Mega Compromised by Hackers (Updated)

Mega, the cloud storage site originally founded by Kim Dotcom, was compromised by hackers this week. Outsiders gained access to part of the site's infrastructure and released some source code, claiming to have user details as well. Mega confirmed the hack of their seperate blog/help centre system but says that…

BREIN’s New Torrent Piracy Crackdown Results in First Settlement

Last year, Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN announced a broad crackdown on torrent pirates, which resulted in the first settlement this week. The person in question paid 4,800 euros for sharing 12 TV-show episodes. According to BREIN, hundreds of thousands of pirates are now at risk of receiving similar treatment.

“Anti-Piracy Outfit Impersonates Competitor, Steals its Clients”

Two employees of anti-piracy outfit MarkScan have been arrested by Indian police. The men are accused of masquerading as competing anti-piracy firm Aiplex, informing its clients via a fake website that the company was shutting down, and suggesting MarkScan as an alternative. The CEO of the company was allegedly in…

Police Raid Pirate Site & Seize 60 Servers Following MPAA Complaint

A complaint from the MPAA has led the cyber-crime division of Ukraine's National Police to raid, one of the country's most popular pirate sites. Thus far 60 servers have been seized and 19 people have been arrested, but police fear the site could reappear since some individuals are on…

Widespread Protest Against Dangerous “Repeat Infringer” Piracy Verdict

A broad range of industry associations, academic institutions, libraries and digital rights groups have submitted their opinions on the landmark piracy case between Cox Communications and BMG. They all warn the court that the district court's decision to hold the ISP available for pirating subscribers can have disastrous implications.

Torrent Icon ExtraTorrent Turns Ten Years old Today

ExtraTorrent, one of the largest torrent sites on the Internet, celebrates its tenth anniversary today. The site has come a long way since it first launched a decade ago. With its own distribution groups and a very active community, the site has evolved into a torrent icon.

U.S. Navy Returns Fire in $600m Piracy Lawsuit

In July, the U.S. military was accused of unlawfully installing 'pirated' copies of 3D virtual reality software onto hundreds of thousands of computers. Facing billions in potential damages, the Navy has now returned fire, accepting it installed the software 558,000 times without paying but denying it did so without permission.

U.S. Copyright Office Undecided About Future of DMCA Takedowns

The U.S. Government's Copyright Office has launched a new consultation seeking guidance on the future of the DMCA's takedown process and safe harbor. Through a set of concrete questions, they hope to find a balance between the interests of copyright holders, Internet services and the public at large.

Donald Trump Parody Results in Clockwork Orange Copyright Suit

A YouTube parody which hoped to provide a satirical take on Donald Trump's presidential campaign has ended in a lawsuit. Hugh Atkin portrayed elements of Trump's efforts in the style of and alongside images from A Clockwork Orange. Now the Australian is getting sued in the United States for copyright…

Anti-Piracy Movie Competition Entries Are Terrifying

Aussie movie company Village Roadshow has invited aspiring filmmakers to showcase their work in a competition to highlight the effects of piracy on the industry. Entrants have been uploading their work online unprotected, and it's fair to say that most think that piracy is a terrifying thing.