Google is no longer highlighting the "best torrent sites" in its search results. Following an investigation, the search engine decided to pull the prominent torrent sites 'carousel' from its search results. Various streaming sites remain...Show More Summary
Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN has published a report on its activities for the first six months of 2017. The headline figures are the takedown of more than 230 'pirate' sites alongside the targeting of more than a dozen major uploaders,...Show More Summary
A year has passed from the time authorities took KickassTorrents site offline and arrested the alleged owner Artem Vaulin. The trial run by US authorities is going on to this day. While KAT got hit really bad, its former moderators and admins got together to rebuild the site. Now we look back what happened and... Read more...
FossHub, a download site that hosts free and open-source software, has pulled Google advertising from the whole of its file-sharing software section. The difficult decision was taken after Google persistently flagged the download page...Show More Summary
Data published by the piracy monitoring firm MUSO suggests that the season opener of Game of Thrones was pirated 90 million times. Most of the traffic was generated by unauthorized streaming services, with torrent downloads making up...Show More Summary
Exactly one year ago, KickassTorrents was shut down following a criminal investigation by the United States. While the site no longer exists in its former glory, the name is still around. Several original staffers remain dedicated to carrying the torch, for example. Show More Summary
Anti-piracy group BREIN is determined to have The Pirate Bay blocked in the Netherlands, preferably as soon as possible. The group no longer wants to wait for a local Supreme Court hearing on the matter and hopes to speed up the issue with a preliminary injunction. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
Between December 2011 and March 2012, New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau illegally intercepted the private conversations of Kim and Mona Dotcom, and Megaupload co-defendant Bram van der Kolk. A new ruling handedShow More Summary
HBO is doing its best to keep Game of Thrones piracy under control. The company is monitoring various popular torrent swarms and sending thousands of warnings targeted at Internet subscribers whose connections are used to share the season 7 premiere of the popular TV series. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
A UK-based IPTV service appears to have shut down as a result of police action. After doing business for two years, BulkyIPTV's service went dark yesterday. Shortly after the service's owner sent out an email saying that the ride was over. Show More Summary
Last month, leading Kodi addon repository TVAddons shut down in the wake of a lawsuit filed in the US by satellite and broadcast provider Dish Network. Just over a month later and with no other news surfacing, TF has now discovered that...Show More Summary
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 two Hackers from 2600 and the radio show Off The Hook. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
In Germany, several major Hollywood studios are actively pursuing alleged BitTorrent pirates, charging hundreds of euros for illegally downloaded movies and TV-shows. While this is common practice, a local court recently clarified that...Show More Summary
With hundreds of thousands of people jumping on the latest torrents for the season seven premiere, Game of Thrones remains the most-shared TV show on BitTorrent. However, the piracy landscape is much broader than that, and the yearly...Show More Summary
Australian entertainment giant Village Roadshow and its co-executive chairman have invested AUS$1.5m in a company developing anti-piracy technologies. Linius Technologies holds a patent which allows for the virtualization of video files,...Show More Summary
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'The Mummy' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Ghost in the Shell'. 'The Boss Baby' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
Over the past two weeks, dozens of pirate streaming sites had their homepages stripped from Google's search results. The removals are triggered by a series of targeted takedown requests sent by the law firm Kilpatrick Townsend, which...Show More Summary
After more than a decade writing about piracy, viewpoints inevitably twist and turn but it's still the human elements that manage to stir up emotions. Stories about site operators ending up fined or jailed are commonplace, but seeing the car crash from the beginning isn't pleasant. Show More Summary
With 2017 more than half way done, the battle against Internet piracy continues at a significant pace, with the world's largest entertainment companies still flexing their muscles. The big question, however, is whether those who engage...Show More Summary
A district court in Florida has ordered the operators of 19 pirate websites to pay $1 million each. The default judgment was ordered in favor of media giant ABS-CBN, which has managed to score several victories in US courts this year. Show More Summary