UK Forbids Gambling Services From Advertising on Pirate Sites

The regulatory body responsible for keeping gambling clean in the UK has announced a new licensing condition for operators. Following a consultation with stakeholders, licensees will be required to prevent their advertisements appearing on sites that provide unauthorized access to copyrighted content.

VPN Provider PIA Exits Russia After Server Seizures

Private Internet Access is informing users that some of its servers in Russia may have been seized by the authorities. The company believes that it may have been targeted due to its strict no-logging policy, something which puts it at odds with Russian data-retention rules.

Romanian Govt. Seizes Leading Pirate Site Domain


Romania, the country with Europe's fastest average Internet connection speeds, has stepped up its piracy crackdown. The Ministry of Justice says it has seized the domain of one of the country's most popular movie and TV show streaming sites as part of a criminal investigation.

BTDigg Shut Down Due to Torrent Spam, For Now

Popular torrent search engine BTDigg is showing signs of life after weeks of downtime. The site, which discovers new files through BitTorrent's Distributed Hash Table (DHT), blames spam torrents for the sudden shutdown. The site's operators will consider a comeback if they can find a way to deal with the…

NBC Universal Scores Patent to Detect and Target Pirates


NBC Universal has patented a new technology that can detect high volume file-sharing swarms, including those using BitTorrent. The system is set up to detect popular pirated files and gathers data that can be used for anti-piracy purposes, business intelligence, and to help ISPs relieve strain on their networks.

Fake Pirate Movies Annoy Pirates & Anti-Pirates Alike


Anti-piracy advocates are continuing to pile the pressure onto YouTube, this time from a quite unexpected angle. Bizarrely, the site is now under attack for allowing people to upload videos that send would-be pirates to scammy sites. But doesn't that help the cause?