After police raided an alleged movie cammer in 2013, a few months later they were back, to arrest him again, plus his sister. Now, after expending a huge amount of resources, the police have informed the man that all charges against him will soon be dropped. But what do the…
SeriesGuide, a new extension for the Chrome browser, allows users to keep track of when their favorite TV-shows are airing. Perhaps a bit more controversially, it also provides users with an overview of the latest torrents of interest, which they can download at their leisure.
XtremeTV and other UK BitTorrent trackers disappeared recently after being forced offline by the Hollywood-backed Federation Against Copyright Theft. It apparently wasn't that difficult either. A simple but threatening email to Usenet site NZB Royalty appears to have done the trick.
The makers of independent movie American Cowslip have won their case against file-hosting service FileServe. District Court Judge Audrey Collins issued a default judgment against FileServe on Thursday, ordering the company to pay $869,500 in piracy damages.
Law professor, Creative Commons co-founder and advocate for copyright reform Lawrence Lessig has agreed to receive damages from an Australian music label. Without considering fair use Liberation wrongly had some of Lessig's work removed from YouTube and threatened to sue - it didn't go well.
The dream of a simple mechanism to allow BitTorrent content consumers to support creators financially has been around for some time, and now it's here. Speaking with TorrentFreak the folks at FrostWire explain why they have integrated Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin and PayPal donations into their new client build.
Copyright holders have hired piracy monitoring firm Rightscorp to send out 'fines' to downloaders of Hot 100 tracks. The settlement requests are being delivered via 100 U.S. ISPs, including universities, and Rightscorp says it has closed more than 50,000 piracy cases already.
The two largest BitTorrent trackers on the Internet have been down for a few days, and will remain offline for another week. The tracker owners are performing maintenance and replacing hardware to cope with the billions of connection requests they get each day. Interestingly enough, most casual BitTorrent users are…