Fstoppers Uploaded a Brilliant Hoax ‘Anti-Piracy’ Tutorial to The Pirate Bay


Photography-focused site Fstoppers has revealed it poured considerable resources into 'pirating' one of its own video tutorials in order to send an anti-piracy message. Instead of a $300 instructional, the 25GB torrent uploaded to The Pirate Bay contains a somewhat hilarious tutorial which is clearly not what people have come to expect from the site.

Judge Issues Mixed Order in RIAA’s Piracy Case Against ISP Grande


ISP Grande Communications and the RIAA are continuing their fight in court. US Magistrate Judge Andrew Austin recommends dropping the infringement claims against Grande's management company and the vicarious infringement claim against the ISP itself. However, the request to dismiss the contributory infringement claim should be denied.

ACE Warns Kodi Addon Developer to Sign Settlement Agreement, Or Else

The MPA, Netflix, Amazon, and dozens of other content companies are ramping up the pressure on a third-party Kodi addon developer. Last year, JSergio123 was warned by the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment to cease his activities and sign a confidential settlement agreement. He did not and now he's coming under pressure to comply. But what are ACE's demands?

Spotify Owned uTorrent Before BitTorrent Inc. Acquired It


As Spotify prepares to collect billions of dollars with a listing on the New York Stock exchange, a little-known fact about the company has emerged. The music streaming service, which had uTorrent developer Ludvig Strigeus as one of its early developers, was also the owner of the popular BitTorrent client for a while.

Spotify Emails Warning to ‘Pirates’ Using Hacked Apps

People who access Spotify using hacked apps that remove some of the restrictions placed on free accounts are receiving warning emails from the company. Noting that "abnormal activity" has been observed from the user's software, Spotify warns that future breaches could result in suspension or even termination of a user's account.

Which VPN Services Keep You Anonymous in 2018?


In response to a growing threat of Internet surveillance and censorship, VPN services have surged in popularity in recent years. Encrypting one's traffic through a VPN connection helps to keep online communications private, but what more does your VPN provider do to keep you anonymous? We take a look at the logging policies and other privacy features of dozens of VPN providers.

Torrent Seedbox Veterans Bow Out of Changing Market


The meteoric rise of BitTorrent in the last decade led to an explosion of companies offering so-called 'seedboxes', servers which carry out file-sharing from a remote location. Now, however, there are signs that the market might not be as healthy as it was, with long-standing player SeedStuff shutting down. TF caught up with its operator to find out more about the decision to leave the business.