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Kim Dotcom Extradition to Go Ahead, But Not on Copyright Grounds

The New Zealand High Court today ruled that Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the US, but it won't be on copyright grounds. After months of deliberation, Justice Murray Gilbert agreed with the US Government's position that this is a fraud case at its core, an offense that is extraditable. Show More Summary

Search Engines and Rightsholders Sign Landmark Anti-Piracy Deal

After well over half a decade of backroom meetings facilitated by the UK Government, search engines and major rightsholder groups have signed an anti-piracy agreement. Both sides agreed on a deal in which search engines will delist and demote pirated content, faster and more effectively than before. Show More Summary

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 02/20/17

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Doctor Strange' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Moana'. 'Arrival' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Brave: A Privacy Focused Browser With Built-in Torrent Streaming

Brave is a new privacy and security focused web browser with built-in support for torrent downloading and streaming. The browser allows seasoned downloaders and complete novices to get their torrent fix instantly, without any hassle. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Pirate Site With No Traffic Attracts 49m Mainly Bogus DMCA Notices

It's likely you've never heard of mp3toys.xyz since the site has very little traffic. However, thanks to a bungling anti-piracy outfit, the site is now the second most complained about 'pirate' site on the Internet, with Google receiving...Show More Summary

Is Megaupload’s ‘Crime’ a Common Cloud Hosting Practice?

Five years ago the US Government launched a criminal case against Megaupload and several of its former employees. One of the main allegations in the indictment is that the site only deleted links to copyright-infringing material, not the actual files. Show More Summary

Kids Shouldn’t Use the Internet, Russia’s Site-Blocking Chief Says

The head of Rozcomnadzor, the body that oversees website-blocking in Russia, made a shocking statement this week. According to Alexander Zharov, children under ten years of age shouldn't use the Internet, and there's "nothing good" about...Show More Summary

Judge Splits $750 Piracy Penalty Between BitTorrent Peers

A District Court judge in Seattle has taken a novel approach in a series of default judgments targeting alleged BitTorrent pirates. Since the defendants are accused of sharing files in the same swarm, they should also share the penalty among each other, the judge argues. Show More Summary

Study: 70% of Young Swedish Men Are Video Pirates

A new study from Sweden has found that just over half of all young people admit to obtaining movies and TV shows from the Internet without paying, a figure that rockets to 70% among young men. With The Pirate Bay about to be blockedShow More Summary

Cogent’s Broad Pirate Site Block Was ‘Collateral Damage’ of a Court Order

The mysterious pirate site blockade by Internet backbone provider Cogent was a 'mistake.' The Pirate Bay and dozens of other pirate sites were blocked as collateral damage, following a broad court order directed at a yet unnamed target. Show More Summary

MPAA: Dealing With Kodi is the $64,000 Question

While torrent sites have been a thorn in the side of the MPAA for more than a decade, there's a new kid on the block. Speaking at the Berlin Film Festival, MPAA chief Chris Dodd cited the growing use of the Kodi platform for piracy,Show More Summary

CloudFlare Puts Pirate Sites on New IP Addresses, Avoids Cogent Blockade

The Pirate Bay and dozens of other pirate sites that were blocked by Cogent's Internet backbone are now accessible again. CloudFlare appears to have moved the sites in question to a new pair of IP-addresses, effectively bypassing Cogent's blackhole. Show More Summary

Cox Must Pay $8 Million to Cover BMG’s Legal Fees in Piracy Case

Internet provider Cox Communications must pay more than $8 million to compensate the legal fees of music group BMG. The Virginia federal court argues that the Internet provider crossed a line with its "deeply flawed DMCA defense" and...Show More Summary

UK Could Force Google to Tackle Piracy, By Law if Necessary

Copyright holders and Google are reportedly close to a deal to limit the appearance of infringing content in search results. However, in case that doesn't happen, an amendment to the Digital Economy Bill, should it be approved, willShow More Summary

Canada Remains a “Safe Haven” for Online Piracy, Rightsholders Claim

The MPAA, RIAA and other entertainment industry groups are calling out Canada, claiming that it remains a "safe haven" for copyright infringers and pirate sites. The new "notice and notice" system is ineffective, they say, and the broader...Show More Summary

Pirate Bay Blockade Signals Copyright Industry’s Death Throes, ISP Boss Says

After a court ruled yesterday that The Pirate Bay must be blocked in Sweden, reaction has been polarized. While copyright holders celebrated, the boss of ISP Bahnhof criticized the move, deriding the court action as signaling the death throes of the copyright industry. Show More Summary

Facebook and Foxtel Team Up to Crack Down on Live Streaming Piracy

Following an unprecedented live streaming "piracy fest," Facebook and Foxtel are working on a new tool that should make it easier to shut down unauthorized streams in the future. Foxtel CEO Peter Tonagh compares piracy to "stealing a...Show More Summary

The Pirate Bay Must Be Blocked in Sweden, Court of Appeal Rules

A Court of Appeal has ordered The Pirate Bay and streaming portal Swefilmer to be blocked by an ISP in Sweden. The landmark ruling, in favor of Universal Music, Sony Music, Warner Music, and the Swedish film industry, will see localShow More Summary

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 02/13/17

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Arrival' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Hacksaw Ridge'. 'Doctor Strange' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Google Has Received Takedown Notices For a Million Websites

It's no secret that online pirates have plenty of websites to choose from. This is also exemplified by a new milestone just reached by Google. According to the search engine, rightsholders have asked the company to remove content from a million different sites. Show More Summary

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