Block The Pirate Bay Within 3 Days, Austrian ISPs Told

Austrian ISPs have been told they have just days to block not only The Pirate Bay but also Movie4K, one of the world's most famous streaming sites. The blockades, which were demanded by Hollywood-backed anti-piracy outfit VAP, are supported by recent decisions from both the Supreme Court in Austria and the European Court of Justice.

Police Begin Placing Warning Adverts on ‘Pirate’ Sites

Police in the UK have begun placing ads to warn visitors that the 'pirate' site they're viewing has been reported to authorities. Ironically, tests carried out by TF reveal that on the site illustrated by the police, ads are also being run by a music service that previously struck a…

Ford and General Motors Sued Over ‘CD Ripping Cars’

The Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies has launched a class action lawsuit against Ford and General Motors over the CD-ripping capability of their cars. The music industry group claims that the car companies violate federal law and demand millions of dollars in damages.

“Scared” Pirates Delayed Release of Expendables 3

A leaked copy of Expendables 3 was made available to 'pirate' release groups mid-July, TF has learned. Concerned at the nature of the leak, a release was shied away from, but a small public torrent uploaded by a fairly low profile Pirate Bay user changed all that.

Japan to Crack Down on Anime and Manga Piracy

The Japanese government alongside 15 leading producers and distributors of anime and manga are set to begin a huge anti-piracy campaign against 580 sites. To complement the initiative the group will also launch a brand new portal directing pirates to official content being targeted by the scheme.

Google Protects Chilling Effects From Takedown Notices

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Chilling Effects is the largest public repository of DMCA notices on the planet, providing a unique insight into the Internet's copyright battles. However, each month people try to de-index pages of the site but Google has Chilling Effects' back and routinely rejects copyright claims.