Hollywood Hits Popcorn Time But Leaves the Mega Rich Alone

The MPAA recently fired shots across the bows of Popcorn Time forks by having their projects removed from Github. But what if a bigger and more advanced project existed, one with impressive extra features and impossible to monitor downloads? Following a $500,000 investment last year, it seems Hollywood is leaving…

Police Arrest Operator of Torrent Site Proxies

With help from Hollywood, City of London Police have arrested the alleged operator of Immunicity and a range of torrent site proxies. The 20-year-old man was questioned at a local police station, and pending further investigation was released on bail.

Hollywood Director: Abusing Staff Can Lead to Movie Leaks

Outspoken movie director Lexi Alexander says that movie leaks, such as the recent one involving The Expendables 3, can happen as a result of directors and producers abusing their assistants. In a move further likely to irritate her Hollywood overlords, Alexander suggests that a high-security leaking mechanism could help to…

UK Police Take Down Proxy Service Over Piracy Concerns

Continuing its attacks on piracy-related domains, the UK Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has shut down the proxy service Immunicity and several torrent site proxies. The domain names have "seized" by the police and now display a banner warning that the police are investigating the matter.

OVH Slapped with $188m Lawsuit for Passing on “Pirate” Traffic

OVH, a French hosting company with datacenters all around the world, has been sued for copyright infringement at a federal court in California. The complaint filed by adult magazine publisher Perfect 10 accuses the hosting provider of servicing several "pirate" websites as well as allowing infringing traffic to pass through…

Stallone “Sad” at Expendables 3 Leak But Kellan Lutz Upbeat

As the fallout from the leak of The Expendables 3 continues, stars of the movie have been speaking out on the red carpet in advance of its world premiere in London. While Sylvester Stallone expressed sadness at the leak, Kellan Lutz was more upbeat, predicting that Internet pirates would still…

Sky TV Bans ‘VPN’ Ads on Copyright Grounds

A series of ads created by a New Zealand-based ISP has been rejected by Sky TV on copyright grounds. The ban on the ads, which contain references to a VPN-like service providing access to geo-blocked content such as Netflix, has been decried as "unjustified and petty" by ISP Slingshot.

Lionsgate Fights Expendables 3 Piracy With Thousands of Takedowns

Lionsgate is doing everything it can to contain the fallout from the Expendables 3 leak. The movie studio has sent thousands of takedown requests to various web services. In addition, the company has asked a California federal court for an ex parte restraining order against the six file-sharing sites it…

IFPI Wants Major Torrent Sites Blocked in Days

The IFPI has given Austria's largest ISPs less than two weeks to block some of the world's largest torrent sites. Five local ISPs have been told by the music industry group that following a European Court of Justice ruling earlier this year, they must now restrict subscriber access to The…

Federation Against Copyright Theft Takes Down TorrentShack

The Federation Against Copyright Theft has claimed yet another victim on the private torrent site scene. In order to avoid being dragged through the courts, this week the admin of TorrentShack will close down the site and hand over its domain to the Hollywood-backed anti-piracy group.