Copyright Holders Want Netflix to Ban VPN Users

News

If copyright holders get their way it will soon be impossible to access Netflix though a VPN service. The entertainment industry companies are calling for a ban on privacy services as that opens the door to foreign pirates.

Search Engines Can Diminish Online Piracy, Research Finds

New research from Carnegie Mellon University shows that search engine results directly influence people's decision to pirate movies, or buy them legally. According to the researchers, their findings show how search engines may play a vital role in the fight against online piracy.

Kiwi Prime Minister’s Party Sued For Pirating Eminem Track

News

In a twist of irony that has entertained Kim Dotcom, Eminem's publisher has sued the National Party in New Zealand over the alleged unauthorized use of one of the rapper's songs. The party is headed up by current Prime Minister of New Zealand and Dotcom nemesis John Key. The party…

How Publisher Harper Collins Tackles eBook Piracy

This week HarperCollins and anti-piracy company Digimarc announced the debut of a new ebook watermarking system to enable the identification of leak points in the company's supply chain. TorrentFreak caught up with the publisher to learn about its new anti-piracy solution and its overall anti-piracy strategy.

ISP Wants Court to Sanction Piracy Monitoring Firm

After being challenged by Grande Communications, piracy monitoring outfit Rightscorp has withdrawn its request to identify the hundreds or thousands of customers who it earlier accused of piracy. The ISP is not letting Rightscorp walk away that easily though, and has asked the court for sanctions.

Censorship Is Not The Answer to Online Piracy

Opinion

The Australian Government has proposed a wide variety of measures to deal with online piracy, including website blocking. The local Pirate Party believes that censorship is not the answer, however, and signals a range of problems with the Government's plans.