The UK's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit arrested a man this morning on suspicion of uploading Top 40 music tracks to torrent sites. The 38-year-old was detained at his home and taken to a local police station for questioning. Show More Summary
Several major pirate sites including The Pirate Bay and ExtraTorrent must pay legal costs incurred by Hollywood when the studios applied to have the sites blocked in Norway. The decision is part of an order handed down by a local court today which will see the country's leading ISPs block pirate sites for the very first time. Show More Summary
Last year Swedish authorities raided The Pirate Bay’s servers effectively shutting down one of the world’s largest torrent websites for a while. However it seems that despite the attempted shutdown, it did not slow piracy down one bit as users simply turned to the myriad of alternatives out there. Show More Summary
Disney, Warner Bros. and Sony are among several movie giants taking legal action to have the world's largest pirate sites blocked in Norway. In a lawsuit targeting 11 local ISPs and eight pirate site operators - including Pirate Bay founder Fredrik Neij - the studios are demanding a nationwide subscriber blockade. Show More Summary
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.
The managing director of Universal Music in Sweden has hinted at the futility of trying to block and shut down pirate sites. Per Sundin, a key figure in the prosecution of The Pirate Bay, says that site operators will always find a way to adapt, so making legitimate services such as Spotify better is the key to beating piracy. Show More Summary
Gottfrid Svartholm, a founder of The Pirate Bay, was rearrested just hours after being freed from a Danish prison, TorrentFreak reports. Svartholm, who is Swedish, was serving a multi-year sentence in Denmark and is now likely to be extradited back to Sweden, a decision he is appealing. Show More Summary
Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm was released from a Danish prison yesterday, only to be immediately re-arrested by police. The Swede is now expected to be extradited back to his home country where he will be returned to prison, but not before appearing in court today to appeal the decision. Show More Summary
In a perhaps unexpected move, T-Mobile has refused to block access to a site known as The Pirate Bay, where users can download questionable and sometimes illegal files known as torrents. There’s been lots of bad news surrounding the Pirate Bay recently, including reports of torrents that are laced with viruses and other files that... Show More Summary
After months of shaky service and false alarms, The Pirate Bay is down again. As always, the cause of the outage is unknown, but the site has been down for more than an hour, so this isn’t just another random blip. The Pirate Bay, one of the most popular torrent sites on the planet, has […]
T-Mobile declines to block The Pirate Bay in Austria, The Game sued over cover art and Miss Cleo is back and at the center of a copyright lawsuit.
We have heard stories of how carriers and ISPs have worked together with music and movie companies to prevent access to pirate websites. This isn’t particularly new, but it seems that over in Austria, T-Mobile has decided that they won’t be complying with the request of a music organization to block access to The Pirate Bay. Show More Summary
The Austrian branch of T-Mobile is refusing to block access to The Pirate Bay and several other popular torrent sites. T-Mobile was asked to do so by a local music rights group, who want the ISP to voluntarily follow a court order that was issued against rival Internet provider A1. Show More Summary
There’s casual Pirate Bay piracy, and then there’s private torrent trackers: members-only clubs that share the best movie and TV rips among themselves. As you’d expect, they tend to be pretty hardcore about privacy, enough so that some groups are banning members from using Windows 10. Read more...
Five Years Ago Throughout these posts we've seen lots of snippets of the history of the Pirate Bay, and this week in 2010 we looked at an presentation by Peter Sunde that tells the whole story. Meanwhile, BitTorrent was beginning toShow More Summary
After promising a strong response to piracy for several years, Indonesia has finally taken action against The Pirate Bay. Along with fellow torrent index IsoHunt.to, the site is among almost two dozen others now ordered by the Ministry of Communications to be blocked at the ISP level. Show More Summary
Hackers who stole personal data from the Ashley Madison website leaked the personal details of millions of users of the extramarital affairs dating website on Tuesday. The data was first dumped on the dark web, but it has quickly been picked up and distributed across the internet. Show More Summary
Here there be Pirates! Click here for individual profiles of this year’s team, and click here for individual uniform photos. Janai, Allison, Megan, Rachel, and Kymberli
You can almost taste it, Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans. The sails are rolling out on the pirate ship and the cannons are getting primed for the 2015 NFL season, one filled with hope and high expectations for a franchise that finished with...Show More Summary