Yandex Demands Takedown of ‘Illegal’ Music Downloader


Russian search giant Yandex has ordered U.S-based Github to take down a tool that allows downloading of MP3s from its music streaming service. Yandex, which has 60% of the local search market and has deals with Universal, Sony and Warner to offer a Spotify-like platform, says that the music downloader…

Court Orders Italian ISPs to Block Popcorn Time

Italian Internet providers must block access to Popcorn Time, the Criminal Court of Genoa ordered today. The order affects three domain names including those of the most used forks. Whether the blockade will be very effective is doubtful as the applications themselves will still work.

MPAA Demands Extraordinary Measures to Prevent Piracy


Companies wishing to process, handle or distribute video content for the MPAA have to go to extraordinary lengths to become accredited by the Hollywood group. From background checks on all personnel and the banning of certain types of clothing, to food restrictions and personal searches, the MPAA hopes to keep…

Offcloud Downloads Torrents to Google Drive and Dropbox


For people who are constantly on the go, it can be quite convenient to download torrents remotely. With Offcloud this is an option. The service enables users to download torrents directly to their Dropbox or Google Drive account, automatically syncing the files across all devices.

The Pirate Bay Is Down…

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The Pirate Bay is down at the moment, causing a mild panic among many BitTorrent users. While some fear the worst, the site probably won't be offline for very long.