Devs Rename Game to ‘DMCA’s Sky’ Following Nintendo Legal Threats

News

As Nintendo continues to rid the world of fan-made games which dare to mention the company's characters, one dev team has bitten back. Rather than completely back down, the people behind No Mario's Sky have rebranded their platformer as DMCA's Sky. Sadly, that couldn't stop it being withdrawn from triannual game coding competition, Ludum Dare.

Warner Bros. Flags Its Own Website as a Piracy Portal

Opinion

Warner Bros. is vigorously trying to prevent pirated content from showing up in search results, but in doing so the movie studio has shot itself in the foot. Recently, Warner asked Google to take down several of its own pages, claiming that they are copyright-infringing.

Do Pirates Care if Torrent Sites Turn a Profit?

Opinion

For many years and for millions of people, file-sharing was seen as just that. Need a file? Take one. Have one I don't? Share one back. However, with the mainstream commercialization of the pirate scene, some believe that the golden era of sharing culture is being left behind. But really - does anyone care anymore?

Top Torrent Sites See Traffic Surge After ‘Shutdowns’

Opinion

The past month has been a turbulent one for the torrent community. With the closure of KickassTorrents and Torrentz.eu, two of the largest players were gone without prior notice. Today we take a look at the aftermath, showing that the big sites have expanded their userbases but that some smaller torrent sites are actually worse off now.

TIDAL Shuts Down TIDAL Downloader Tool

Just days after its official release, the TIDAL downloading tool "TiDown" is already in trouble. The music streaming service wasted no time and quickly pulled it offline, with help from GitHub. The developer doesn't plan to fight the takedown request, but it will be very hard to prevent the open source code from spreading.