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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...

T-Mobile Austria Refuses To Block Access To The Pirate Bay

08/26/2015, We have heard stories of how carriers and ISPs have worked together with music and movie companies to prevent access to pirate websites. This isn’t particularly new, but it seems that over in Austria, T-Mobile has decided that they won’t be complying...

75,000 Popcorn Time Users Can Expect A “Surprise” In The Mail

08/25/2015, Popcorn Time is illegal. In fact not too long ago we’ve seen users of the service land themselves in trouble. Heck, even those who write guides about the service can get into trouble, but it seems that if you think that you’re safe because you’re...

Some Torrent Trackers Have Apparently Banned Windows 10

08/24/2015, According to a recent survey, it has been found that the majority of Windows 10 users are pretty pleased with the operating system. That being said if you do use torrents, there is a good chance that your torrent tracker could have banned Windows 10. This...

Popcorn Time Users Sued By Movie Studio In The US

08/19/2015, Popcorn Time, an online torrent streaming service that has been described as the Netflix for pirates seems to be landing users in a fair bit of trouble these days. Recently we reported that two men in Denmark were arrested for creating guides on using...