In a landmark victory a man falsely accused of pirating the B-movie Elf Man has won more than $100,000 in attorney fees. The makers of the movie pulled out of the lawsuit after their evidence gathering technique was criticized, but couldn't escape a hefty bill.
Rightscorp has attracted the attention of the Canadian government just days after a new law was passed requiring ISPs to pass infringement notices to customers. The U.S.-based anti-piracy outfit made false claims in an effort to scare users into cash payments but that practice is now being outlawed by authorities.
ExtraTorrent, one of the largest torrent sites on the Internet, remains down following a huge DDoS attack. The site's operators are working hard to mitigate the assault and hope to have the site back online soon.
After more than a month and several hints from the Pirate Bay team, the AES string posted on the sites homepage is finally solved. Instead of a secret message linking to a backup hidden in the deep web, it links to a YouTube video featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger's catchphrase "I'll be…
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘American Sniper.' 'Into The Woods' completes the top three.
According to leaked MPAA documents the U.S. "six strikes" ISP warning scheme has thus far failed to impact the overall piracy landscape. The movie group currently has no idea whether pirates are becoming customers or simply more cunning, but will send out more and more notices in future.
The official Pirate Bay website hasn't served any torrents for more than a month. While many users of the site are desperately waiting for its return, Google has already picked a new winner. Those who search for "Pirate Bay" will be directed to one of its copycats. Bing meanwhile, rightfully…
The much-praised Chilling Effects DMCA archive has taken an unprecedented step by censoring its own website. Facing criticism from copyright holders, the organization decided to wipe its presence from all popular search engines. A telling example of how pressure from rightsholders causes a chilling effect on free speech.