Fair Use Needs Protecting & All Abusers Need to Be Punished

Fair use is an extremely important facet of copyright law and it needs to be defended when it's wrongly targeted under the DMCA. So, let's get down to business. Those who attempt to stifle it should get punished. And, to balance things up, those who blatantly claim fair use when…

Paramount Will End Case Against Fan-Funded Star Trek Film

Paramount Pictures and CBS Studios plan to end their lawsuit against the crowdfunded Star Trek spin-off 'Prelude to Axanar', director J. J. Abrams has announced. While the parties have yet to submit the paperwork to court, they are finalizing their settlement discussions.

New Game of Thrones Episode Leaks Online Early

The latest episode of Game of Thrones has leaked online a day before its official premiere. The leak reportedly comes from HBO Nordic where the show was made available a day early, and since then it's been widely shared on various pirate sites.

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.