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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 European Court of Justice has ruled that citizens in The Netherlands can't download copyrighted movies and music for free, stating that the country's "piracy levy" is illegal.
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.
Judge Ursula Ungaro dismisses a case by notorious copyright trolls Malibu Media, establishing that having IP addresses isn't enough to identify who the alleged pirate is.
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.
Popular cloud-based file sharing website, Hotfile, has been ordered to pay about $80 million and shutdown to settle a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by the Motion Picture Association of America.
In another victory for copyright owners, U.K. ISPs have been ordered to block 21 sites linked to illegal content sharing - including popular torrent sites such as Monova and Torrentz - by October 30.
A voluntary code to be discussed by the British Phonographic Institute, major ISPs and David Cameron at 10 Downing Street in September could bring new policies to counter illegal downloads of music.
After New Zealand made the controversial decision to (almost) kill off software patents on Wednesday, experts have expressed doubt at the bill's validity; they question how best it can be enforced.
McAfee has patented technology to detect and block pirated content within a web browser, impeding access to sites that infringe copyrights and redirecting users to approved content sources instead.
Apple has been hit with a $118,000 fine for illegally distributing copyrighted material in China. Judge Feng Gang ruled that Apple showed negligence in ensuring uploaded content was legal.
A new report says Google received requests to remove over 50 million URLs from its search results in 2012, and that the weekly average of requests has increased drastically in the last 12 months.
As anti-piracy measures are becoming more and more extreme, I say it's time to take a step back and have a serious discussion on the subject, considering both the good and bad aspects.
Kim Dotcom's extradition to the United States hearing could be pushed all the way back to July 2013, with the family's case reaching box-office proportions in terms of plot twists and turns.
A recently-assigned US patent describes a system to remotely control and (if needed) censor manufacturing of 3D objects infringing copyrighted products and brands.
Japan's government has agreed to new legislation against criminals caught downloading illegally, bringing in a maximum fine of two million yen or a potential two year stay in a prison cell.
File sharing continues to be a thorn in the side of the entertainment industries. Now public prosecutors in Portugal have said that file sharing copyright material online is, in fact, legal.
Kim Dotcom, the now-famous internet media mogul, has revealed further details on Megabox. Anyone interested will be disappointed to discover the supposedly revolutionary service is "coming soon".
Filesonic, previously one of the major file-sharing websites on the internet, has been gone for the past few days with no explanation, and the main domain having suddenly changed hands.
An industrious user, known as Qarizma, has developed a small utility called ThePiratePatch to allow users to easier circumvent the block, imposed by some ISPs, to access The Pirate Bay.
The owner of one of the most popular sources of pirated material in the UK, Surfthechannel.com, has been sentenced to 4 years in jail after being found guilty of facilitating copyright infrigment.
With the closure of Demonoid, there had been hopes that the site would return. These hopes seem to have been dashed by the discovery that you could buy the rights to the infamous domains.
The content industry says that the new law has been effective in fighting piracy in the country - for a month, at least. Now they want to cut the cost for sending infringement letters out.
After fighting against SOPA earlier this year, the Internet rejoiced at its ability to come together against controversial bills. Now it's coming back again, ready for another round.
Twitter's first biannual transparency report sheds light on the number of government requests for user information or content removal, as well as data on DMCA takedown notices from copyright holders.
Google has revealed that it gets requests to remove over 1.2 million links on its search results a month, with Microsoft shown as the company with by far the most requests.
If you love the anti-piracy warnings that come up before you can watch a movie or TV series that you've just paid for, you're in luck: two new unskippable notices are being rolled out right now!
Indian internet providers have taken steps to reduce the amount of piracy ongoing in the country, blocking sites such as The Pirate Bay, as well as Vimeo, for seemingly no discernible reason.
Copyright trolls have managed to cause chaos for fans of the band All Shall Perish, having filed a lawsuit against their fans that the band's manager had no awareness of.
GEMA, a German group responsible for royalty collection, has managed to take Google to court over YouTube's copyrighted videos, winning the case and potentially unleashing havoc on the site.
Scriptwriters in Germany have published a letter directed to the internet, pirates, greens, and left-wingers, targeting them over copyright and their stance towards it.
Listen.com co-founder Rob Reid takes a look at the entertainment industry's bizarre claims about the economic damage of piracy. Who knew your iPod contained $8 billion worth of stolen content?
Here at Neowin we're hoping you're enjoying your Tuesday, as this week's Trivia focuses on piracy, which is still a major issue for content providers worldwide. Read on for some facts about piracy
According to the Swiss government, piracy might not be making as big a dent in content owners' pockets as they would have us believe. In fact, piracy hasn't changed their bottom line much at all.
A musician in the Netherlands has attacked anti-piracy group BREIN for distributing his work without permission on millions of DVDs. The piece was originally written for a local film festival.
Once again, Righthaven faces more legal trouble. A Colorado judge has tossed Righthaven's lawsuits in Colorado; not only that, he's forcing them to pay court costs.
The British government will officially announce tomorrow a proposed change of law that is claimed to have hindered innovation.
Those of you in the United States, get ready for "six strikes". The major American Internet Service Providers (ISPs), which include AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Cablevision, and Time Warner Cable, have signed on to a voluntary...
After an increasingly long battle between Apple and Samsung over patent disputes, Samsung has withdrawn one of its lawsuits against Apple. Samsung have previously made claims that the Cupertino based company was copying many of...
A few short weeks ago Neowin reported that the New Zealand government was attempting to sneak through new anti-piracy laws on the back of the Christchurch disaster which occurred in February. The government pushed the...
The UK's High court has rejected a legal challenge by Talk Talk broadband and BT at the legality in light of European law of the right of content producers to force ISPs to disconnect suspected...
Sony has decided to take legal action against the hackers that were able to exploit the PlayStation 3 operating system into running homebrew and pirated software, which worked by accessing root keys or "special codes"...
In a mysterious series of events, the Wordpress blog platform Blogetry, used by approximately 70,000 bloggers around the world, shut down with little warning and no explanation, according to ReadWriteWeb. On a BurstNet discussion board,...
newteevee.com reports that Isohunt, a popular torrent site, was issued a permanent injunction by US Judge Stephen Wilson of the District Court of California, Southern District. The injunction forces owner Garry Fung to immediately block...
One of the famous meme’s around the Internet is the parody videos of Hitler in a bunker, during the last moments in WWII, featured in the film “Downfall” (Der Untergang). The comedy behind the...
TorrentFreak reports that the UK government passed the controversial Digital Economy Bill, by a vote of 189-47. In an effort to crack down on digital piracy, the bill features a clause that allows the Secretary...
TorrentFreak reports that Warner Brothers UK is hiring college students with an IT background to participate in an internship that will pit them against the world wide pirating web in an effort to crack down...
It seems the world is not yet finished in its attempt at wiping BitTorret search engine The Pirate Bay from the pages of internet history. According to reports from PCWorld and MacWorld, a new trial...
As if it couldn't get much worse for the The Pirate Bay, bit torrent tracker and generally swashbuckling group, it seems more "harassment" is being thrown their way. Earlier on this year in April,...