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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...

Pirate Bay Co-Founder Creates The Ultimate Piracy Machine

12/21/2015, The entertainment industry has long lamented that piracy has caused them financial loss, although some argue that is not true. Granted both sides can probably concede that by pirating, customers won’t be making purchases which isn’t technically a...

Federal Jury Rules ISP Liable For Its Pirating Subscribers

12/17/2015, Back in November, US ISP Cox Communications defended the BitTorrent protocol, claiming that while torrents might be associated with piracy, they can and are used for legal purposes. For example companies like Blizzard use the BitTorrent protocol when it...

Survey Finds Netflix Used More Than Torrents

12/08/2015, One of the main reasons people pirate is because they’d rather not pay for the original item. However there are some people who pirate because it is simply too expensive to pay for single items which is how movies and music have been sold online in the...

Swedish Court Won’t Force ISPs To Block The Pirate Bay

11/29/2015, The idea of having an ISP block access to a piracy website like The Pirate Bay sounds ideal, especially since the blocking essentially takes place on a network-wide level. This has been done before in the past, but at the same time we have seen some...

Software Pirate Needs 200K YouTube Views Or He Gets A Big Fine

11/26/2015, Copyright infringement actions are nothing new, pirates who illegally distribute software and content do get slapped with legal action from time to time with punishments ranging from jail time to fine or both. In this particular case the software pirate...