The RIAA is Now Copyright Troll Rightscorp’s Biggest Customer

Music industry group RIAA, which represents the leading recording labels in the US, is now a major customer of anti-piracy outfit Rightscorp. In fact, the RIAA's commitment to the copyright troll outfit is so significant that its business accounted for 44% of Rightscorp's revenue in 2016.

BitTorrent Inventor Bram Cohen Will Start His Own Cryptocurrency

BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen has already earned a spot in the Internet hall of fame, but he's not done yet. In recent years he's taken a strong interest in cryptocurrencies, something he will devote himself full-time to in the near future. This includes launching a new cryptocurrency which addresses some…

Anti-Piracy Outfit Targets ‘Troll’ Defense Sites With DMCA Takedowns

An anti-piracy company working for movie outfit Lionsgate has filed several wrongful and embarrassing DMCA notices with Google. IP Arrow was supposed to be making the move Mechanic: Resurrection harder to find on pirate platforms but also hit sites - including a law firm - set up to help people…

Spammers Populate Google Maps With Pirate Links

Spammers are using Google Maps to promote pirated content. Thousands of links to pirate sites have appeared on the platform in recent months. Copyright holders are not happy with this unintended use and are targeting the pages with various takedown notices. Whether Google Maps search results will be downranked is…

RIAA Sues ISP Grande Communications For Failing to Disconnect Pirates

The RIAA has sued Grande Communications for failing to take action against its pirating subscribers. The music industry group says that the Texas-based ISP's subscribers engaged in more than a million BitTorrent-based infringements yet took "no meaningful action to discourage this continuing theft."

uTorrent Will Move to The Web Browser

BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen has unveiled plans to move the popular client uTorrent to the web browser. The next revision of the application will run in users' default browser, complete with a revamped interface and a significantly improved streaming experience.

Unauthorized Subtitles For Movies & TV Shows Are Illegal, Court Rules

A group of fansubbers who turned the tables on BREIN by taking the anti-piracy group to court have lost their legal battle. The Free Subtitles Foundation sought a legal ruling determining that fansubbers act within the law, but this week the Amsterdam District Court sided with BREIN on all counts.

ISP Can’t Have Blanket Immunity From Pirating Subscribers, Court Rules

A New York federal court has dismissed the 'piracy liability' case U.S. Internet provider Windstream filed against music group BMG and its anti-piracy partner Rightscorp. The court rules that, without concrete examples of alleged copyright infringements, it can't just give blanket approval to the ISPs business model.

Russia Plans To Ban VPNs & Proxies That Unblock Blocked Sites

The Russian government is preparing to scale-up its war on blocked sites by hitting services that provide workarounds. A new bill developed by the government requires VPNs and other anonymizing services to stop providing access to blocked domains. If they do not, they themselves will also be blocked. Search engines…