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…

Sci-Hub ‘Pirate Bay For Science’ Security Certs Revoked by Comodo

Sci-Hub, often known as 'The Pirate Bay for Science', has lost control of several security certificates after they were revoked by Comodo CA, the world's largest certification authority. Comodo CA informs TorrentFreak that the company responded to a court order which compelled it to revoke four certificates previously issued to…

Pirate IPTV Blocking Case is No Slam Dunk Says Federal Court Judge

A Federal Court judge in Australia isn't making life easy for lawyers representing Hong Kong broadcasting giant Television Broadcasts Limited. The company wants pirate IPTV services blocked Down Under but complexities surrounding eligibility for protection under Australian law and blocking injunction specifics means that Justice Nicholas won't be rushed into…