U.S. Judge Explores Return of Megaupload Data

There's a chance that after four years Megaupload users may be reunited with their lost files. U.S. District Court Judge Liam O'Grady has asked several stakeholders to chime in on the possible return of the Megaupload servers, which also holds crucial evidence for Kim Dotcom's defense.

YTS / YIFY Signs Unprecedented Settlement With MPAA

For several years YTS/YIFY has been one of Hollywood's biggest arch-rivals but both sides came to an unprecedented agreement in recent weeks. Instead of going to trial over the alleged widespread piracy facilitated by the site, the MPAA signed a deal with its operator, ending a multi-million dollar lawsuit before…

Google’s “Pirate Update” Fails to Punish Streaming Sites

A new report released by streaming search engine JustWatch has revealed that Google's "Pirate Update" drastically decreased the visibility of torrent sites in search results. However, the algorithm changes failed to punish illegal streaming portals, which still draw billions of visitors from search engines.

U.S. Asks Judge to Rule Kim Dotcom’s Evidence Inadmissible

As Kim Dotcom's extradition hearing defense continues, the U.S. government has just asked the presiding judge to rule all of the Megaupload founder's evidence inadmissible. However, Dotcom informs TorrentFreak that the effort failed. "The Judge has said he wants a fair extradition," he said.

MPAA Can Access Popcorn Time Services & VPN, Court Rules

An interim injunction handed down by a judge in Canada has granted forensic experts under MPAA supervision access to hosting accounts and domains operated by Popcorn Time, including VPN.ht, its official VPN service. Nevertheless, VPN.ht remains defiant, insisting that its service exists outside Canada and has not been compromised.

Found a New YTS / YIFY Site? It’s a FAKE

The TorrentFreak inbox is bursting with news that YTS and YIFY are making a comeback. Granted, the sites we're being linked to look like the real deal but they are fakes, every single one of them. Even the people who carried out a hostile takeover of EZTV are getting in…

MPAA: We Shut Down YTS/YIFY and Popcorn Time

The major movie studios of the MPAA are behind the recent shutdown of the torrent site YTS, the associated release group YIFY, and the main Popcorn Time fork, PopcornTime.io. In an international effort spanning Canada and New Zealand, visits were carried out at the premises of at least two key…