Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde says that the "piracy" scene needs more innovation if it wants to sustain itself. In the wake of the KickassTorrents shutdown, he argues that the current ecosystem relies too heavily on a few large sites. Show More Summary
Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing the shutdown of KickassTorrent following a criminal complaint from the United States Government. Our guests are Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde, isoHunt founder Gary Fung and U.S. Show More Summary
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
KickassTorrents was the world's most popular torrent site — even bigger than The Pirate Bay. But the site has been taken down, and its alleged operator arrested. The criminal complaint against KickassTorrents and its alleged operator...Show More Summary
Anyone who used to get their movie fix via torrenting sites are probably still mourning the unexpected departure of Kickass Torrents (KAT). The site became the world’s biggest piracy resource after The Pirate Bay went offline for more than a month following a police raid in December 2014. Show More Summary
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.
The Pirate Bay’s co-founder Peter Sunde is taking an ironic stance. He recently tweeted his intention to sue many major music labels for defamation, even though the site legally owes them for damages incurred due to copyright infringement. Show More Summary
Australian cable company Foxtel and Roadshow Films want sites that allow Australians to pirate films and TV shows blocked, but they'd rather not pay for it. Passed in 2015, the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill allows copyright holders to apply for an injunction in Federal Court to have sites that facilitate piracy blocked in Australia. Show More Summary
The Pirate Bay and other leading torrent sites will be eventually blocked in Australia but the mechanics are far from decided. This week rightsholders and ISPs have been in court fighting over the details. Predictably they're poles apart, and still arguing over who will pay. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
The Court of Appeal in Austria has lifted an order which forced local ISPs to block The Pirate Bay, isoHunt.to, 1337.to, and the long-defunct h33t.to. In response, rightsholders have made fresh calls for ISPs to block a range of popular movie and TV show streaming sites. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
Sites like Pirate Bay are one step closer to being blocked in Australia, just as soon as anyone can figure out the meaning of "online location." In Sydney Thursday, the court heard arguments from Foxtel and Roadshow as part of their bid to have Solar Movie, Pirate Bay, Torrentz, TorrentHound and IsoHunt blocked for Australian Internet users. Show More Summary
Peter Sunde, a Pirate Bay co-founder who hasn't really had anything to do with the Torrent search site in about a decade, was recently ordered to pay Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music, Warner Music, and EMI $395,000 because of music shared on the site. Sunde's not having it, though, and he plans to sue them for defamation. Welcome to 2016.
The Pirate Bay's cofounders have faced their fair share of fire, and now one of them is returning it. Each of the three founders has been to prison at some point, and now multiple record labels demanding money from co-founder Peter Sunde...Show More Summary
Last week the Helsinki District Court decided that Peter Sunde, one of the co-founders of file-sharing portal The Pirate Bay, owes quite a bit of money to the music industry. Specifically, he owes a coalition of Sony Music Entertainment, EMI, Universal Music, and Warner Music $400,000, as reported by Torrent Freak. His response? No, fuck you. Read more...
Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde is firing back at several major record labels, demanding compensation for damaging his name. Sunde is preparing a lawsuit against the music labels, who were recently awarded damages for his involvement with the notorious pirate site. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
As another season of Game of Thrones approaches its finale, legit streaming services have failed to slake our thirst for piracy –– with KickassTorrents becoming one of the world’s most popular websites. While The Pirate Bay tends toShow More Summary
In our weekly glance back at music industry news, we revisit the Grammy's announcement of key rules changes, the co-founder of Pirate Bay's order to shell out for record labels, Twitter's latest Soundcloud investment, and more. Grammys Announce Key Rule Changes, 2016 Dates And Deadlines [FULL TEXT OF ANNOUNCEMENT] Pirate...
Last month the Swedish Court of Appeal ruled that two of the Pirate Bay's oldest domains will be forfeited to the Swedish state. However, Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrik Neij is dissatisfied with the result and has now filed a further appeal. Show More Summary
Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Zunde and his cohorts have been on the losing end of several major lawsuits. This latest was brought by a consortium of major labels. Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Zunde has been ordered to pay a group of record labels $395,000 for enabling piracy. The action was...
Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde may have thought he'd left the notorious site behind, but the legal system has other plans. The Helsinki District Court has just ordered him to pay $395,000 to record labels including Sony, Universal,...Show More Summary