Dotcom: Encrypted MegaChat is “Coming Soon”

As 2014 draws to an end, encryption and privacy remain high on the agendas of many netizens. Cloud hosting service Mega has been building its reputation in this niche and is now preparing to deliver a new privacy tool. According to Kim Dotcom the company he founded will soon wave…

MPAA Considered Pulling Out of UK Pirate Notice Program

This year the entertainment industries reached agreement with the UK government to begin sending warning notices to Internet pirates. However, TorrentFreak has learned that the MPAA considered pulling out, fearful that the so-called VCAP scheme might prove ineffective.

isoHunt Founder: Piracy is A Convenience and Access Problem.

For isoHunt Founder Gary Fung, 2014 was the first full year without him taking a central place in the BitTorrent landscape. But even though his site was crushed by the MPAA, Hollywood is still facing the same piracy problems. Today Fung shares his views on piracy and the future of…

Hundreds of Pirate Bay Copies Emerge, Is The Hydra Alive?

While the Pirate Bay's domain continues to wave a pirate flag, there's no sign of a pending return yet. However, many supporters of the notorious torrent site are keeping its torrents widely available. In just a week nearly 400 Pirate Bay copies have appeared online. But is the Hydra really…

Sony About to Get Sued For Pirating Music in The Interview

As the controversy surrounding the The Interview continues, a singer is claiming that after failing to reach terms with Sony, the company put her music in the movie anyway. After receiving not a penny from the movie giant, Yoon Mi Rae is now set to sue. Meanwhile, 1.5 million pirates…

Sony Accidentally Funded “Rogue” Piracy Sites

Stopping money flowing into the pockets of 'pirate' sites has been one of this year's top topics, but it's something that's easier said than done. In fact, it's so complex that despite the company's best efforts, during the first five months of 2014 Sony paid for almost two million ad…

Kim “Santa” Dotcom Stops Xbox and Playstation Attacks

Mega founder Kim Dotcom has saved Christmas for many Playstation and Xbox gamers. In what he describes as a Christmas Miracle, Kim Dotcom appears to have stopped Lizard Squad's DDoS attacks by handing out 3,000 vouchers for premium Mega accounts, worth $99 a piece.

‘Game of Thrones’ Most Pirated TV-Show of 2014

With 2014 nearing its end we begin our yearly roundup of the most-pirated entertainment titles across various categories, starting today with TV-shows. Game of Thrones takes the crown for the third year in a row, followed by The Walking Dead and The Big Bang Theory.

Being a Pirate is OK, But Being a Cheapskate Sucks

Casual digital piracy seems socially acceptable these days but how many people can honestly say that receiving a counterfeit gift from a loved one this Christmas wouldn't be somewhat of a disappointment? Don't we all have an aversion to fakes and piracy in the right circumstances?

The Interview Is A Pirate Hit With 200k Downloads (Updated)

The unexpected release of The Interview is making headlines around the world, but for now only people inside the U.S. can see the film. Perhaps unsurprisingly, 200,000 people have already circumvented this restriction by turning to torrent sites where the film appeared just an hour after its official release. Even…

Pirate Bay’s Fredrik Neij Now “Wanted for Hacking”

Former Pirate Bay operator Fredrik Neij is currently jailed in Sweden after being captured in Thailand last month. However, according to leaked emails, the MPAA believes that the Swede could also face hacking related charges - and it doesn't stop there.