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Giant Cyberlocker Morphs into New Anonymous Sharing Site

A giant cyberlocker that announced its closure amid a government piracy crackdown and other threats, will be born again. EX.UA says that its service will resume under a new domain and business model, with anonymous sharing of files of...Show More Summary

Steal This Show S02E08: Pirate Markets & Guerrilla Libraries

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 economist and piracy researcher Balázs Bodó, who currently works...Show More Summary

Research: Piracy ‘Warnings’ Fail to Boost Box Office Revenues

A new academic study shows that graduated response policies against file-sharers fail to boost box office revenues. The empirical research, which looked at the effects in various countries including the United States, suggests that these...Show More Summary

First DVD Screener Leak of 2017 is Denzel Washington’s Fences

The leaked DVD screener drought has been broken with the release of the Denzel Washington movie Fences. The copy carries a Paramount Pictures "For Your Consideration" watermark. With more leaks said to be on the way, the group behind...Show More Summary

Cox’s Repeat Infringer Policy Was an Elaborate Sham, BMG Says

Music rights group BMG has filed its response to the $25 million damages appeal of Internet provider Cox Communications. According to BMG there is no reason to overturn the earlier verdict. Among other things, the company stresses that...Show More Summary

RightsAlliance Forces Ten-Year-Old Site to Delete All Torrents

A private tracker that has been plagued with all kinds of legal trouble over a decade has finally succumbed to copyright holder pressure. The Internationals weathered the storm of its owner being arrested four years ago but has just been forced to delete all of its torrents. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 01/02/17

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Deepwater Horizon'. 'The Accountant' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Pirates: You Can Click But You Can’t Can Hide

In a big publicity campaign targeting all types of media and even paying cinema-goers, in 2004 the MPAA warned torrent users that being anonymous online wasn't possible. You Can Click But You Can't Hide, their famous slogan read. Now,...Show More Summary

Five ‘Fantastic’ File-Sharing Forecasts for 2017

Today marks the start of a new year where file-sharing and piracy will dominate the headlines once again. From our well-informed headquarters we take a look at some recent developments and the stunning consequences they may have in 2017. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Pirate Bay Will Continue to ‘Stick it to The Man’ in 2017

The Pirate Bay, widely considered as the bastion of piracy, plans to keep growing in 2017. TorrentFreak spoke with one of its crew members who says the site will continue to help unselfish file-sharers stick it to the man while protesting copyright exploitation. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

New KickassTorrents Team Condemns Jailing of Music Pirate

The people behind the resurrected KickassTorrents have condemned the sentence handed to one of the site's former music releasers. After uploading Top40 songs to the old KAT, Wayne Evans was sent to prison for 12 months, something the team describes as "offensive in the extreme." Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Google Removed Over 900 Million ‘Pirate’ Links in 2016

Google removed over 900 million pirate site URLs from its search results in 2016. The staggering number is an increase of nearly 100% compared to the year before. While Google has taken some steps to make pirate sites less visible, it...Show More Summary

Popcorn Time Launches New Torrent Tracker to Fight Copyright Monopolies

The people behind one of the most popular Popcorn Time forks have announced a new contribution to the BitTorrent ecosystem. With beating "content monopolies" a stated aim, the team has launched Popcorn Tracker, a new stand-alone BitTorrent tracker to serve the masses. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

‘Deadpool’ is the Most Torrented Movie of 2016

As 2016 nears its conclusion we take a look at the most pirated movies of the year on public torrent sites. Deadpool comes out on top in a list that's heavily populated by superhero and comic movies, without any major surprises. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

2016 Was The Year Torrent Giants Fell

2016 has been a memorable year for torrent users but not in a good way. Over a period of just a few months, several of the largest torrent sites vanished from the scene. From KickassTorrents, through Torrentz to What.cd, several torrent giants have left the scene. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Infamous Piracy Group Says it Ready to Start Leaking Screeners

The group that was behind some of the biggest movie screener leaks of last year says it is ready to start leaking them again. Interestingly, Hive-CM8 says that it didn't want to make the same mistakes as it did last year by releasing...Show More Summary

Anti-Piracy Crusader’s Sex Engine is Now a Pirate Linking Site

Four years ago, adult industry worker Robert King launched the StopFileLockers campaign, an anti-piracy initiative designed to shut down cyberlockers. Now, in 2016, a domain bought by Robert King to act as a search engine is servingShow More Summary

New Tool Downloads Any Netflix Video Instantly

There's a new tool on the market that offers something many people have been desperately looking for. With 'Free Netflix Downloader' people can download videos from Netflix instantly, on Windows at least. The first of its kind tool appears...Show More Summary

Leading Kodi Addon Repository TV Addons Reveals Plans for 2017

One of the world's leading repositories for third-party Kodi addons has revealed some of its plans for 2017. TV Addons says it will streamline the entire Kodi addon experience, making the process easier for all. Greater emphasis will...Show More Summary

ExtraTorrent Under DDoS Attacks, Pirate Bay Down

The popular torrent site ExtraTorrent has suffered several major DDoS attacks over the past ew days. The problems appear to be related to the site's recent ban of 'unofficial' proxy services. Meanwhile, The Pirate Bay is also down, but...Show More Summary

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