Court Orders Immediate Pirate Site Blockade

After a legal battle that went all the way to the European Court, Austrian ISPs have been defeated in their battle against pirate site blocking. With immediate effect leading providers must block streaming sites including Movie4K, a move which paves the way for action against The Pirate Bay and dozens…

Kim Dotcom & Baboom Sever All Ties

In a surprise move Kim Dotcom has sold all of his shares in music startup Baboom. Speaking with TorrentFreak, Baboom chief executive Grant Edmundson said that the company will now be able to be judged on its own merits, rather than on the "brand equity (or otherwise) of its shareholder…

Pirate Bay Founders Celebrated in Promo Bay Tribute

A band playing festivals all around Europe and currently featured on the homepage of The Pirate Bay have dedicated a track on their new EP to the site's jailed founders. Dubioza's FREE.mp3 (The Pirate Bay Song) is an infectious ska-influenced hip-hop folk track that will ring true will file-sharers around…

Wounded Warrior Project Sues ‘Rival’ Over Copyright

An organization created to help injured veterans has sued a group with similar aims over a copyright dispute. The Wounded Warrior Project says the non-profit Keystone Wounded Warriors has a mission statement too close to its own and has a confusingly similar name and logo, which in itself is worth…

UK Legalizes CD Ripping and Cloud Backups Today

Starting today UK citizens are free to copy MP3s, CDs and DVDs for personal use. After an unexpected delay, UK copyright law was amended to legalize this common form of copying. In addition, the changes also broaden other forms of fair use, including parody and quotation rights.

Popcorn Time Now Available as iOS App

When the Popcorn Time app brought BitTorrent streaming to the masses this year the "Netflix for Pirates" gained the hearts of millions. Today, one of the most popular Popcorn Time forks expands the potential user base further still with the release of an iOS app, jailbreak only for now.

BitTorrent Wants to Become RIAA Certified Music Service

With the exclusive release of Thom Yorke's latest album BitTorrent developed itself into a paid music service. With over half a million downloads thus far the "experiment" has become a great success, and if it's up to BitTorrent the company will become an RIAA-certified music service in the near future.

Labels Win Grooveshark Copyright Infringement Case

The future of streaming music service Grooveshark is in doubt after a United States District Court issued summary judgment in one of the cases actioned by the major labels. In addition to a full house of copyright infringement charges against the service, its founders were also found liable for direct…

Photographer Sues Imgur For Failing to Remove Copyrighted Photos

The popular image sharing service Imgur is facing millions of dollars in damages for failing to remove a series of copyrighted photos. The website is being sued by Seattle-based photographer Christopher Boffoli whose work remained available on Imgur, a month after he sent a takedown notice.

Universal Music Moves For Summary Judgment Against Grooveshark

The four-year legal battle between Universal Music and Grooveshark is heating back up with the label now calling for summary judgment in the case. At issue is Grooveshark's streaming of songs recorded prior to February 1972, which are covered by New York state law, rather than federal copyright law under…