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Remember Popcorn Time? The Netflix for pirates is making a comeback
Remember Popcorn Time? The "Netflix for pirates" is making a comeback
If you were around six years ago and actively seeking for BitTorrent enabled movie services, you are probably familiar with Popcorn Time. The ...... 18 Mar 2020
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 Company You Keep' illegally. 15 Feb 2016 - 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. 19 Nov 2015 - 1 comment
Anti-piracy champions BREIN took down 128 file sharing sites in last six months
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. 28 Jul 2015 - 13 comments
HBO sends out thousands of warnings to Game of Thrones file sharers
HBO sends out thousands of warnings to Game of Thrones file sharers
While HBO used to be relatively nonchalant about piracy and HBO Go password sharing, the company certainly took offense to this latest leak 22 Apr 2015 - 20 comments
63-year-old arrested for piracy in Romania
63-year-old arrested for piracy in Romania
In what appears to be the arrest of the oldest illegal file sharer to date, Romania authorities have arrested a 63-year-old charged with uploading and sharing tons of unauthorized content. 15 Mar 2015 - 3 comments
PayPal shuts down Mega's account, kills its payment processing
PayPal shuts down Mega's account, kills its payment processing
Succumbing to political pressures, PayPal has shut down the account of Kim Dotcom's Mega file sharing service. 01 Mar 2015 - 44 comments
It's official: After 13 years, RapidShare is officially dead
It's official: After 13 years, RapidShare is officially dead
Once popular file sharing site Rapidshare has announced it will shut down on March 31, 2015, with the site's administrators advising users to secure their data as soon as possible. 11 Feb 2015 - 6 comments
German police still searching for armed and violent FreakShare founders
German police still searching for "armed and violent" FreakShare founders
A pair of Internet criminals are currently evading police in Germany as the authorities warn that the two are potentially armed and dangerous. 01 Nov 2014 - 2 comments
Mega's Kim Dotcom announces upcoming encrypted email addition to service
Mega's Kim Dotcom announces upcoming encrypted email addition to service
You won't have to worry that a government or internet service provider will be looking at your email 27 Feb 2013
BitTorrent launches SoShare service, allows 1TB transfers for free
BitTorrent launches SoShare service, allows 1TB transfers for free
BitTorrent Inc. has released their new file sharing service SoShare in beta 18 Feb 2013 - 6 comments
YouTube takes down MEGA launch video after takedown notice
YouTube takes down MEGA launch video after takedown notice
German music rights group GEMA was behind the misdeed. Earlier this month, Kim Dotcom launched his new file sharing cloud storage service, ...... 26 Jan 2013 - 3 comments
Kim Dotcom sets press conference for Mega launch at his mansion
Kim Dotcom sets press conference for Mega launch at his mansion
Kim Dotcom will hold next month's Mega launch presser at his mansion in New Zealand. The infamous founder of Megaupload says the conference ...... 29 Dec 2012 - 1 comment
Kim Dotcom shows off some features of new Mega
Kim Dotcom shows off some features of new Mega
Kim Dotcom has posted a few screenshots of the upcoming Mega filesharing service, showing off some of the most used features. The site, located ...... 09 Dec 2012 - 6 comments
Man hit with massive fine for pirating gay porn films
Man hit with massive fine for pirating gay porn films
Kywan Fisher has been fined $1.5 million for pirating and sharing 10 gay porn films via torrent networks. Flava Works, the creator of the ...... 04 Nov 2012 - 23 comments
Kim Dotcom speaks of new Megaupload; Bye bye Echelon. Hello Freedom
Kim Dotcom speaks of new Megaupload; "Bye bye Echelon. Hello Freedom"
Kim Dotcom has come out swinging, again. The founder of file-sharing public enemy #1 Megaupload, has said the site will be back, and this ...... 29 Aug 2012 - 8 comments
RapidShare back up for UK users
RapidShare back up for UK users
Over the course of the day, a number of UK customers were unable to reach the popular file-hosting service RapidShare. Earlier in the day, ...... 28 Aug 2012 - 2 comments
Norway blocks law firm from monitoring file sharers
Norway blocks law firm from monitoring file sharers
This week, Norway blocked the only law firm in the country that had rights to monitor file sharers. The firm, Simonsen law, lost their current ...... 25 Aug 2012 - 3 comments
uTorrent makes new ads optional, also discusses making client lighter
uTorrent makes new ads optional, also discusses making client lighter
Last week we reported that uTorrent, the most popular free torrent client, will now get ads as BitTorrent Inc. looks to pay its hefty bills. ...... 16 Aug 2012 - 3 comments
New uTorrent gets ads
New uTorrent gets ads
uTorrent, the most popular free torrent client, will now get ads as BitTorrent Inc. looks to pay its hefty bills. Until this week, users ...... 12 Aug 2012 - 6 comments
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