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Movie Company Lawyers Warn Pirate Sites About Looming Blockades

RARBG, one of the world's most popular torrent sites, has just received a pile of paperwork from major rightsholders including Village Roadshow, Disney, Universal and Warner. A letter sent from a Sydney lawfirm claims that the site infringes on "an enormous scale" and says that a blocking application was filed in February. Show More Summary

Which VPN Services Keep You Anonymous in 2017?

VPN services have become an important tool to counter the growing threat of Internet surveillance. Encrypting one's traffic through a VPN connection helps to keep online communications private, but is your VPN truly anonymous? We take...Show More Summary

Demonoid is Still Down, But Not Out

The semi-private BitTorrent tracker Demonoid has been offline for more than a month. The team behind the site ran into hosting issues and internal problems, which is why a comeback took longer than expected. According to the site's operator, however, new hardware is arriving. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Not Warning Kid About Piracy Makes Father Liable, Court Rules

A German court has ruled that a father is liable for an audiobook his 11-year old son downloaded. The man told the kid to only use the computer for school purposes and not to simply download things. However, the court ruled that this was not a proper anti-piracy instruction. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

UK Police Claim 64% Drop in Mainstream Advertising on 200 Pirate Sites

City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit is claiming success in denying potential revenue to more than 200 'pirate' sites. As a result of Operation Creative, the division says that in the past twelve months there hasShow More Summary

Private Anti-Piracy Deals With Domain Registries are Worrisome, Professor Warns

Last year the MPAA signed its first anti-piracy deals with a domain name registries, hoping to limit widespread copyright infringement. A worrisome development, according to University of Idaho Law Professor Annemarie Bridy, who warns...Show More Summary

ExtraTorrent’s Main Domain Name Shut Down By Registrar

ExtraTorrent, one of the world's largest torrent indexes, has lost control of its main domain Extratorrent.cc. The domain name has been disconnected by the registrar, which has rendered the site hard to reach. However, it's still accessible through several backups. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

EU Court Hands Copyright Defeat to Streaming Site TVCatchup

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled in favor of major UK broadcasters in their case against TVCatchup. The Court said that the platform, which claimed to operate legally when it streamed TV content broadcasted by ITV,...Show More Summary

ISP Blocks Pirate Bay But Vows to Fight Future Blocking Demands

Swedish ISP Bredbandsbolaget has begun blocking The Pirate Bay but it will not give up the fight. The provider says that in order to ensure that private players "do not have the last word regarding content that should be accessible on the Internet," it will be forced to fight any new blocking demands. Show More Summary

Alleged KickassTorrents Owner Can be Extradited to The US, Court Rules

Artem Vaulin, the alleged owner of KickassTorrents, can be extradited to the United States, a Polish court ruled in first instance. The decision is the first of two in an extradition process which remains ongoing. According to the US,...Show More Summary

‘Kodi Box’ Consultation Launched By Intellectual Property Office

Following complaints from rightsholders and broadcasters, the UK's Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is considering how the law can be tightened to tackle the so-called Kodi epidemic. Interested parties are invited to participate in...Show More Summary

Putlocker Loses Domain Name Following Court Order

Putlockers.ch, one of the most-used video streaming services among pirates, has lost its domain name. The site's registrar EuroDNS was ordered to suspend the domain name following a decision from a Luxembourg court, in favor of an entertainment industry group. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Megaupload Case Takes Toll on Finn Batato, But He’ll Keep Fighting

It's easy to forget that Kim Dotcom is not the only one being hounded by the US Government. Finn Batato was Megaupload's advertising manager, but today he's facing extradition to the US and potentially decades in jail. After spending...Show More Summary

Pirate Bay Prosecution In Trouble, Time Runs Out For Investigators

At the end of 2014 Swedish police confiscated dozens of servers which many believed to belong to The Pirate Bay. The authorities later confirmed that an investigation involving copyright crimes was ongoing, but not much progress has been reported since. Show More Summary

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 02/27/17

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Passengers'. 'Doctor Strange' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Torrent Legend Mininova Will Shut Down For Good

Mininova, once the largest BitTorrent site on the Internet, will soon shut its doors for good. The site's forum will close next week followed by the rest of the site a month later. The Mininova team is proud of the role they played in...Show More Summary

Russia Drafts Legislation to Remove Pirate Sites From Search Engines

The Russian government has passed draft legislation to parliament which would compel companies such as Google and local giant Yandex to remove pirate sites from search results. If the law is passed, sites that fail to respond to takedown notices will be the initial targets. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

All Oscar Nominees Are Available on Pirate Sites

Shortly before the start of the Academy Awards ceremony, we take a look at the availability of the leading contenders on various pirate sites. As it turns out, all of the 37 prime Oscar nominees are readily available on torrent and streaming...Show More Summary

HBO Goes After ‘Online’ Pirates in the Caribbean

Pitates of the Caribbean is one of the most successful Hollywood productions in recent history, but for HBO it's also a very real threat. Earlier this month HBO LA reported several Caribbean countries to the U.S. Government because they...Show More Summary

Steal This Show S02E11: How The Swarm Will Beat The Cloud

Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing renegade media and the latest file-sharing and copyright news. In this episode, we talk to Shawn Wilkinson, CEO of Storj.io. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

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