Court Orders Web-Blocking Monitoring Site To Be Blocked

A human rights organization that monitors web-censorship and pirate site blockades in Russia has been ordered to be blocked by a local court. After a legal challenge failed to convince prosecutors, RuBlacklist was advised this week that it has just three days left before local Internet service providers block the…

uTorrent Debuts Ad-Free Client for $4.95 Per Year

The uTorrent team has introduced a new ad-free version of the popular file-sharing client. Users can now buy a yearly $4.95 subscription to download the latest torrents without being subjected to ads. The new client is part of an experiment to optimize the user experience.

Torrents-Time Faces Security Concerns

Torrents-Time, the browser plug-in which allows people to stream torrents from The Pirate Bay and KickassTorrents, has been flagged as insecure by several developers. Responding to the criticism, Torrents-Time just released an update with several fixes and improvements.

82-Year-Old Great-Grandmother is a Pirate, Trolls Say

People who've managed to live for more than eight decades should be enjoying a peaceful and uncomplicated existence but for UK-based Sky customer Sheila Drew things are not so straightforward. She's being accused of being an Internet pirate - and has two letters and a £600 bill to prove it.

Hang on…..3DM Now Suggest They’ve Cracked Denuvo

With the video games market excited at the prospect of 3DM taking a year-long break, the Chinese cracking group has just thrown a wrench in the works. According to 3DM's leader, speculation that her team can't beat Denuvo has proven too much and they now appear determined to publish a…

Inside MPAA’s Piracy Deal With the Donuts Domain Registry

The MPAA and the Donuts domain registry have announced a new partnership aimed at curtailing movie and TV show piracy. Donuts controls the .movie gTLD so the arrangement is symbolic for the MPAA, but how will it work in practice? TF has obtained details of the deal which could act…

Warner Pays $14 Million For Illegitimate “Happy Birthday” Claims

After raking in dozens of millions in licensing fees, Warner/Chappell has admitted that it doesn't own the rights to the song "Happy Birthday". The music company has agreed to set aside a $14 million settlement fund for people who paid to use Happy Birthday in public. In addition, the court…

Dallas Buyers Club Gives Up Chasing Pirates in Australia

Dallas Buyers Club has finally given up on its mission to demand cash settlements from alleged movie pirates in Australia. It's believed the company has made large amounts of money from the activity in other jurisdictions but will not do so Down Under after failing to convince a judge it…

Non-Existent ‘Pirate Site’ Added to National Blocklist

The voluntary anti-piracy agreement between anti-piracy groups and ISPs in Portugal has resulted in more collateral damage. The country's piracy blocklist was recently updated with a non-existent domain name, presumably after one of the parties involved made a typo.

Canada Is a Hotbed for Online Piracy, Rightsholders Claim

The MPAA, RIAA and other entertainment industry groups are unhappy with how the Canadian Government is approaching the problem of online piracy. The country remains very appealing to pirate sites, they claim, while ISPs often fail to warn infringing subscribers effectively.

KAT Adds Torrent Streaming: Expect Bloodshed, Tech Devs Warn

Following moves by The Pirate Bay to introduce on-site video streaming, today KickassTorrents implemented the same feature. The people at Torrents-Time, the people behind the technology, say that the development marks the start of a revolution. "Expect a bloodshed," they warn.