Senator Uses Piracy Report to Pressure Visa, Mastercard

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.

Piracy Police Arrest Two for The Expendables 3 Movie Leak

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…

Pirate Bay Founder Preps Appeal, Puts the Press Straight

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…

Luxury Watchmakers Target Pirate Smartwatch Faces

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.

Fail: MPAA Makes Legal Content Unfindable In Google

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Last week the MPAA launched a brand new website that makes it easier for people to find legal movies and TV-shows online. While Hollywood's answer to piracy is certainly useful, it's also lacking an essential feature. Due to poor coding skills, the site is impossible for search engines such as…