Pinterest Sued Over Pirated Photos, Imgur Off The Hook

Seattle-based photographer Christopher Boffoli is continuing with his piracy crackdown. He's now demanding millions of dollars in damages from Pinterest for failing to remove a series of pirated photos. The lawsuit comes on the heels of a similar case against Imgur, which was dropped this week for unknown reasons.

Pirate Site Blockades Can Be Challenged, BT Says

This week UK Internet provider BT has started offering more transparency regarding its obligation to block certain "pirate" websites. Subscribers who attempt to access a blocked site such as The Pirate Bay are now informed that the orders can be appealed. FilesTube, a former file-hosting search engine, is the first…

ISPs Must Take Responsibility For Sony Movie Leaks, MP Says

As the fallout from the Sony hack continues, who is to blame for the leak of movies including Fury, which has been downloaded a million times? According to the UK Prime Minister's former IP advisor, as "facilitators" web-hosts and ISPs must step up and take some blame.

Demonoid Frustrates Censors With Domain Name Switch

The semi-private BitTorrent tracker Demonoid has traded its demonoid.ph domain name for the Palau-based demonoid.pw. The site's operators have yet to officially announce the change, which helps to improve the site's availability online.

Kim Dotcom Announces United States Political Party

Kim Dotcom will launch a political party in the United States next year. Run by American citizens, Internet Party US will feature "celebrity founders" from the music, movie and Internet sectors. Dotcom will be its PR man and is already warning that "Hillary" faces her "worst nightmare" in 2016.

US Efforts to Jail Dotcom Fail as Kim Walks Free

Efforts by the United States government to have Kim Dotcom put back behind bars have failed. Arguments that the Megaupload founder poses a flight risk ahead of his extradition battle next summer were rejected by the Auckland District Court and the entrepreneur walked away a free man.

Pirates Expose Their Download Habits Through Trakt

Trakt is a great service that allows people to track their TV-show and movie viewing habits through Popcorn Time, XBMC and other popular platforms. There's one problem though. Trakt is heavily used by pirates who may not realize that they're broadcasting their downloading habits to the rest of the world,…

Torrent Site Admin Sentenced to Five Months Prison

Following an initial investigation and complaint filed by Rights Alliance in 2012, this week the admin of a Sweden-based torrent site learned of his fate. Dismissing claims that the site had been sold four years earlier, a court sentenced the 40-year-old to a five month jail sentence.

Sony Movies Leak Online After Hack Attack

On Monday the computer systems of Sony Pictures were hijacked by a group calling themselves the Guardians of Peace. With sensitive corporate information reportedly in the hands of the attackers, several DVD screener copies of new Sony movies have appeared online.

Pirate Bay’s Peter Sunde Picks Up Fight for a Free Internet

Former Pirate Bay spokesperson Peter Sunde was released from prison earlier this month. Today he looks back at his tough time in prison and to the fights ahead, including the battle for a free and open Internet. Peter sees data as the oil of the 21st century and likens the…