Grooveshark Faces $736 Million in Copyright Damages

As Grooveshark parent company Escape Media prepares to face off against the world's largest record labels in New York later today, the company is bracing for the worst. In a pre-hearing ruling a judge described Grooveshark's copyright violations on 4,907 tracks as "willful", potentially putting the company on the hook…

Experts Urge Canada to Stop Threatening Piracy Notices

Following the introduction of Canada's notice and notice system earlier this year, hundreds of thousands of ISP subscribers have received piracy warnings, often accompanied by hefty settlement demands. In response, a diverse range of copyright experts and organizations are now calling upon Canada's Minister of Industry James Moore to protect…

Leaked Piracy Report Details Fascinating Camcording Investigations

A top-secret presentation made by the Federation Against Copyright Theft to Sony Pictures shines light on the complex investigations carried out by the anti-piracy group. The document reveals suspects being filmed in cinemas, tracked using Facebook friends, and their connections to release groups mapped in intriguing diagrams.

BitTorrent Inc. Lays Off Close to a Third of its Workforce

BitTorrent Inc., the company behind the popular uTorrent file-sharing client, has laid off close to a third of its U.S. workforce. Speaking with TorrentFreak a source close to the company says that up to 45 workers had their contracts terminated Thursday, "gutting" the company's advertising team and pushing more work…

EZTV Domain Name Falls Into New Hands

The website of the popular TV-torrent distribution group EZTV is showing some unusual changes again. It appears that the group's eztv.ch domain name has fallen into new hands.

New Russian Anti-Piracy Law Could Block Sites “Forever”

People who run 'pirate' sites out of Russia have been given a final warning by the government. Amendments to local copyright law that come into force May 1 not only protect more content than ever before, but also contain provisions to permanently block sites that continually make unauthorized content available.

Pirate Bay Blockade Censors CloudFlare Customers

The blockade of the Pirate Bay by UK ISPs is causing trouble for CloudFlare customers. Several websites have been inadvertently blocked by Sky because a Pirate Bay proxy is hosted behind the same IP-addresses. In a response, CloudFlare threatened to disconnect the proxy site from its network.

Pirate Bay’s Peter Sunde Kills NSA-Proof Messenger App

After promising so much the highly anticipated encrypted chat project Hemlis has come to an end. The software was left with too many obstacles to overcome, not least the absence of former Pirate Bay spokesman Peter Sunde who was arrested and taken away to serve his jail sentence for copyright…

KickassTorrents Moves to Isle of Man Domain Name

KickassTorrents, the largest torrent site on the Internet, has switched to a new domain name. Starting today the site will serve its torrents from KickassTorrents.im, an Isle of Man TLD. The site's operators haven't provided a specific reason for the change, but if the domain remains online it may improve…