Usenet Provider is Obliged to Identify Pirates, Court Rules

Usenet provider Eweka has lost another court battle with Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN. The service provider must identify a former customer who's accused of uploading copyright-infringing material. According to the court, the provider is obliged to do the same in future cases, without a court order.

Team DIMENSION Returns to The Piracy Scene

The popular TV Scene group DIMENSION reappeared this week, after a hiatus of nearly two months. The group is a household name among many pirates, who are welcoming the new releases. Although there's no official explanation for the stretch of absence, the group is now back in full swing.

Online Platforms Should Collaborate to Ban Piracy and Terrorism, Report Suggests

A new report from the Digital Citizens Alliance, which bundles Internet piracy, hacking, malware, and fake news into one convenient bundle, suggests that platforms like Facebook and YouTube should collaborate to weed out "bad actors." In the same way that casinos share information about cheats, Internet platforms should do the…

Mysterious Group Lands Denuvo Anti-Piracy Body Blow

From nowhere, the previously unknown group 'SteamPunks' has delivered a crack for the popular game Dishonored 2 but with a potentially significant twist. Instead of taking the conventional route of hacked code, the group's solution is a key generator for Denuvo licenses. This presents the possibility that Denuvo might have…

Symantec Patent Protects Torrent Users Against Malware

Symantec Corporation has secured a patent that uses reputation scores to evaluate whether torrent files can be trusted or not. Through this system, the company can warn torrent users if they are about to download a fake torrent, or one that likely links to malware or other scammy content.

MPAA Chief Praises Site-Blocking But Italians Love Piracy – and the Quality

Outgoing MPAA chief Chris Dodd praised European site-blocking efforts Monday but slammed unauthorized content sites that "steal sensitive data and make profit any way they can." Speaking in Italy, Dodd called for the education of youngsters against piracy but that could be tough. Italians carry out 669 million acts of…

TheDarkOverlord Leaks Eight Episodes of an Unreleased ABC Show

Hacking entity TheDarkOverlord (TD0) has followed through with its threat to leak more unaired TV content. Speaking with TF this morning, TDO said it had approached ABC "with a most handsome business proposal" not to leak eight episodes of Steve Harvey’s Funderdome but was "rudely denied an audience." The content…

Denuvo Accused of Using Unlicensed Software to Protect its Anti-Piracy Tool

In what could be a severe case of irony overload, anti-piracy company Denuvo is being accused of using unlicensed software to protect its infamous anti-piracy tool. A developer of VMProtect, software which itself protects against reverse engineering and cracking, says that Denuvo has been using the product without obtaining the…

No, Netflix Hasn’t Won The War on Piracy

Netflix offers a great alternative to piracy, and for dozens of millions of people it's a favorite pastime. However, recent claims that the company is winning the war on piracy may be a bit overstated. In fact, the rapid rise of streaming piracy poses a grave threat, as millions of…