TorrZan Allows You to Download Torrents Via Telegram

TorrZan is a new service that allows Telegram users to download torrents through their favorite instant messaging application. The Telegram bot can find files on popular torrent sites and downloads them securely through its service. When the transfers are complete, users can download or play the files directly through the…

Steal This Show S01E10: ‘The Dark Side Of OTT’

Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing the latest file-sharing and copyright news. In this episode we discuss recent news stories, and talk about the 'dark side' of Over The Top TV.

ISP Runs Huge Pirate Site Especially For Customers

Choosing an Internet service provider is something millions of individuals do every year, with pricing, speed and reliability major considerations. But what if there was an option to choose a broadband provider that not only offered decent service for a fair price, but also ran its very own pirate site…

ISP: Police Request Most User Data for File-Sharing “Crimes”

For the first time Swedish Internet service provider Bahnhof has shared details on the nature of police requests for subscriber identities. The data reveals that with 27.5% "file-sharing" is by far the largest category. The ISP, however, doesn't see piracy as a serious crime and has refused to hand over…

Pirate Bay’s Domain Shuffle Has Come Full Circle

After years of rotating domain names, The Pirate Bay is now back at its original .ORG domain. The notorious torrent site started redirecting users after a Swedish court ruling put its .SE domain at risk. Today we take a look at the rather impressive domain shuffle the site went through.

Music Industry Wants More Money From YouTube

UK music industry group BPI is not happy with YouTube and other streaming sites that can feature their music for just a few pennies. According to the major labels, EU legislation needs an overhaul to deter piracy and make sure that labels and artists are properly compensated for their work.

KickassTorrents Blocking Case Suspended By Music Industry

In order to save time and costs, a case aimed at blocking access to KickassTorrents in Australia has been suspended by the music industry. Record labels including Universal, Sony and Warner will now wait for matters in a parallel case brought by film studios against The Pirate Bay and several…

Copyright Holders Dominate Closed-Door DMCA Hearings

As discussions over DMCA reform continue, a number of closed-door hearings have taken place in San Francisco. Representatives from Fight for the Future and YouTube's Channel Awesome were there and they report that discussions were dominated by copyright holders seeking new powers to permanently disappear content and even whole sites…

Megaupload Hard Drives Are Unreadable, Hosting Company Warns

Megaupload's former hosting company Cogent has warned that several drives, which are preserved as evidence for civil and criminal lawsuits, have become unreadable. While the data might not be lost permanently, various stakeholders including the MPAA and RIAA are urging the court to help secure the data.