UK ISPs to Start Sending ‘Piracy Alerts’ Soon

Early 2017 will see the long-awaited start of a broad UK anti-piracy effort. With help from copyright holders, ISPs will send email notifications to subscribers whose connections are allegedly used to pirate content. These "alerts" will educate copyright infringers about legal alternatives in the hope of decreasing piracy rates over…

Antigua & Barbuda Threatens to Punish U.S. With Piracy Free-For-All

A long-running dispute between Antigua and Barbuda and the United States over gambling services has reached a critical point. In a letter to the WTO, the Caribbean nation warns that unless the US either stops blocking or compensates its gambling services, it will lift protection of US intellectual property rights…

Police Shut Down France’s Largest Pirate Site (Updated)

The cybercrime unit of the French military police has shut down the country's largest pirate site, Zone-Telechargement. In addition, the popular download site DL-Protect has also gone offline. With millions of regular visitors, both download portals have been a prime target of local copyright holders for years.

UK Police “Don’t Anticipate” Working With Copyright Troll Partner

Last week following his release from prison, UK-based copyright troll partner Robert Croucher said that he'd become involved in a private funding initiative for the City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit. Speaking with TorrentFreak, PIPCU have confirmed that while they have met with Croucher, they don't anticipate doing…

IPTV: Mass Piracy That’s Flying Largely Under The Radar

Kodi and its third party 'pirate' addons have been getting an awful lot of press this year but there's a hidden side to streaming that receives much less attention. Enter the world of black-market IPTV, streaming services that provide a TV, sports and movie experience that rival commercial offerings.

Squawkr Alerts You When a Pirated Movie Leaks Online

Are you wondering when the latest blockbuster movies will leak online? Then Squawkr might be something for you. The new service allows people to maintain a watchlist of films and sends alerts when a high-quality scene release appears online.

Hosting Companies Dragged into Piracy Lawsuit Alongside Cloudflare

A lawsuit that accuses Cloudflare of providing services to alleged 'pirate' sites has been expanded. In an amended complaint, adult outfit ALS Scan now seeks to hold hosting providers OVH and Steadfast Networks liable for infringement, alongside operators and affiliates of several image hosting sites.

Streaming Cyberlockers ‘Hate’ Pirate Kodi Add-Ons

Million of people use Kodi as their main source of entertainment, often with help from add-ons that allow them to access pirated movies and TV-shows. While these tools are a blessing for many, the streaming cyberlockers that provide the videos see the add-ons as a major threat to their business.

Court Freezes Megaupload’s MPAA and RIAA Lawsuits

A federal court in Virginia has granted Megaupload's request to place the cases filed by the music and movie companies on hold until April next year, while the criminal case remains pending. Meanwhile, Megaupload is working hard to ensure that critical evidence on decaying hard drives is preserved.

$1bn Getty Images Public Domain Photograph Dispute is Over

Earlier this year, photographer Carol Highsmith received a $120 settlement demand from Getty Images after she used one of her own public domain images on her website. Highsmith responded with a $1bn lawsuit but after a few short months the case is all over, with neither side a clear winner.