Landmark Movie Streaming Trial Gets Underway in Sweden

A landmark trial of two men accused of running a popular streaming site begins today. The operators of Swefilmer, whose case had been put on hold pending a copyright ruling from the European Court, face charges of copyright infringement and money laundering. The case is a first of its kind in Sweden.

More Pirated Movie Screeners Leak Online

After weeks of anticipation, more pirated copies of awards screeners began appearing online this week. With leaked copies of Arrival, Hidden Figures, Patriots Day, Moonlight and La La Land, it appears that the pirate "screener season" is properly underway.

Pirate Apps Corrupt Kids & Bust Your TV, Industry Warns


Modified Kodi devices might be a great way to enjoy streaming content but they can corrupt your children and damage your TV. That's the message from The Industry Trust for IP Awareness and, who are warning parents that pirate devices and software have no age controls and could even damage your TV.

‘Klingon Language’ Copyright Battle Ends, For Now


The case between Paramount Pictures and the crowdfunded Star Trek spin-off "Prelude to Axanar" is going to trial later this month, but the future of the Klingon language is no longer at stake. This week the court excluded Klingon from the copyright battle, together with several other "items" including Vulcans' appearance, warp drives, and the Federation logo.

Hollywood Lawsuit Expands Pirate Bay & ExtraTorrent Web Blockade


The MPA recently filed a complaint in Norway seeking to expand a blockade of The Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent and several other sites that was put in place during 2015. The Hollywood group aimed to add seven new ISPs and several additional sites to the country's blocklist. It has now achieved its goals but critics say that holding ISPs responsible for copyright infringement is unfair.