Most Top Films Are Not Available on Netflix, Research Finds

A new study published by research firm KPMG reveals that only 16% of the most popular and critically acclaimed films are available via Netflix and other on-demand subscription services. The study, which reveals that availability through other platforms is excellent, is praised by the MPAA, but the big elephant in…

Pirate Logos Justification For Website Blockades, Cartier Says

The parent company of luxury watch maker Cartier is trying to expand the grounds on which websites can be censored in the UK. In an action against the country's leading ISPs, Richemont International is seeking an injunction to have sites displaying pirated brand logos blocked at the ISP level.

Lionsgate Hopes Server Logs Will Expose Expendables Leaker

The makers of The Expendables 3 are still hoping to catch the person who leaked the movie weeks in advance of its official premiere. Movie studio Lionsgate is now collaborating with the owner of file-sharing service Swankshare and hopes that server logs will help to identify the source of the…

Google to News Corp: Nobody Fights Piracy Like Us

After Rupert Murdoch's News Corp branded Google a "platform for piracy" last week, Google has today returned fire. The search giant says that after removing 222 million pages from search results and investing tens of millions in technology, almost no other company has done more to tackle online piracy.

Mega Goes Legal, Issues Ultimatum Over Cyberlocker Report

Last week NetNames produced a report on "shadowy" file-hosting sites which surprisingly included Mega.co.nz. The file-hosting company responded by threatening "further action" unless it was removed from the "defamatory" report. Now, as promised, the New Zealand-based company is taking things to the next level.

UK Govt Hopes to ‘Profit’ From Anti-Piracy Measures

The UK Government is working with copyright holders and Internet providers to roll out a piracy education and warning system. Information obtained by TF shows that the Government has no marketing budget left to spend on the measures, and that it will justify the spending with an expected increase in…

Alleged Topsite Operator Charged With Mass Movie Piracy

It's taken almost four years but a man alleged to be the former operator of a so-called piracy 'topsite' has now been charged. The man from Sweden is accused of making available 2,250 movies between 2009 and 2010. Rights Alliance is representing six major movie studios in the case.

The Art of Unblocking Websites Without Committing Crimes

Last month UK police took down several torrent site proxies and arrested their owner. Now a UK developer has created a new & free service that not only silently unblocks any website without falling foul of the law, but one that will eventually become available to all under a GPL…