communities is witnessing an exodus of moderators and admins. Nearly all active staff of 1337x have abandoned the site claiming that the owner failed to fix several security holes. The (former) staffers have now launched their own site and have begun redirecting 1337x traffic to their new home. Show More Summary
On Thursday, United States ISP Cox Communications was found liable after it failed to disconnect subscribers it knew had committed several copyright infringements. Although an appeal could be on the way, who will benefit from the ruling...Show More Summary
Today we bring you the third episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing the latest file-sharing and copyright news. In this episode we talk with entertainment industry insiders about geoblocking, ISPs’ liability for piratingShow More Summary
Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde served his prison sentence last year but still owes the entertainment industries millions in damages. Some might think that he's learned his lesson, but with a newly built copying machine he's generating millions of extra 'damages,' which might be worth a mention in the Guinness Book of Records. Show More Summary
The US Government has pinpointed some of the largest piracy websites and other copyright infringing venues. The USTR calls on foreign countries to take action against popular piracy sites such as KickassTorrents, as well as Canadian domain registrar Rebel and Swiss hosting service Private Layer. Show More Summary
Five men who released thousands of movies onto the Internet have been handed sentences totaling more than 17 years. The men, all from the UK and members of release groups including 26K, RemixHD, DTRG and RESISTANCE, were accused of "putting at risk" more than £52m in Hollywood revenues. Show More Summary
Internet provider Cox Communications is responsible for the copyright infringements of its subscribers, a Virginia federal jury has ruled. The ISP is guilty of willful contributory copyright infringement and must pay music publisher BMG $25 million in damages. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
A new report has revealed how companies across a range of industries are participating in BitTorrent file-sharing networks. Educational establishments come out on top with close to 60% participation alongside more than a quarter in the government and political space. Show More Summary
A former operator of Kinox.to, Germany's largest pirate streaming site, has been sentenced to three years and four months in prison for his involvement in the site. Despite the conviction the streaming site remains operational, as the two main operators are still on the run. Show More Summary
The MPAA has not yet given up its fight against Popcorn Time. The movie industry group is reportedly going after a group of developers who launched a "Community Edition" of the popular application. While the new fork has yet to throw in the towel, they've taken down their website and GitHub repository for the time being. Show More Summary
Three men from the UK have been raided by City of London Police after uploading thousands of karaoke tracks online. Although described by police as a criminal "gang", the men in their 50s and 60s claim they only created their own karaoke tracks when alternatives weren't commercially available. Show More Summary
A further attempt to obtain the personal details of thousands of alleged pirates in Australia is on the verge of collapse. The company behind the movie Dallas Buyers Club has been told by a judge in the Federal Court that unless further action is taken, the whole case will be thrown out next February. Show More Summary
Internet provider Cox Communications is facing more than $200 million in potential damages, if a jury holds it responsible for the copyright infringements of its subscribers. According to music publisher BMG there is no doubt that Cox is responsible. Show More Summary
Following issues last week, more domains linked to The Pirate Bay have also been suspended. The problems, which are related to ICANN's verification system, affect at least seven domains including ThePirateBay.com. The website of anti-censorship tool Pirate Browser is also affected. Show More Summary
The RIAA has scored another win in a prominent piracy lawsuit. The music group has prevailed in its case against the 'reincarnation' of the defunct Grooveshark music service, with a New York federal court granting more than $13 million in piracy damages plus another $4 million for willful counterfeiting. Show More Summary
Grumpy Cat is not happy. Her owners have filed a lawsuit at a California federal court, accusing a coffee maker of exploiting the cat's copyrights and trademarks without permission. In addition to hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages, Grumpy Cat's owners also want control of the coffee maker's grumpycat.com domain name. Show More Summary
Internet service providers in the UK have begun blocking around 85 new 'pirate' domains following demands from rightsholders. All six major ISPs will implement the ban which targets, among other things, various clones, proxies and mirrors associated with The Pirate Bay plus major torrent and MP3 download sites. Show More Summary