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High Court Orders UK ISPs to Block eBook Sites

The High Court has granted an application by The Publishers Association to have several major 'pirate' eBook sites blocked at the ISP level. The action, a first for book publishers, requires BT, Virgin Media, Sky, TalkTalk and EE to block sites including Ebookee, LibGen and Freshwap within 10 days. Show More Summary

The Pirate Bay Suffers Downtime

The Pirate Bay is down at the moment, causing a mild panic among many BitTorrent users. While some fear the worst, the site probably won't be offline for very long. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and anonymous VPN services.

H33T.to Mysteriously Disappears….But Can Be Found

H33T.to, one of the most popular public torrent sites on the Internet, disappeared in recent days with only an ominous Cloudflare warning left behind. Prompted by lots of email requests about the site's status, TF decided to hunt the missing site down. Show More Summary

Court Order Forbids ‘Poor Pirate’ To Use BitTorrent

A federal court in Oregon has signed off on a highly peculiar judgment against a Dallas Buyers Club pirate. Citing "financial hardship," the woman doesn't have to pay the $7,500 in costs and fees as long as she promises not to download any infringing material in the future, and removes any and all BitTorrent clients. Show More Summary

Rightscorp Offered Internet Provider a Cut of Piracy Settlements

Rightscorp, the piracy monetization company that works with Warner Bros. and other prominent copyright holders, goes to great lengths to reach allegedly pirating subscribers. The company offered Cox Communications a cut of the piracy settlements if they agreed to forward their notices, the ISP revealed in court. Show More Summary

Pirate Bay Founder Appeals Domain Seizure Decision

The court order to transfer ownership of two Pirate Bay-related domains to the Swedish state will not be a straightforward process. Site co-founder Fredrik Neij, a party in the two-year long case, has just announced he will appeal the ruling. Show More Summary

Thanks for the Really Counter-Productive DMCA Complaints

While plenty of sites infringe copyright on a regular basis, this site is never one of them. However, that doesn't stop copyright holders from trying to disappear our pages from Google search. Sadly, the latest sorry efforts only attracted...Show More Summary

‘How Movie Studios Exploit Video on Demand Services’

The best way for Hollywood to defeat piracy is by making content available, legally. To further this effort dozens of video on demand services have been launched throughout the world. However, not all of these services are happy with how the major studios treat them, and today we hear why. Show More Summary

Court Orders Cox to Expose “Most Egregious” BitTorrent Pirates

Cox Communications, one of the largest telecoms companies in the U.S., has been ordered to expose the identities of 250 of its subscribers whose accounts were frequently used to pirate music. The names, addresses and other personal details...Show More Summary

WebHost Owner Cleared of Aiding Torrent Site Piracy

A long-running criminal case against a private torrent site and its hosting provider has come to an end. After more than three and a half years, the site admin was found guilty of copyright infringement but allowed to keep site donations. Show More Summary

Google: Targeting Downloaders Not The Best Solution to Fight Piracy

A few days ago it was revealed that Google is forwarding controversial settlement demands from copyright holders to its subscribers. Responding to the news, Google says the notices are forwarded in an effort to be as transparent as possible. Show More Summary

Pirate Bay Loses New Domain Name, Hydra Lives On

The Pirate Bay has lost one of its new domain names after an intervention from South Georgia's.GS registry. While the domain suspension wasn't unexpected and the proverbial Hydra has now lost one head, TPB says that it can easily grow some more. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and anonymous VPN services.

Supergirl Pilot Leaks to Torrent Sites, Six Months Early

After escaping from the planet Krypton years ago, 24-year-old Kara Zor-El is embracing her superhuman abilities. Better known as Supergirl, her latest adventures were to be showcased in a CBS pilot scheduled to air this coming November. Show More Summary

Pirate Domain Seizures Are Easy in the United States

It's taken more than two years for Swedish authorities to seize two key Pirate Bay domains but over in the United States the process is dramatically quicker. A TV company has just achieved similar aims against 11 'pirate' streaming domains after being granted a comprehensive ex parte restraining order by a Florida court. Show More Summary

Court Orders Israeli ISPs to Block Popcorn Time Websites

Copyright holders around the world are doing everything in their power to stop Popcorn Time. Following the UK example, Israeli media companies have now obtained a court order requiring major ISPs to block Popcorn Time websites. In addition, the rightsholders are pondering whether to have the application's ports blocked as well, which may get messy. Show More Summary

Google Fiber Sends Automated Piracy ‘Fines’ to Subscribers

Google Fiber is forwarding copyright infringement notices to its subscribers including controversial and automated piracy fines. Through these notices, rightsholders demand settlements of up to hundreds of dollars. Google's decisionShow More Summary

Netflix Needs BitTorrent Expert to Implement P2P Streaming

Netflix is seriously considering adding support for P2P-powered video streaming using "state of the art" technology. Perhaps partly inspired by Popcorn Time, the video giant is inviting applications from individuals with BitTorrent experience to fill the post of Senior Software Engineer and help finalize and implement the ambitious project. Show More Summary

Voltage Pictures Sued For Copyright Infringement

Voltage Pictures, a movie company with a reputation for chasing down alleged Internet pirates, is being sued for "blatant" breaches of copyright. After promoting its own version of a Godzilla movie without first obtaining permissionShow More Summary

Pirate Bay Moves to GS, LA, VG, AM, MN and GD Domains

A few hours ago news broke that The Pirate Bay's.SE domain will soon be seized. The prosecution and copyright holders have welcomed the decision, but the Pirate Bay teams seems unimpressed. Shortly after the ruling they set up six new domain names which they will rotate for the time being. Show More Summary

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