The Terrible Horrors of ‘Kodi Boxes’ Shock The UK

This month the awful news everyone has been dreading began hitting the UK tabloids. Not only are 'Kodi Boxes' delivering masses of free content to the gluttonous, tight-fisted masses, but they're also a threat to the very fabric of society. Whether they're burning down our houses or corrupting our kids,…

uTorrent Now Has a Built-in Game Store

uTorrent has introduced a Game Store to its popular download client. The store offers a range of games on multiple platforms which users can buy from within uTorrent. While this sounds promising, it was disappointing to find out that we can't download our newly purchased game through uTorrent itself.

Protesters Physically Block HQ of Russian Web Blocking Watchdog

Russia's Internet watchdog Rozcomnadzor had a taste of its own medicine this week when activists visited its headquarters to protest against increasing web-blocking. Rozcomnadzor's St. Petersberg's offices were barricaded with a stack of boxes, each with a label demanding freedom for the 'blocked citizens of Russia.'

Nintendo Shuts Down “Donkey Kong” Remake For Roku

Many gaming fans love to play old arcade games through emulators or remakes, but Nintendo is less amused by fan-made recreations. This week the company took down a remake of the 1981 classic Donkey Kong, as it infringes its copyrights. The developer of the remake is disappointed but doesn't plan…

200 ‘Pirate’ Media Player Sellers Shut Down After EU Court Ruling

Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN is reporting that 200 entities selling 'pirate' media players have ceased trading recently. The development appears to be a direct result of an April 2017 ruling by the European Court of Justice, which found that selling piracy-configured devices is a breach of copyright law.

Canada’s Supreme Court Orders Google to Remove Search Results Worldwide

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada has ordered Google to remove a company's websites from search results. The case had nothing to do with copyright but according to music industry group IFPI, the implications are clear. When search engines link to illegal content, courts can compel them…

Operation ‘Pirate On Demand’ Blocks Pirate IPTV Portals

A crackdown on groups that provide unauthorized IPTV services has continued today with the blocking of several portals. Operation 'Pirate On Demand' is being carried out by the Guardia di Finanza (GdF), a department under Italy's Minister of Economy and Finance. Nine locations have been blocked so far and two…

FACT Threatens Users of ‘Pirate’ Kodi Add-Ons

UK anti-piracy group FACT is doing its best to scare anyone who goes near a pirate Kodi add-on. After sellers of pirate boxes and add-on developers, streaming users are now on notice as well. It's a scary proposition but threatening talk is much easier than action.

Cox: Supreme Court Suggests That Pirates Shouldn’t Lose Internet Access

Last week the Supreme Court ruled that convicted sex offenders can't be barred from social media, as that would violate their free speech rights. Internet provider Cox Communications argues that if this is the case, then pirating subscribers should certainly not be disconnected from the Internet solely based on copyright…

T411, France’s Most-Visited Torrent Site, Has Been Shut Down

T411, France's most-visited torrent site, has been shut down by police in France and Sweden. With millions of users, the platform was a true giant and a top 50 site in France, period. Two Ukrainians have been arrested under suspicion of copyright infringement and money laundering offenses. Servers have been…