Cloudflare Wants to Eliminate ‘Moot’ Pirate Site Blocking Threat

Cloudflare is not happy with the RIAA's efforts to hold the company liable for pirate websites on its network. Cloudflare has asked a Florida federal court to vacate a recent order, which would open the door to widespread site blocking efforts. The CDN provider notes that the targeted domains are…

BulkyIPTV Operator Was Arrested For Fraud, Money Laundering

Last week, TorrentFreak reported that the operator of unauthorized IPTV service BulkyIPTV had been arrested by police. A joint statement by Derbyshire Police and the Federation Against Copyright Theft has now confirmed that a 29-year-old-man was arrested on suspicion of fraud, money laundering and copyright offenses.

TVStreamCMS Brings Pirate Streaming Site Clones to The Masses

Pirate streaming sites are everywhere. Name a popular movie or TV show and there are hundreds of sites that allow you to stream them for free. Many of these sites are clones of popular brands such as Fmovies, Putlocker, and GoMovies, running on pre-made and easy to install scripts such…

Kodi Security Risk Emerges After TVAddons Shutdown

Three domains previously operated by defunct Kodi addons site TVAddons have been transferred to a law firm in Canada. With no explanation forthcoming, the security implications cannot be ignored. According to Kodi Project Manager Nathan Betzen, a third party in control of these domains could potentially do whatever they wanted…

Google Removes Torrent Sites From ‘Results Carousel’

Google is no longer highlighting the "best torrent sites" in its search results. Following an investigation, the search engine decided to pull the prominent torrent sites 'carousel' from its search results. Various streaming sites remain highlighted, but the 'pirate' sources have been removed there as well.

BREIN Takes Down 231 Pirate Sites in Six Months, But That’s Not All

Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN has published a report on its activities for the first six months of 2017. The headline figures are the takedown of more than 230 'pirate' sites alongside the targeting of more than a dozen major uploaders, but it was BREIN's successes in key legal battles that…

FossHub Forced to Pull Google Ads From qBitTorrent Downloads

FossHub, a download site that hosts free and open-source software, has pulled Google advertising from the whole of its file-sharing software section. The difficult decision was taken after Google persistently flagged the download page of the popular qBitTorrent client as "unauthorized file sharing" and went on to ban the entire…

‘Game of Thrones Season 7 Premiere Pirated 90 Million Times’

Data published by the piracy monitoring firm MUSO suggests that the season opener of Game of Thrones was pirated 90 million times. Most of the traffic was generated by unauthorized streaming services, with torrent downloads making up a small fraction of the total, less than ten percent.

The KickassTorrents Shutdown, One Year Later

Exactly one year ago, KickassTorrents was shut down following a criminal investigation by the United States. While the site no longer exists in its former glory, the name is still around. Several original staffers remain dedicated to carrying the torch, for example. Today we take a look at KAT's past,…

BREIN Wants to Speed Up Dutch Pirate Bay Blockade

Anti-piracy group BREIN is determined to have The Pirate Bay blocked in the Netherlands, preferably as soon as possible. The group no longer wants to wait for a local Supreme Court hearing on the matter and hopes to speed up the issue with a preliminary injunction.

Kim Dotcom Denied Access to Illegally Obtained Spy Recordings

Between December 2011 and March 2012, New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau illegally intercepted the private conversations of Kim and Mona Dotcom, and Megaupload co-defendant Bram van der Kolk. A new ruling handed down by the High Court means that Dotcom will be denied access to the recordings.