With millions of visitors per month, Torrent9 is known as one of the major torrent sites. For the past few days, however, the site no longer has an option to download anything. Instead, users were confusingly encouraged to sign up with a VPN, which caused serious trouble at the VPN company in question.
Australia is seeking to strengthen its site-blocking legislation, allowing 'pirate' sites to be added to injunctions without court oversight while removing sites from search results. In a submission to the government, Google says it opposes the measures, describing them as "rushed" and without supporting evidence. In its submission, Village Roadshow says Google's piracy fight is a "sham" and helps people "steal movies".