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…

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."

YouTube Blocks Game Of Thrones Trailer on Copyright Grounds

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There's no doubt that Game of Thrones is the most pirated TV-show in history, with copyright holders doing all they can to remove infringing copies from the web. However, these efforts can also go too far, something just witnessed by Australian pay TV company Foxtel.