Major Book Publisher Files Mass-BitTorrent Lawsuit

John Wiley and Sons, one of the world's largest book publishers, have sued 27 BitTorrent users at a federal court in New York. The publisher claims that the defendants have shared copies of its "For Dummies" books without permission, and demands compensation. After several movie studios started filing lawsuits against…

Free Horror Movies To Download Legally This Halloween

Thanks to the public domain, Creative Commons and free distribution, there are lots of horror movies that can be downloaded and watched legally this Halloween. Here is a short collection, all either obtainable from services like VODO, The Pirate Bay or Public Domain Torrents. For those who prefer to watch…

After Newzbin2 Win, MPA Takes Down Another Usenet Service

Although the ink is barely dry on the order forcing ISP BT to block the Newzbin2 Usenet indexing site, the MPA isn't wasting its momentum. Through its UK proxy the Federation Against Copyright Theft, Hollywood has taken another Usenet indexing site offline, and for its owner the situation doesn't look…

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent, 'The Hangover Part II' tops the chart this week, followed by 'Captain America: The First Avenger'. 'The Change-Up' completes the top three.

MPAA Seeks an “Internet Analyst” to “Manipulate Online Media Files”

Have you always wanted to work for a prestigious anti-piracy outfit? Here’s your chance. The MPAA is currently looking for an Internet Analyst. Aside from a bachelor’s degree the applicant should be able to “search and navigate Internet websites and manipulate online media files.” The analyst further needs to be…

Macropathy vs. The Swarm

The current fight between the old and the new -- characterized by file sharing, the Arabian Spring, the Occupy swarm, the success of the Pirate Parties, etc -- goes way beyond a few laws on the surface. It goes right down to the heart of our views on what kind…

The Death Of Anti-Piracy Companies And Copyright Trolls

The potential effects of both PROTECT IP and the E-PARASITES legislations have been the subject of intense speculation in recent times. One side insists they will damage piracy and little else, opponents say they will only succeed in killing the Internet. But there are other potential casualties in all this…

Busted Pirate Movie Site Primed For Grand 1.5 Million Euro Rebirth

An illicit streaming movie site that was busted during a massive anti-piracy operation earlier this year is set to surprise Hollywood with a grand comeback. Following the huge police operation to shutdown Kino.to, an agreement was reached to put the site into the hands of new owners. The secret deal,…