TheISOZone: Yet Another Retro Gaming Site Shuts Down

Following a lawsuit filed by Nintendo against a pair of retro-gaming sites last month, similar platforms in the same niche are backing away from the scene. Last week EmuParadise announced it will end all ROM downloads and now TheISOZone has announced that it too will call it a day. However,…

TRON: Our BitTorrent Plan Might Take Two Decades

Ever since BitTorrent Inc. was acquired by the TRON foundation, people have been asking what the cryptocurrency outfit intends to do with the file-sharing giant. A new announcement by TRON founder Justin Sun shines a little more light on the end game - democratizing and decentralizing the Internet - but…

Europeans Take “Upload Filter” Protests to The Streets

Following massive protests, the EU copyright reform plans were sent back to the drawing board last month. This means that the proposal will be opened up for changes, also to the controversial "upload filter" text. In support of this effort and to show critics that the opposition is real, the…

Top 10 Torrent Site iDope Goes Down With Domain Issues

One of the Internet's most popular torrent sites has disappeared offline. iDope took the number 10 spot in our annual list of most-visited torrent sites but has been missing in action for a number of days. The site’s operator informs TF that domain issues are behind the downtime and normal…

PUBG: NetEase Masks Its Copyright Infringement With Game Updates

PUBG has told a federal court in California that there are no grounds to dismiss its lawsuit against the Chinese developer NetEase. According to the company, the "Rules of Survival" and "Knives Out" games are blatantly copied from PUBG, accusing NetEase of hiding the similarities with new game updates.

SevenTorrents Shuts Down, Transfers Database to New Torrent Site

SevenTorrents, a torrent index that has serviced more than 40 million unique users over the past 10 years, has announced its retirement. While a site throwing in the towel is pretty common, SevenTorrents says it has transferred its user database to a brand new torrent site so its community can…

Facebook Bans The Sale of All Kodi Boxes, Legal or Not

Facebook has expanded its ban on the sale of piracy-enabling streaming devices. According to the company's latest commerce policies, all streaming devices that use Kodi software are now outlawed, which logically also applies to the many legal streaming boxes that are available.