MPAA ‘Softens’ Movie Theater Anti-Piracy Policy, Drops Bounty

The MPAA has issued an updated version of its best practices for the prevention of movie piracy in theaters. While much remains the same, theater managers are no longer required to call the police for every incident. In addition, the long-standing pirate hunting bounty program has disappeared.

Swedish Pirate Bay Blocking Decision Will Go to Appeal

Last Friday's ruling by the Stockholm District Court that a local ISP cannot be forced to block The Pirate Bay will not mark the end of the matter. The copyright holders behind the legal action say that they are surprised by the decision and will definitely be taking their case…

No Copyright Trolls, Your Evidence Isn’t Flawless


If you get a letter through the post accusing you of Internet piracy, you must be guilty. That's the message from most copyright trolls and infuriatingly, even some 'neutral' lawyers commenting on these cases. But while it might seem daunting, putting up a fight is not only the right thing…

Pirates Can Now Rip 4K Content From Netflix and Amazon

Pirates have found a new loophole that allows them to copy 4k movies and TV-shows from Netflix and Amazon. Up until recently these high quality 4K resolution rips were nonexistent, but a flurry of new releases from various groups show that something has changed.

Book Publishers Expand UK Pirate Site Blocking


Book publishers are the latest companies to add yet more sites to the UK's unofficial 'pirate' site black list. In recent days another 16 domains were added to the blocklists of ISPs such as BT, Sky, Virgin Media, O2, EE and TalkTalk following action by the Publishers Association. As ever,…