Kim Dotcom Extradition Hearing Delayed Until 2015

Kim Dotcom has been told that his extradition hearing will be delayed once again. The Megaupload founder will now have to wait until at least February 2015 to discover his fate, not during the next few weeks as planned.

Google Services Among 472 Sites Blocked For World Cup ‘Piracy’

A TV network operated by Sony has obtained a sweeping High Court injunction compelling Indian ISPs to block hundreds of 'pirate' sites. However, in addition to sites like The Pirate Bay, for the second time in a month Sony affiliates have sucked in innocent victims including several Google services and…

Tough New Piracy Law Sees No Takers in More Than a Year

For years Norway was pressured to do something drastic against pirates and 12 months ago this week the country introduced tough new legislation. But one year on and not a single file-sharer has been inquired about nor has a single site blocking request been filed. What's going on in Scandinavia?

Cyberlocker Blocked After Police Discover “Criminal Network”

A long investigation carried out by Italy's Fiscal police has concluded with a court-ordered web blockage of a popular file-hosting site. The operators of DDLStorage are said to have generated 1.3 million euros in just 15 months, the product of an affiliation with a pirate website. Top file uploaders are…

Twitter Removes Users “Pirated” World Cup Avatars

Twitter has removed the profile pictures of several of its users after the company received a takedown notice from World Cup organizer FIFA. The football organization forbids the use of any of its official logos and emblems on social media, including pictures of the World Cup trophy.

Hollywood Fails to Add Torrent Sites to Child Abuse Filter

It's been revealed that major Hollywood movie studios including Disney, Paramount, Fox, Sony and Universal attempted to have torrent sites added to New Zealand's already controversial Internet child protection filter. Alongside ISPs' objections to the proposal, the Kiwi government rejected the request.

Universal Music Can Delete Any SoundCloud Track Without Oversight

In a bid to tackle alleged infringement, popular music sharing platform SoundCloud is offering unlimited removal powers to certain copyright holders. Responding to a complaint from a UK DJ the company admitted that Universal Music can delete any and all SoundCloud tracks without oversight.

UK PM’s IP Advisor Won’t Stand For Re-Election

The UK Prime Minister's Intellectual Property Advisor is to step down at the next general election. Mike Weatherley has been front and center in promoting entertainment industry action against online piracy but will not stand for re-election in 2015. The former movie industry worker is already being touted for a…

Losing Weight, Pirate Bay Founder Requests Security Downgrade

After being arrested just over a month ago, Peter Sunde has sent a plea to the authorities over his detention. The Pirate Bay co-founder says that his prison conditions don't match the nature of his crime and that his health is deteriorating as a result. In addition to psychological issues,…