Torrent Legend Mininova Will Shut Down For Good


Mininova, once the largest BitTorrent site on the Internet, will soon shut its doors for good. The site's forum will close next week followed by the rest of the site a month later. The Mininova team is proud of the role they played in Internet history but they are being forced to stop as their legal distribution platform isn't sustainable.

All Oscar Nominees Are Available on Pirate Sites

Shortly before the start of the Academy Awards ceremony, we take a look at the availability of the leading contenders on various pirate sites. As it turns out, all of the 37 prime Oscar nominees are readily available on torrent and streaming sites, most as a high-quality release.

HBO Goes After ‘Online’ Pirates in the Caribbean


Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the most successful Hollywood productions in recent history, but for HBO it's also a very real threat. Earlier this month HBO LA reported several Caribbean countries to the U.S. Government because they fail to take a stand against pirating cable operators, hotels, and sellers of pirate streaming boxes.

Swedish Internet Users Face New Wave of Piracy Cash Demands


After fighting off one wave of copyright trolls last year, Sweden thought that would be the end of the cash demands. But a new wave is about to hit the country, involving British, German and Danish companies. Pulling the strings behind the scenes are familiar faces that are involved with these controversial practices worldwide.

Anti-Piracy Measures Shouldn’t Stifle Free Speech, EFF Says


The Electronic Frontier Foundation has warned the Copyright Office that aggressive copyright enforcement policies could stifle innovation, free speech, and other basic human rights. Anti-piracy filters, website blockades, and terminating Internet accounts of repeat copyright infringers, will come at a high cost, the organization says.

Movie Company Issues Warning Over Fake “Piracy” Fines

Automated piracy fines and settlement letters have become a serious threat in several countries. This week several Dutch Internet users received a letter in the mail, asking them to pay a small "settlement" to avoid worse. However, the Dutch movie company on the letterhead has nothing to do with the campaign, which turns out to be an elaborate scam.

Dozens of Pirate Sites Targeted in New Aussie Crackdown


As Australians get used to the idea of The Pirate Bay being blocked by ISPs, more obstacles are on their way. Movie company Village Roadshow has initiated new legal action, targeting dozens of domains belonging to some of the most popular torrent, streaming, and direct download sites.