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Court: Fan-made subtitles are illegal
Court: Fan-made subtitles are illegal
In Sweden, a long-running court case against local subtitle download site has finally finished. Court decided that distributing subtitles to ...... 15 Sep 2017 - 8 comments
Court injunction targets Mayweather vs. McGregor piracy
Court injunction targets Mayweather vs. McGregor piracy
Preemptive action from a U.S. court aims to stifle illegal unauthorized streams of the hotly-anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather Jnr ...... 21 Aug 2017 - 3 comments
Music on YouTube prevents piracy, study claims
Music on YouTube prevents piracy, study claims
Research based on exclusive YouTube data and a survey of thousands of users in multiple countries shows that YouTube reduces music piracy. ...... 11 May 2017
Selling pre-loaded media boxes for piracy is illegal, EU court suggests
Selling pre-loaded media boxes for piracy is illegal, EU court suggests
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) finds that the sale of media set top boxes pre-loaded with piracy-enabling add-ons can be considered illegal. ...... 01 May 2017
Man blackmails movie studios, plan backfires
Man blackmails movie studios, plan backfires
Piracy has definitely been in decline during the past decade but there are still some industries that are suffering a lot at least by their ...... 25 Mar 2017 - 5 comments
Court orders ISP to identify 5,300 alleged pirates
Court orders ISP to identify 5,300 alleged pirates
The details of Internet users alleged to have shared films including London Has Fallen, and Mechanic: Resurrection, have to be handed over by an ISP. ...... 16 Mar 2017 - 5 comments
Premier League to target football streaming servers that feed 'Kodi boxes'
Premier League to target football streaming servers that feed 'Kodi boxes'
The Premier League has secured a court order which will allow it to have access to servers streaming football matches blocked in the UK. ...... 08 Mar 2017
Torrent site proxy case dismissed by court
Torrent site proxy case dismissed by court
A case against a man who was accused of multiple offences for aiding users to bypass government / ISP blockades and censorship has been thrown out. ...... 08 Mar 2017
Fully loaded 'Kodi box' seller ordered to pay 250,000 in UK
Fully loaded 'Kodi box' seller ordered to pay 250,000 in UK
A man who admitted selling set-top boxes to pubs and clubs in the UK complete with IPTV software to watch subscription TV has been ordered to pay 250,000. ...... 07 Mar 2017 - 1 comment
Fully loaded 'Kodi box' sellers arrested
Fully loaded 'Kodi box' sellers arrested
Police have arrested sellers of so called 'Full Loaded Kodi Boxes' as pirate streaming add-ons become more popular. The devices are typically ...... 09 Feb 2017 - 6 comments
One of the most popular Torrent sites of all time brought back to life
One of the most popular Torrent sites of all time brought back to life
If you don't count The Pirate Bay, KickassTorrents might be the most notorious torrent site around. Or used to be until it was closed by the ...... 18 Dec 2016 - 1 comment
U.S. ISPs should pay for piracy, group says
U.S. ISPs should pay for piracy, group says
Anti-piracy firm CEG TEK has suggested that Internet Service Providers in the United States should pay fines when subscribers repeatedly commit ...... 14 Apr 2016 - 12 comments
Google received 77 million takedown requests last month
Google received 77 million takedown requests last month
Google had to process over 77 million search takedown requests last month, an incredible amount that keeps increasing daily. In February ...... 08 Mar 2016 - 1 comment
RIAA wins $22 million in damages from MP3Skull
RIAA wins $22 million in damages from MP3Skull
The RIAA has secured a $22 million judgement against MP3Skull, a site that did not host but linked to pirated song files. MP3Skull lost because ...... 27 Feb 2016 - 5 comments
82-year-old accused of pirating Robert Redford film, denies
82-year-old accused of pirating Robert Redford film, denies
Patricia Drew, an 82-year-old great-grandmother in the UK, has received a 600 demand from copyright holder TCYK, alleging that she shared 'The ...... 15 Feb 2016 - 2 comments
PC game crackers admit Denuvo could end piracy in the future
PC game crackers admit Denuvo could end piracy in the future
Infamous Chinese game cracking group 3DM has warned that pirating PC games may be impossible in the near future. "Bird Sister" of 3DM said ...... 09 Jan 2016 - 6 comments
Piracy screener season comes to an abrupt end
Piracy screener season comes to an abrupt end
According to multiple sources, a 'security breach' may be to blame for the abrupt end to what has so far been a plentiful DVD screener season. ...... 30 Dec 2015
'Game of Thrones' crowned the most pirated show for 2015
'Game of Thrones' crowned the most pirated show for 2015
