YouTube Hurts Music Album Sales, Research Finds

The music industry has often cited piracy as the main reason for the decline in music sales over the past decade, but new research suggests that YouTube may have played a role as well. Based on Warner Music's YouTube blackout, researchers conclude that the video streaming portal cost the label…

Police Arrest Streaming Site Admin, Several Domains Suspended

City of London Police's anti-piracy campaign Operation Creative is pushing ahead with the disruption of copyright-infringing sites. On Monday, detectives arrested a man in his mid-20s on suspicion of operating several streaming links sites. The unit also suspended several domains, which now show a familiar warning banner.

Popcorn Time ‘Rivals’ Prep TV, Android and ChromeCast Support

After Popcorn Time's original creators abandoned the successful project, what kind of future does it have? To find out, TorrentFreak caught up with the groups behind today's two main versions. Both sound pretty dedicated and each has exciting news, including an imminent Android version and upcoming Chromecast support.

European ISPs Can Stop Logging User Data, Court Rules

The European Court of Justice has overturned Europe's data retention directive, arguing that it's disproportionate and a violation of people's privacy. The decision has far-reaching consequences for the collection of data from European internet users, including their IP-addresses.

Movie Studios Demand Millions From Megaupload in New Lawsuit

Hollywood's major movie studios have filed a lawsuit against Megaupload and several of its former employees, demanding millions of dollars in damages. In their complaint the studios describe the file-hosting service as a business that was set up to encourage piracy, which a nonsense claim according to Megaupload's legal team.

Game of Thrones Premiere Triggers Piracy Craze

With more than a million downloads in half a day, the premiere of Game of Thrones' fourth season has set a new piracy record. People from all over the world grabbed a copy, and at its height this morning over 300,000 BitTorrent users were sharing the episode simultaneously.

Document Reveals When Copyright Trolls Drop Piracy Cases

A submission to an Illinois court that was supposed to remain under seal has revealed when a leading BitTorrent troll will dismiss cases against alleged pirates. In a surprise twist the comprehensive report also reveals that Internet account holders who pass a lie detector test will be left alone.