Video streaming giant Netflix sees piracy as its biggest competitor. The rise of Popcorn Time, often branded as the Netflix for Pirates, is particularly problematic for the company as it's packed with the latest blockbusters and easier to use than traditional torrent sites.
A Greek anti-piracy group has lost its bid to have various torrent sites blocked by local Internet providers. The Athens Court ruled that barring access to torrent sites such as KickassTorrents and The Pirate Bay is disproportionate and unconstitutional, while hindering the ISPs' entrepreneurial freedoms.
After being offline for more than six weeks the crew of The Pirate Bay has provided a new teaser suggesting the site's return. With just 10 days of a countdown left, ThePirateBay.se now shows the site's familiar and iconic homepage with active links to PirateBrowser and PromoBay.
Hoping to put a dent in ever-growing piracy rates, the MPAA will try to convince domain names registries to stop doing business with pirate sites. In addition, Hollywood's anti-piracy group plans civil action to force registries to seize domain names of illicit torrent and streaming sites.
After signing an anti-piracy deal with Xunlei last year the MPAA is already suing the Chinese file-sharing giant. What went wrong is unclear but documents obtained by TorrentFreak reveal the toughest and most shocking set of anti-piracy demands to be found anywhere on the planet.
American Sniper grossed record numbers at the U.S. box office this weekend. A surprising result, not least because a high quality leak was widely available prior to the premiere, resulting in millions of pirate downloads and streams. How can this be?
Julia Reda, a politician for the German Pirate Party and member of the European Parliament, has this morning released her draft report for the overhaul of EU copyright. In her role as rapporteur, Reda says that EU copyright rules are "maladapted" to the increase of cross-border cultural exchange facilitated by…
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘American Sniper.' 'Fury' completes the top three.
This week I've learned something new. Apparently, some copyright industry lawyers genuinely believe that everything created today could not possibly have been created without a strong copyright monopoly regime.
Former Pirate Bay operator Fredrik Neij is currently the last person serving his sentence for his involvement with the notorious torrent site. To make his stay in prison a little easier he's hoping to receive letters, cards and other goodies from people around the world.
When torrent sites go offline millions of users are disappointed with the downtime but what if one could copy a torrent site and run it on a regular PC? With a few clicks and a new tool called BitCannon, that is now a reality. TorrentFreak catches up with its creator…
With a rather peculiar takedown request Hollywood is going after OpenCulture.com, one of the largest collections of cultural and educational media online. According to a takedown notices the MPAA sent to Google, Open Culture's list of 700 free public domain movies contains copyright infringing material.