ISP Doesn’t Have to Expose Pirating Subscribers, Judge Rules

A federal court in Georgia has quashed a broad DMCA subpoena which required local Internet provider CBeyond to reveal the identities of alleged BitTorrent pirates. The magistrate judge ruled that ISPs don't have to hand over personal information as they are not storing any infringing material themselves.

Pirate Bay Responds to Cloudflare and Moderation Concerns

The Pirate Bay has responded to concerns about its use of U.S.-based CDN service CloudFlare. According to the people behind the site, this is only a temporary measure to reduce the load on its servers. In addition, TPB now asks users to report fake torrents, noting that the staff's moderating…

Android Dev ‘Punishes’ Pirates at the Behest of Reddit

A few hours ago Android developer Jack Underwood revealed that his software was being pirated by 85% of users. Now, on the advice of Reddit, the UK-based dev has tweaked the app to provide pirates with some special surprises. Speaking with TF, Underwood says traditional anti-piracy measures are a waste…

The Pirate Bay Already Has a Pollution Problem

The Pirate Bay has been back for a few days but all is not well. Aside from the site having serious stability problems and decreased functionality, it's already being flooded with fake uploads of the latest movies. While it's still early days, reputations are fragile in the fickle world of…

YTS Rolls Out New Design and Features

The popular movie release group YTS, also known as YIFY, has released a major overhaul of its site. In order to keep up with millions of pageviews per day the site's backend has been completely redone. In addition, the site has a new look, a new API, and several new…

Hollywood’s Release Delays Breed Pirates

This week the MPA's Stan McCoy said it's a myth that legal content is not available, hinting at an excuse often used by movie pirates. But is that really the case? A quick survey shows that Hollywood still has a long way to go before availability becomes a non-issue. Currently,…

Downloading Fatwa Issued By Turkish Religious Leaders

Turkey’s top religious body has handed down a fatwa in response to a question raised on the issue of illegal downloading. Obtaining content without permission from creators is forbidden, the Diyanet said. Meanwhile, a Catholic Church debate on the same topic raised an interesting dilemma.

KickassTorrents Users Fight Back Against DMCA Takedown Purge

Many uploaders at KickassTorrents have voiced their frustration after tens of thousands of files disappeared from the site in a few days. Copyright holders are increasingly 'destroying' the hard work of these pirates, who plan to 'fight back' this Sunday with "KickAss Upload Day."

The Pirate Bay Is Back Online!

The Pirate Bay has risen from its digital ashes once again. TPB is back online today, more than seven weeks after its servers were raided . The notorious torrent site is operating from the familiar .se domain and it appears that data loss is minimal.

Movie Release Group Members Plead Guilty

Five men in the UK have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud for their participation in the unlawful release of movies onto the Internet. The case, which was heard in Crown Court this week, features big numbers including the distribution of up to 9,000 movies with five million viewers.