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KickassTorrents Defense: Torrents Are Not Copyrighted Content, US Has No Case

The legal defense team of alleged KickassTorrents owner Artem Vaulin has asked the Illinois District Court to dismiss the entire case. The fundamental flaw of the case, according to the defense, is that torrent files themselves are not copyrighted content. Show More Summary

Denuvo Says It’s Still Winning the War Against Games Pirates

Despite a number of recent setbacks, anti-piracy company Denuvo says it is still winning the war against video game pirates. In a new interview the company's CEO and marketing director say it's all a question of maintaining perspective...Show More Summary

Lucasfilm Sues ‘Lightsaber Academy’ and ‘Jedi Club’ Over Trademark Infringement

Lucasfilm, one of the main companies behind the Star Wars franchise, is suing a California man whose companies offer lightsaber classes, a Jedi school, and various related events. According to the movie outfit, the companies continue...Show More Summary

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 10/17/16

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Suicide Squad' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Don't Breathe'. 'Lights Out' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Pastor Says Piracy is Literally Killing Actors, So He Gives Them Cars

Nigerian Pastor Joshua Iginla is dedicating his life to helping people in need, including many local Nollywood stars. Due to piracy, many actors and actresses have passed away prematurely, he explains. To show his support, he has handed...Show More Summary

Lawmakers Warned That 10 Year Sentences Could Apply to File-Sharers

The UK is currently forming new legislation that will harmonize sentences for offline and online piracy. While the theoretical 10-year maximum sentence is supposed to target only large-scale pirates, this week MPs were warned that wording...Show More Summary

Boxing Promoter Offers Cash Reward to Identify Pirate Streamer

A leading boxing promotion company is taking unusual steps to track down a man who has been streaming their events for free. Duco Events took to Facebook to post a 'wanted' poster featuring an alleged pirate, offering a cash reward and...Show More Summary

Company Offers “Fraudulent” and Deceptive Copyright Registrations

A ring of misleading websites is charging people to pay for copyright registrations in the UK, Australia and elsewhere, even though it's a free and automatic right. In India, where there's also an official registration office, the authorities...Show More Summary to Shut Down, No Longer Profitable

Video-hosting service has announced that it will shut down its website next weekend. The operator says that it's no longer profitable to host videos due to a lack of revenue and encourages users to back up their files before it's too late. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services. Mysteriously Goes Down, one of the most-used video streaming services among pirates, has been offline for more than three days. The site currently shows a CloudFlare error message suggesting that its servers are unresponsive. Similarly, the operators...Show More Summary

Police Arrest Five in Major Streaming Site Crackdown

Police in Brazil have carried out the second phase of Operation Blackbeard, a campaign designed to dismantle groups dedicated to online copyright infringement. Search warrants led to five arrests and the seizure of bank accounts connected...Show More Summary

RIAA: CloudFlare Shields Pirates and Frustrates Blocking Efforts

The RIAA has submitted its most recent overview of "notorious markets" to the U.S. Government. As usual, the music industry group lists various torrent sites, download portals and stream ripping sites as direct threats. In addition,Show More Summary

Insanely Popular YouTuber KSI Goes Fing Ballistic at Movie Pirates

One of the most popular YouTubers on the planet has launched a prolonged, four-letter word-laden attack on fans who pirated his movie. Olajide "JJ" Olatunji, Jr., aka KSI, went off the deep end after people started tweeting him links of Laid in America on torrent sites. Show More Summary

RIAA Seize Domain Name of The ‘Wrong’ MP3Skull Website

In its continued quest to keep the Internet piracy-free, the RIAA has seized the domain name of yet another MP3Skull site. However, it appears that their most recent target has nothing to do with the original service, so it's doubtful...Show More Summary

New Anti-Piracy Unit Takes Over UK Anti-Camming Operations

Those thinking about camming movies in a UK cinema have a fresh adversary to contend with. A new anti-piracy unit called the Film Content Protection Agency has just been launched with a mission to prevent people recording first-run movies. Show More Summary

Court Rejects Massive Torrent Damages Claim, Admin Avoids Jail

A former torrent site operator has largely avoided the goals of an aggressive movie industry prosecution in Sweden. Against a backdrop of demands for years in prison and millions in damages, the 25-year-old owner of private tracker SwePiracy...Show More Summary

BREIN Tracks Down YouTube Pirate, Warns Others

Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN continues to put pressure on pirates all over the Internet, including those on YouTube. This week they forced a pirating film uploader to cease his activities, warning that repeat infringers may have toShow More Summary

MPAA Reports Pirate Sites and Hosting Providers to U.S. Government

The MPAA has reported several piracy-promoting websites and services to the U.S. Government. The list features major torrent sites The Pirate Bay and Extratorrent, file-hosting services such as Openload and Rapidgator, and for the first...Show More Summary

Pirate Bay Uploader Admits Copyright Infringement & Fraud

A man who uploaded the UK’s Top 40 singles to The Pirate Bay and KickassTorrents each week has pleaded guilty to copyright infringement and fraud offenses. Wayne Evans, known online as OldSkoolScouse, was arrested last year by PIPCUShow More Summary

Pirate Site Operators Are Like Heroin Dealers, Movie Boss Says

Australian movie chief Graham Burke has warned an international movie convention that people who run pirate sites are the "same type" of individuals who sell heroin. Noting that a multi-pronged approached is required to tackle illegal...Show More Summary

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