Alleged KickassTorrents Founder Released on Bail

Artem Vaulin, the alleged owner of KickassTorrents, has been released from prison on bail. The Ukrainian will be able to await the extradition procedure as a relatively free man. He currently lives in a rented apartment where he was reunited with his wife and young son.

Reddit’s Piracy Sub-Reddit Reopens After Mutiny Shutdown

A popular section of Reddit devoted to piracy discussion was shut down last night following a dispute that boiled over into mutiny. After being helped by Reddit's admins, the people now in charge of /r/piracy say that a former moderator went rogue, promoting his own 'fake' websites, while holding threads hostage and censoring critique.

Now Anyone Can Embed a Pirate Movie in a Website

News

Vodlocker.to is offering an interesting service that not only provides streaming movies and TV shows in the browser but also allows them to be published anywhere on the web. After entering the movie's IMDb number, users get an embed code which can be entered into any web page, where the movie will play in a YouTube-like window. There's even support for Chromecast.

Copyright Troll Attorney John Steele Disbarred by Illinois Supreme Court

After admitting to several criminal acts, including the operation of a piracy honeypot, Prenda Law attorney John Steele has now been disbarred by the Illinois Supreme Court. As a result, the troubled attorney will no longer be allowed to practice law in the state. While the decision doesn't come as a surprise, several victims of the trolling operation will welcome it with a smile.

Girl Busted For Pirating ‘Chicken Run’ Provides Food For Thought

News

News from the BBC that a UK teenager has been banned from accessing her university's wifi after getting caught for a pirate download seemed straightforward enough. However, on closer inspection, the story about an illegal Chicken Run download is actually a really nice example of several key file-sharing issues, all wrapped up in an innocuous looking package.

Fake ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ Leaks Troll Pirates and Reporters

Opinion

This week several news sites reported that leaked copies of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' had surfaced on The Pirate Bay. The findings came shortly after Disney said hackers had attempted to extort the company, with threats to leak an upcoming film. As it turns out, however, pirates and reporters were 'trolled.'