Sky Hits Man With £5k ‘Fine’ For Pirating Boxing on Facebook

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A 34-year-old man from the UK has agreed to pay Sky £5,000 after the broadcaster tracked an illegal Facebook stream of the 2017 Joshua v Klitschko fight to his account. Craig Foster, who was warned of a potential £85,000 award should the case go to court, claimed that he wasn't responsible. Backtracking, he says he now wants a fight with Sky.

Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2018

Opinion

What are the most popular torrent sites this year? As we continue a long-standing tradition, we see that The Pirate Bay remains firmly in the lead. Since a few torrent sites have left the scene recently, this year's top list also reveals some new names.

No Level of Copyright Enforcement Will Ever Be Enough For Big Media

Opinion

On an almost continual basis rightsholders are calling for tougher anti-piracy measures on top of more restrictive and punitive copyright law. It's undoubtedly a threat to current Internet freedoms as we know them. But really, is anyone truly surprised that entertainment companies still hate their content being shared for free?

Torrent Pioneers: isoHunt’s Gary Fung, Ten Years Later

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In the fall of 2007, BitTorrent sites like isoHunt, Mininova, and TorrentSpy were dominating the Internet. Today they are all gone and their former operators have moved on. We talk to isoHunt's Gary Fung to see how he views those turbulent times and what he thinks about the current media landscape.

People Pay Pennies For Netflix, Spotify, HBO, Xbox Live & More

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Forking out for every premium media service around is a hugely costly affair but some people are getting them all for just pennies each. That's thanks to so-called account generating platforms, where access to Netflix, Spotify, Amazon Prime, HBO, Xbox Live, EA Origin, TIDAL, WWE, and UFC, among dozens of others, cost next to nothing.

Corel Patents System to Monetize Software Piracy

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Canadian software company Corel, known for iconic products such as CorelDRAW and Winzip, has a new anti-piracy patent. Instead of implementing tougher restrictions, the company proposes to reach out to pirates through a messaging system, offering 'amnesty' to those who are willing to pay up.