Infamous Piracy Group Says it’s Ready to Start Leaking Screeners

The group that was behind some of the biggest movie screener leaks of last year says it is ready to start leaking them again. Interestingly, Hive-CM8 says that it didn't want to make the same mistakes as it did last year by releasing before Christmas or in advance of films…

Anti-Piracy Crusader’s Sex Engine is a Pirate Linking Site After DNS Hijack

Four years ago, adult industry worker Robert King launched the StopFileLockers campaign, an anti-piracy initiative designed to shut down cyberlockers. Now, in 2016 and thanks to a DNS hijack, a domain bought by Robert King to act as a search engine is serving up an indexing site which uses cyberlockers…

New Tool Downloads Any Netflix Video Instantly

There's a new tool on the market that offers something many people have been desperately looking for. With 'Free Netflix Downloader' people can download videos from Netflix instantly, on Windows at least. The first of its kind tool appears to work surprisingly well, despite the lack of high definition video…

Leading Kodi Addon Repository TV Addons Reveals Plans for 2017

One of the world's leading repositories for third-party Kodi addons has revealed some of its plans for 2017. TV Addons says it will streamline the entire Kodi addon experience, making the process easier for all. Greater emphasis will be placed on 'legitimate' addons too, alongside calls for people to stop…

ExtraTorrent Under DDoS Attacks, Pirate Bay Down

The popular torrent site ExtraTorrent has suffered several major DDoS attacks over the past few days. The problems appear to be related to the site's recent ban of 'unofficial' proxy services. Meanwhile, The Pirate Bay is also down, but for now it's unclear what's causing the issues on their end.

Top Spotify Lawyer: Attracting Pirates is in Our DNA

Spotify is not only one of the world's most popular music platforms, it's also one that's proven particularly popular with both current and former pirates. In a new interview, General Counsel of Spotify Horacio Gutierrez explains that tackling the piracy problem was one of the company's key goals, describing the…

Merry Christmas!.. Torrent Downloads and Takedowns

For many people Christmas is a time to celebrate, unpack presents, and get together with family. It's also the time when many classic Christmas songs reappear in The Pirate Bay's top 100 most-downloaded music torrents, year after year. This means that there's anti-piracy work to be done, even during the…

Crazy Pirates Troll TorrentFreak With Bad Santa 2 Watermark

In the unregulated world of Internet piracy, some truly strange things can happen. Here at TorrentFreak we're just passive observers but a few days ago we were thrust onto the main stage, when someone from an unknown pirate group embedded a 'TorrentFreak' watermark into a 'cam' copy of Bad Santa…

US Government Brands The Wrong “Putlocker” as Pirate Site

When a Government agency decides to make a list of the most "notorious" piracy markets, accuracy is of the essence. Unfortunately, however, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative managed to make a few grave errors. It lists the wrong domain for Putlocker, for example, and includes several domains that…

China Shuts Down 290 Websites in Piracy Crackdown

China says that a campaign running since the summer has resulted in the closure of 290 copyright-infringing websites. Fines have also been handed down over the illegal downloading of movies and games with 33 cases ending up in court. Meanwhile, the United States has called out China over other 'pirate'…