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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...

Getty Images Accuses Google Of Promoting Piracy With Image Search

04/27/2016, Ever wonder what a certain country looks like without having to visit? You can always get a quick peek by typing in the location and then searching through its images. This is a feature courtesy of Google’s image search which we can only imagine has...

Linking To Pirated Content Does Not Equal Copyright Infringement

04/07/2016, Say you found a movie uploaded onto YouTube and you were to share that link on your blog or to your friends to said movie, would that count as copyright infringement? If we were to look at this logically, you are in some way spreading pirated content just...

Diablo Pirate Pays The Game’s Creator 19 Years Later

03/18/2016, Most of us have pirated something at least once in our life, whether it be something as “innocent” as photocopying a textbook for personal use, or maybe buying an album and ripping multiple copies for your friends. However how many of us have actually...

Kanye West Considering Legal Action Over Life Of Pablo Pirates

02/19/2016, Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo album was originally supposed to be a Tidal exclusive for a week, but some reason, the musician decided that he would make the exclusivity permanent and not even offer it up for sale on iTunes. While West has a ton of...

Chinese Pirate Group To Stop Cracking Single-Player Games

02/10/2016, Earlier this year, one of China’s largest piracy/cracking groups 3DM offered a prediction that game piracy could come to an end in the next couple of years. Given that many developers have started to turn to always-on connections and introduced features...

The Pirate Bay Now Lets Users Stream Torrents

02/05/2016, Just the other day Popcorn Time announced the launch of Popcorn Time Online, which is basically a new effort from the team that will allow users to stream their torrents directly from their web browser. However if you can’t find what you’re looking...

Fake Apple Stores In China Are On The Decline

01/26/2016, Due to stricter copyright laws and laws to protect intellectual property in the US, finding a fake Apple retail store is next to impossible. However over in China, such stores used to run rampant several years ago where not only did the shops look like...

World’s Oldest Torrent Is Still Currently Being Shared

01/25/2016, While torrents were perhaps created with good intentions, these days it’s more or less associated with piracy, and it looks like even after more than 10 years, the world’s oldest torrent is actually still active. So which torrent is the world’s...

Cracking Group Believes Game Piracy Could End End In Two Years

01/08/2016, Video game piracy has been around for decades, and made even more prevalent when writable formats like floppy discs and CDs came around and where gamers discovered that making a copy of a game wasn’t that difficult. However could video game piracy be...