Jammie Thomas-Rasset has lost her retrial against the RIAA and was ordered to pay $1.92 million for 24 songs she shared via Kazaa. The defense had argued that it might have been her children who shared the files instead of Thomas-Rasset, but the jury didn't buy this and found her…
High quality copies of some of the year's most anticipated movies have begun leaking to torrent sites. Screeners of The Hateful Eight and The Revenant leaked before their theatrical release, with one prominent piracy group now promising to leak dozens more in the days to come.
Two arch rivals from the KaZaA copyright infringement case have teamed up to produce what is being touted as a formidable anti-piracy system, converting pirates into paying customers. Installed at the ISP level so that users can't easily bypass it, 'Copyrouter' is defeated by BitTorrent.
Various Hollywood movie studios are doing everything they can to contain the fallout from the ongoing leak of awards screeners. In order to contain the leaks, the film companies are sending out thousands of takedown requests to various web services, including torrent sites and Google.