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Photographer Files $1bn Copyright Claim Against Getty Images

When Getty Images sent photographer Carol Highsmith a $120 settlement demand for using one of 'their' images without permission, things were about to get messy. The image in question was actually Highsmith's own work, displayed on her own website. Show More Summary

Streaming Sites Dominate Movie and TV-Show Piracy

For many years torrent sites were the go-to destination for most movie and TV-show pirates. However, new data shows that this is no longer the case. The vast majority of unauthorized videos are now consumed through pirate streaming sites,...Show More Summary

James Cameron: Theater Experience Key to Containing Piracy

James Cameron says that the key to containing movie piracy is preserving the theater experience as something special but his wife, Gale Anne Hurd, is a little more militant. The producer of The Terminator and Aliens says torrent site...Show More Summary

Pirate Bay Founder: The ‘Piracy’ Scene Needs Innovation

Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde says that the "piracy" scene needs more innovation if it wants to sustain itself. In the wake of the KickassTorrents shutdown, he argues that the current ecosystem relies too heavily on a few large sites. Show More Summary

Steal This Show S01E14: KickassTorrents Down!

Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing the shutdown of KickassTorrent following a criminal complaint from the United States Government. Our guests are Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde, isoHunt founder Gary Fung and U.S. Show More Summary

Openload Domain Suspended By Namecheap

Openload, one of the largest file-hosting sites on the Internet, has had its domain suspended. According to the site's operator, domain registrar Namecheap took action last evening after receiving "too many DMCA complaints". Openload...Show More Summary

Court Orders News Site Blocked Following Article Piracy

Blocking torrent and streaming sites is a regular occurrence in many countries but the practice is now extending to other areas. Following a complaint by Russian news site Gazeta, the Moscow City Court has ordered a news portal to be...Show More Summary

KickassTorrents Community Resurrects, Without Torrents

KickassTorrents may be down, but the KAT 'family' is still very much alive. A group of site admins and moderators have started a new community, bringing back many users of the site under the same roof. The new home doesn't offer anyShow More Summary

20th Century Fox Accuses Kim Dotcom of Asset Freeze Breach

20th Century Fox has accused Kim Dotcom of breaching a freeze on his assets imposed following his arrest in 2012. According to claims made by the studio in the New Zealand High Court, Dotcom took a US$154,000 loan from his lawyers on behalf of a trust for his children. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 07/25/16

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'X-Men: Apocalypse' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Central Intelligence'. 'Batman: The Killing Joke' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

KAT Takedown Triggers Traffic Spike at Torrent Sites

Earlier this week KickassTorrents was taken down following a criminal investigation into the site's alleged owner. Since then, millions of frequent users have taken refuge elsewhere. The Pirate Bay and ExtraTorrent are among the major...Show More Summary

VKontakte CEO: Time to Remove Us From ‘Pirate’ Blacklists

After years of legal disputes, leading Russian social networking site vKontakte has struck a deal with Universal Music to license content uploaded to the platform by its users. TorrentFreak caught up with vKontakte CEO Boris Dobrodeyev...Show More Summary

isoHunt Founder Settles with Music Industry for $66 Million

After a decade of lawsuits, the iconic torrent site IsoHunt has settled its last remaining legal dispute. Gary Fung, the Canadian founder of the defunct search engine, has agreed to pay a $66 million settlement to the local music industry...Show More Summary

KickassTorrents’ Connections to the US Doomed the Site

Following the shutdown of KickassTorrents, the next pretenders to the torrent throne will be weighing up the pros and cons of pirate life. There are lessons to be learned for those willing to take the risk, but can any setup be truly...Show More Summary

Digital Citizens Slam Cloudflare For Enabling Piracy & Malware

Consumer interest group Digital Citizens Alliance has published a new report highlighting the connection between pirate sites and malware delivery. The group says that as many as one in three pirate sites are engaged in the practice,...Show More Summary

KickassTorrents Mirrors and Imposters Spring into Action

It has been just over a day since KickassTorrents (KAT) was shut down by the U.S. Government, following the arrest of the site's alleged owner. While the official site is still offline mirrors and copies are being launched left and right,...Show More Summary

Solarmovie Disappears Following KAT Shutdown

Following the news that KickassTorrents (KAT) has been shut down and its alleged owner arrested, another big site has disappeared from the Internet. Popular streaming portal Solarmovie went offline overnight without explanation and it...Show More Summary

Can KickassTorrents Make a Comeback?

Yesterday the U.S. Government delivered a massive blow to KickassTorrents. With its alleged founder arrested and pretty much the entire site's operation compromised, it's not obvious that there will be a Pirate Bay style comeback anytime soon. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Feds Seize KickassTorrents Domains, Arrest Owner

The U.S. Government has arrested the alleged owner of KickassTorrents, the world's largest torrent site. The 30-year-old Ukrainian was arrested in Poland today and is charged with criminal copyright infringement and money laundering....Show More Summary

Megavideo Lawyer Slams TV Piracy Court Ruling

A ruling handed down by a court in Italy which found Kim Dotcom's Megavideo liable for TV piracy has been slammed by the entrepreneur's lawyer. Speaking with TorrentFreak, Ira Rothken says that the notion that a service provider needs...Show More Summary

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