Music collecting society and anti-piracy group GEMA has scored a big victory in its long-running battle with Google-owned YouTube. A court has ordered the video giant to remove blocking messages which claim GEMA is to blame for thousands of videos being unavailable in Germany on copyright grounds.
Today marks the one year anniversary of the six-strikes anti-piracy scheme, a good time to reflect on its efficacy. While no official numbers have yet been released, it appears that copyright alerts haven't changed a whole lot. BitTorrent piracy hasn't dropped, nor have we seen a massive revenue increase for…
For a month a Twitter account has been tweeting the movie Top Gun to the masses, frame-by-frame, in a project that could take months to complete. Determined to shoot down this patient pirate, Paramount Pictures has just launched the first of what could be many heat-seeking DMCA notices.
The Pirate Bay has teamed up with the Cybernorms research group at Sweden’s Lund University to carry out the latest round of the largest file-sharing survey in history. Through the survey the researchers examine the norms of file-sharers, and how they respond to increased censorship, online monitoring and tougher laws.
Google is downranking The Pirate Bay's website in its search results for a wide variety of queries, some of which are not linked to copyright-infringing content. Interestingly, the change mostly seems to affect TPB results via the Google.com domain, not other variants such as Google.ca and Google.co.uk.
With reported backing from an infamous anti-piracy group, the datacenter of one of Sweden's largest torrent sites was raided last week. The operators of Tankafetast were well prepared and the site was quickly back online delivering movies and TV shows from an international location. The episode is likely to be…
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. ‘12 Years A Slave’ tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Thor: The Dark World.’ 'Frozen' completes the top three.
The copyright industry is amazing at pretending the copyright monopoly has always been there in its current form. But international copyright monopolies didn't exist in practice across the Western world before 1989.