Game Of Thrones Season 6 Premiere Triggers Piracy Craze

With more than a million downloads in half a day, the premiere of Game of Thrones' sixth season has once again ignited a piracy craze. People from all over the world grabbed a copy, and this morning over 200,000 BitTorrent users are actively sharing copies of the episode, a number…

Kim Dotcom and MEGA Ratchet Up War of Words

Kim Dotcom and the site he founded, MEGA, appear to be at war. After Dotcom warned users to back up their files last week, MEGA hit back with an attack on the entrepreneur's business plans, noting that his MegaNet project has failed to materialize. Unfazed, Dotcom says MEGA is losing…

YIFY Speaks: Confessions Of A Movie Piracy Icon

For several years YTS/YIFY was one of Hollywood's biggest arch-rivals, but that suddenly ended late last year after its founder was threatened with a multi-million dollar lawsuit. Today, YIFY speaks for the first time after the shutdown. About how it all started, fans, haters, movie piracy and his accomplishments.

Does ‘Piracy’ Make Copyright Infringers Sound Cool?

Opinion

According to the IFPI's head of anti-piracy, calling illegal downloading "piracy" has become somewhat of a hindrance. Those confronted with the term are more likely to romanticize the topic, Graeme Grant suggests, but can simply changing the name of something really change the beast?

Free Textra SMS App Threatens To Report Android Pirates

News

A free Android SMS app that has been downloaded millions of times is spooking people using cracked versions. In a threatening message Textra SMS tells pirate users it has a policy of reporting repeat violators unless they install a legitimate copy in three days. Needless to say, some users are…

RuTracker and Sci-Hub Nominated for Free Knowledge Award

News

The Russian Wikimedia chapter has nominated the popular torrent tracker RuTracker and Sci-Hub founder Alexandra Elbakyan for their annual "Free Knowledge" award. Both sites are praised for their efforts to freely distribute media and scientific publications, although opponents call them out as piracy havens.

Prince’s Death Prompts ‘Awkward’ Piracy Surge

With Prince's unexpected passing the world lost a legend yesterday. The shocking news has dominated the news over the past 24-hours and many people have honored the icon by listening to his music. Ironically, his death also triggered tens of thousands of pirate downloads, one of the things Prince passionately…