Retired Police Officer and ‘Copyright Troll’ Square Off in Court

Copyright-trolling outfit Strike 3 has its hands full with a retired police officer. The man, who denies pirating anything, is pursuing a counterclaim for abuse of process and wants to see the tracking software's source code. Strike 3, meanwhile, suspects that the man's son is the infringer and says it…

Confirmed: Supremacy Kodi Repo Was Indeed Targeted By Police

Following the surprise shutdown of the Supremacy kodi add-on repository on June 13, TorrentFreak can today confirm that its operator was indeed targeted by UK police. The decision to report the case to law enforcement was taken by the Federation Against Copyright Theft in association with the Premier League, Sky,…

UFC: Online Platforms Should Proactively Prevent Streaming Piracy

Mixed Martial Arts fights, including the popular UFC events, are among the most pirated live-streams on the Internet. Responding to questions from US senators, the UFC's General Counsel says that the company is working hard to address this issue, adding that Congress should help to incentivize online platforms to become…

The Pirate Bay Faces Massive ISP Blocks in Spain

Back in 2015, Vodafone admitted that following an order from the Spanish government, it had begun blocking The Pirate Bay, the world's most famous torrent site. Fast forward four years and the Ministry of Culture and Sports is attempting to finish the job, with an order for ISPs to block…

Operators of ‘Linking’ Sites Walk Free in Criminal Piracy Case

A Spanish Criminal court has acquitted four men who were accused of facilitating copyright infringement through the defunct linking sites SeriesYonkis, PeliculasYonkis and VideosYonkis. The judge notes that, at the time, sites that linked to pirated content stored elsewhere were not criminally liable. The verdict is good news for the…

Pirate Bay Uploader Faces Debt Collectors After Failing to Pay Settlement

A member of a release team that uploaded thousands of torrents to The Pirate Bay, KickassTorrents and ExtraTorrent faces new action after failing to pay a settlement agreed with BREIN. In 2016, three group members agreed to pay €67,500 between them, but only two paid. BREIN now has a court…

Scammers Abuse Steam to Attract Would-Be Movie Pirates

A number of scammers are abusing the Steam platform to lure would-be pirates to questionable download sites. After clicking images and links listing popular movies, many visitors are redirected to subscription portals where - despite payment - none of the promised movies are offered for viewing.