Who Are The Alleged Top Men Behind KickassTorrents?

Since its shutdown in July, much has been written about the demise of KickassTorrents. But who were the men at the very top of the operation? So far, the U.S. Government has revealed three names - Artem Vaulin, Alexander Radostin, and Ievgen Kutsenko. Today we can put faces to two of those names.

Steal This Show S02E01: Zeronet

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Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing the latest file-sharing and copyright trends and news. In this episode we interview Tamas Kocsis, founder and developer of the potentially revolutionary P2P platform Zeronet.

FBI-Controlled Megaupload Domain Now Features Soft Porn

As part of its criminal case against Megaupload, the U.S. Government seized several domain names belonging to Kim Dotcom's file-hosting service. Nearly five years later the authorities still control the domains but they haven't done a very good job of securing them. Megaupload.org now links to a soft porn portal.

Dotcom Wants Extradition Hearing Live-Streamed, U.S. Does Not

Kim Dotcom is hoping to have his fight with the U.S. government pushed further into the public consciousness by having his extradition appeal streamed live on the Internet. U.S. authorities are already objecting to Dotcom's application but they could be up against stiff opposition since New Zealand is proud of its courtroom transparency.

U.S. Government Indicts Three Alleged KickassTorrents Operators

The U.S. Government has followed up its criminal complaint against KickassTorrents with the indictment of three alleged operators of the site. In addition to their involvement with the popular torrent site, they are also linked to other 'pirate' sites including Leechmonster.com, Solarmovie, iWatchfilm.com, Hippomovies.com and Torcache.

Cloudflare Fights RIAA’s Piracy Blocking Demands in Court

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Cloudflare has made it clear that the company isn't going to block piracy sites without a proper court order. In addition, it now opposes an injunction requested by the RIAA, under which it would have to disconnect alleged MP3Skull accounts based on a keyword and IP-address.

Denuvo Weakens After ‘Inside’ Gets Cracked in Record Time

Denuvo is one of the most famous anti-piracy systems in use today. Earlier this month the protection was properly cracked for the first time on Rise of the Tomb Raider, but that was after the game had been out for 193 days. Now, similar protection on the game 'Inside' has been defeated in just six weeks.

Cloudflare Faces Lawsuit For Assisting Pirate Sites

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In recent months CloudFlare has been called out repeatedly for offering its services to known pirate sites, including The Pirate Bay. These allegations have now resulted in the first lawsuit after adult entertainment publisher ALS Scan filed a complaint against CloudFlare at a California federal court.

PIPCU’s Operation Creative Gets New Leader & New Backers

The UK Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has just announced the appointment of a new dedicated officer to head up anti-piracy drive Operation Creative. The initiative, which disrupts websites providing unauthorised access to copyrighted content, also welcomes its seventh backer in the form of the Music Publishers Association.