Piracy Isn’t Worth The Risk of Prison, Freed Cammer Says

Last year Philip Danks was sentenced to almost three years in jail for recording Fast and Furious 6 and uploading it to the Internet. After a Ministry of Justice appeal Danks is now on home detention. Speaking with TorrentFreak, the former pirate gets a lot of things off his chest…

Pirate Party Runs Privacy Campaign Ads on YouPorn

The Austrian Pirate Party is running a rather unusual advertising campaign on one of the largest Internet porn sites. Using an image of the Minister of the Interior the Pirates warn unsuspecting visitors that they might soon be being watched, a reference to a new mass surveillance proposal in Austria.

Plenty of Ad Networks Still Love Pirate Sites

This week copyright holders applauded a 'groundbreaking' anti-piracy commitment from GroupM, the world's largest advertising media company. The announcement is the result of increasing efforts to ban advertisements on pirate sites. However, don't expect to see ads to disappear from The Pirate Bay and co. anytime soon.

Popcorn Time Users ‘Fined’ Over Michael Douglas Movie

The popularity of streaming movie app Popcorn Time is being leveraged once again, with several hundred users now being targeted for downloading a Michael Douglas movie. Unlucky users are receiving letters containing demands for several hundred dollars but as always the threat of greater punishment looms in the background.

Taylor Swift Cracks Down on Pirating “Periscope” Fans

Taylor Swift is cracking down on fans who share live footage of her concerts through Twitter's Periscope app. The singer has a dedicated online police force available to report pirated footage and take it down. Whether the strategy will have any effect is up for debate.

Norway’s Pirate Bay Block Rendered Useless by ‘Mistake’

Copyright holders celebrated a landmark victory early September when a Norwegian court ordered local ISPs to block the Pirate Bay. A breakthrough verdict perhaps, but one with a major flaw as the rightsholder forgot to list one of the site's main domain names.

280 ‘Pirate’ Sites Have Been Restricted in Russia

Access to more than 280 'pirate' websites has been restricted in Russia since the introduction of an amended copyright law in 2013. In addition to The Pirate Bay and giant Ukrainian file-hosting site EX.ua, streaming sites including Primewire are also affected. Next week rightholders will apply for leading local torrent…

Cox Accuses Rightscorp of Mass Copyright Infringement

Internet provider Cox Communications has hit back at anti-piracy company Rightscorp. While denying responsibility for the alleged copyright infringements of its subscribers, Cox turns the tables, accusing Rightscorp of sharing thousands of copyrighted works without permission.

RIAA CEO: Piracy Notices Are Costly & Increasingly Pointless

The CEO and chairman of the RIAA says that the current notice and takedown anti-piracy process is both costly and increasingly pointless. Cary Sherman says the safe harbor provisions of the DMCA have forced labels into a "never-ending game" of whack-a-mole while sites under its protection effectively obtain a discount…

U.S. Uncovers Kim Dotcom’s Self-incriminating Skype Calls

After several years' delay the extradition hearing of Kim Dotcom finally got moving this morning in the Auckland District Court. Characterizing the case as one of straightforward fraud, Crown lawyer Christine Gordon QC likened Megaupload to a post office shipping drugs, one in which its owners were well aware of…

Pirate Bay Forum Knocked Offline by ICANN Complaint

The Pirate Bay's official SuprBay forum has gone dark after experiencing domain name problems. The forum's domain name registrar eNom suspended the site following an ICANN complaint over inaccurate Whois information, and the site remains offline for now.

Big James Bond ‘Spectre’ Piracy Threat Could Be Avoided

The launch of new James Bond film 'Spectre' next month will be met with a nationwide security effort to stop the movie from being pirated. Night vision goggles will be used to track down 'cammers' in the UK before they can record the movie and place it online, but wouldn't…