copyright infringement

Nigerian Torrent Downloaders Given Prison Sentences

Downloading torrents of copyright-infringing material is illegal, as we all know, and while those involved in large-scale file-sharing operations – like YIFY/YFS – or ...

April 17, 2017 at 6:06 pm by

10-Year Prison Sentences for UK Pirates Creeps Closer

A bill with the unanimous support of MPs, which could see online pirates be sentenced to up to ten years in prison, is one step closer to becoming law. The Digital Economy ...

September 16, 2016 at 12:30 am by

NBC Universal Patents Pirate-Hunting Tech

NBC Universal has filed a patent for a new technology designed to track and collect data on online pirates. The tech uses a high-volume file sharing swarms detection system to ...

July 11, 2016 at 5:40 pm by

Online Pirates to Face 10 Years Prison in UK

The UK Government has unveiled its new Digital Economy Bill [PDF] in Parliament which features a revision to current laws regarding online copyright infringement. Under the ...

July 9, 2016 at 6:40 pm by

TTP Could Outlaw Filesharing Sites

WikiLeaks has been releasing secret documents from the recently-signed Trans-Pacific Partnership, which ties a cabal of Pacific countries, including the US, Canada, and ...

October 11, 2015 at 1:00 pm by

Mad Max: Fury Road is 2015’s Most Pirated Film

2015 has seen a sharp rise in piracy on the previous year, with Summer blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road topping this year’s illegal download chart. George Miller’s Mad Max ...

September 12, 2015 at 6:30 pm by

Hollywood Sues US Popcorn Time Users

The studio responsible for producing maligned Adam Sandler comedy The Cobbler, which currently holds a risible 9% on Rotten Tomatoes, has filed a lawsuit in Oregon against 11 ...

August 20, 2015 at 6:30 pm by

Lawyers Tell UK Government You Can’t Jail Online Pirates for 10 Years

The UK Government, currently in consultation over a proposed revision to current copyright infringement, has been told point-blank by the British and Irish Law, Education and ...

August 19, 2015 at 5:30 pm by

Hollywood Issuing DMCA Takedowns for Content on Their Own Computers

Are you familiar with this message? “In response to a complaint we received under the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have removed 1 result(s) from this page. ...

July 24, 2015 at 1:30 am by

Online Pirates in UK Could Face 10 Years in Prison

The UK government is considering a law that would see online pirates face up to 10 years in jail. At present, online piracy carries a maximum sentence of 2 years in prison, in ...

July 19, 2015 at 11:00 am by

UK Expands Torrent Site Blacklist to Proxies

The UK High Court has quietly added a number of proxies and mirrors to its torrent site blacklist, restricting backdoor access to sites such as Torrentz and ExtraTorrent. Of ...

July 15, 2015 at 7:00 am by

Browser-Based Game Boy Advance Emulator Shut Down by Nintendo

Nintendo, in its on-going mission to ruin our fun, has forced a popular Java-based Game Boy Advance emulator offline. The emulator, which allowed users to play GBA games ...

July 13, 2015 at 10:20 pm by

Google Fiber Users Receiving Automated Fines for Piracy

Google is sending customers of its fibre service that are suspected of illegally downloading copyrighted materials automated fines. Google Fiber users have received fines, ...

May 21, 2015 at 11:33 pm by

Music Streaming Site Grooveshark Closes

Popular music streaming platform Grooveshark closed last night (30th April) after eight years. In a statement on its website, Grooveshark admits that it failed to acquire the ...

May 2, 2015 at 1:58 am by

Nintendo Takes Down Super Mario 64 Unity Remake

In a move that will shock no one, Nintendo has issued a copyright infringement notice against the remake of Super Mario 64 built by a fan using the Unity game engine. The ...

April 1, 2015 at 12:55 am by


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