RIAA Asks BitTorrent Inc. to Block Infringing Content

The RIAA has asked uTorrent creator BitTorrent Inc. to come up with ways to stop infringement of its members' copyrighted content. In a letter sent to BitTorrent Inc's CEO, the RIAA's Executive Vice President of Anti-Piracy points to BitTorrent's DHT system and asks the San Francisco-based company to live up…

German Court Will Issue Pirate Site Blocking Decision in November

Germany's Supreme Court says it will hand down a decision on the country's first 'pirate' website blocking case in November. The case was initiated by infamous rightsholder group GEMA who are suing local ISP Deutsche Telekom for providing their customers with access to cyberlocker links site 3DL.am (now 3DL.tv).

Pirate Site Blocking Delay Shows Lack of Urgency, Critics Say

Copyright holders who demanded a rapid introduction of site-blocking legislation in Australia are coming under fire for not presenting their first cases quickly enough. Under intense pressure the country introduced a new legal framework in June but six weeks on and the first site-blocking complaint is said to remain at…

Popcorn Time Vulnerable to Hack Attacks, Researcher Says

A fork of the popular Popcorn Time application is vulnerable to hacking attacks, a researcher says. Antonios Chariton, aka DaKnOb, says that a man-in-the-middle attacker can gain complete control of a target machine. Fortunately he also has some advice for the software's developers to help put matters right.

The Pirate Bay Will Be Blocked in Austria

Following a European trend, an Austrian Court has ordered a local ISP to block access to The Pirate Bay. The legal action, brought by copyright holders, resulted in an injunction which orders the ISPs to block access to several popular torrent sites and also affects Isohunt.to, 1337x.to and h33t.to.