Court: Uploaded Can’t Ignore ‘Spam’ Copyright Notices

Popular file-hosting service has lost another legal battle in Germany. The Higher Regional Court of Hamburg ruled that Uploaded can be liable for pirated content shared by its users, even when the copyright takedown notices are buried by its spam filters.

TPBClean: A ‘Safe for Work’ Pirate Bay Without Porn

For many torrent sites the porn category is one of the most popular sections. However, there is also a group of people who prefer not to be confronted with 'adult entertainment' torrents or ads. TPBClean is a Pirate Bay proxy that's designed with this group in mind. "Finally, a Pirate…

ISPs Offered Service to “Protect Safe Harbor” Under DMCA

A company which helps telecoms outfits meet their law enforcement assistance obligations is offering a new service to ISPs in the United States. Subsentio says that following the $25m ruling against Cox Communications in the BMG/Rightscorp case, ISPs need to be more cautious when handling and documenting warnings sent to…

Copyright Troll Partner “Kicked Uber Driver in the Head” (Updated)

A man whose company has sent threatening letters to file-sharers in the UK demanding money or a court appearance, has himself landed in court. Outside an exclusive London nightspot, anti-piracy crusader Robert Croucher is said to have kicked an Uber driver in the head. Croucher admits assault.

BMG Pressed Internet Provider to Pay Piracy Compensation

Music rights group BMG is not only offering settlements to allegedly pirating Internet subscribers, but also to an ISP. Internet provider RCN has revealed a letter showing that the music outfit demanded preventive anti-piracy measures as well as compensation, while accusing the ISP of contributory copyright infringement.

Despite Adobe Efforts, Photoshop Still Most Popular Software on Pirate Bay

Adobe has just reported a record quarter, spearheaded by a 41% jump in overall subscription revenues. At $803 million, Creative Cloud revenues were up 39% year-on-year, a boost the company is putting down to former Creative Suite pirates jumping ship. Meanwhile, however, Photoshop is still king of The Pirate Bay.

ISP Trolls Copyright Troll With A Taste of Its Own Medicine

Swedish Internet service provider Bahnhof is giving copyright trolls a taste of their own medicine. The company has sent a settlement request to the group that's spearheading the copyright trolling efforts in Sweden, asking them to pay up for alleged trademark infringement, or else.

Stop Piracy? Legal Alternatives Beat Legal Threats, Research Shows

Threatening file-sharers with high fines or even prison sentences is not the best way to stop piracy. New research published by UK researchers shows that perceived risk has no effect on people's file-sharing habits. Instead, the entertainment industries should focus on improving the legal options, so these can compete with…

Malicious Torrent Network Tool Revealed By Security Company

A security company has published details of a tool designed to be spread to unsuspecting users via a network of malicious torrents. InfoArmor reports that 'RAUM' is being used by a financially incentivized underground affiliate network, and has even published screenshots of the management dashboard utilized by the attackers.

Most Young Millennials Love Piracy and Ad-Blockers

More than two-thirds of all millennials admit to having downloaded or streamed pirated content, a new survey from Anatomy Media finds. The same group also has a high preference for ad-blocking, which is believed to be directly related to the high prevalence of invasive ads on pirate sites.