Lawfirm Which Fought ACS:Law Warns It Has Been Cloned

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Lawdit Solicitors, a company which helped dozens of individuals fight off file-sharing piracy accusations from the now-defunct ACS:Law, has warned that its website has been pirated. “It has been brought to our attention this morning that a replica site has been placed on the internet. The site is as follows; http://www.shamascheema.org/index.html “The site is identical […]

Bored Pirate Bay Movie Uploader Fined $28,200

A Pirate Bay user who said he uploaded a comedy movie because he had nothing to do, must now pay a large sum of money to a rightsholder funded anti-piracy group. The man, who was raided back in 2010, admitted uploading a DVD screener of a comedy movie for fun, an act that has turned out rather less amusing than he had hoped.

Feds Seize Another 10 Domains and 11 Bank Accounts

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In April, three of the largest web poker sites – PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker – had their domains seized and 11 people connected to the gambling outfits were charged with bank fraud, money laundering and illegal gambling offenses. A month later and US authorities are busy again, with a federal grand jury […]

New Spectacular Logo Coming For BitSnoop?

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The owner of BitSnoop told TorrentFreak that they’re currently considering an offer from a top designer to update the site’s logo. The designer offered his services in an email, and attached a mockup. The logo is “specially created to generate maximum eye impact.” In addition, the logo is based on an “ultramodern concept” and “eternal […]

Hurt Locker Makers Target Record Breaking 24,583 BitTorrent Users

After being honored with an Oscar for best motion picture last year, the makers of The Hurt Locker have now also secured the award for the biggest file-sharing lawsuit the world has ever witnessed. By targeting at least 24,583 alleged BitTorrent users, Voltage Pictures hopes to recoup millions of dollars in settlements to compensate the studio for piracy-related losses.

ICE Seizes More Domains Today, Admin Says “We’ll Be Back”

Yesterday and without warning, US authorities resumed “Operation In Our Sites” seizing several domain names associated with copyright infringement and counterfeiting. Today, yet more domains were added to the growing list. TorrentFreak caught up with one site owner who told us that while they were taken by surprise by a "pointless" seizure, they'll soon be back.

U.S. Government Starts New Round of ‘Pirate’ Domain Seizures

US authorities have resumed "Operation In Our Sites" and have seized several domain names associated with copyright infringement or counterfeit related crimes. Among the new targets are two sites that linked to copyrighted films hosted on third party streaming sites such as megavideo.com and veoh.com. Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has yet to officially announce the new operation.