Information provided by a torrent monitoring outfit reveals that pirates are linked to places where you don't expect them. To the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, for example, which helped to take down KickassTorrents website a few months ago. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
BitTorrent trackers point torrent clients to other clients so that they can share content, but how does one go about finding trackers that actually work? NewTrackon is a site which indexes BitTorrent trackers and checks them all to ensure...Show More Summary
Which torrent sites are the most popular this year? As we continue a long-standing tradition, we see that The Pirate Bay comes out as the king of torrents once again. Since several torrent sites have shut down in recent months, this year's top list also reveals some newcomers. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
Ask any pirate if site-blocking works and the answer will probably be a resounding "no." Ask them if ISP warnings or DMCA notices have much of an effect and it's likely they'll give the same answer. However, a range of weak measuresShow More Summary
Anti-piracy enforcement on the Internet is largely run by automated 'bots' which scour the websites for infringing content, firing millions of takedown notices in response. At the same time, there are also 'machines' that try to profit from piracy, generating dubious search results in order to lure pirates in. Show More Summary
A lawyer who has worked on piracy cases for the Federation Against Copyright Theft has revealed the challenges posed by Kodi and IPTV box prosecutions. Ari Alabhai says that copyright can be complicated for a jury to understand, so prosecutions under the Fraud Act may be preferred. Show More Summary
The makers of the Adam Sandler movie The Cobbler learned that suing alleged torrent pirates doesn't always pay. An Oregon District Court Judge ruled that a wrongfully accused pirate is entitled to more than $17,000 in compensation, a...Show More Summary
In recent weeks, the legality or otherwise of so-called fully-loaded Kodi boxes has become a big topic. The devices are massively popular in the UK but are people going to get busted for using them? Almost certainly not, an intellectual property lawyer told the BBC this morning. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
The lawsuit between Paramount Pictures and the crowdfunded Star Trek spin-off "Prelude to Axanar" is gearing up for a trial. This week the court ruled on motions for summary judgment from both parties. While the case could still go both...Show More Summary
A new class-action lawsuit is targeting a group of filmmakers, lawyers, and BitTorrent monitoring experts. According to a complaint filed at an Illinois federal court, the "copyright trolls" have been engaging in misleading, threatening...Show More Summary
A giant cyberlocker that announced its closure amid a government piracy crackdown and other threats, will be born again. EX.UA says that its service will resume under a new domain and business model, with anonymous sharing of files of...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 economist and piracy researcher Balázs Bodó, who currently works...Show More Summary
A new academic study shows that graduated response policies against file-sharers fail to boost box office revenues. The empirical research, which looked at the effects in various countries including the United States, suggests that these...Show More Summary
The leaked DVD screener drought has been broken with the release of the Denzel Washington movie Fences. The copy carries a Paramount Pictures "For Your Consideration" watermark. With more leaks said to be on the way, the group behind...Show More Summary
Music rights group BMG has filed its response to the $25 million damages appeal of Internet provider Cox Communications. According to BMG there is no reason to overturn the earlier verdict. Among other things, the company stresses that...Show More Summary
A private tracker that has been plagued with all kinds of legal trouble over a decade has finally succumbed to copyright holder pressure. The Internationals weathered the storm of its owner being arrested four years ago but has just been forced to delete all of its torrents. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Deepwater Horizon'. 'The Accountant' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
In a big publicity campaign targeting all types of media and even paying cinema-goers, in 2004 the MPAA warned torrent users that being anonymous online wasn't possible. You Can Click But You Can't Hide, their famous slogan read. Now,...Show More Summary
Today marks the start of a new year where file-sharing and piracy will dominate the headlines once again. From our well-informed headquarters we take a look at some recent developments and the stunning consequences they may have in 2017. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
The Pirate Bay, widely considered as the bastion of piracy, plans to keep growing in 2017. TorrentFreak spoke with one of its crew members who says the site will continue to help unselfish file-sharers stick it to the man while protesting copyright exploitation. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.