United States Hosts Most Pirate Sites, UK Crime Report Finds

The latest UK IP Crime Report reveals that significant progress is being made in the fight against online piracy but still many challenges remain. One of the main problems traces back to U.S. hosting companies, who according to the report give shelter to most of the investigated pirate sites.

High Court Orders ISPs to Block Counterfeiting Websites

In a landmark ruling handed down this morning the High Court has ordered several of the UK's leading ISPs to block websites dealing in counterfeit products. The decision follows legal action by Richemont, the owner of several luxury brands including Cartier and Montblanc.

Leaked TPP Draft Reveals Tough Anti-Piracy Measures

Today Wikileaks released a new draft of the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. The intellectual property chapter covers a wide range of issues, from increased ISP liability, through extended copyright terms to criminalizing non-commercial piracy.

Pre-Release Music Pirate Pleads Guilty in Landmark Case

A second defendant has pleaded guilty following a private copyright infringement prosecution initiated by music group BPI. In the most notable case of its type ever brought in the UK, the man will be sentenced next month for distributing more than 8,000 pre-release tracks.

Freedom-Friendly Iceland Blocks The Pirate Bay

A music rights group has become the first organization to successfully force a copyright-focused website blockade in freedom-friendly Iceland. Following a District Court ruling, ISPs including Vodafone must now block The Pirate Bay and Deildu, Iceland's largest private torrent site.

Google Removes Pirate Bay Search Box and Links

After making headlines all over the Internet Google has decided to take down the sitelinks search box for The Pirate Bay. Perhaps worried that it may increase complaints from copyright holders, similar search boxes for other torrent sites have also been removed.