Avicii and Other DJs Produce Hits Using Pirated Software

Most of the top DJs are multi-millionaires, but that doesn't mean that they don't use pirated software to create their music. Video footage reveals that paying €139 for a legal copy of the popular synthesizer plugin Sylenth1 proved to be too much for Avicii and other popular DJs such as…

Torrent Site Admin Can Pay Piracy Fine…in 227 Years

After being chased down by a coalition of mainstream entertainment companies, a French court has just handed a former torrent site operator a six month suspended sentence. 'Boris P' must also pay two million euros in damages, an amount he predicts could be cleared in approximately 227 years.

The World’s Most Idiotic Copyright Complaint

A music group's anti-piracy system has just sent Google the most staggeringly ridiculous DMCA notices the planet has EVER seen. If you aren't sitting down, please do so now. Remove tight clothing, open a window and get a glass of water. This one is absolutely epic.

iFlix: Instantly Watch & Listen to Torrents on Android

A new app for Android makes viewing torrents easier than ever before. After simply clicking on a magnet link, iFlix takes over, playing video and music in a clean interface. There's no need to wait for a torrent to complete and skipping can be achieved in just a few moments.

TV Company Awarded Millions in Online Piracy Cases

In its ongoing crusade against sites said to infringe its copyrights, TV outfit ABS-CBN has just netted a couple of big wins. A pair of cases filed in a Florida district court have gone in the TV company's favor resulting in damages awards of $7m and the forfeiture of several…

Pirate Bay Mods Are Back on Board For Massive Cleanup

The Pirate Bay has welcomed several moderators back on board. After initial security issues were resolved site staff have now regained access to the backend. The moderators got to work right away and have already removed hundreds of fake torrents in an effort to restore the site to its former…

Piracy Settlement Firm Sued Over Intimidating Robocalls and Text Messages

Rightscorp, a piracy monetization company that works with Warner Bros. and other prominent copyright holders, has been sued for violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Two victims filed a complaint at a Georgia federal court accusing the company of placing intimidating robocalls and text messages.

Aussie ISPs Advocate “Three Strikes” Solution to Piracy

Under pressure from the Australian government, local ISPs have now published proposals on how to deal with the issue of online piracy. Drafted together with entertainment companies, the draft sees subscribers warned three times before further action is taken.

Oscar Nominations Massively Boosted Pirate Downloads

While Oscar buzz is great for movie sales, not everyone prefers to pay for their content. According to stats just released by piracy tracking firm Irdeto, illegal downloads of nominated movies increased by 385% following the Academy announcements of January 15.

AT&T Patents “Fast Lane” For File-Sharing Traffic

Internet provider AT&T has obtained a patent to speed up BitTorrent and other file-sharing traffic, while reducing the impact of these transfers on its network. Whether the invention will ever be implemented is doubtful though, as net neutrality proponents generally don't like "fast lanes."