Tarantino is Back, Now Claiming Gawker is an Illegal Downloader

After landing an early victory last week against Quentin Tarantino in their leaked screenplay row, Gawker is facing a new attack. In an amended complaint, Tarantino accuses Gawker of committing not only contributory infringement, but also direct infringement, after it illegally downloaded his script from a file-hosting site.

Dotcom Thanks RIAA and MPAA for Mega’s Massive Growth

Mega.co.nz, the cloud storage company founded by Kim Dotcom, has seen the number of uploads triple in the past six months. Mega users now upload a total of half a billion files per month. According to Kim Dotcom, the MPAA and RIAA deserve some credit for the unprecedented growth.

Pirate Bay Uploader Hit With $32m Lawsuit

A New York man has been landed with a huge lawsuit worth more than $32.2m after he was found to be uploading UFC content to The Pirate Bay and KickassTorrents. Known online as Secludedly, the man uploaded at least 124 events. As a result UFC parent Zuffa is hitting him…

Accused of Movie Piracy, Senior Citizen Kicked Out of Theater

A senior citizen brushing up on her English by watching movies was wrongfully rejected from a theater last Saturday, her son has revealed. The elderly woman, who had been given a "brick, slider-type" cellphone to hold by her husband, was told by two police officers she had been seen recording…

Kim Dotcom Faces Appeal in Seized Property Battle

Earlier this month the New Zealand High Court said that police could no longer hold onto property seized from Kim Dotcom during the 2012 raid on his mansion. Today and at the eleventh hour, the Crown indicated that it intends to fight by filing an appeal to keep control of…

Pirate Sites Are Rife With Malware and Scams, Report Claims

New research carried out by analysts from Intelligent Content Protection concludes that 90 percent of the top pirate sites link to malware or other unwanted software. In addition, two-thirds of the websites are said to link to credit card scams. Entertainment industry groups hope the findings will motivate people to…

Accused Movie Pirate Wins Extortion Case Against Copyright Trolls

Law firm Dunlap, Grubb and Weaver, pioneers of the BitTorrent copyright troll cases in the United States, have thrown in the towel. The law firm conceded defeat in a fraud and abuse case that was brought against them by an alleged pirate, and were ordered to pay nearly $40,000.

VKontakte Signs Memo to Combat Movie Piracy

VKontake, Russia's answer to Facebook, has agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding with the country's telecoms watchdog. The anti-piracy move is being seen as a step towards being removed from the United States Trade Representative's 'notorious market' Special 301 Report.

Police Raid “Miniature Pirate Bay” Run on Home Connection

A tiny torrent site, that didn't actually store torrents and was run from a home Internet connection, has received some serious attention from the police. Acting on information supplied by Rights Alliance on behalf of the movie studios, eight police raided a home address last week. When the site's operator…

Danish Police “Threaten” Former Colleague of Pirate Bay Founder in Cambodia

As Gottfrid Svartholm languishes in a Danish prison cell, unusual things are happening on the other side of the world. Speaking with TorrentFreak, a former work colleague of the Pirate Bay founder says that after receiving threats from an anonymous Swedish policeman, Danish police and the Copenhagen Deputy District Attorney…

UK Police Suspend 2,500 “Counterfeit” Domain Names

City of London Police continues its crackdown on websites that facilitate piracy and sales of counterfeit products. In celebration of World Intellectual Property Day, the police announced that to date they have suspended 2,500 domain names linked to counterfeit material. So far, the efforts to shut down pirate sites have…

House of Cards Popular in India ‘Thanks’ to Piracy

At the International Indian Film Academy Awards in Tampa this weekend, Kevin Spacey highlighted one of the core problems of media distribution in the Internet age. The star actor of the popular Netflix series House of Cards noted that the show is immensely popular in India, which is a problem…