Mon, 20 Aug 2018 20:55:19 +0000
Music publisher BMG and Internet provider Cox are gearing up for a new trial. Having learned from the first one, Cox has asked the court to preclude BMG from using inflammatory and derogatory statements, as well as terms such as "stealing" and "theft" when referring to copyright infringement. However, the court sees no reason for such a ban.
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:15:32 +0000
A New York federal court has issued a preliminary injunction ordering the creator of two popular GTA V cheats to stop creating and distributing the code. Take-Two Interactive, the developers of GTA V, accused the man of copyright infringement and breach of contract, claiming at least $500,000 in losses.
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 07:48:31 +0000
A man from the UK has been handed a 16-month custodial sentence for selling set-top boxes pre-configured for piracy. Warren Gleave of Burnley, who pleaded guilty to offenses under the Fraud Act 2006 following a prosecution by Sky TV, is said to have generated more than £200,000 from sales of the illegal devices.
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 07:33:06 +0000
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Deadpool 2' tops the chart this week, followed by ?Avengers: Infinity War'. 'Upgrade ' completes the top three.
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 19:44:49 +0000
BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen is making it clear that he has nothing to do with the TRON cryptocurrency. While the company he founded was recently acquired by TRON founder Justin Sun, Cohen is no longer officially involved. Instead, he's working on this own groundbreaking cryptocurrency.
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 07:58:42 +0000
After finding out a new album from one of his bands had been uploaded to a private torrent site, this week debut metal label owner Grim Darkthrone took to Twitter to announce he's demanding compensation from the tracker. While he was criticized for his stance, doesn't everyone have a right to be annoyed when their content is distributed online without permission?
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 16:16:25 +0000
Paul Hansmeier, one of the lead attorneys behind the controversial law firm Prenda, has pleaded guilty to mail, wire fraud, and money laundering. The Pirate Bay provided important evidence in the case, where Hansmeier and his colleague were found creating and uploading porn movies to file-sharing sites to extract settlements from alleged pirates.
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:53:26 +0000
A tool that can protect against Android software from piracy, tampering and cloning attacks has been taken down after being illegally posted on Github. The version of Nexguard exposed on the code repository was stolen from a customer of Guardsquare, the software's creator. Following a DMCA notice sent to Github, the tool has now been removed.
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:17:15 +0000
Anti-piracy outfit Rightscorp has profited handsomely from the music industry's efforts to hold ISPs accountable for pirating subscribers. According to a recent court filing, the company convinced the RIAA to pay $700,000 for notices related to Grande Communications.
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:56:56 +0000
Following a lawsuit filed by Nintendo against a pair of retro-gaming sites last month, similar platforms in the same niche are backing away from the scene. Last week EmuParadise announced it will end all ROM downloads and now TheISOZone has announced that it too will call it a day. However, it may not be Game Over just yet....