Cisco Develops System To Automatically Cut-Off Pirate Video Streams

Cisco says it has developed a system to disable live pirate streams . The network equipment company says its Streaming Piracy Prevention platform utilizes third-party forensic watermarking to shut down pirate streams in real-time, without any need to send takedown notices to hosts or receive cooperation from third parties.

UK Movie Pirates Lose Appeal, Prison Time Stands

Two UK men, who released thousands of movies onto popular torrent sites, lost their appeal this week. The Appeal Court upheld their sentences of more than four years each, arguing that the punishments are "stiff" but not "manifestly excessive".

KSI Buys His Own Movie 62 Times to Atone For Piracy Sins


Last week, massively popular YouTuber KSI went crazy at fans who pirated his movie Laid in America. However, those with long memories remembered that KSI himself has a history of pirating software. In a new video, KSI admits he's a hypocrite and sets about atoning for his sins - by buying dozens of copies of his own movie and giving them away.

Police Confirm Arrests of BlackCats-Games Operators

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has confirmed the arrests of two individuals connected to private torrent site BlackCats-Games. The men, aged 47 and 44, are both from the UK. They were arrested on suspicion of copyright infringement and money laundering offences.

Megaupload User Fears Complete Data Loss, Asks Court For Help

Millions of users lost access to their personal files when Megaupload was raided, and after nearly half a decade they are still stashed away in a Virginia warehouse. Former Megaupload user Kyle Goodwin has been trying to get his files back for years. This week he urged the court to take action, fearing that his data may soon be lost forever.

Blackcat Games Domain Seized by UK Anti-Piracy Police

Long-standing private torrent site Blackcat-Games appears to be in legal trouble. The gaming-focused site has been non-operational all day and during the past few hours its domain began redirecting to a server operated by the UK's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit.

‘Bowl of Skittles’ Photographer Sues Trump for Copyright Infringement

A UK-based photographer has filed a lawsuit at a federal court in Illinois, accusing Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Mike Pence of copyright infringement. The dispute centers around the controversial "bowl of skittles" campaign advertisement. The photographer, who happens to be a refugee himself, claims that he hasn't authorized the Trump campaign to use his work.

Spanish Police Arrest Their First Ever eBook Pirate


Spain's Ministry of the Interior has announced the first ever arrest of an eBook pirate. The suspect is said to have uploaded more than 11,000 literary works online, many on the same day as their official release. More than 400 subsequent sites are said to have utilized his releases.