NinjaVideo Admins and Uploaders Indicted By Grand Jury

Five people connected to the video streaming and download site NinjaVideo have been indicted by a grand jury on copyright infringement and conspiracy charges. All will stand trial in a U.S. District Court. The authorities hold the defendants responsible for providing access to unauthorized movies and TV-shows between 2008 and 2010, which allegedly earned the site more than $500,000.

Indie Game Devs Post Pirated Game on The Pirate Bay

A few weeks ago the highly anticipated game No Time To Explain was officially released. Since the beginning of the year the indie game developers worked day and night to complete it, so it must have been quite a shock to see a pirated copy appearing on The Pirate Bay shortly after the release. Or perhaps not? Could it be that this blatant act of piracy is in fact a clever promotional move?

Another 5,829 Alleged BitTorrent Users Go Free

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In previous weeks we’ve reported that the United States Copyright Group (USCG) dropped their cases against alleged downloaders of The Expendables and I Spit on Your Grave. Today we can add another one, as the law firm behind USCG just dismissed their case against 5,829 alleged downloaders of Teen Anal Nightmare 2 (West Coast Productions, […]

Hurt Locker Lawsuits Hit Canada, ISPs Ordered To Reveal BitTorrent Users

After targeting tens of thousands of U.S. Internet users alleged to have downloaded and shared the Oscar-winning movie The Hurt Locker, the movie's makers have expanded their settlement business into new territory. Three Canadian ISPs have now been ordered by a court to hand over the personal details of their subscribers to Voltage Pictures.

Game Company ‘Pirates’ Film Plot for iPad Game

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Timo Vuorensol, the director of the upcoming Finnish-German-Australian dark sci-fi comedy Iron Sky contacted TorrentFreak with this unusual story earlier today. Late last week the film’s creators found out that the Chinese game company Ziiso was creating an iPad game based on their film. This Thursday the game called Iron Sky: The Last Territory (or […]

Court: ISP Not Responsible When Subscribers Infringe Copyrights

In a case brought by EMI against one of Germany's largest Internet service providers, a court has ruled that the ISP cannot be held liable when its subscribers infringe copyright. Music giant EMI wanted the ISP to block a certain file-sharing site but the court decided otherwise and dismissed the case.

YouTube’s Content-ID Piracy Filter Wreaks Havoc

YouTube describes its Content-ID anti-piracy filter as a state-of-the-art technology, but those who look closely can see that in some cases it creates a huge mess. The system invites swindlers to claim copyright on other people's videos and make money off them through ads. It automatically assigns thousands of videos to people who don't hold the copyrights, and its take-down process appears to be hugely biased towards copyright holders.

The Pirate Bay Goes 3D

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The Pirate Bay crew finally woke up and added a new category to the site. “The summer is over and we’re slowly waking up to do some serious computer stuff. Putting 0’s and 1’s in the right order. You know, super serious hacking stuff,” TPB staff announced today. “we have read on the internets that […]