First Popcorn Time Pirates Settle With Movie Studio

The Popcorn Time lawsuits that were filed this summer are starting to pay off. This week the makers of Adam Sandler movie The Cobbler announced that they've signed a settlement agreement with several accused users. The exact amount remains undisclosed, but according to the company's lawyer it is below the…

Tech Giants Defend Domain Registrars Against Piracy Claims

The CCIA, which represents global tech firms including Google, Facebook and Microsoft, is urging the U.S. Government not to place any domain name registrars on the yearly overview of piracy-facilitating markets. According to the tech giants, registrars and other third party providers are not liable for the actions of their…

BitTorrent CEO: Citizen Privacy Trumps National Security

The privacy of individual citizens trumps even national security interests. That was the message this week from BitTorrent Inc. CEO Eric Klinker, who told an audience in southern Chile that the Internet should be both free and private, and no citizen should be afraid to use it.

Is Bing Considered a Lower Piracy Threat Than Google?


Data revealed by Microsoft suggests that copyright holders are less concerned by the company's Bing search engine than they are by Google's variant. During the first six months of 2015, Microsoft was asked to remove 'just' 24.5 million URLs. Google processed more than double that in the last month alone.

With Dotcom Absent, Extradition Hearing Won’t End Today

Although it was due to end today there's no end in sight for the extradition hearing of Kim Dotcom and his co-accused. After a series of delays and adjournments the case continued this week, but on occasion without the Megaupload founder present due to a reported bad back.

BBC iPlayer Blocks UK VPN Servers Over Piracy Concerns

The BBC is taking measures against the unauthorized use of its iPlayer service by actively blocking UK VPN services. The measures aim to prevent foreigners from accessing iPlayer without permission, but they're also blocking many legitimate UK citizens from surfing the Internet securely.

RIAA Obtains Restraining Order Against Aurous

The RIAA has obtained a temporary restraining order against fledgling music application Aurous. Creator Andrew Sampson is now forbidden from enabling, facilitating, encouraging or promoting infringement of the plaintiff labels' copyrights. That includes any distribution of the Aurous software in any form.