Legal action initiated by TV company ABS-CBN against several tiny 'pirate' linking sites resulted in an agreement last month for the defendant to pay a shocking $10 million in damages. Result in hand, ABS-CBN is soon back, this time targeting another 18 alleged pirate domains in a Florida district court. Let the money flow.
Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has sent letters to Visa and MasterCard on the topic of online piracy. Citing a report from Netnames detailing the activities of the world's top cyberlockers, Leahy urges the services to stop doing business with all 'pirate' sites.
Two individuals from the UK have been arrested this morning under suspicion of leaking the movie The Expendables 3 onto the Internet. The men, from the north of England and aged 36 and 33, were arrested by officers from the Police Intellectual Crime Unit assisted by uniformed officers from local…
The Pirate Bay reached a questionable milestone today when copyright holders asked Google to remove the three millionth Pirate Bay URL from search results. While most requests are valid, Google also removed several non-infringing pages.
Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm is not sitting around doing nothing following his hacking conviction. Speaking with TorrentFreak the Swede confirms that an appeal is underway and in the meantime he's taken to the study of neurobiology. Oh, and two other people the press believe are Pirate Bay founders? They're…
Rightscorp, a piracy monetization company that works with Warner Bros. and other prominent copyright holders, has been sued for harassment, abuse and deception. A class action suit filed in California accuses the company of breaking several laws in their attempt to extract settlements from alleged pirates.
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Guardians of the Galaxy' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Lucy.' 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' completes the top three.
The MPAA recently asked Google to remove the homepages of dozens of sites that offer links to pirated content. Google, however, refused to take down most of the URLs, likely because the takedown notices are seen as too broad.
The world's leading luxury watchmakers are teaming up to squash competition from unofficial digital rivals, TorrentFreak has learned. Big brands including Omega, Tissot, Certina and Mondaine have taken exception to 'pirate' faces being made available for cutting edge smartwatches and are now trying to delete them from the Internet.