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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...

Downloading Torrents In India Could Result In Jail Time

08/22/2016, Downloading copyright-protected files via unauthorized sources are illegal and this is pretty much well-established regardless of where you live. However while in some parts of the world we see movie studios and record labels go after the torrent sites...

Reddit Refuses To Disclose IP Address Of Music Leaker

08/16/2016, Several months ago, a track from the Suicide Squad soundtrack was leaked online. The track in question was called “Heathens” and was performed and recorded by the band, Twenty One Pilots. It was uploaded onto a file-hosting website and its link was...

KickassTorrents Team Seeking Donations To Rebuild Itself

08/13/2016, As many of you guys have heard by now, the domain for KickassTorrents has been seized and its alleged owner has also been arrested. Now there have been a mirror site or two launched following its closure, but it seems like the crew behind KAT has plans to...

Torrentz Appears To Have Closed Its Doors For Good

08/05/2016, Several weeks ago, we reported that KickassTorrents had its domain seized and saw its alleged owner arrested. Given that KAT was one of the major players around, this was a huge blow to the torrents community, and it seems that less than a month later, it...

Movie Studios Are Going After KickAssTorrent Mirror Websites

07/29/2016, A little over a week ago, popular torrent website KickAssTorrents (KAT) had its domain seized and its alleged owner arrested. However if The Pirate Bay fiasco taught us anything, closing one torrent website only means that another will pop up, and sure...

James Cameron: Theater Experience Could Contain Piracy

07/27/2016, Why do people pirate movies, software, games, music, books, and so on? The basic answer is that if you can get it for free, why pay for it? So does that mean that there is no hope at eradicating piracy? We suppose to eliminate it entirely is impossible,...

IsoHunt Launches A KickAssTorrent Mirror Website

07/22/2016, Some of you guys might recall that several years ago, IsoHunt announced that it would be shutting down, or at least the version of IsoHunt at that time would be shut down, and for a while it was, but it didn’t take too long before a new version of the...

KickAssTorrents Domains Seized, Owner Arrested

07/20/2016, If you’re trying to access KickAssTorrents (KAT) and you are finding yourself unable to, don’t worry you’re not alone. According to a report from TorrentFreak, it seems that the feds have successfully seized the domains related to KAT and its owner,...

Game Of Thrones Season 6 Finale Downloaded 1M Times In 8 Hours

06/28/2016, It goes without saying that HBO’s Game of Thrones is the most pirated TV show in history. Given the excellent writing, acting, and all the intriguing plot twists and turns and never falling into the same tired cliches that we’ve come to expect from TV...

Japan To Combat Anime Online Piracy With Human Personnel

06/22/2016, You don’t really need to go to Japan to know that anime and manga are big deals not only in the country, but around the world as well as it has become something of a global phenomenon. However given that many of us do not speak or read Japanese, some...

KickassTorrents Is Now Officially On The Dark Web

06/07/2016, Trying to take down a torrent website is like playing an endless game of cat and mouse. A website gets taken down, another pops up, or the torrent website just creates an alternative URL, and basically it really depends on who is faster. That being said...

Adobe To Start Warning Users If They Are Using Pirated Software

05/24/2016, Compared to productivity software, video games are considered relatively cheap but yet people still pirate them anyway (or at least they try to). So it really does not come as a surprise that when it comes to productivity software like Adobe Photoshop or...