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Pirate Site Blockades Violate Free Speech, Mexico’s Supreme Court Rules

Broad pirate sites blockades are disproportional, Mexico's Supreme Court of Justice has ruled. The Government can't order ISPs to block websites that link to copyright-infringing material because that would also restrict access to legitimate content and violate the public's freedom of expression. Show More Summary

Kim Dotcom Asks Police to Urgently Interview FBI Director Jim Comey

Kim Dotcom has filed a formal complaint with police in New Zealand after FBI director James Comey arrived in the region for a conference. Dotcom's complaint says that Comey should be urgently interviewed over the unlawful removal ofShow More Summary

Five Million Brits Go Crazy For Illegal Streaming

Almost five million Brits are regularly streaming TV content from illegal Internet services. That's one of the findings from a new YouGov study which shows that Kodi-powered devices and Android apps are particularly popular with users. Show More Summary

The RIAA is Now Copyright Troll Rightscorp’s Biggest Customer

Music industry group RIAA, which represents the leading recording labels in the US, is now a major customer of anti-piracy outfit Rightscorp. In fact, the RIAA's commitment to the copyright troll outfit is so significant that its business...Show More Summary

BitTorrent Inventor Bram Cohen Will Start His Own Cryptocurrency

BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen has already earned a spot in the Internet hall of fame, but he's not done yet. In recent years he's taken a strong interest in cryptocurrencies, something he will devote himself full-time to in the near future. Show More Summary

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 04/24/17

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Logan' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘The Fate of the Furious'. 'Kong: Skull Island' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Bram Cohen Lashes Out Against BitTorrent’s Former “Starfucker” CEOs

The average torrent user might not be aware of it, but BitTorrent Inc. went through the most “bizarre” period in its history during the past two years. Bram Cohen, BitTorrent inventor and founder of the company, now lashes out at some...Show More Summary

Steal This Show S02E14: ‘The Future of BitTorrent, With Bram Cohen’

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 Bram Cohen, the invesntor of BitTorrent. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Anti-Piracy Outfit Targets ‘Troll’ Defense Sites With DMCA Takedowns

An anti-piracy company working for movie outfit Lionsgate has filed several wrongful and embarrassing DMCA notices with Google. IP Arrow was supposed to be making the move Mechanic: Resurrection harder to find on pirate platforms but...Show More Summary

Spammers Populate Google Maps With Pirate Links

Spammers are using Google Maps to promote pirated content. Thousands of links to pirate sites have appeared on the platform in recent months. Copyright holders are not happy with this unintended use and are targeting the pages with various takedown notices. Show More Summary

RIAA Sues ISP Grande Communications For Failing to Disconnect Pirates

The RIAA has sued Grande Communications for failing to take action against its pirating subscribers. The music industry group says that the Texas-based ISP's subscribers engaged in more than a million BitTorrent-based infringements yet...Show More Summary

uTorrent Will Move to The Web Browser

BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen has unveiled plans to move the popular client uTorrent to the web browser. The next revision of the application will run in users' default browser, complete with a revamped interface and a significantly improved streaming experience. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Unauthorized Subtitles For Movies & TV Shows Are Illegal, Court Rules

A group of fansubbers who turned the tables on BREIN by taking the anti-piracy group to court have lost their legal battle. The Free Subtitles Foundation sought a legal ruling determining that fansubbers act within the law, but thisShow More Summary

ISP Can’t Have Blanket Immunity From Pirating Subscribers, Court Rules

A New York federal court has dismissed the 'piracy liability' case U.S. Internet provider Windstream filed against music group BMG and its anti-piracy partner Rightscorp. The court rules that, without concrete examples of alleged copyright...Show More Summary

Russia Plans To Ban VPNs & Proxies That Unblock Blocked Sites

The Russian government is preparing to scale-up its war on blocked sites by hitting services that provide workarounds. A new bill developed by the government requires VPNs and other anonymizing services to stop providing access to blocked domains. Show More Summary

Pirate Bay Founder Launches Anonymous Domain Registration Service

Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde has a new privacy-oriented startup. Today he launches the domain registration service Njalla, which offers site owners full anonymity, shielding them from the prying eyes of outsiders. "Think of us as your...Show More Summary

Police Say “Criminal Gangs” Are Selling Pirate Media Players

A seminar hosted at the Scottish Police College has heard how 'criminal gangs' have entered the IPTV and so-called 'Kodi box' market. Those in attendance, including Trading Standards, HM Revenue & Customs and the UK Intellectual Property...Show More Summary

Mac DeMarco Tells Fans to Grab Leaked Album From The Pirate Bay, Or Kazaa…

When singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco found out that his new album "This Old Dog" had leaked three weeks before its official release, he did something unusual. Instead of complaining, he actively encouraged fans to download a free copyShow More Summary

MPAA Tracks ‘The Fate of the Furious’ Pirates, Two Men Arrested

In a relatively rare event, two men have been arrested and charged after being caught 'camming' the movie Fate of the Furious. Troy Cornish and Floyd Buchanan were followed by an MPAA investigator who alerted police after he saw the men recording in a theater in Maryland, United States. Show More Summary

Kodi Addon Repository Sees Massive Surge in Users

TVAddons, the leading repository for unofficial Kodi addons, continues to broaden its user-base. Last month nearly 40 million unique users connected to the site's servers, transferring a dazzling petabyte of data. If it's up to the site's...Show More Summary

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