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Dutch Govt Denies Blame For Movie Piracy Losses

The Dutch Government has no intention of compensating local film companies for the piracy losses they have allegedly suffered. A coalition of filmmakers is demanding 1.2 billion euros in piracy damages claiming that the Government failed...Show More Summary

BitTorrent Client Transmission Infected With First Mac Ransomware

Transmission, one of the most used non-commercial BitTorrent clients, has the dubious honor of becoming the first OSX application to be infected by ransomware. Users who install the malicious application risk having their computers encrypted,...Show More Summary

Apple is Running BitTorrent Trackers in Cupertino

Apple is not known for being friendly towards BitTorrent software in its App Store but it appears the technology giant isn't averse to using the technology itself. In fact, according to data provided by "Internet of things" search engine...Show More Summary

Google Asked to Remove 100,000 ‘Pirate Links’ Every Hour

Copyright holders are continuing to increase the number of pirate links they want Google to remove from its search results, which have now reached a record-breaking 100,000 reported URLs per hour. This remarkable milestone is more than...Show More Summary

Ahoy! Kanye West Now Has His Own Pirate Bay

After threatening The Pirate Bay with a lawsuit, Kanye West was exposed as a pirate himself this week. The controversy made headlines all around the world and The Pirate Bay team even offered a helping hand. Perhaps even better, there's...Show More Summary

Hollywood’s Site Blocking Plans Require Net Neutrality Changes

The MPA has submitted proposals to Brazil's Ministry of Justice asking ISPs to block subscriber access to 'pirate' sites. The proposals are part of a public consultation which gave stakeholders the chance to shape legislation that governs the use of the Internet. Show More Summary

RuTracker Could Sue to Get New Domain, But Prefers Negotiation

RuTracker says it is trying to purchase a new domain from a similarly-named rival site in order to protect users from scammers. Interestingly, RuTracker owner DreamTorrent actually owns the RuTracker trademark so that has the potential to affect negotiations. Show More Summary

Feds Bust Man For Pirating Movie Audio at Drive-In Theater

A Pennsylvania man is facing up to five years in prison for recording the audio of several Hollywood movies at a local drive-in theater. The man allegedly worked for a release group and was caught after the MPAA tipped off the theater owner. Show More Summary

Universal & Warner Defeated in vKontakte Piracy Battles

Universal and Warner Music have been handed defeats in legal battles with Russia-based social networking site vKontakte. An earlier ruling that the platform must use "effective measures" to bring piracy under control has been overturned,...Show More Summary

UK Internet Providers Expand Pirate Site Blockades

UK Internet providers have added more than 80 URLs to the national pirate site blocklist. The expansion follows a request from copyright holders who frequently add new proxies for sites that have previously been barred. One of the main...Show More Summary

RIAA and Tech Giants Clash In Usenet Piracy Case

The RIAA has joined adult publisher Perfect 10 in its appeal against Giganews. Both argue that the Usenet service is directly liable for the blatant copyright infringements on its service. Giganews is supported by several digital rights...Show More Summary

Sweden’s Supreme Court Asked to Decide Online Piracy Penalties

When file-sharers are investigated and ultimately brought to justice, what kind of punishment should they receive? Are fines enough in some cases or is imprisonment an appropriate response? Sweden's Supreme Court may soon be required to decide. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

French Arrest and Jail Operator of “Full-Stream” Pirate Site

French authorities have arrested the 22-year-old alleged operator of popular streaming site Full-Stream.org. With over a million visitors a month the platform was one of the largest pirate sites in the country. The Frenchman reportedly...Show More Summary

AnyDVD is Back But Don’t Call Us Pirates, Developer Says

A little more than a week after the closure of owner SlySoft, controversial ripping tool AnyDVD is back. Now operating under the RedFox banner, AnyDVD and friends have skipped to Belize while offering a brand new release. Interestingly,...Show More Summary

Pirate Bay Offers Tech Support to Pirating Kanye West

Kanye West was so outraged when he found out that his new album was being pirated by hundreds of thousands of people he considered taking The Pirate Bay to court. However, in a recent tweet the controversial musician plugged the torrent site, accidentally revealing his own pirate habits. Show More Summary

Play: A P2P Distributed Torrent Site That’s Impossible to Shut Down

An interesting torrent site has just debuted which has the honor of being almost shutdown-proof. 'Play' has just appeared on Zeronet, a server-less P2P network that utilizes Bitcoin cryptography and BitTorrent technology. As a result...Show More Summary

Record Labels Sue Radionomy Over DIY ‘Pirate’ Internet Radio

A group of prominent U.S. record labels have filed a lawsuit against the DIY online radio platform Radionomy, which also own Winamp and Shoutcast. In their complaint the labels accuse Radionomy of promoting and facilitating mass copyright...Show More Summary

Operator of Sweden’s Largest Streaming Site Arrested on Secret European Warrant

A man suspected of being the main operator of what was once Sweden's largest streaming site has been arrested in Germany following the execution of a secret European warrant. The man, reportedly a Turkish national, is believed to have...Show More Summary

Microsoft Sues Pirating Comcast Subscriber

Microsoft has filed a complaint at a federal court in Washington accusing a Comcast subscriber of activating various pirated copies of its software. The account was identified by Microsoft's in-house cyberforensics team which logs suspicious "activation patterns." Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

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