Appeals Court Won’t Help Megaupload User to Get His Files Back

The Appeals Court has denied a request from former Megaupload user Kyle Goodwin to intervene on his behalf. The sports videographer has been trying to get his files back for years and hoped to force a decision from the District Court, but this has proven unsuccessful. As a result, his files will remain under lock and key.

US Court Orders Registries to Seize Control of ‘Pirate’ Domains


A district court in Florida has ordered registries to take control of 19 domains used to operate 'pirate' sites. The preliminary injunction was issued following an application by TV outfit ABS-CBN against platforms it accuses of copyright and trademark infringement. Domain privacy services were also ordered to unmask the operators of the sites.

Foxtel Targets Pirate Streaming Sites in New ISP Blocking Case


Pay TV company Foxtel has launched a new case to have several key 'pirate' streaming platforms blocked by ISPs in Australia. Yes Movies, Los Movies, Watch Series and Project Free TV are targeted in the action, which will see local ISPs forced to block the popular movie and TV show portals.

NO, Kodi Users Are Not Risking Ten Years in Prison


UK tabloids including The Mirror, Daily Mail, The Sun and The Express are reporting that people watching Kodi streams risk ten years in jail. Despite that being a false claim spawned from a click-bait agenda, dozens of other publications sadly followed up by reporting the same 'news'. Today, the Sunday Express upped the stakes by reporting that TorrentFreak readers could be going to prison too.

Original KickassTorrents Domain Goes Up For Sale


It's been almost a year since KickassTorrents was taken down by the U.S. Department of Justice. The criminal investigation resulted in the arrest of the alleged owner and seizure of several domain names. Interestingly, one of the domains that was supposed to be seized 'escaped custody,' and is now for sale.

City of Abbotsford Enters WordPress’ DMCA “Hall of Shame”


The Canadian city of Abbotsford has failed in its efforts to remove a parody of its logo from Wordpress. The City Council asked the blogging platform to remove the image which replaced a pine tree with a turd, but Wordpress honored Abbotsford with an entry in its "DMCA Hall of Shame" instead.

Huge Pirate Site Owner To Be Held Under House Arrest


The owner of a huge file-hosting site shut down by the Ukranian government following a MPAA complaint will be held under house arrest for the next two months. Andrew Komlychenko faces up to six years in prison, with the prosecutor stating the importance of protecting foreign copyrights. Nevertheless, the country remains on the US Government's 'pirate' watchlist.