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Appeals Court Won’t Help Megaupload User to Get His Files Back

The Appeals Court has denied a request from former Megaupload user Kyle Goodwin to intervene on his behalf. The sports videographer has been trying to get his files back for years and hoped to force a decision from the District Court, but this has p.....»»

Source:  TorrentfreakCategory: InternetMay 8th, 2017Related News

US Court Orders Registries to Seize Control of ‘Pirate’ Domains

A district court in Florida has ordered registries to take control of 19 domains used to operate 'pirate' sites. The preliminary injunction was issued following an application by TV outfit ABS-CBN against platforms it accuses of copyright and tradema.....»»

Source:  TorrentfreakCategory: InternetMay 8th, 2017Related News

Foxtel Targets Pirate Streaming Sites in New ISP Blocking Case

Pay TV company Foxtel has launched a new case to have several key 'pirate' streaming platforms blocked by ISPs in Australia. Yes Movies, Los Movies, Watch Series and Project Free TV are targeted in the action, which will see local ISPs forced to bloc.....»»

Source:  TorrentfreakCategory: InternetMay 8th, 2017Related News

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 05/08/17

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Ghost in The Shell' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage'. 'Logan' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torr.....»»

Source:  TorrentfreakCategory: InternetMay 8th, 2017Related News

NO, Kodi Users Are Not Risking Ten Years in Prison

UK tabloids including The Mirror, Daily Mail, The Sun and The Express are reporting that people watching Kodi streams risk ten years in jail. Despite that being a false claim spawned from a click-bait agenda, dozens of other publications sadly follow.....»»

Source:  TorrentfreakCategory: InternetMay 7th, 2017Related News

Original KickassTorrents Domain Goes Up For Sale

It's been almost a year since KickassTorrents was taken down by the U.S. Department of Justice. The criminal investigation resulted in the arrest of the alleged owner and seizure of several domain names. Interestingly, one of the domains that was sup.....»»

Source:  TorrentfreakCategory: InternetMay 7th, 2017Related News

City of Abbotsford Enters WordPress’ DMCA “Hall of Shame”

The Canadian city of Abbotsford has failed in its efforts to remove a parody of its logo from Wordpress. The City Council asked the blogging platform to remove the image which replaced a pine tree with a turd, but Wordpress honored Abbotsford with an.....»»

Source:  TorrentfreakCategory: InternetMay 6th, 2017Related News

Huge Pirate Site Owner To Be Held Under House Arrest

The owner of a huge file-hosting site shut down by the Ukranian government following a MPAA complaint will be held under house arrest for the next two months. Andrew Komlychenko faces up to six years in prison, with the prosecutor stating the importa.....»»

Source:  TorrentfreakCategory: InternetMay 6th, 2017Related News

Microsoft Patents Technology to Block Pirated Content, Track Repeat Offenders

Technology giant Microsoft has obtained a patent to block objectionable content from being shared and to identify repeat offenders. The company mentions copyright infringement as one of the areas where it can be applied, particularly in cases where f.....»»

Source:  TorrentfreakCategory: InternetMay 5th, 2017Related News

Netflix Focuses Piracy Takedown Efforts on “Orange is The New Black” Leak

Netflix is trying to limit the visibility of the "Orange is The New Black" leaks by sending takedown requests targeted at various websites. The leak is significant enough for the video streaming service to direct one anti-piracy vendor to focus speci.....»»

Source:  TorrentfreakCategory: InternetMay 5th, 2017Related News

ISP Lands Supreme Court Win Over Copyright Trolls

A Norwegian ISP has landed a key victory over copyright trolls who fought to discover the identities of people who allegedly shared files using BitTorrent. The case went all the way to the Supreme Court where it was decided that evidence of the alleg.....»»

Source:  TorrentfreakCategory: InternetMay 5th, 2017Related News

Millions of North American Households Use Kodi With Pirate Add-ons

New data published by Canadian broadband management company Sandvine reveals that close to 9 percent of all North American households have at least one Kodi device. Roughly two thirds of these actively use pirate add-ons, which is good for millions o.....»»

Source:  TorrentfreakCategory: InternetMay 5th, 2017Related News

Illegal IPTV & VOD Provider Settles With BREIN

BREIN says it has reached a 10,000 euro settlement with a supplier of illegal IPTV services. The Dutch anti-piracy outfit obtained an ex-parte court order against the individual, who was selling cheap subscriptions to otherwise premium channels, acce.....»»

Source:  TorrentfreakCategory: InternetMay 4th, 2017Related News

New Torrent Search Engine Abuses Wikipedia to Get Traffic

Getting a torrent site off the ground is no easy feat in the current environment but doing so by misleading the public isn't a great start. A new torrent search site appears to be doing just that, by editing the Wikipedia pages of famous torrent site.....»»

Source:  TorrentfreakCategory: InternetMay 3rd, 2017Related News

‘First Pirated Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disk’ Appears Online. AACS 2.0 Cracked?

A few hours ago a pirated copy of the "Smurfs 2" UHD Blu-Ray Disc appeared on the well known private torrent tracker UltraHDclub. The release suggests that the AACS 2.0 encryption technology used to protect these discs may have been circumvented for.....»»

Source:  TorrentfreakCategory: InternetMay 3rd, 2017Related News

Hollywood Demands Net Neutrality Exceptions to Tackle Piracy

The Motion Picture Association has advised the Indian government to forge exceptions in any eventual net neutrality regulation so that the fight against infringing content is not hindered. ISPs should be permitted to block or throttle unlawful transm.....»»

Source:  TorrentfreakCategory: InternetMay 3rd, 2017Related News

Anime Torrent Site NYAA Goes Down After Domain Name Deactivation (Updated)

Popular anime torrent site NYAA has lost control over several of its domain names, which were deactivated a few hours ago. As a result, the site has become unreachable. The domain status suggests that the responsible registries intervened, but it cou.....»»

Source:  TorrentfreakCategory: InternetMay 3rd, 2017Related News

Canada and Switzerland Remain on US ‘Pirate Watchlist’ Under President Trump

The Office of the United States Trade Representative has published its yearly Special 301 Report, highlighting countries that fail to live up to U.S copyright protection standards. Effective enforcement of IP rights is a core issue for the Trump adm.....»»

Source:  TorrentfreakCategory: InternetMay 3rd, 2017Related News

10 Years in Jail For Internet Pirates Now Reality in the UK

Having received royal assent before the weekend, the UK's Digital Economy Bill is now law. As a result, Internet file-sharers can be jailed for up to ten years, if they knowingly make infringing content available to the public while exposing a copyri.....»»

Source:  TorrentfreakCategory: InternetMay 3rd, 2017Related News

Aussie ISPs Ordered to Block KickassTorrents ‘Spinoffs’

Australia's Federal Court has issued a new blocking order targeting several KickassTorrents related sites. When the original site was taken down, music industry companies shifted the focus to several spinoffs. Twenty Internet providers now have two w.....»»

Source:  TorrentfreakCategory: InternetMay 3rd, 2017Related News