Twitter Sued For Ignoring DMCA Takedown Requests

Photographer Jennifer Rondinelli Reilly has filed a lawsuit against Twitter, claiming that the social network failed to remove infringing copies of her work. In a complaint filed at a federal court in California, Reilly demands a permanent injunction against the social network and compensation for the damage she suffered.

DVD Screener Leaks Are Not Free Promotion, Hollywood Says

The CEO of the Copyright Alliance, which counts the MPAA and major Hollywood studios among its members, has weighed in on the leaking of DVD screeners to the Internet. Describing release group Hive-CM8's subsequent apology as "self serving", Keith Kupferschmid says the idea that piracy represents free promotion is false…

Police Drop Investigation Into Pirate Bay Suspect

The investigation following a raid involving The Pirate Bay more than a year ago has been scaled back. The prosecutor handling the case says the investigation into one of the key suspects has now been dropped after police found they had no time to analyze the data seized during the…

Premier League Expands UK Pirate Site Blockades


Major UK Internet providers have been ordered to block access to dozens of domain names belonging to popular sports streaming sites. The Football Association and Premier League recently submitted several new domain names that link to previously blocked sites, to expand the scope of the national piracy blocklist.

Rare Movie Piracy Case Sees Men Face Eight Years in Jail


In a rare case of Internet piracy being prosecuted in Hungary, four men behind a previously raided site now face up to eight years in jail. The defendants, which include a pensioner and the technical director of an IT company, are accused of making available around 1,900 movies via a…

Steal This Show S01E04: The Future of P2P?


Today we bring you the fourth episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing the latest file-sharing and copyright news. In this episode we talk with two co-founders of the peer-to-peer startup The Distributed Library Of Alexandria.