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KickassTorrents Removed More Than 1 Million Torrents

KickassTorrents, one most popular sites on the entire web, offers access to millions of torrents. Users add several thousands of new files to the site every day, but not all of those survive. In fact, over the past few years the site...Show More Summary

Ricky Gervais: Don’t Pirate My Film, I Stand to Make Millions

Ricky Gervais released a new anti-piracy PSA for his upcoming movie "David Brent: Life on the Road" today. As part of a copyright education campaign he asks people not to pirate his film, noting that while people might save a few bucks by pirating it, he stands to make millions. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Google Senior Counsel Defends Company’s Anti-Piracy Measures

Google senior copyright counsel Fred von Lohmann has been defending his company's anti-piracy stance after he was challenged by another lawyer on Twitter. It started as a discussion over infringing domains but quickly turned into a debate over downranking sites. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

MPAA’s Domain Name ‘Policing’ Results in First Suspensions

Several "pirate site" domain names have been suspended following complaints from the MPAA. The websites in question all use domain names that are managed by the Donuts registry, which assigned the Hollywood group as its "trusted notifier."...Show More Summary

Landmark Piracy Trial Suspended Pending EU Ruling

Following a year-long wait, a landmark piracy trial in Sweden has been suspended after just two hours. The case, which sees the prosecution of two men behind the country's largest streaming site, is now on hold pending a decision from the European Court of Justice. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

We’re Not Liable for Pirating Subscribers, Windstream Tells Court

U.S. Internet provider Windstream is asking a New York federal court to shield the company from broad piracy accusations. The ISP filed a complaint against BMG and Rightscorp after it was accused of direct and contributory copyright infringement. Show More Summary

DMCA Notices Nuke 8,268 Projects on Github

Popular code repository Github has just published its transparency report for 2015. While receiving a relatively modest 12 subpoenas for user data last year, the site also handed seven gag orders. It also received large numbers of DMCA...Show More Summary

‘Denuvo Crack Video’ & Rumors Excite Pirates

The DRM protection software currently stopping pirates from playing many of the PC's top gaming titles is again causing excitement. Partially confirmed rumors coming out of Russia suggest that following a team effort, the infamous Denuvo...Show More Summary

Steal This Show S01E12: ‘Pirates – The Indie Producer’s Best Friend?’

Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing the latest file-sharing and copyright news. In this episode we discuss recent news stories with well-respected indie producer Brian Newman, who explains that piracy isn't all bad. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Europe’s ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules Fail to Ban BitTorrent Throttling

After years of negotiating Europe has agreed on a set of Net Neutrality rules. While the legislation is a step forward for some countries, experts and activists warn that it may leave the door open for BitTorrent and VPN throttling.Show More Summary

Judge Dismisses Movie Piracy Case, IP-Address Doesn’t Prove Anything

In what's believed to be a first of its kind ruling, a federal court in Oregon has dismissed a direct infringement complaint against an alleged movie pirate from the outset. According to the judge, linking an IP-address to a piratedShow More Summary

Game of Thrones Piracy Peaks After Season Finale

The season finale of Game of Thrones is the highlight of the year for many TV fans. At the same time, it also generates a lot of traffic on various torrent trackers. Like previous years, Game of Thrones piracy peaked after the season...Show More Summary

If Extradited, How Might Kim Dotcom Be Treated in the US?

More than four years after the Megaupload raids, Kim Dotcom continues to fight extradition to the United States. However, if that battle fails, how might he be treated by authorities there? Revelations from a previously jailed Megaupload...Show More Summary

Help! My VPN Provider Is Compromised By a Gag Order!

VPN services have become an important tool to counter the growing threat of Internet surveillance. Encrypting one's traffic through a VPN connection helps to keep online communications private. But, what if your VPN service is compromised...Show More Summary

Streaming Site Operators Face Jail & $1.7m Forfeiture

The former operators of Swefilmer, Sweden's largest streaming site, have been prosecuted for copyright infringement and money laundering offenses. The men, aged 22 and 25, are accused of facilitating infringement on 1,400 movies and face penalties of $1.7m. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Rightscorp Pressures ISPs to Hijack Pirates Browsers

Piracy monetization firm Rightscorp is promoting its browser hijacking system to ISPs. In a proposal revealed by Internet provider RCN, Rightscorp suggests a gradual approach where pirating subscribers eventually have to pay a fine to regain Internet access. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Researchers Crack ‘Social DRM’ EBook Watermarks

Researchers have released a report dissecting the BooXtream 'Social DRM' eBook watermarking system. Inspired by publisher Verso who refused to remove the DRM from an Aaron Swartz book, the Institute for Biblio-Immunology responded by tearing down the privacy-busting system. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Piracy Phishing Scam Targets U.S. ISPs and Subscribers

An elaborate "piracy" phishing operation is targeting U.S. Internet providers and subscribers. Scammers are using the name of anti-piracy tracking company IP-Echelon and rightsholders such as Lionsgate, to send fake DMCA notices and settlement demands to ISPs. Show More Summary

Studios & ISPs Clash Over Aussie Pirate Bay Blockade

The Pirate Bay and other leading torrent sites will be eventually blocked in Australia but the mechanics are far from decided. This week rightsholders and ISPs have been in court fighting over the details. Predictably they're poles apart, and still arguing over who will pay. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

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