WordPress Wins $25,000 From DMCA Takedown Abuser

WordPress has scored an important victory in court against a man who abused the DMCA to censor an article of a critical journalist. The court agreed that the takedown request was illegitimate and awarded WordPress roughly $25,000 in damages plus attorneys fees.

World’s Most Beautiful Pirate Movie Site Killed in Infancy

A site to rival the beauty of any pirate movie service on the planet has been shutdown almost before anyone had even heard of it. Named after the infamous Popcorn Time, NachoTime flourished for about a week, with glorious presentation, instant in-browser streaming plus mobile device support. Dutch anti-piracy group…

.SO Registry Bans More “KickassTorrents” Domains

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The registry behind the Somalian .SO TLD has banned more "Kickass" related domain names, citing illegal activities. The actions target Kickas.so, Kickasstorrents.so, Kickassmovie.so and several others domains, even a parked one. The owners, who are not affiliated with the popular torrent site, lost their domain names without prior notice.

EZTV Suffers Extended Downtime (Updated)

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Due to technical problems the popular TV-torrent site EZTV has been unreachable for the greater part of the day. While there's currently no ETA for when the site will return, the group's torrents are still spreading through other sites.

Cyber Criminals Leak First Episode of “CSI: Cyber”

The first episode of the new drama series CSI: Cyber has leaked online. The show, which documents the hunt for cyber-criminals, has apparently fallen victim to its main subject. Is CBS being put in its place by 'hackers' or could the leak be some kind of promotional stunt?

U.S. Govt Files For Default Judgment on Dotcom’s Cash and Cars

After a U.S. court ruled that Kim Dotcom is not entitled to contest the forfeiture of his assets because he is a "fugitive" facing extradition, the government has just tightened the noose. In a filing before the same court yesterday, the U.S. requested a default judgment to seize the assets…

Viacom Sues Nickelodeon Streaming Pirates

Viacom has decided to get tough with a website streaming its content online without permission. In a lawsuit filed at a California court the media giant complains not only of copyright and trademark infringement but also cyber-squatting and unfair competition. Time will tell if Nick-Reboot.com's 'fair use' defense will prevail.