To shield their identities from the public, many site owners use domain privacy services. Domains by Proxy is one of the most used services in this niche, but the operator of a linking site found out that it's far from secure. Responding to an inquiry from the Motion Picture Association, the company shared his personal details.
File-hosting site UltraMegabit has settled a complaint with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office over allegations it engaged in deceptive business practices when it provided recurring subscription access to pirated content. It's a novel approach, but who stirred the matter up?
Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm's custody has been extended for four more weeks after the court reviewed new evidence. The prosecution presented an encrypted container found on Svartholm's computer which links him to the CSC hack, but according to his lawyer this doesn't rule out that someone else carried out…
Anti-piracy group BREIN has just released its annual report revealing its activities during 2013. The Hollywood-affiliated group says that in addition to taking down more than 500 torrent, linking , streaming and Usenet sites, 206 Pirate Bay proxies fell victim to its threats.
American actor, artist and TV judge RuPaul has leaked his album "Born Naked" on The Pirate Bay, with a special surprise for those who dare to pirate it. The leak includes the first parts of every track, followed by RuPaul talking over his own music, which at times is pretty…
Acting under instruction from the Public Prosecutor of Rome, Italian police are carrying out what is believed to be the country's largest ever crackdown on torrent, streaming and other file-sharing related portals. A total of 46 sites will now be blocked at the ISP level.
The Pirate Bay is suffering some downtime today due to network issues. The people behind the site are working on a fix and the world's largest torrent index will come back online eventually.
The movie industry is trying a different approach towards piracy, recognizing that the people they tried to criminalize are actually their best customers. "We know that the people that infringe content are the most valuable audience group," Liz Bales of The Industry Trust says.
Perhaps it's not much of a surprise, but the day after the Oscar award ceremony the winning films are in high demand among pirates. The number of people sharing "12 Years A Slave" via BitTorrent tripled, and the number of "Gravity" downloads more than doubled.