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Australian ISP asked to Hand Over Customer Personal Information over BitTorrenting

‘Not Our Kind Of Club’ is the stance Australian ISP iiNet is taking against American studio Dallas Buyers Club LLC – which asked the service provider for ...

October 23, 2014 at 9:58 am by

Deadmau5 v Disney – Claims Disney Stole His Music

You might have heard – Disney is on the front foot against the popular EDM DJ Deadmau5, claiming that his iconic mask is infringing on their copyrighted Mickey Mouse ...

September 8, 2014 at 4:36 am by

UK Man Arrested for Hosting Proxy Server

A man has been arrested and released on bail for hosting a proxy server. The 20 year old from Nottingham is being questioned by the police, with help from the Federation ...

August 7, 2014 at 3:00 am by

Australia Wants To Cut Internet Connection for People Downloading from Torrent Websites

There have been some talks about the high number of pirates in Australia, having the government worried about what to do in response to the piracy activity. Earlier this year, ...

July 28, 2014 at 9:31 pm by

Singapore Plans to Get Rid of Illegal Websites with New Law

Singapore is said to have its Law Ministry cooking up a law since April, similar to what is currently in effect in the UK, which will amend the Copyright Act and force ISPs to ...

July 9, 2014 at 3:37 pm by

‘Copyright Infringement’ Notice With Trojan Software Hits 30,000 Users

Cybercriminals are targeting users with an email that looks like a copyright warning from popular music and movie studios, but instead has an attached Trojan designed to ...

July 9, 2014 at 6:10 am by

Swiss Draft Law Allows Torrent Downloads But Bans Uploading

A new draft law being submitted for public consultation in Switzerland will allow personal downloading to remain legal but uploading infringing content via BitTorrent will be ...

July 2, 2014 at 10:43 am by

Game Publishers Vow To Help YouTubers

Big game publishers have promised to help YouTube users after a new automated anti-theft system from Google ran amok. Thousands of “Lets Play” YouTube videos from ...

December 16, 2013 at 9:36 am by

European Parliament Exploring The Decriminalisation Of Individual File Sharing

TorrentFreak reports that several members of the European Parliament have started a coordinated platform to urge the European Commission to update its outdated policy on ...

November 10, 2013 at 1:19 pm by

IsoHunt Brought Back From The Dead, New Spin-Off Created

Earlier this month torrent indexing site IsoHunt was forced to shut down after its owned Gary Fung faced a lawsuit from the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) which ...

October 30, 2013 at 10:33 am by

isoHunt.com Is Shutting Down

isoHunt is finally shutting down after seven years of lawsuits. The website is not being shutdown because of Government forcing, but rather a settlement offer that Gary Fung ...

October 18, 2013 at 9:18 am by

Movie Company Asks Google To Remove IMDB Links And Official Trailers From Its Listings

By now most of us know that the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) takedown service has been abused by companies and business interests. In the past we’ve seen ...

October 14, 2013 at 11:03 am by

Torrent Site H33T Goes Offline Following Court Order

TorrentFreak reports that torrent site H33T has gone offline after encountering legal issues with its domain name registration. The domain name registrar for H33T removed all ...

September 8, 2013 at 11:41 am by

Russia’s SOPA-Equivalent Could Shut Down Wikipedia

We already brought you news of Russia’s SOPA-like legislation which is still on track to pass and come into effect by August. Now a new report by TorrentFreak suggests ...

July 11, 2013 at 1:54 pm by

Russia Could Pass SOPA-Like Legislation By August

Taiwan were the most recent country to reject SOPA-like legislation and you would of thought governments over the world would have learnt from the public outcry against ...

June 23, 2013 at 3:54 pm by