Kim Dotcom’s Seized Data Could Soon Be in U.S. Hands

Kim Dotcom's battle to stop more of his seized data being sent to the U.S. has suffered a setback. Three Court of Appeal judges today set aside earlier High Court rulings meaning that the Attorney-General can now issue new directions to police enabling the devices to be shipped to the…

Researcher Receives Copyright Threat After Exposing Security Hole

A researcher who exposed security flaws in tools used to monitor the Internet usage of UK students has been hit with a copyright complaint. 'Slipstream' discovered flaws in Impero Education Pro which could reveal the personal details of thousands of pupils but in response Impero has sent in its legal…

Pirate Bay ‘Hydra’ Loses Another Domain Name

The Pirate Bay has lost another domain name this morning., which has been one of the default Pirate Bay domains for two months, was put on hold by the Armenian registry. The domain name "hydra" still remains strong though, as there are still plenty of alternatives available.

Mega Threatens Legal Action Against Search Engine has lodged legal threats against a New Zealand based search engine. allows users to search for content but has attracted the attention of the file-hosting company after using its logos and trademarks without permission. is demanding a full shutdown.

FBI Assists Overseas Pirate Movie Site Raids

Romanian authorities and the FBI have reportedly coordinated to shut down three sites involved in the unauthorized distribution of movies and TV shows. Several men were detained and various domains were seized amid allegations of criminal copyright infringement, tax evasion and money laundering.

UK Piracy Blocklist Quietly Expands With Proxy Sites

Last weekend major UK Internet providers added several domain names to the piracy blocklist. The new entries are proxies and mirrors of previously blocked sites including Torrentz and ExtraTorrent. Countering the new measures, ExtraTorrent has already launched a brand new mirror site.

Authors Guild: ISPs Should Monitor and Filter Pirated Content

The Authors Guild has sent a letter to the U.S. Congress asking lawmakers to strengthen current copyright law. To stop dozens of millions in claimed losses, the authors want to increase liability for Internet service providers and make it mandatory for the companies to monitor and filter pirated content.

Sky Customers Receive New Movie Piracy Threat Letters

Customers of UK ISP Sky Broadband are being subjected to a new wave of piracy threat letters. The ISP, which is the country's second largest, warned earlier this year that the demands would be forthcoming. Over the past few days they began hitting mailboxes across the UK, as promised.

Nintendo Shuts Down Browser Based Game Boy Emulator

Many gaming fans love to play old console games in browser emulations, but Nintendo is less amused by these fan-made recreations. This week the company took down a popular JavaScript-powered Game Boy Advance emulator with dozens of pre-loaded games, claiming several copyright infringements.

Free Music Streaming Site Revives Grooveshark Magic, And More

StreamSquid is a new service which allows users to stream music for free, using legal services such as YouTube and Soundcloud as a backbone. The streaming platform has an intuitive user interface that allows people to discover new music and manage their own playlists. As an added bonus, former Grooveshark…

Bogus “Copyright Trademark” Complaint Fails to Censor the BBC

Using copyright to censor online content may have been a successful strategy in years gone by. But these days, thanks to Google's Transparency Report and the Chilling Effects Clearing House, weak attempts to erase legitimate reporting are much more easily spotted - especially when they target a giant like the…