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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...

US ISP Cox Defends The BitTorrent Protocol

11/15/2015, At the core, the concept of file sharing is pretty innocent. You have a file, like a photo, video, or a piece of work, that you want to share with a friend or co-worker. However because the file shared can pretty much be anything, we suppose it doesn’t...

MPAA Was Behind The Shut Down Of YIFY

11/05/2015, Several days ago it was revealed that YIFY torrents had been shut down. The group was basically behind the release of many a movie and if there was ever a movie you wanted to torrent/pirate, chances are they had it. However at that time, the reason for...

Popular Torrent Release Group YIFY Has Shut Down

11/02/2015, If you have ever searched for movie torrents, sometimes you find that some of the uploads come from a group named YIFY. Just like aXXo back in the day, YIFY is known for having a wide selection of movies and generally speaking good quality releases too,...

Spotify Found To Reduce Piracy At The Cost Of Digital Purchases

10/28/2015, What made the iTunes model so successful was that it allowed music lovers to buy songs that they want, as opposed to being forced to buy an entire album just for one song. This ala carte system obviously worked, but even if a song was $0.99, there were...

Fallout 4 Can’t Be Fully Installed From The Disc

10/22/2015, While digital games does seem to be the way of the future, there are still gamers out there who love collecting physical copies due to the box, the artwork, manuals, and so on. Some might just prefer the physical copy as they believe it is better value...

Popcorn Time For The Web Gets Shut Down

10/21/2015, A couple of days ago, Popcorn Time which prior to this existed as a piece of software for computers, launched a web version which basically brought about the same streaming features except that users could stream the movies on the web instead of having to...

UK Cinema Staff To Wear Night-Vision Goggles To Combat Piracy

09/24/2015, When it comes to pirating movies, there are many ways one could do that, like rip a copy of the DVD or Blu-ray and post it online, or one could even go old school by sneaking a camera into the cinema and recording it there and then and hope that no one...

Movie Studios, Record Labels Sue To Have The Pirate Bay Blocked

09/01/2015, Last year Swedish authorities raided The Pirate Bay’s servers effectively shutting down one of the world’s largest torrent websites for a while. However it seems that despite the attempted shutdown, it did not slow piracy down one bit as users simply...

Facebook To Crack Down On Video Piracy

08/27/2015, How often have you seen video content being reposted on Facebook, except that each time it is uploaded it is under a different name, meaning that by the time it gets to you, it could have changed hands at least a couple of times. We reckon it happens...