Google Removed Over 900 Million ‘Pirate’ Links in 2016

Google removed over 900 million pirate site URLs from its search results in 2016. The staggering number is an increase of nearly 100% compared to the year before. While Google has taken some steps to make pirate sites less visible, it continues to disagree with rightsholders on how to move…

‘Deadpool’ is the Most Torrented Movie of 2016

As 2016 nears its conclusion we take a look at the most pirated movies of the year on public torrent sites. Deadpool comes out on top in a list that's heavily populated by superhero and comic movies, without any major surprises.

2016 Was The Year Torrent Giants Fell

2016 has been a memorable year for torrent users but not in a good way. Over a period of just a few months, several of the largest torrent sites vanished from the scene. From KickassTorrents, through Torrentz to What.cd, several torrent giants have left the scene.

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…