Scary Site Blocking Announcement Threatens 750,000+ Sites

Scary noises coming out of the Russian telecoms regulator responsible for the blocking of file-sharing and other 'banned' content suggest that it will target a number of foreign ISPs with total censorship if they fail to take down unfavorable content. In addition to European file-sharing friendly hosts and DDoS protection…

‘The Hobbit’ Most Pirated Film of 2013

As 2013 nears its conclusion we follow up our most pirated TV-shows chart by taking a look at the most pirated movies of the year. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey comes out on top, and aside from other usual suspects such as box office hits Iron Man 3 and Fast…

Pirate Bay Uploads Surge 50% in a Year, Despite Anti-Piracy Efforts

Over the past year copyright holders have worked hard to stop The Pirate Bay from operating, but without success. Despite several domain changes and ISP blockades in various countries the resilient torrent site keeps on growing. This growth is reflected in the number of uploaded torrents, which increased by 50%…

Italy’s SOPA Ranked Most Important IP Legislation of 2013

A new framework for handling online copyright infringement set for a 2014 launch in Italy has been named the most-important IP legislation of 2013 by an industry-respected copyright blog. IP Kitten says the SOPA-like regulation, which will allow an administrative body to block and take down websites without any court…

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again, ‘Saving Mr Banks’ tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Rush’. ‘Gravity’ completes the top three.