Luxury Watchmakers Target Pirate Smartwatch Faces

The world's leading luxury watchmakers are teaming up to squash competition from unofficial digital rivals, TorrentFreak has learned. Big brands including Omega, Tissot, Certina and Mondaine have taken exception to 'pirate' faces being made available for cutting edge smartwatches and are now trying to delete them from the Internet.

Fail: MPAA Makes Legal Content Unfindable In Google

Last week the MPAA launched a brand new website that makes it easier for people to find legal movies and TV-shows online. While Hollywood's answer to piracy is certainly useful, it's also lacking an essential feature. Due to poor coding skills, the site is impossible for search engines such as…

Swedes Prepare Record File-Sharing Prosecution

Swedish authorities say a case they are preparing against a so-called piracy 'scene' member will be their biggest prosecution to date. The man is accused of infringing copyright on more than 2,200 mainly Hollywood movies, with each carrying potential damages of up to $2.69m per movie.

U.S. Copyright Alert System Security Could Be Improved, Review Finds

This week the Center for Copyright Information released a new external review of its evidence gathering procedures. Overall the six-strikes Copyright Alert System gets a positive evaluation. However, more can be done to prevent false positives and protect the collected evidence from internal threats such as rogue employees.

BitTorrent Users are Avid, Eclectic Content Buyers, Survey Finds

A new study carried out by BitTorrent Inc. has found that the company's users aren't the freeloaders they're often made out to be. The study found that BitTorrent users are 170% more likely to have paid for digital music in the past six months and are 8x more likely to…

BitTorrent Preps Sync Pro to Take on the Cloud

BitTorrent Inc. has signaled the release of a new version of its popular Sync software. Aimed at rival services offered by companies such as Dropbox but with enhanced privacy, 'free' and 'pro' versions of Sync 2.0 will have no limits on performance or folder-size and allow users to maintain control…

U.S. Brands Kim Dotcom a Fugitive, ‘Spies’ on Others

The U.S. Government is trying to get its hands on the assets of Kim Dotcom and his fellow defendants through a civil lawsuit, with the DoJ branding them fugitives and asking the court to dismiss their claims . The new filing further reveals that law enforcement continued to tap conversations…

Court: $30,000 for Sharing a Pirated Movie is Excessive Punishment

A federal court in Washington has rejected a $30,000 damages award against several Internet subscribers accused of downloading a pirated movie via BitTorrent. Judge Thomas Rice doubted that filmmakers were hurt much by the pirates and said the requested amount would be "excessive punishment."

Artists and Labels Now Sue Chrysler Over CD-Ripping Cars

The Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies has launched a new lawsuit targeting Chrysler for allowing car owners to rip CDs without paying royalties. The lawsuit follows a similar class action suit against Ford and General Motors, which is still ongoing.