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.
Anti-piracy champions BREIN took down 128 file sharing sites in last six months
Dutch anti-piracy firm BREIN put in some serious work during the first half of the year, effectively taking down 128 file sharing sites and also obtaining injunctions against major torrent uploaders.
Anti-piracy group BREIN takes down Popcorn Time fan pages that didn't even host software
Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN has taken down six sites that were set up as 'fan pages' to the Popcorn Time software, despite the fact that they did not host the apps themselves.
Piracy: Police raid 121 homes for sharing illegally online
Police have targeted members of a file sharing forum called Boerse, searching 121 apartments in 14 states in Germany.
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' will have exclusive anti-piracy trailer
Sony Pictures has teamed up with UK-based anti-piracy group Industry Trust, adding to the group's Moments Worth Paying For campaign.
Spain: Piracy site admins can get up to six years in prison
Spain, infamous for being a hotbed of piracy, has increased the jail time admins of piracy sites can receive.
MPAA hires anti-piracy vet as COO
MPAA CEO Chris Dodd has announced today the hiring on Diane Strahan as COO of the Hollywood trade group. Strahan comes from Neustar, a provider ......
Don't pirate this film, or else
The creators of the new "John Dies at the End" film have created a particularly funny trailer asking people not to pirate their film, or else. ......
Sergey Brin: All Hollywood anti-piracy legislation are misguided
Google co-founder Sergey Brin has said the entertainment industry is "shooting themselves in the foot, or maybe worse than the foot" by trying ......
President of EU Parliament speaks out against ACTA
Following anti-ACTA protests last Saturday, the Martin Shulz, president of the EU Parliament, denounced ACTA's lack of balance and protection of Individual rights.
Is ACTA a foregone conclusion or will it meet SOPA's fate?
Could an anti-ACTA movement have a similar effect to the anti-SOPA/PIPA protests last month? Politicians appear to be betting against it.
SOPA and PIPA: Bills postponed indefinitely
Just 48 hours after an Internet-wide protest "blackout," congressional leaders have indefinitely postponed the SOPA and PIPA anti-piracy bills. ......
Artists are doing better than ever according to the US Labor Department
According to the US Department of Labor, jobs and pay for independent artists, musicians, and writers have increased significantly since 1998.
Reddit to go dark for 12 hours in protest of SOPA/PIPA
Reddit has announced a protest of SOPA and PIPA. On January 18 the normal site will be replaced by links to information about the 2 bills.
Hotfile to countersue Warner Bros. over anti-piracy abuse
The once-popular cyberlocker Hotfile is preparing to countersue Warner Bros., whilst currently in the middle of a lawsuit brought against it ......
Hip-Hop sites, blogs caught up in anti-piracy mess
Popular hip-hop sites and blogs on advertisement blacklist. Advertising firm GroupM revealed a few weeks ago that it had adopted a new anti-piracy ......
L.A. anti-piracy task force seizes $4.06 million in pirated goods
Los Angeles' very own anti-piracy task force, under Operation Chimney Sweep, has arrested 10 people and seized over $4 million worth of pirated ......