Blackcat Games Domain Seized by UK Anti-Piracy Police

Long-standing private torrent site Blackcat-Games appears to be in legal trouble. The gaming-focused site has been non-operational all day and during the past few hours its domain began redirecting to a server operated by the UK's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit.

‘Bowl of Skittles’ Photographer Sues Trump for Copyright Infringement

A UK-based photographer has filed a lawsuit at a federal court in Illinois, accusing Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Mike Pence of copyright infringement. The dispute centers around the controversial "bowl of skittles" campaign advertisement. The photographer, who happens to be a refugee himself, claims that he hasn't authorized…

Spanish Police Arrest Their First Ever eBook Pirate

Spain's Ministry of the Interior has announced the first ever arrest of an eBook pirate. The suspect is said to have uploaded more than 11,000 literary works online, many on the same day as their official release. More than 400 subsequent sites are said to have utilized his releases.

Man Uses His Own Name For Pirate Streaming Sites, Gets Arrested

The operator of streaming sites detailed in a UK High Court order obtained by the MPA has been arrested. Rainier Tamayo was reportedly arrested while uploading movies to his site but tracking him down probably wasn't that hard. The computer graduate included his own name in his site's URLs.

KickassTorrents Defense: Torrents Are Not Copyrighted Content, US Has No Case

The legal defense team of alleged KickassTorrents owner Artem Vaulin has asked the Illinois District Court to dismiss the entire case. The fundamental flaw of the case, according to the defense, is that torrent files themselves are not copyrighted content. In addition, any secondary copyright infringement claims would fail as…

Denuvo Says It’s Still Winning the War Against Games Pirates

Despite a number of recent setbacks, anti-piracy company Denuvo says it is still winning the war against video game pirates. In a new interview the company's CEO and marketing director say it's all a question of maintaining perspective while understanding that no anti-piracy technology is flawless.

Pastor Says Piracy is Literally Killing Actors, So He Gives Them Cars

Nigerian Pastor Joshua Iginla is dedicating his life to helping people in need, including many local Nollywood stars. Due to piracy, many actors and actresses have passed away prematurely, he explains. To show his support, he has handed out dozens of luxury cars to those who are still hanging in…

Lawmakers Warned That 10 Year Sentences Could Apply to File-Sharers

The UK is currently forming new legislation that will harmonize sentences for offline and online piracy. While the theoretical 10-year maximum sentence is supposed to target only large-scale pirates, this week MPs were warned that wording in the Digital Economy Bill is not tight enough to exclude file-sharers.

Boxing Promoter Offers Cash Reward to Identify Pirate Streamer

A leading boxing promotion company is taking unusual steps to track down a man who has been streaming their events for free. Duco Events took to Facebook to post a 'wanted' poster featuring an alleged pirate, offering a cash reward and anonymity for any of the streamer's friends who provide…