American actor, artist and TV judge RuPaul has leaked his album "Born Naked" on The Pirate Bay, with a special surprise for those who dare to pirate it. The leak includes the first parts of every track, followed by RuPaul talking over his own music, which at times is pretty…
Acting under instruction from the Public Prosecutor of Rome, Italian police are carrying out what is believed to be the country's largest ever crackdown on torrent, streaming and other file-sharing related portals. A total of 46 sites will now be blocked at the ISP level.
The Pirate Bay is suffering some downtime today due to network issues. The people behind the site are working on a fix and the world's largest torrent index will come back online eventually.
The movie industry is trying a different approach towards piracy, recognizing that the people they tried to criminalize are actually their best customers. "We know that the people that infringe content are the most valuable audience group," Liz Bales of The Industry Trust says.
Perhaps it's not much of a surprise, but the day after the Oscar award ceremony the winning films are in high demand among pirates. The number of people sharing "12 Years A Slave" via BitTorrent tripled, and the number of "Gravity" downloads more than doubled.
Over the past eight years Germany has earned a reputation as a leader when it comes to file-sharing settlement demands and last year was no different. New stats reveal 446 rightsholders sent 109,000 threat letters in 2013, seeking a cool 90.3 million euros ($124m) in compensation.
When Hotfile settled with the MPAA last year, the file-hosting service also agreed to drop its DMCA abuse case against Warner Bros, keeping crucial records hidden from the public. The EFF doesn't believe the movie studio should get off the hook that easily, so has asked a federal court in…
In another sporadic show of force against file-sharers in Japan, police have arrested 19 people said to have illegally shared popular anime shows and movies without permission from rightsholders.