Big Pirate Sites ‘Raided’, Admins on the Run

Authorities have carried out raids across Germany in pursuit of the operators of movie streaming portal Kinox.to. The individuals are also said to be behind other sites including Movie4K, FreakShare and BitShare. Throw alleged extortion, arson and the fact the sites are still online into the mix, and the plot…

FACT Wipes ‘Pirate’ Sport Streaming Software From Github

The Federation Against Copyright Theft has taken action a popular piece of software by having it removed from Github. The open source SportsDevil tool enabled the free steaming of live sports events from around the world. FACT informs TF that despite it not providing any of its own content, SportsDevil…

Kelly Brook Wants Fappening Nudes Removed From Google

Like many other "hacked" celebrities, UK actress, model and television presenter Kelly Brook is not happy that her leaked nudes are being distributed freely on the Internet. To deal with the fallout she asked Google to remove her photos, claiming that the compromising selfies infringe on her copyrights.

Lawfirm Chasing Aussie ‘Pirates’ Discredited IP Address Evidence

If the movie's owners have their way, alleged downloaders of Dallas Buyers Club in Australia could soon face allegations of piracy and demands for hard cash. However, it's worth reminding potential targets that not even Dallas Buyers Club's chosen lawfirm believe that the evidence relied on in the case is…

Pirate Bay Blockade Set For Icelandic Expansion

The fledgling ISP block against The Pirate Bay in freedom-friendly Iceland is already looking like the thin end of the wedge. After securing an injunction against ISP Vodafone, music rightsholders will now press for injunctions against several of Iceland's other top service providers who have refused to voluntary block the…

Porn Piracy Cash Threats to Hit Virgin Media Customers

TorrentFreak has learned that several porn companies have teamed up to target alleged file-sharers in the UK. ISP Virgin Media has been ordered by the High Court to hand over the personal details of around 800 subscribers. Lawfirm Wagner & Co, which handled previous cases for copyright troll GoldenEye, is…

Google’s New Search Downranking Hits Torrent Sites Hard

Google's previously announced anti-piracy measures have now kicked in and as a result popular "pirate" sites are noticing a massive drop in search traffic. Search results now show less popular torrent sites but not all site owners see this as a problem. In fact, some smaller sites may even be…

Record Labels Obtain Order to Block 21 Torrent Sites

Several record labels in the UK have today obtained a High Court order to have local ISPs block yet more torrent sites. Sky, TalkTalk, Virgin, BT and EE are now instructed to block a total of 21 sites including LimeTorrents, Seedpeer and Torlock. Justice Arnold rejected the sites' attempts at…

Anti-Piracy Police PIPCU Secure Govt. Funding Until 2017

The City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has received substantial new funding which secures its future until at least 2017. The £3 million cash boost, announced this morning by Minister for Intellectual Property Baroness Neville-Rolfe, will come from public funds. It's being billed as good news for the…