A survey commission by the Australian government has found that more than a quarter of all local Internet users consume content illegally online. Interestingly, while 7% of the population were found to be hardcore pirates who spend nothing on legitimate content, those who pirate and also buy legally are the…
Several anti-virus vendors have begun blocking uTorrent after identifying the software as malicious or potentially dangerous. In addition, Google Chrome is currently blocking several pages on uTorrent's official website. According to the reports the popular file-sharing application is linked to riskware and trojans.
Grooveshark co-founder Josh Greenberg has been found dead at the home he shared with his girlfriend in Florida. He was 28. A medical examiner’s autopsy found no explanation for the cause of death and police said there was no evidence of injuries or drugs.
The famous French "graduated response" initiative for dealing with online piracy has now sent out more than five million warnings to alleged infringers. The latest figures published by the Hadopi agency also reveal that 169 people were referred to the public prosecutor in the first half of 2015, up from…
This summer will see the long-awaited start of "Creative Content UK," a broad anti-piracy effort from ISPs and copyright holders. The UK Government-funded program aims to warn and educate illegal file-sharers in the hope of decreasing piracy rates over time.
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Insurgent' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Jurassic World.' 'Ted 2' completes the top three.
Users of MalwareBytes can no longer access at least two leading torrent sites. Isohunt.to and LimeTorrents are not considered a direct threat but the IP ranges used by the sites are reportedly linked to malicious activity. Additionally, MalwareBytes is also blocking suspect torrent peers due to links to malicious behavior.
An artist invited by One Direction to remix one of their tracks as part of a competition has been hit with copyright infringement complaints. Lee Adams' remix of Steal My Girl was uploaded to Soundcloud as required but the track was taken down not once but twice.