Popcorn Time’s Alive, Full Comeback In the Works

Last month the most used Popcorn Time fork shut down, with several key developers facing legal action in Canada. The MPAA claimed one of the biggest successes in recent history but the victory may only be temporary. There are already several fixes that make the app work again and one…

Rightscorp Burns $4 For Every Dollar Pirates Pay in Fines

Piracy monetization firm Rightscorp has just turned in another set of disappointing results for the third quarter of 2015. After losing $424K during the three months ended September 30, the company has recorded a net loss of $3.1m for 2015 thus far. That means that for every dollar it receives…

MPAA Wants $10 Million Piracy Damages From MovieTube

The MPAA is asking a New York federal court to issue a default judgment against the operators of MovieTube and several associated websites. The movie studios demand a total of $10.5 million in statutory damages, arguing that the persons behind the sites made significant profits from their copyright-infringing activities.

Sky Warns Subscribers of More Piracy Threats Incoming

Sky Broadband is warning customers in the UK that they are likely to receive new correspondence from a porn company regarding alleged illegal downloads. The ISP has sent out letters to subscribers in the past few days advising that Golden Eye International is likely to contact them with demands for…

Demonii Torrent Tracker Shuts Down For Good

The popular torrent tracker Demonii has permanently closed following the MPAA's legal action against its operator. In just a few years Demonii had become the largest BitTorrent tracker online, coordinating the downloads of dozens of millions of people at any given point in time. Today, an alternative is needed.

BitTorrent Usage Doesn’t Equal Piracy, Cox Tells Court

U.S. Internet provider Cox Communications is scheduled to go to trial soon, defending itself against copyright infringement claims from two music companies. In a new motion Cox asks the court to prohibit the use of any material claiming that BitTorrent equals piracy. BitTorrent has plenty legitimate uses and equating it…

Google Must Take Blame For Spreading Bizarre Piracy News

If Google is to blame for piracy sites appearing in its search results, it must also be held to account over the bizarre piracy 'news' articles dominating its news section. Today we're demanding that Google demotes 'rogue' news outlets from dominating the search results, or we're off to the U.S.…

U.S. and MPAA Protest Return of Megaupload’s Servers

A possible release of Megaupload's servers, containing millions of files of former users as well as critical evidence for Kim Dotcom's defense, is still far away. Responding to questions from the federal court, the MPAA says that it's gravely concerned about the copyrighted works stored on there. The U.S. Government,…

Pirate Bay Censorship Marks the End of Open Internet, ISP Warns

The ISP under legal pressure to block The Pirate Bay in Sweden has criticized efforts to make the provider an accomplice in other people's crimes. In a joint statement two key executives of Telenor / Bredbandsbolaget warn that folding to the wishes of private copyright holder interests could mark the…

Popular Torrent Sites Block YTS.ag and YIFY Impostors

The original YTS site and YIFY release group have shut down following legal pressure and won't be returning. This has left room for others to fill the gap, with YTS.ag leading the way. The site, which is linked to the EZTV hijack earlier this year, has asked several popular torrent…