WWE Asked Google to Hit Live Piracy…From the Future

An anti-piracy company working on behalf of World Wrestling Entertainment has sent a rather unusual DMCA notice to Google. The takedown requested the removal of dozens of URLs related to a live event scheduled for two days after the notice. Which means, of course, it hadn't even aired yet.

TalkTalk Wants Resellers to Warn Pirating Customers

TalkTalk has asked one of its resellers to forward a copyright infringement notice from Warner Bros. to a customer. This is a notable move from the UK Internet provider, as the company itself doesn't send any piracy warnings to its subscribers.

Anti-Piracy Outfit Wants to Hijack Browsers Until Fine Paid

Piracy monetization service Rightscorp has provided investors with details of its end game with cooperative ISPs. Initially service providers are asked to forward notices to subscribers with requests for $20.00 settlements, but the eventual plan is to hijack the browsers of alleged pirates until they've actually paid up.

KickassTorrents Goes Down (Update)

KickassTorrents, one of the largest torrent sites on the Internet, has been down over the past few hours. The Kickass.to domain is currently serving a blank page and Kickass proxies are unavailable as well.

Premier League to Clamp Down on GIFs and Vines

The UK's Premier League has put fans on notice that it's preparing a crackdown against those who post match GIFs and Vines online. The short clips might only be a few seconds, but the football giant says they are illegal and will be dealt with.

Popcorn Time Hit By Massive DDoS Attack

A major fork of the popular Popcorn Time project is currently being subjected to a massive DDoS attack. The whole project has been hit, from the site hosting its source through to its CDN, API and DNS servers. The team tells TorrentFreak that the attack amounts to 10Gbps across their…

Pirate Bay Founder Peter Sunde Shouldn’t Be in Jail, MEP Says

Julia Reda, Member of the European Parliament for the Pirate Party, will be visiting Peter Sunde in prison later today. According to Reda the Pirate Bay founder's imprisonment is a failure of a justice system that lost touch with digital culture. “The tactic of draconian deterrence against file sharing has…

Hulkfile Shuts Down Following Expendables 3 Lawsuit

The Expendables 3 leak has claimed a prominent casualty. Cloud hosting provider Hulkfile has ceased its operations in the United States and will soon shut down its service worldwide. The company says it has no other option than to throw in the towel after its business was severely damaged by…