Over the past eight years Germany has earned a reputation as a leader when it comes to file-sharing settlement demands and last year was no different. New stats reveal 446 rightsholders sent 109,000 threat letters in 2013, seeking a cool 90.3 million euros ($124m) in compensation.
When Hotfile settled with the MPAA last year, the file-hosting service also agreed to drop its DMCA abuse case against Warner Bros, keeping crucial records hidden from the public. The EFF doesn't believe the movie studio should get off the hook that easily, so has asked a federal court in…
In another sporadic show of force against file-sharers in Japan, police have arrested 19 people said to have illegally shared popular anime shows and movies without permission from rightsholders.
TV networks in Australia are expressing fresh concern that local viewers are 'pirating' Netflix with help from VPN services. Officially unavailable Down Under, Netflix reportedly has up to 200,000 Aussie subscribers who evade geo-blocking mechanisms to happily pay for the service.
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. ‘Frozen’ tops the chart this week, followed by ‘American Hustle’ '12 Years A Slave' completes the top three.
The makers of the Oscar-nominated movie Dallas Buyers Club are doing all they can to prevent their work from being pirated online. In some instances, however, their anti-piracy work is counterproductive. In addition to suing file-sharers, the company has recently asked Google to censor the film's listing on Comcast's XFINITY…
After police raided an alleged movie cammer in 2013, a few months later they were back, to arrest him again, plus his sister. Now, after expending a huge amount of resources, the police have informed the man that all charges against him will soon be dropped. But what do the…
SeriesGuide, a new extension for the Chrome browser, allows users to keep track of when their favorite TV-shows are airing. Perhaps a bit more controversially, it also provides users with an overview of the latest torrents of interest, which they can download at their leisure.
XtremeTV and other UK BitTorrent trackers disappeared recently after being forced offline by the Hollywood-backed Federation Against Copyright Theft. It apparently wasn't that difficult either. A simple but threatening email to Usenet site NZB Royalty appears to have done the trick.
The makers of independent movie American Cowslip have won their case against file-hosting service FileServe. District Court Judge Audrey Collins issued a default judgment against FileServe on Thursday, ordering the company to pay $869,500 in piracy damages.
Law professor, Creative Commons co-founder and advocate for copyright reform Lawrence Lessig has agreed to receive damages from an Australian music label. Without considering fair use Liberation wrongly had some of Lessig's work removed from YouTube and threatened to sue - it didn't go well.
The dream of a simple mechanism to allow BitTorrent content consumers to support creators financially has been around for some time, and now it's here. Speaking with TorrentFreak the folks at FrostWire explain why they have integrated Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin and PayPal donations into their new client build.