Anti-Piracy Lawyer Milked Copyright Holders For Millions

Leaks from a confidential auditor report into the activities of bankrupt anti-piracy law firm Johan Schlüter suggest that the company defrauded its entertainment industry clients out of $25m. One lawyer was singled out for most criticism after enriching both herself and family members.

Used eBook Sellers Receive Threats of Jail Time

People selling unwanted eBooks online have been warned that their activities could result in six months imprisonment. However, anti-piracy group BREIN, the alleged sender of the threats, says it is not responsible. Nevertheless, given a legal case to be heard next week, the timing is certainly curious.

Busted Kickass and Pirate Bay Uploaders Crowdfund ‘Fines’

Two Dutch men busted by local anti-piracy group BREIN for uploading to The Pirate Bay and KickassTorrents are asking the public to help cover their 'fines'. BREIN is not happy with the crowdfunding campaigns and suggests that it may take further action in response.

Denmark’s Largest Torrent Site Closes “To Protect Users”

Denmark's largest torrent site and one of the country's largest overall says it has shut down in order to protect tens of thousands of users. NextGen had been in operation for more than four years, offering a broad range of content including the latest movies and TV shows. But the…

Pirate Bay’s .org Domain Suspended Pending ICANN Verification

Pirate Bay's original .org domain was suspended by EuroDNS a few hours ago, after the registrant failed to verify the contact details. Even though it's no longer the main domain name for the site, the bookmark was still in use by many people as a redirect to Pirate Bay's latest…

Nvidia Inadvertently Endorses Site Offering ‘Pirate’ Kodi Addons

Nvidia has backtracked after publishing an article which advised customers to use a site known for 'pirate' addons in order to boost the capabilities of the popular Kodi media player. Nvidia, an official sponsor of Kodi, published the article last week but after contact with the Kodi team rewrote and…

uTorrent and BitTorrent Serve Over 200 Million Ads Per Day

BitTorrent Inc, the parent company of the popular file-sharing client uTorrent, serves more than 200 million advertisements per day through its software. But despite the dazzling numbers, overall revenue is relatively modest as the ad rates are far from premium.

PayPal Bans File-Sharing Classic Soulseek… After 14 Years

After banning several of the largest file-hosting sites, PayPal is now taking aim at one of the oldest file-sharing applications around. After 14 years doing business together, the payment processor has just cut off classic P2P tool Soulseek, noting that file-sharing tools require pre-approval, even though the mentioned policy didn't…

Steal This Show S01E02: Pirate Academics

Today we bring you the second episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing the latest file-sharing and copyright news. In this episode we talk about anti-piracy campaigns and why a group of academics are promoting file-sharing, among other things.

BREIN Does a Deal With Kickass and Pirate Bay Uploader

Anti-piracy group BREIN says that after identifying an uploader of around 5,000 torrents on sites including KickassTorrents and The Pirate Bay, it has reached settlement with the individual. In response the man has published a warning to others, noting that while uploading may seem harmless, it's actually a damaging and…