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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.

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

U.S. Government Sued for Software Piracy, Maker Claims $600m

The U.S. military is being accused of installing 'pirated' copies of 3D virtual reality software onto hundreds of thousands of computers without permission. Bitmanagement, the makers of the software, accuse the Navy of willful copyright...Show More Summary

Court: Google and Bing Don’t Have to Censor “Torrent” Searches

Google and Bing are not required to automatically filter "torrent" related searches to prevent piracy, the High Court of Paris has decided. The filter, requested by the local music industry group SNEP, would be too broad, ineffective, and target legitimate content as well. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Court Orders Dotcom’s Megavideo to Pay $13.4m For TV Show Piracy

An Italian court has ordered Kim Dotcom's Megavideo to pay $13.4m in damages after making TV shows available without permission. The roots of the case date back to 2010 when TV company RTI sent Megavideo takedown notices, without specifying any URLs. Show More Summary

Accused “Pirate” Questions Dallas Buyers Club’s Copyright Claim

Several companies behind the Oscar-winning movie Dallas Buyers Club are fighting over the movie's proceeds, as well as the profits from copyright trolling endeavors. This confusing situation has prompted an accused pirate to question...Show More Summary

VKontakt & Universal Sign Anti-Piracy & Licensing Deal

As predicted last week, the company which owns vKontakte and Russia's two other major social networking sites has signed a music licensing deal with Universal Music to end piracy on the platforms. As a result, all outstanding copyright...Show More Summary

The Google Piracy Blame Game is Headache Inducing

Google published an update to its anti-piracy practices report this week and it was immediately discredited by the record labels who say the company needs to do much more. That's no surprise, but one has to wonder how much patience Google...Show More Summary

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