Movie Studio Will Interrogate Suspected Popcorn Time Users

The makers of the Adam Sandler movie The Cobbler are allowed to interrogate Internet subscribers whose connections were used to pirate the film, a federal court has ruled. The filmmakers requested the depositions in order to discover the true identities of several Popcorn Time pirates.

Operator of U.S. Music Piracy Sites Jailed For Three Years

The former operator of two large music sharing sites has been jailed in the United States. Rocky P. Ouprasith, 23, of Charlotte, N.C., ran RockDizMusic and RockDizFile before they were shut down by the U.S. Government in 2014. He now faces a 36-month prison term, two years of supervised release,…

Popcorn Time’s Alive, Full Comeback In the Works

Last month the most used Popcorn Time fork shut down, with several key developers facing legal action in Canada. The MPAA claimed one of the biggest successes in recent history but the victory may only be temporary. There are already several fixes that make the app work again and one…

Rightscorp Burns $4 For Every Dollar Pirates Pay in Fines

Piracy monetization firm Rightscorp has just turned in another set of disappointing results for the third quarter of 2015. After losing $424K during the three months ended September 30, the company has recorded a net loss of $3.1m for 2015 thus far. That means that for every dollar it receives…

MPAA Wants $10 Million Piracy Damages From MovieTube

The MPAA is asking a New York federal court to issue a default judgment against the operators of MovieTube and several associated websites. The movie studios demand a total of $10.5 million in statutory damages, arguing that the persons behind the sites made significant profits from their copyright-infringing activities.

Sky Warns Subscribers of More Piracy Threats Incoming

Sky Broadband is warning customers in the UK that they are likely to receive new correspondence from a porn company regarding alleged illegal downloads. The ISP has sent out letters to subscribers in the past few days advising that Golden Eye International is likely to contact them with demands for…

Demonii Torrent Tracker Shuts Down For Good

The popular torrent tracker Demonii has permanently closed following the MPAA's legal action against its operator. In just a few years Demonii had become the largest BitTorrent tracker online, coordinating the downloads of dozens of millions of people at any given point in time. Today, an alternative is needed.