Pirate Bay Founder Launches Anonymous Domain Registration Service

Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde has a new privacy-oriented startup. Today he launches the domain registration service Njalla, which offers site owners full anonymity, shielding them from the prying eyes of outsiders. "Think of us as your friendly drunk (but responsibly so) straw person that takes the blame for your expressions."

Police Say “Criminal Gangs” Are Selling Pirate Media Players

A seminar hosted at the Scottish Police College has heard how 'criminal gangs' have entered the IPTV and so-called 'Kodi box' market. Those in attendance, including Trading Standards, HM Revenue & Customs and the UK Intellectual Property Office, were informed that this kind of piracy has increased by 143% in the past year alone and is now considered an emerging threat by police.

MPAA Tracks ‘The Fate of the Furious’ Pirates, Two Men Arrested


In a relatively rare event, two men have been arrested and charged after being caught 'camming' the movie Fate of the Furious. Troy Cornish and Floyd Buchanan were followed by an MPAA investigator who alerted police after he saw the men recording in a theater in Maryland, United States. The men are described as known movie piracy suspects.

Kodi Addon Repository Sees Massive Surge in Users


TVAddons, the leading repository for unofficial Kodi addons, continues to broaden its user-base. Last month nearly 40 million unique users connected to the site's servers, transferring a dazzling petabyte of data. If it's up to the site's operators, the recent growth will be just the beginning of an ongoing trend.

Russian MP Says She Loves Torrents, Hates Web Blockades


When it comes to Internet file-sharing, most mainstream politicians rarely have anything good to say, but for Senator Lyudmila Bokova of the Russian parliament, things are clearly quite different. "I like to use torrents," she says, "because they provide the ability to download information quickly and cheaply."

Reddit Rejects 81% Of All ‘Piracy’ Takedown Notices


Reddit has published new data on the number of piracy takedown notices the company receives. During the past year, copyright holders sent 3,294 DMCA takedown requests to the community-driven platform. Of these takedown notices a surprisingly high number were rejected, 81 percent of the total.