Since its shutdown in July, much has been written about the demise of KickassTorrents. But who were the men at the very top of the operation? So far, the U.S. Government has revealed three names - Artem Vaulin, Alexander Radostin, and Ievgen Kutsenko. Show More Summary
As part of its criminal case against Megaupload, the U.S. Government seized several domain names belonging to Kim Dotcom's file-hosting service. Nearly five years later the authorities still control the domains but they haven't done a very good job of securing them. Show More Summary
Kim Dotcom is hoping to have his fight with the U.S. government pushed further into the public consciousness by having his extradition appeal streamed live on the Internet. U.S. authorities are already objecting to Dotcom's application...Show More Summary
The U.S. Government has followed up its criminal complaint against KickassTorrents with the indictment of three alleged operators of the site. In addition to their involvement with the popular torrent site, they are also linked to other...Show More Summary
Cloudflare has made it clear that the company isn't going to block piracy sites without a proper court order. In addition, it now opposes an injunction requested by the RIAA, under which it would have to disconnect alleged MP3Skull accounts based on a keyword and IP-address. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
Denuvo is one of the most famous anti-piracy systems in use today. Earlier this month the protection was properly cracked for the first time on Rise of the Tomb Raider, but that was after the game had been out for 193 days. Now, similar...Show More Summary
Frank Ocean is, without dispute, one of the most fearless artists of our age. Certainly there are no shortage of other artists pushing the boundaries of creativity to the breaking point. Members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in a penal colony for performing an anti-Putin song in a Moscow cathedral,...
In recent months CloudFlare has been called out repeatedly for offering its services to known pirate sites, including The Pirate Bay. These allegations have now resulted in the first lawsuit after adult entertainment publisher ALS Scan...Show More Summary
The UK Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has just announced the appointment of a new dedicated officer to head up anti-piracy drive Operation Creative. The initiative, which disrupts websites providing unauthorised access to copyrighted...Show More Summary
According to the United States Government, KickassTorrents was operated through Cryptoneat, an alleged "front company" located in Ukraine. Now, however, Cryptoneat's web's presence is no more. In addition to the disappearance of itsShow More Summary
Internet provider Cox Communications maintains that it's not responsible for copyright infringements carried out by its subscribers. The company has announced that it will appeal the $25 million damages verdict in its case against music publisher BMG. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
Blocking torrent portals and other pirate sites is nothing new in India, but a recently updated blocking message is causing panic among torrenters. According to a new blocking notification, torrent users face a prison sentence up toShow More Summary
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Now You See Me 2' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Independence Day: Resurgence'. 'The Legend of Tarzan' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
Since KickassTorrents went offline on the 21st of July and the owner of KAT got arrested, there have been a lot of imposters and fake mirrors coming online. Now after the real community got active again, the former administrators and moderators of KAT are rebuilding the official site. Soon after the torrent king started to... Read more...
I remember when Dan Schoenbrun first sent us the screener for collective:unconscious, an anthology film about dreams, nightmares, volcanos, suburban paranoia, and the state of race in America. We were like, damn – that content is tight. Psych. We never said that. Literally: no one has ever said that. Think about the last movie you...
HBO, Paramount Pictures and other copyright holders are sending takedown notices for torrent links that have never existed. The notices accuse sites of distributing recent movies and TV-shows. However, the services in question have been...Show More Summary
In the early days of P2P, saving money on media was a key motivator for people to pirate online. But now, with the market beginning to mature, it is the timely availability of content in convenient formats that has the ability to tackle the piracy issue. Show More Summary
In an attempt to uncover various BitTorrent pirates, Dallas Buyers Club attorney James Davis asked an Oregon District Court for permission to interrogate Internet subscribers whose connections were used to pirate the film. In his request...Show More Summary
World War II thriller Anthropoid was released in the United States last week and as usual, an anti-piracy outfit has been busy taking down 'pirate' links from Google. However, that's proven somewhat problematic, since the movie hasn't even been leaked yet. Show More Summary
Spammers are using Harvard's educational sharing tool H2O to promote pirated movies. Thousands of links to scammy sites have appeared on the site in recent weeks. Copyright holders are not happy with this unintended use and are targeting the pages with various takedown notices. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.