The DRM protection software currently stopping pirates from playing many of the PC's top gaming titles is again causing excitement. Partially confirmed rumors coming out of Russia suggest that following a team effort, the infamous Denuvo may have been cracked for Rise of the Tomb Raider.
Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing the latest file-sharing and copyright news. In this episode we discuss recent news stories with well-respected indie producer Brian Newman, who explains that piracy isn't all bad.
After years of negotiating Europe has agreed on a set of Net Neutrality rules. While the legislation is a step forward for some countries, experts and activists warn that it may leave the door open for BitTorrent and VPN throttling. With the "EU Slowdown” campaign that launches today, they encourage…
In what's believed to be a first of its kind ruling, a federal court in Oregon has dismissed a direct infringement complaint against an alleged movie pirate from the outset. According to the judge, linking an IP-address to a pirated download is not enough to prove direct copyright infringement.
The season finale of Game of Thrones is the highlight of the year for many TV fans. At the same time, it also generates a lot of traffic on various torrent trackers. Like previous years, Game of Thrones piracy peaked after the season ending, but not enough to set a…
More than four years after the Megaupload raids, Kim Dotcom continues to fight extradition to the United States. However, if that battle fails, how might he be treated by authorities there? Revelations from a previously jailed Megaupload programmer show that things could get pretty miserable.
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Finding Dory' completes the top three.
VPN services have become an important tool to counter the growing threat of Internet surveillance. Encrypting one's traffic through a VPN connection helps to keep online communications private. But, what if your VPN service is compromised by a gag order? This is a question many Proxy.sh customers are asking themselves.
The former operators of Swefilmer, Sweden's largest streaming site, have been prosecuted for copyright infringement and money laundering offenses. The men, aged 22 and 25, are accused of facilitating infringement on 1,400 movies and face penalties of $1.7m.
Piracy monetization firm Rightscorp is promoting its browser hijacking system to ISPs. In a proposal revealed by Internet provider RCN, Rightscorp suggests a gradual approach where pirating subscribers eventually have to pay a fine to regain Internet access.
Researchers have released a report dissecting the BooXtream 'Social DRM' eBook watermarking system. Inspired by publisher Verso who refused to remove the DRM from an Aaron Swartz book, the Institute for Biblio-Immunology responded by tearing down the privacy-busting system.
An elaborate "piracy" phishing operation is targeting U.S. Internet providers and subscribers. Scammers are using the name of anti-piracy tracking company IP-Echelon and rightsholders such as Lionsgate, to send fake DMCA notices and settlement demands to ISPs. U.S. law enforcement has been notified and is currently investigating the matter.