Busted Pirate Told to Get 200K YouTube Hits or Face Huge Fine

A software pirate is facing the most unusual punishment ever seen in a copyright infringement action. The man lost a case brought by an anti-piracy group but couldn't pay damages, so instead agreed to star in PSA showcasing his life as a pirate. If that film doesn't get 200K hits…

MPAA Wins $10.5 Million Piracy Damages From MovieTube

A group of major Hollywood studios have won a default judgment against the operators of MovieTube and several associated websites. The movie studios have been awarded a total of $10.5 million in statutory damages and control over a few dozen MovieTube domains, which were taken offline earlier this year.

Insurer Refuses to Cover Cox in Massive Piracy Lawsuit

Trouble continues for one of the largest Internet providers in the United States, with a Lloyds underwriter now suing Cox Communications over an insurance dispute. The insurer is refusing to cover legal fees and potential piracy damages in Cox's case against BMG Rights Management and Round Hill Music.

Cox Has No DMCA Safe Harbor Protection, Judge Rules

Internet provider Cox Communications may be held liable for the copyright infringements of its subscribers, a Virginia District Court has ruled. According to the court, Cox failed to properly implement a repeat infringer policy and is not entitled to DMCA safe-harbor protection.

Kim Dotcom Slams U.S. “Bullies” as Extradition Hearing Ends

Kim Dotcom says he retains hope as his all-important extradition hearing wrapped up in New Zealand today. The fate of the Megaupload founder, who just slammed the U.S. as "bullies", now lies in the hands of the judge who gave him bail almost four years ago.

Hulu Accidentally Leaks Upcoming Fargo Episode

The upcoming episode of Fargo has leaked online after video streaming service Hulu made it public by accident. The error was swiftly fixed this weekend, but not before the new episode had spread across dozens of torrent sites.

BREIN Stops and Settles With Popcorn Time Developers

Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN has tracked down two Popcorn Time developers who shared news of their work via Reddit. In response the devs have agreed to stop working on the popular streaming application and now risk a €2,000 per day fine if they violate their settlement agreement.

Dotcom’s Extradition Hearing ‘Ambushed’ With New Evidence

After being scheduled for no more than a month, Kim Dotcom's extradition hearing has dragged on for almost 10 weeks. Expected to wrap up during the next two days, there's yet more uncertainty after the prosecution attempted to introduce new evidence at the 11th hour.

Google Asked to Remove 1,500 “Pirate Links” Per Minute

Google is facing a never-ending flood of takedown requests from copyright holders, breaking record after record. The company currently processes a record breaking 1,500 links to "pirate" pages from its search results every minute, which is a 100% increase compared to last year.

Perfect 10 Owes Giganews $5.6m But Won’t Pay Up

Adult publisher and copyright troll Perfect 10 bit off more than it could chew when it took on Usenet provider Giganews. After mounting an aggressive copyright lawsuit, Giganews fought back, won its case, and the court landed Perfect 10 with a $5.6m bill. However, eight months later and not a…

Sci-Hub, BookFi and LibGen Resurface After Being Shut Down

A few days ago several large online repositories of free books and academic articles were pulled offline. Sci-Hub, BookFi and LibGen had their domain names taken away after Elsevier beat them in court. However, the site's operators are not planning to cease their activities and are continuing their operations through…