Leaked: The MPAA’s iPad Piracy Potential Analysis

It's been five years since the launch of Apple's iPad but how was the device initially received by the Hollywood studios? A leaked analysis reveals the MPAA's hopes and fears for the ground-breaking tablet, with a few spot on predictions and a notable shift in the piracy landscape it simply…

HBO Targets Torrent Users Over Game of Thrones Leak

HBO has sent thousands of warnings to Internet subscribers whose connections were used to share leaked Game of Thrones episodes. While there are no legal strings attached for the affected subscribers, HBO hopes that some will think twice before downloading future episodes.

GTA V Plunders More Data Than Game of Thrones Pirates

The superb Grand Theft Auto V was finally released this week on PC, setting off a wave of desperation in those looking to obtain the game for free. After the first cracks appeared downloads mounted quickly, with GTA V pirates gobbling up more bandwidth in the first few hours than…

Pirate Bay Reopens Registrations, Months After Raid

For the first time since the raid late last year, The Pirate Bay is allowing users to open new accounts again. Registrations have been closed for months due to security issues and to avoid the site from being flooded with fakes and spam.

MPAA Wants Private Theaters in U.S. Embassies to Lobby Officials

Emails from the Sony hack reveal that the MPAA asked its member studios to pay $165,000 each to upgrade the screening rooms of several U.S. embassies. American ambassadors could then utilize these private theaters as indirect lobbying tools by showing off Hollywood content to high level officials.

TV Companies Will Sue VPN Providers “In Days”

A pair of Internet providers who defied TV company demands to switch off their VPN services will be sued in the coming days. CallPlus and Bypass Network Services face legal action from media giants including Sky and TVNZ for allowing their customers to use a VPN to buy geo-restricted content.

Netflix Sets Pricing Based on Local Piracy Rates

Netflix says that the company is pushing down piracy in countries where illegal sharing is prevalent. Part of its strategy is to determine the price of its service based on local piracy rates, so it can better compete in places where piracy is rampant.

Dotcom Speeding Offense Could Lead to Deportation “In Weeks”

Even as Kim Dotcom spends millions fighting extradition to the U.S., a relatively minor issue could see him kicked out of New Zealand in a matter of weeks. When applying for residency in 2010, Dotcom failed to declare a dangerous driving speeding conviction, a matter that could now escalate into…

Crisis as HBO Laments ‘Dozens’ of Awful Game of Thrones Streams

After episodes of Game of Thrones leaked online this weekend, millions of unauthorized BitTorrent downloads ensued. However, for some reason HBO seems more concerned about "dozens" of people who streamed the show via the Twitter-owned Periscope app. Might HBO have a certain May 2 event on its mind?

Microsoft Takes Pirated Windows NT 4.0 Source Code Offline

Windows NT 4.0 may be nearly two decades old but that doesn't mean that Microsoft wants its sensitive source code out in public. After ignoring a copy of the partially leaked code for several years, the company recently asked GitHub to take an unauthorized copy offline, with success.