RIAA: ISP Profited From Keeping Pirating Customers Aboard

The RIAA is not willing to let ISP Grande Communications off the hook easily. The music group has asked a Texas federal court for permission to file an amended complaint based on new evidence, arguing that the Internet provider profited from its decision not to terminate pirating subscribers.

ISPs Win Landmark Case to Protect Privacy of Alleged Pirates

Two Danish ISPs have won their long-running battle to prevent the identities of alleged pirates being handed over to copyright trolls. With the trolls' activities being described as "mafia-like", ISPs Telenor and Telia argued that IP address logs should only be used in serious criminal cases. In a ruling handed…

Judges Refuse to Unmask Alleged Pirates, Citing Privacy Concerns

One of the most active piracy litigants in the US is facing setback in the Minnesota District Court. Several subpoena requests from Strike 3 Holdings were denied, with magistrate judges ruling that the privacy of alleged BitTorrent pirates trumps the rights of the adult filmmakers.

Infamous ‘Kodi Box’ Case Sees Man Pay Back Just £1 to the State

The man at the center of the UK's most famous pirate 'Kodi Box' case has appeared in court again as part of a Proceeds of Crime action. Brian 'Tomo' Thompson, who was previously handed a suspended jail sentence following a landmark case, walked away after being told to pay the…

Do You Take Your VPN Security Seriously?

Millions of people use a VPN service to prevent outsiders from monitoring their browsing habits or other Internet traffic. Choosing a good and reliable VPN provider is a good start, but there is more to it than that. People have a responsibility of their own and should hold their VPNs…

YouTube Won’t Put Up With Blatant Piracy Tutorials Forever

There are countless piracy-focused tutorials on YouTube, a number that's growing every single day. At the moment the video platform seems to tolerate these fairly well but that's not likely to be the case forever. Mostly thanks to YouTubers with significant followings that are becoming increasingly blatant, wings are going…

Video Deters People From Pirate Sites…Or Encourages Them to Start One?

Videos published by Sweden's Patent and Registration Office are attempting to deter people away from pirate sites because it's making their operators rich. However, the videos - which depict pirates wearing strange animal masks surrounded by luxury items and piles of cash - might inadvertently encourage some to get into…

Cloudflare Fails to Exclude Daily Stormer Evidence From Piracy Trial

A California federal court has denied Cloudflare's request to exclude evidence related to its termination of neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer from the upcoming piracy liability trial against ALS Scan. The CDN provider fears that mentioning the site at trial could cloud the perception of the jury, but District Court Judge…

Russia Blocks 50 VPNs & Anonymizers in Telegram Crackdown, Viber Next

Russian telecoms watchdog Roscomnadzor says it's blocked at least 50 VPN and anonymization services as part of its Telegram crackdown. Alongside a suggestion that more blockades are in the pipeline, it's feared that Viber could be next. Meanwhile, rumors are circulating that Roscomnadzor's chief has stepped down following the carpet-bombing…