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RIAA Sues ISP For Not Disconnecting Pirates

04/22/2017, If you have ever downloaded anything illegally before via torrents like a movie or music, you may or may not have received an email from your ISP warning you that your IP address has been detected downloading copyrighted material. However usually this is...

Microsoft Banning And Removing Emulators From The Windows Store

04/07/2017, Since not many people still own a working NES or a Game Boy, this is where emulators come in handy where they allow gamers to play games from consoles that are no longer available. This has allowed many gamers to relive classics and nostalgia, although...

Film Company Trolls Pirates With Fake KickassTorrents Website

03/06/2017, There are quite a few places that one can go to on the internet if they’re looking for pirated movie torrents. One of those places would be KickassTorrents whose UI and site design is rather noticeable. This is why a film company in Costa Rica called...

Google & Bing To Make It Harder To Search For Pirated Content

02/26/2017, If you’ve ever tried to search for pirated content on the likes of Google, you might have come across instances where certain search results were removed due to a DMCA takedown request. Basically these listings would link to alleged pirate content and...

US ISPs Will Stop Sending Users Copyright Alerts

01/29/2017, If you’ve ever downloaded a torrent in the past few years, you might have received a warning message from your ISP informing you that you might have infringed upon a copyright, and that repeated offenses would result in penalties such as throttling of...

Deadpool Was 2016’s Most Pirated Movie

01/02/2017, When Deadpool was released last year, it seemed to have set new standards for superhero movies in which it became the highest-grossing R-rated movie ever, which in turn inspired other movies to adopt a similar style, or at least that’s what we were...

Amazon’s ‘The Grand Tour’ Might Be The Most Pirated TV Show

12/12/2016, Subscription services are great, but when you create a service with exclusive content that everyone wants, but yet you don’t offer it on a global basis, you shouldn’t be surprised if consumers start getting creative. That’s pretty much what Amazon...

Nintendo Banning Players Who Pirated Pokemon Sun/Moon

11/17/2016, In the past we have seen how different developers have reacted to gamers who pirate their games. Some have chosen to be humorous about it, while some have decided to act on it legally. Nintendo seems to be toeing the legal line because according to...

86-Year Old Grandmother Accused Of Pirating PC Game

11/01/2016, When you think of people who might pirate video games, there’s a good chance that an image of a 86-year old grandmother does not come to mind. However over in Ontario, Canada, it seems that Christine McMillan, the grandmother in question, received an...

Pirated CDs Are Making Their Way Into Reputable Online Stores

10/31/2016, While the onus is definitely on us as customers to do our research into the products we’re buying, you could not really be faulted if you assumed that if you bought a product from a reputable store that what you got was the real deal. However as Apple...

Game Dev Tracks Down Pirates And Leaves Them Thank You Notes

09/26/2016, Piracy is illegal, and more often than not people find themselves in hot legal water when caught. However sometimes developers come up with funny and interesting ways to deal with pirates, like with The Sims 4 where the entire game was “censored” when...

Oops, Warner Brothers Accidentally Flags Own Site As Illegal

09/06/2016, It has been suggested in the past that the systems used by companies to detect copyright infringed content can be a bit overzealous, and that sometimes certain things that should not get flagged are flagged as illegal as a result of that. In fact just...