According to TorrentFreak, 'Game of Thrones' is the most pirated TV show for the fourth year running, followed by 'The Walking Dead.' The ...... 29 Dec 2015
Adele's latest album leaks online
Adele's latest album leaks online
Two days before its official release, Adele's latest album "25" is now freely available on the Internet. Over the past few days, there have ...... 19 Nov 2015 - 2 comments
Owner of music piracy site RockDizMusic gets sentenced to three years in prison
Owner of music piracy site RockDizMusic gets sentenced to three years in prison
The operator of the defunct RockDizMusic music piracy site has been sentenced to three years in prison. U.S. authorities had accused 23-year-old ...... 19 Nov 2015 - 1 comment
The MPAA was responsible for the shut down of YIFY/YTS
The MPAA was responsible for the shut down of YIFY/YTS
The MPAA has confirmed this week that they were responsible for the shutdown of scene release group YIFY and its parent site YTS following lawsuits ...... 04 Nov 2015 - 9 comments
Large public torrent tracker Demonii to shut down
Large public torrent tracker Demonii to shut down
Following the major takedown of scene release group YIFY, it seems that the large public torrent tracker Demonii will shut down, as well. ...... 04 Nov 2015 - 1 comment
R.I.P. Popcorn Time
R.I.P. Popcorn Time
The most popular version of Popcorn Time appears to be down and out for the count. Following last week's drama where half of the founding ...... 24 Oct 2015 - 10 comments
MPAA shuts down web version of Popcorn Time but site moves to new domain
MPAA shuts down web version of Popcorn Time but site moves to new domain
The newly released web version of Popcorn Time has already been taken down, but the site has quickly found a new domain. Browser Popcorn ...... 21 Oct 2015 - 5 comments
Popcorn Time team reportedly breaks up
Popcorn Time team reportedly breaks up
A few of the top developers for the Popcortime.io fork have reportedly left the project this weekend, following a number of internal disputes. ...... 21 Oct 2015 - 1 comment
The Pirate Bay is currently down
The Pirate Bay is currently down
The best-known torrent site in the world, The Pirate Bay, appears to be offline, globally, right now. According to online forums, such as ...... 17 Oct 2015 - 1 comment
UK resident arrested for Pirate Bay torrents
UK resident arrested for Pirate Bay torrents
British police arrested a man on Thursday morning for allegedly uploading torrents to popular sites to help distribute music files. The 38-year ...... 04 Sep 2015 - 8 comments
Nu Image goes after more pirates, this time suing Popcorn Time users
Nu Image goes after more pirates, this time suing Popcorn Time users
Indie studio Millenium and its infamous affiliate Nu Image are now going after Popcorn Time users who allegedly viewed 2015's 'Survivor' starring ...... 02 Sep 2015 - 12 comments
Dallas Buyers Club pirates will remain anonymous following court ruling
Dallas Buyers Club pirates will remain anonymous following court ruling
Earlier this year, the backers of the critical hit Dallas Buyers Club won the right to obtain the names and addresses of 4700 John/Jane Does ...... 18 Aug 2015 - 8 comments
Original Popcorn Time team backs official variant
Original Popcorn Time team backs official variant
Even though the original Popcorn Time team shut down a year ago, most of the founding members have now come out to support one of the variants ...... 13 Aug 2015 - 1 comment
Chrome now blocking direct access to certain popular torrent sites
Chrome now blocking direct access to certain popular torrent sites
As of this weekend, Google's popular Chrome browser is now blocking a few popular torrent sites if you try to access them directly. At one ...... 12 Jul 2015 - 24 comments
Popcorn Time for non-jailbroken iOS devices reaches 1 million downloads
Popcorn Time for non-jailbroken iOS devices reaches 1 million downloads
The Popcorn Time team has revealed this week that they have seen over 1 million downloads for non-jailbroken iOS devices. Popcorn Time, which ...... 24 Jun 2015 - 2 comments
U.S. ISP ordered to identify BitTorrent users
U.S. ISP ordered to identify BitTorrent users
A court in the United States has ordered an Internet Service Provider to produce personal details of account holders linked to IP addresses ...... 24 May 2015 - 11 comments
Google: Why we send piracy settlement letters to Fiber users
Google: Why we send piracy settlement letters to Fiber users
Google forwards anti-piracy notices and settlement demand letters to Google Fiber subscribers, even though other Internet Service Providers ...... 24 May 2015
Piracy plummets as subscribers receive notices; U.S. to copy controversial system?
Piracy plummets as subscribers receive notices; U.S. to copy controversial system?
It's time for America to get rid of the Copyright Alert System and replace it with the Canadian alternative responsible for a sharp decrease ...... 20 May 2015 - 11 comments
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