Film Company Launches Fake KickassTorrents to Convert Pirates

A Costa-Rica based film distributor has launched its very own KickassTorrents look-a-like site with a mission to convert would-be pirates. None of the listed torrents provide pirate copies of the movies in question, but they are worth obtaining as they contain two free tickets to watch the movie in a…

Pirate Streaming Site Loses Domain, Advertises New One On Adsense

Nowadays it's not uncommon for pirates sites to lose a domain name following a complaint or a legal dispute. What's rare, however, is that the site then uses Google's advertising platform Adsense to point users to its new home. This is exactly what the movie streaming site Pubfilm is currently…

Movie Company Lawyers Warn Pirate Sites About Looming Blockades

RARBG, one of the world's most popular torrent sites, has just received a pile of paperwork from major rightsholders including Village Roadshow, Disney, Universal and Warner. A letter sent from a Sydney lawfirm claims that the site infringes on "an enormous scale" and says that a blocking application was filed…

Which VPN Services Keep You Anonymous in 2017?

VPN services have become an important tool to counter the growing threat of Internet surveillance. Encrypting one's traffic through a VPN connection helps to keep online communications private, but is your VPN truly anonymous? We take a look at the logging policies of dozens of top VPN providers.

Demonoid is Still Down, But Not Out (Update)

The semi-private BitTorrent tracker Demonoid has been offline for more than a month. The team behind the site ran into hosting issues and internal problems, which is why a comeback took longer than expected. According to the site's operator, however, new hardware is arriving.

Not Warning Kid About Piracy Makes Father Liable, Court Rules

A German court has ruled that a father is liable for an audiobook his 11-year old son downloaded. The man told the kid to only use the computer for school purposes and not to simply download things. However, the court ruled that this was not a proper anti-piracy instruction.

UK Police Claim 64% Drop in Mainstream Advertising on 200 Pirate Sites

City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit is claiming success in denying potential revenue to more than 200 'pirate' sites. As a result of Operation Creative, the division says that in the past twelve months there has been a 64% decrease in advertising placed by the UK’s top ad…

EU Court Hands Copyright Defeat to Streaming Site TVCatchup

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled in favor of major UK broadcasters in their case against TVCatchup. The Court said that the platform, which claimed to operate legally when it streamed TV content broadcasted by ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, could not rely on legislation…

ISP Blocks Pirate Bay But Vows to Fight Future Blocking Demands

Swedish ISP Bredbandsbolaget has begun blocking The Pirate Bay but it will not give up the fight. The provider says that in order to ensure that private players "do not have the last word regarding content that should be accessible on the Internet," it will be forced to fight any…

Alleged KickassTorrents Owner Can be Extradited to The US, Court Rules

Artem Vaulin, the alleged owner of KickassTorrents, can be extradited to the United States, a Polish court ruled in first instance. The decision is the first of two in an extradition process which remains ongoing. According to the US, Vaulin and his co-conspirators are responsible for unlawfully distributing copyrighted materials…