Pirate Bay Domains Clash Set For Court of Appeal

Following legal action against the organization responsible for Sweden’s top level .SE domain, in May a Swedish court ordered two Pirate Bay domains to be seized by the state. However, in a blow to the prosecutor the court stopped short of a finding the domain registry liable. The case will now go to the Court of Appeal.

Google Must Expose eBook Pirate, Court Rules

Google has to hand over the personal details of a user who published pirated eBooks online, a Dutch court has ruled. The information was requested by anti-piracy group BREIN, working on behalf of a local book publishers' organization.

RIAA Labels Want $22 Million Piracy Damages From MP3Skull

A group of prominent RIAA labels have asked a Florida federal court to issue a default judgment against piracy site MP3Skull. The music companies ask for $22 million in statutory damages and a permanent injunction that prevents domain registrars and registries from working with the site, while taking over its…

Megaupload Accuses U.S. of Unfair Tactics, Seeks Stay

After the United States were given several days to state their case against Kim Dotcom and his former business associates, this morning lawyers for the Megaupload four stated why their clients should not be extradited to the United States. The U.S. has used unfair tactics to gain an advantage so…

The Confessions of a Camming Movie Pirate

After being sentenced to close to three years in prison for recording the movie Fast & Furious 6 and uploading it to the Internet, Philip Danks was released last month. Today we reveal the inside story of what made this UK-based 'cammer' tick, from procuring recording equipment to plans for…

Thousands of “Spies” Are Watching Trackerless Torrents


BitTorrent is a very efficient way to share large files, but not a very private one. It's commonly known that anti-piracy outfits monitor users through public trackers. However, new research reveals that BitTorrent's DHT is also full of "spies" who actively harvest IP-addresses.

Anti-Piracy Activities Get VPNs Banned at Torrent Sites

This week users of popular torrent sites found that they could no longer access them using their VPN. Speaking with TorrentFreak the operator of one of the affected sites revealed that the IP ranges of a popular VPN provider had been banned after they were used for massive anti-piracy activities.…

Torrent Sites Remove Millions of Links to Pirate Content


Pirate Bay aside, pretty much all large torrent sites remove links to pirated content when they're asked to. Bitsnoop, for example, has deleted more than two million torrents, and at KickassTorrents the counter recently exceeded 850,000. Interestingly, Google often receives more takedown requests targeting torrents than the source sites themselves.