Is The “Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Scheme Doomed?

The six-strikes Copyright Alert System has been active for more than three years now. Thus far its impact has hardly been noticed, in public at least. Rightsholders and ISPs have yet to agree on the program's future course, which may not be as brights as once envisioned.

Anti-Piracy Group Wants to Take Down ‘The Internet’

It's no secret that copyright holders are trying to take down as much pirated content as they can, but one anti-piracy outfit is targeting everything that comes into its path. Over the past week Copyright UNIVERSAL has tried to censor legitimate content from Netflix, Amazon, Apple, various ISPs, movie theaters,…

Copyright Troll Calls UK Government “Cowards”

The COO of notorious piracy monetization outfit Guardaley has slammed the UK Government for not working with them. Patrick Achache, who has a history of worldwide trolling activity, says a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron received no response. "That's why we call out the UK government as cowards," he…

BitTorrent Goes All In on Media, Moves Sync App to New Venture

BitTorrent Inc., the company behind the popular uTorrent file-sharing client, will increase its focus on online media. The company plans to open a studio in Los Angeles and is working on several new applications. Meanwhile, its popular Dropbox competitor "Sync" will rebrand and move to a new company.

Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2016

Posting a list of the world’s most-visited torrent sites has been a long-standing tradition at TF, which we continue today. At the start of 2016 KickassTorrents is pulling in most traffic followed by The Pirate Bay. A lot of things have happened over the past year, with some torrent sites…

DVD Release Delays Boost Piracy and Hurt Sales, Study Shows

A new academic paper from Carnegie Mellon University examines the link between international DVD release delays and piracy. The study shows that release delays give rise to increased piracy, hurting sales in the process. In addition, the researchers conclude that the movie industry should consider minimizing or eliminating the unneeded…

Movie Companies Want to Destroy Massive Pirate Communities

Social networks are increasingly being used to spread copyrighted content but rather than take down infringing items individually, entertainment companies would like to take a broader approach. Should copyright holders be allowed to wipe out communities with millions of members to protect copyright?

HBO Cracks Down on Game of Thrones ‘Porn’ Piracy

HBO is going all out to limit Game of Thrones piracy on the Internet and is not stopping at full episodes. To protect some of its hottest properties the company confirmed that it's eying Pornhub for pirated nude clips and compilations, which are in popular demand.

Major KickassTorrents Uploader Has 2,400 Torrents Nuked By Unity

A major uploader at KickassTorrents has had almost 2,400 torrents removed at once by game engine company Unity. The mass takedown is one of the largest ever recorded by a copyright holder against a single user and comes on the heels of an important Unity product announcement.

MPAA Lobbyist / SOPA Sponsor to Draft Democratic Party Platform

The Democratic Party has appointed a committee tasked with drafting the party’s platform. The 15-member panel includes MPAA lobbyist Howard L Berman, an attorney and former U.S. Representative who not only co-sponsored SOPA and tried to enshrine P2P network sabotage in law, but has also been funded by Hollywood throughout…

Google Promotes Pirate Movie Ratings In Search Snippet

Google and Hollywood are not on the best of terms and this isn't going to change anytime soon. While the movie studios are urging Google to increase its anti-piracy efforts, the search engine is now overtly promoting movie ratings of a pirate site. The move is likely a mistake, but…