Warner Bros. Censorship of Greenpeace LEGO Video Backfires (Updated)

Warner Bros. have removed a Greenpeace campaign video from YouTube in which the group criticizes LEGO for partnering with Shell. Greenpeace is outraged, describing the takedown request as an attack on free speech. The environmental group informs TF it will challenge the removal while encouraging its supporters to upload the…

Soundcloud Doing a Deal With Record Labels Not to Get Sued

Soundcloud caused controversy recently by letting Universal Records delete content and now it's becoming clear why. Soundcloud, Universal, Sony and Warner are said to be on the cusp of a deal, one in which the music hoster gives the labels royalties and up to 15% of its business in exchange…

Adobe Says Piracy is Down, But Photoshop Still Rules Pirate Bay

Last year Adobe announced a shift away from boxed products in favor of a cloud-based subscription model. Now the U.S.-based company says that not only does it have more than 2.3 million cloud subscribers, but it has also seen a drop in piracy. Exactly how much is "hard to measure"…

UK Lawmakers Favor Legalization of MP3 and DVD Copying

Earlier this year the UK Government promised to legalize the copying of MP3s, CDs and DVDs for personal use, but the changes have yet to pass. The entertainment industry and some lawmakers have voiced concerns over the plan, but the majority appears to be in favor of decriminalizing format shifting.

‘Popcorn Time’ Remains Popular With Millions of Users

The Popcorn Time app brought BitTorrent streaming to the masses and despite early setbacks the "Netflix for pirates" appears to be here to stay. One of the most popular Popcorn Time forks currently has millions of users and is downloaded tens of thousands of time a day.

Copyright Education Needed in Every School, Parliament Hears

A pair of award-winning writers decorated by the Queen have told a House of Commons debate that only education can solve the piracy problem . Assemblies on copyright should take place in every school, one suggested, while the other favors letting kids know that it's only J.K Rowling that gets…

Hollywood Director Slams “Pathetic” Anti-Piracy Crusade

Movie director Lexi Alexander wants to "occupy Hollywood" by bridging the gap between pirates and filmmakers. Sporting a banner to free Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde, Alexander says that the criminalization of file-sharing is "pathetic", while calling out the losses claimed by the MPAA as "bullshit".

30,000 ‘Pirates’ Receive Fake ‘Fines’ With Trojans Attached

In recent days an estimated 30,000 Internet users have received emails containing copyright warnings and demands for cash settlements. The emails, which detail alleged infringements on content from EMI, Sony, DreamWorks and Paramount, are not only fake but also have a sting in the tail - a nasty trojan just…

Singapore Passes Pirate Bay-Blocking Anti-Piracy Law

This morning Singapore became the latest in a line of countries to crack down on copyright infringement via web blocking. Fresh amendments to existing law will allow content owners to obtain injunctions from the High Court to block sites said to be engaged in widespread copyright infringement. Top of the…

Kim Dotcom Extradition Hearing Delayed Until 2015

Kim Dotcom has been told that his extradition hearing will be delayed once again. The Megaupload founder will now have to wait until at least February 2015 to discover his fate, not during the next few weeks as planned.

Google Services Among 472 Sites Blocked For World Cup ‘Piracy’

A TV network operated by Sony has obtained a sweeping High Court injunction compelling Indian ISPs to block hundreds of 'pirate' sites. However, in addition to sites like The Pirate Bay, for the second time in a month Sony affiliates have sucked in innocent victims including several Google services and…