Stallone “Sad” at Expendables 3 Leak But Kellan Lutz Upbeat

As the fallout from the leak of The Expendables 3 continues, stars of the movie have been speaking out on the red carpet in advance of its world premiere in London. While Sylvester Stallone expressed sadness at the leak, Kellan Lutz was more upbeat, predicting that Internet pirates would still…

Sky TV Bans ‘VPN’ Ads on Copyright Grounds

A series of ads created by a New Zealand-based ISP has been rejected by Sky TV on copyright grounds. The ban on the ads, which contain references to a VPN-like service providing access to geo-blocked content such as Netflix, has been decried as "unjustified and petty" by ISP Slingshot.

Lionsgate Fights Expendables 3 Piracy With Thousands of Takedowns

Lionsgate is doing everything it can to contain the fallout from the Expendables 3 leak. The movie studio has sent thousands of takedown requests to various web services. In addition, the company has asked a California federal court for an ex parte restraining order against the six file-sharing sites it…

IFPI Wants Major Torrent Sites Blocked in Days

The IFPI has given Austria's largest ISPs less than two weeks to block some of the world's largest torrent sites. Five local ISPs have been told by the music industry group that following a European Court of Justice ruling earlier this year, they must now restrict subscriber access to The…

Federation Against Copyright Theft Takes Down TorrentShack

The Federation Against Copyright Theft has claimed yet another victim on the private torrent site scene. In order to avoid being dragged through the courts, this week the admin of TorrentShack will close down the site and hand over its domain to the Hollywood-backed anti-piracy group.

Can We Publicly Confess to Online Piracy Crimes?

Last week The Expendables 3 leaked online and thousands shared it illegally. While most sat in the shadows, David Pierce, an editor at The Verge, admitted to engaging in what amounts to the criminal distribution of an unreleased copyright work. Is it now OK to confess to jailable offenses as…

Chrome Extension Turns Amazon Into a Pirate eBook Site

With one of the largest eBook collections, Amazon is the place to shop for many paying readers. However, eBook pirates can now get their fix at the popular store too, via a new Chrome extension that places links to pirated copies into Amazon's pages.

Russia’s Anti-Piracy Law One Year On: 12 Sites Blocked

Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of Russia's controversial anti-piracy law. Figures released by Russia's telecoms agency reveal that in the past year 12 sites, mainly torrent trackers, were blocked under the legislation. Critics say that web-blocking has changed very little, with pirate content just as easy to find as…

Lionsgate Sues File-Sharing Sites Over Expendables 3 Leak

Lionsgate has filed a lawsuit against six file-sharing sites that allegedly distributed leaked copies of The Expendables 3 film. The movie studio claims that the sites in question failed to respond to takedown requests. Lionsgate demands a permanent injunction to stop further distribution of the film, as well as seizure…

Feds Receive Requests to Shut Down The Pirate Bay

Government communication obtained through a Freedom of Information inquiry reveals that several people have asked the authorities to shut down The Pirate Bay. The requests were originally sent to the FBI, who were also contacted by a mother looking for advice on how to deal with the pirating father of…