Pirated Copies Of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Have Already Been Leaked

Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is expected to be released on the 7th of December, but according to a report from Motherboard, it appears that the game has since been pirated thanks to leaked copies finding their way online. Motherboard was told by four separate sources that the game was leaked, and these leaks have since been verified via gameplay footage.


Couple To Pay Nintendo $12 Million For Running Illegal ROM Site

There are gamers out there who flat out refuse to pay for games, instead choosing to find various means and methods to get a game for free, even if it results in piracy. Unsurprisingly this has allowed a piracy market to thrive, although it seems that the internet is now free of at least one ROM website.


Sony Sues Third-Party Seller For Selling Jailbroken PS4 Consoles

Given the price of games, it’s not surprising the in the early days of consoles like the original PlayStation and the PS2, piracy was extremely rampant as it was such an easy process to replicate the CDs/DVDs that games came on. However in recent times, it seems to have become less of a problem, although there are still instances of it happening.


Report Claims Piracy Is On The Rise Due To Too Many Streaming Services

Thanks to streaming which allows users to watch as many videos as they like for a fixed monthly price, piracy has gone down somewhat. This led to many believing that streaming is the way to go, which has spawned more streaming platforms. Unfortunately this seems to have had the opposite effect.


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Google Removes ‘Kodi’ From Search Autocomplete

A lot of software used for piracy purposes were probably not necessarily designed to be that way. For example software used to rip CDs to MP3s were probably designed to be for personal use, but people later used it to rip MP3s and distribute them on the web. The same can be said for Kodi, but unfortunately Google doesn’t seem to see it that way.


Spotify Reveals At Least 2 Million Of Their Users Are Dodging Ads

Music streaming was meant to be one of the ways to solve music piracy. By creating a service where people could listen to as much music as they like for a fixed price every month, versus buying music piecemeal which could easily add up to the hundreds, it does solve one of the reasons why people pirate, which is pricing.


Research Finds That Online Piracy Is More Popular Than Ever

When digital movies and music were sold piecemeal, it was sort of easy to see why people might turn to piracy. However with the introduction of subscription-based streaming where consumers can pay a flat fee and stream as much video and music as they would like, you would think that it might see a drop in piracy, right?


ISP Warns That Pirating Could Affect Your Smart Home Appliances

Internet service providers (ISP) as their name suggests provides internet services to users, and what users do with that internet is really up to them, save for certain restrictions that might have been put into place by the government. This also means that the onus for catching and stopping pirates is usually on the copyright holder, not the ISP.


Game Of Thrones Is The Most Torrented TV Show Of 2017

For the past few years, HBO’s Game of Thrones has had the “honor” of being the most pirated TV show, a title that they’ve won pretty much for the past six years or so, and it seems that their streak won’t be ending anytime soon because according to a report from TorrentFreak, Game of Thrones is 2017’s most pirated TV show as well.


Brazilian YouTuber Convicted For Video Piracy ‘Tutorials’

These days with the number of videos uploaded onto YouTube, you can find tutorials for just about anything, from how to poach an egg all the way up to how to build your own home. There also exists tutorials for things that are illegal, like how to rip videos from websites, music, and so on, and for the most part no one has really gotten into any trouble, at least […]


EU Commission Claims No Evidence That Piracy Affects Video Game Sales

It is a common belief that piracy has an effect on product sales. For example if you were to illegally download an album instead of buying it, it means that the record label has sold one less album that they could have otherwise sold. The same can also be said for video games, but apparently that isn’t necessarily the case.


Game Of Thrones Season 7 Pirated 1 Billion Times

It is no secret that Game of Thrones is one of the most pirated TV shows to date, and as the show progresses along with its story, things naturally get more intense and people are more tuned in than ever, especially given the fact that there will be a definitive ending, versus some other series which tend to be milked for all its worth, season after season.


Game Of Thrones Season 7 Premiere Was Pirated 90 Million Times

HBO’s Game of Thrones series has a lot of titles that they can put to its name, although there’s probably one title that we’re sure HBO isn’t really liking so much, and that is the show being one of the most pirated series of all time. Given that each season seems to be drawing viewers deeper, and deeper into the world of Westeros, it looks like its piracy isn’t slowing […]


HBO Keeping A Close Eye On Game Of Thrones Pirates

Given that not everyone subscribes to HBO, it is astounding how many fans of Game of Thrones are out there. However considering that the series is one of the most pirated series of all time, it makes a lot of sense, but HBO is certainly not taking too kindly to this. A report from TorrentFreak reveals that HBO is keeping a close eye on pirates.