As police, copyright holders and advertising companies work together to reduce revenue to sites allegedly engaged in copyright infringement, a new tactic has emerged. According to the Federation Against Copyright Theft, police are working to influence consumer behavior by placing ads on the sites themselves.
The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Culture and Information has blocked access to The Pirate Bay, for reasons yet unknown. In addition to the notorious torrent site, Torrentz.eu, Rarbg and possibly several others are blocked too. As always, local users are already discussing ways to work around the restrictions.
The smartphone revolution is changing the music piracy landscape at a rapid pace. New research by market research firm NPD concludes that downloading unauthorized music via mobiles has outgrown traditional online piracy sources such as torrent sites and cyberlockers.
In its biggest makeover in half a decade, the world's most popular TV torrent site EZTV has implemented a revolutionary anti-piracy program. But while its operators were led to believe its transformation into a Google-like operation would solve most copyright issues, things appear to be getting worse.
Two individuals accused of millions of dollars worth of Android piracy signed plea agreements with the U.S. Government last week, but at least one other defendant has different things in mind. With the hiring of a "much-feared civil rights lawyer", the former operator of Applanet is going on the offensive…
The Pirate Bay is known to surprise the world around this time of year, but a new plan announced today goes far beyond what we've seen in the past. The notorious torrent site has partnered with Russian, Israeli and Japanese neuroscientists to launch a new virtual reality initiative, The Virtual…
City of London Police is continuing its crackdown on piracy with the launch of an official blacklist that advertising agencies can use to disrupt cash flow to allegedly infringing sites. The "Infringing Website List" is maintained by the the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit in collaboration with entertainment industry groups.
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ tops the chart this week, followed by ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ '47 Ronin' completes the top three.