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Napster founder - Sean Parker - is reportedly talking to major film studios on a new set-top box which will stream content to users on the first day of release, the only caveat being the hefty price.
The FBI has arrested a Californian man for sharing "The Revenant" on piracy sites in December. He has agreed to plead guilty to copyright infringement which carries a maximum sentence of three years.
Notorious piracy app Popcorn Time has come back from the dead. The team behind the revival will not be actively developing it but will focus on bug fixes and making sure everything runs smoothly.
A new study examines the relationship between piracy and operating system usage. Interestingly, piracy actually helps Microsoft retain more Windows users as it stops them moving to Linux.
While efforts failed to devise a voluntary anti-piracy code in Australia, Foxtel and Village Roadshow have now sought to compel ISPs to block access to The Pirate Bay, IsoHunt and other sites.
After facing a prolonged stalemate over cost estimates, Village Roadshow co-CEO Graham Burke announced a backdown from a voluntary anti-piracy scheme to be ratified in conjunction with Aussie ISPs.
Font Brothers are taking Hasbro to court after it stole a font to use with the My Little Pony brand. The company is out to get $150k for each infringement made by Hasbro, and there are a lot.
The results of a public consultation carried out by the UK Government show that the majority of people are against an increase in the sentence for online piracy from two to ten years.
This afternoon, in front of a packed gallery, a New Zealand judge ruled that Kim Dotcom could be legally extradited to the US in order to face charges of copyright infringement.
As many ISPs around Europe block access to the site, a Swedish court says no, and rules in favor of allowing access to the Pirate Bay through Bredbandsbolaget, a Swedish ISP.
Pirates have figured out a way to rip 4K content from Netflix and Amazon TV services. Shows in the formats were scarce until recently but new devices are allowing pirates to get the upper hand.
In what is certainly a case for the ages, a court in the Czech Republic sentenced a software pirate to a $373,000 fine with one caveat: a sufficiently viral video would negate any charges.
The list of sites that UK ISPs are requested to block by copyright holders has been updated, and now includes more popular examples such as Demonoid, and even sites that sell counterfeit luxury goods.
In a rather interesting move, popular anti-malware software developer Malwarebytes is giving pirates an opportunity to convert their counterfeit product keys to legitimate ones.
HBO has sent warnings to thousands of people around the world - not pirates, but folks who have been paying the company to access its HBO Now subscription service, which it says is for US users only.
Pirates are in the crosshairs, targeted with thousands of takedown notices over the leaking of the first four episodes of the latest season of HBO's popular TV series, Game of Thrones.
Just a week after its release on streaming service, Netflix, Marvel's superhero show, Daredevil, has become the second most pirated show on the internet, trailing only to HBO's Game of Thrones.
An Australian federal court has ordered internet service providers to turn over the personal info associated with four thousands IPs to an American company on trying to prove copyright infringement.
According to a new statement from Microsoft, the company isn't actually looking to upgrade pirated Windows versions to a licensed Windows 10. Instead those who upgrade will remain unlicensed pirates.
Terry Myerson, head of the Windows team, has officially stated that even pirated versions of Windows will be able to upgrade for free to Windows 10, in an effort to "re-engage" users.
Tumblr appears to be censoring anything related to or tagged with the term "torrent" in searches, and banning users under a new strict "three strikes" policy in an attempt to rid the site of pirates.
Andrus Nomm, a developer who claims to have worked with Megaupload prior to its shutdown has been arrested in the United States and could testify against Kim Dotcom in the ongoing legal battle.
The Pirate Bay is back online with a few changes; the site's logo is changed as well as the staff. The site is not fully functional yet but will probably be restored to its original form soon.
Piracy, especially music piracy, has apparently disappeared from Norway. This seems to be because of easy to access to affordable, convenient and legal music streaming services.
Microsoft's relationship with China has always been a bit strained; on the one hand, the country has a massive economy, but on the other, Windows is pirated heavily in this region.
GitHub projects have been targeted in a copyright takedown notice by the porn company, Wicked Pictures, in its attempt to remove 6,576 links to illegal copies of its movies from Google.
Game of Thrones was the most pirated TV show of the year, but a list of the 20 most pirated movies of 2014 was topped by The Wolf of Wall Street - just ahead of Frozen, Robocop and Gravity.
With all the ruckus on "The Interview," cyber criminals took advantage of the moment as they have created an app claiming to download the movie. Instead, a Trojan is waiting to attack host devices.
After becoming BitTorrent's most downloaded TV program in 2012, and retaining the title in 2013, Game of Thrones has again won the battle to defeat all other challengers, as 2014's most pirated show.
Leaked emails have revealed that MPAA got cold feet just three months out from the introduction of a government scheme to send movie pirates in the UK a warning via their ISP when they steal content.
Sony has attempted to step up the fight against pirate sites this year but has been caught unwittingly funding these very sites according to analysis by the MPAA.
Following a reaction from critics, Sony has reconsidered releasing the controversial movie. As it became available for streaming, it didn't take too much time to become a pirate hit online.
Google said it is deeply concerned about MPAA's plans to force DNS providers and ISPs to filter out websites like The Pirate Bay using existing laws.
In an attempt to stop piracy, MPAA is currently considering using DNS providers to filter out websites like The Pirate Bay, and would use existing laws to enforce it.
The Australia Government has given ISPs and US movie studios until April 2015 to agree on a new industry code which would address online piracy, or the Government will intervene with its own code.
Google continues its efforts to eradicate piracy after facing harsh criticism. The latest includes removing Pirate Bay related apps from the store, much to the dismay of the respective developers.
The adult film industry is upset that Google refuses to work with them to help combat the rampant piracy of porn that plagues the Internet, while they happily work with more mainstream studios.
The German police have carried out a massive anti-piracy raid with a considerable amount of storage media confiscated from the suspects of the 121 homes which were raided.
A British man has been sentenced to 33 months in prison after recording 'Fast & Furious 6' in a cinema on the day of its release, and uploading it to the web, resulting in 779,000 downloads.
The City of London police have announced a new campaign that's aimed at depriving websites with illegal content of their ad revenue. The police use a program to replace paid ads with a police warning.
Unlike the UK's 2010 Digital Economy Act, which wanted to shut off the Internet of "persistent pirates," the UK will begin to issue warnings to users that are suspected of pirating content.
The creator of the world's largest torrent client has agreed a deal with the MPAA to combat piracy, which will see the company's video-on-demand service protected by a content recognition system.
Peter Sunde, co-founder of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay, has been arrested in Sweden following almost two years on the run, after being sentenced to prison for copyright violations.
The porn industry has launched a campaign to encourage users to pay for adult content, rather than downloading it free - but some think cheaper 'Netflix-style' pricing for porn is the way forward.
Sites that allow you to download copyright infringing material can make millions of dollars each year, but under new rules legitimate adverts could no longer be displayed on these types of sites.
Community based BitTorrent tracker and website, Demonoid, has made a comeback after being down for nearly two years due to various copyright infringement complaints from governments around the world.
The creators behind Popcorn Time have decided to shut the project down, mentioning that they do not want to deal with endless debates on piracy and legal threats.
A federal judge has ruled that an IP address alone is not sufficient to prove that an account holder is guilty of copyright infringement, dismissing a case which accused hundreds of illegal downloads.
HBO's TV show Game of Thrones is once again the most pirated TV show for 2013, which is the second year it has held that title, according to a new report that checks on BiiTorrent downloads.