Dotcom Loses Bid to Keep Assets Secret from Hollywood

Kim Dotcom has lost his appeal to keep his worldwide assets hidden from Hollywood in advance of a Court of Appeal hearing in October. The Court ordered the Megaupload founder to hand the information to Hollywood lawyers, although they must obtain permission to further share the information.

MPAA Research: Blocking The Pirate Bay Works, So…..

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Hollywood has helped to get The Pirate Bay blocked in many countries, but not on its home turf. There are now various signs that this may change in the near future. Among other things, the MPAA has conducted internal research to show that site blocking is rather effective.

Leaked Draft Reveals Hollywood’s Anti-Piracy Plans

A leaked draft prepared for government submission has revealed Hollywood's Australian anti-piracy strategy. Among other things, the paper says that providers should be held liable for infringing customers even when they only "reasonably suspect" that infringement is taking place.

LA Police: Online Piracy Funds Drug Dealers and Terrorists

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department sees piracy as one of its top priorities. In a highly tainted news report the Assistant Sheriff claims a direct link between piracy, organized crime and terrorism. But are the alleged pirates who inspired the report really hardcore criminals? Let's find out.

TV Network Used Piracy to Develop Streaming Services

According to a former worker in a major TV network's R&D department, his company took an amazing approach when developing its own streaming service. While waiting for project authorization, everyone in the company practiced being pirates. "We honed our skills, our design ideas, our workflow concepts in illegal waters."

Kim Dotcom Battles to Keep Cash Sources Private

With Hollywood hovering in the background looking for cash, last month the High Court ordered Kim Dotcom to reveal in detail where he's getting all his money from. The Mega founder isn't ready to give in though, and is putting up a fight ahead of an appeal hearing in October.

Anti-Piracy Lawyer Wants Domain Registrars to Silence Critics

A lawyer who described piracy settlement demands as "extortion" changed his mind in 2011 and began suing BitTorrent users. In an attempt to erase the past he's just sent DMCA notices to the domain registrars of two anti-troll websites. Sadly for him, they remain online and history remains intact.