Pirate Bay’s Domain Shuffle Has Come Full Circle

After years of rotating domain names, The Pirate Bay is now back at its original .ORG domain. The notorious torrent site started redirecting users after a Swedish court ruling put its .SE domain at risk. Today we take a look at the rather impressive domain shuffle the site went through.

Music Industry Wants More Money From YouTube

UK music industry group BPI is not happy with YouTube and other streaming sites that can feature their music for just a few pennies. According to the major labels, EU legislation needs an overhaul to deter piracy and make sure that labels and artists are properly compensated for their work.

KickassTorrents Blocking Case Suspended By Music Industry

In order to save time and costs, a case aimed at blocking access to KickassTorrents in Australia has been suspended by the music industry. Record labels including Universal, Sony and Warner will now wait for matters in a parallel case brought by film studios against The Pirate Bay and several…

Copyright Holders Dominate Closed-Door DMCA Hearings

As discussions over DMCA reform continue, a number of closed-door hearings have taken place in San Francisco. Representatives from Fight for the Future and YouTube's Channel Awesome were there and they report that discussions were dominated by copyright holders seeking new powers to permanently disappear content and even whole sites…

Megaupload Hard Drives Are Unreadable, Hosting Company Warns

Megaupload's former hosting company Cogent has warned that several drives, which are preserved as evidence for civil and criminal lawsuits, have become unreadable. While the data might not be lost permanently, various stakeholders including the MPAA and RIAA are urging the court to help secure the data.

Rightscorp Revenues Collapse, Pirates Too Hard to Track

Anti-piracy outfit Rightscorp has just turned in another set of dismal results. During the past three months revenues plummeted 78% versus the same period last year with the company recording a net loss of $784,000. Pirates, it appears, are becoming harder to track and threaten.

Universal Music Appeals VKontakte Piracy Lawsuit

After a defeat earlier this year, Universal Music has now announced that it will take its lawsuit against Russian social networking site VKontakte to appeal. Universal accuses the social network of facilitating mass-piracy and is demanding damages and tougher anti-piracy measures.

YouTube Are Criminal Piracy Racketeers, Grammy Winner Says

YouTube is guilty of criminal racketeering. That's the headline-grabbing claim of Grammy award winning musician Maria Schneider, who claims that the Google-owned site is abusing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to siphon money away from musicians into its own pockets.

UK Govt Targets Google and Facebook in Piracy Crackdown

The UK Intellectual Property Office is investigating how search engines and social media networks can step up their game to deter piracy. The Government is pushing for voluntary anti-piracy agreements between major Internet companies and entertainment industry groups, but will consider a legislative approach if these fail.