Appeals Court Won’t Help Megaupload User to Get His Files Back

The Appeals Court has denied a request from former Megaupload user Kyle Goodwin to intervene on his behalf. The sports videographer has been trying to get his files back for years and hoped to force a decision from the District Court, but this has proven unsuccessful. As a result, his…

US Court Orders Registries to Seize Control of ‘Pirate’ Domains

A district court in Florida has ordered registries to take control of 19 domains used to operate 'pirate' sites. The preliminary injunction was issued following an application by TV outfit ABS-CBN against platforms it accuses of copyright and trademark infringement. Domain privacy services were also ordered to unmask the operators…

Foxtel Targets Pirate Streaming Sites in New ISP Blocking Case

Pay TV company Foxtel has launched a new case to have several key 'pirate' streaming platforms blocked by ISPs in Australia. Yes Movies, Los Movies, Watch Series and Project Free TV are targeted in the action, which will see local ISPs forced to block the popular movie and TV show…

NO, Kodi Users Are Not Risking Ten Years in Prison

UK tabloids including The Mirror, Daily Mail, The Sun and The Express are reporting that people watching Kodi streams risk ten years in jail. Despite that being a false claim spawned from a click-bait agenda, dozens of other publications sadly followed up by reporting the same 'news'. Today, the Sunday…

Original KickassTorrents Domain Goes Up For Sale

It's been almost a year since KickassTorrents was taken down by the U.S. Department of Justice. The criminal investigation resulted in the arrest of the alleged owner and seizure of several domain names. Interestingly, one of the domains that was supposed to be seized 'escaped custody,' and is now for…

City of Abbotsford Enters WordPress’ DMCA “Hall of Shame”

The Canadian city of Abbotsford has failed in its efforts to remove a parody of its logo from Wordpress. The City Council asked the blogging platform to remove the image which replaced a pine tree with a turd, but Wordpress honored Abbotsford with an entry in its "DMCA Hall of…

Huge Pirate Site Owner To Be Held Under House Arrest

The owner of a huge file-hosting site shut down by the Ukranian government following a MPAA complaint will be held under house arrest for the next two months. Andrew Komlychenko faces up to six years in prison, with the prosecutor stating the importance of protecting foreign copyrights. Nevertheless, the country…

Microsoft Patents Technology to Block Pirated Content, Track Repeat Offenders

Technology giant Microsoft has obtained a patent to block objectionable content from being shared and to identify repeat offenders. The company mentions copyright infringement as one of the areas where it can be applied, particularly in cases where files are publicly shared. What to do with these repeat offenders remains…

ISP Lands Supreme Court Win Over Copyright Trolls

A Norwegian ISP has landed a key victory over copyright trolls who fought to discover the identities of people who allegedly shared files using BitTorrent. The case went all the way to the Supreme Court where it was decided that evidence of the alleged infringement was too weak when balanced…