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.

The Pirate Bay Suffers Downtime

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The Pirate Bay is suffering from some downtime yet again today. We have no official confirmation on the reason for the outage, but it’s most likely a technical issue. The Pirate Bay is in the process of moving its servers to a new location in Southern Sweden. Once everything is in place at the new […]

Anti-Piracy Outfit Will Not Sue Hadopi ‘Hacker’

Exactly a week ago, French anti-piracy company Trident Media Guard experienced a security breach after they failed to properly secure their servers. As reports begin to surface that TMG intend to sue the alleged 'hacker', the target of their intentions informs TorrentFreak that having backed themselves into a corner, the company will not take legal action against him.

RIAA Targets Cloud Hosting Service, But Not Really

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A few interesting headlines have been floating around the Internet during the past few days. They all refer to the RIAA’s latest legal “target,” Box.net. “RIAA Starts Going After Cloud Storage Sites?” was the Time headline today. The answer is no. The RIAA isn’t going after the Box.net site, but one of its users who […]

Pirate Party Servers Raided by German Police

This morning German police confiscated the servers of the Pirate Party, currently the sixth largest political party in Germany. Details of the raid are still scarce, but initial information indicates that the raid was targeted at a service running on the Party's servers. The timing is unfortunate with the Pirate Party participating in the upcoming election in Bremen this Sunday.