The Recording Industry Association of America has settled with YouTube-mp3.org, after it sued the online service on behalf of labels last year. Its operators have agreed to shut down the website.
Facebook has acquired Source3 in a bid to tackle piracy on its website. The acquisition shows that Facebook has still to resolve its piracy issues. Not many other details about the purchase are known.
According to the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), a British magazine is directing readers to stream pirated content through the increasingly popular media-center application, Kodi.
The Federation Against Copyright Theft recently said that it may begin focusing on people who install Kodi add-ons that are used for pirating content, rather than just developers and distributors.
Sci-Hub founder, Alexandra Elbakyan, has been ordered to cough up $15 million in damages to the publisher, Elsevier. Elbakyan has said that the fine won't be paid and that the site will continue.
The hacking entity, TheDarkOverlord, has leaked its second TV series. This time it was ABC's Steve Harvey's Funderdome episodes 1-8. In April, it leaked season five of Orange is the New Black.
Facebook has introduced a new clause on its Commerce Policy which bans the sale of piracy-enabling devices on its website. The move tightens the means users can acquire pre-configured devices.
ExtraTorrent, the world's second largest peer-to-peer torrent index site, has been permanently shut down. How much of a role the site's legal troubles had in this development remains to be seen.
Hackers have apparently obtained a copy of the upcoming fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean series and are demanding a ransom from Disney with the threat of releasing it online.
In a decision that's bound to have repercussions throughout the Union, the European Court of Justice has ruled that the sale of media boxes pre-configured for piracy is now illegal.
In a blog post, the developers behind the popular Kodi media center application defended the prospect of using DRM in their app, without actually committing to the decision to do so.
The extent to which piracy is impacting sales of premium TV content in the UK has been revealed by a YouGov study. It shows that five million people are illegally streaming, and more are planning to.
The team behind the Kodi media player are becoming increasingly frustrated with the growing use of its app for piracy. To help combat this, it's considering adding support for DRM.
Derbyshire's trading standards body has stated that consuming pirated content via streaming websites is not currently illegal. It reiterated that selling Kodi with piracy add-ons is illegal.
All the major ISPs have now begun issuing educational alerts to suspected pirates. Sky has gone a little further and is asking suspected infringers to remove piracy-enabling software.
British ISPs will begin sending out education alerts in the coming weeks to subscribers whose connections have been used for infringing on copyright content. It's supported by four major ISPs.
While piracy continued throughout 2016, Google received more than 1.1 billion takedown requests. The amount falls just short of the total number of takedown requests received in the prior five years.
Following an order from the Federal Court in Australia, ISPs must block dozens of warez related domains and proxies by the end of the year. Telstra implemented the weakest of these blocks.
In a move to combat music piracy through YouTube, a number of record labels have sued YouTube-mp3.org, claiming that the service promotes copyright infringement through its high volume of users.
The former managing director of The Walt Disney Company in India, Samir Bangara, has made a surprising remark at a recent event in Singapore. He said that he loves piracy for discoverability purposes.
In a recent attempt to suppress piracy, Warner Bros. issued another set of takedown requests to search engine Google. Peculiarly, the requests contain links from the entertainment company themselves.
Internet Service Providers in India have been blocking torrents/warez websites as part of a government order. Those who are caught could be fined, as well as jailed for three years.
Russian lawmakers and anti-piracy bodies are working on laws which will take protection away from social media sites over pirated content that users upload. The Civil Code protects them currently.
A new report published by two anti-piracy-focused outfits has made a suggestion that operating system makers should build blocks into their software to disable access to websites that enable piracy.
German software-maker, Bitmanagement, has sued the US Navy for deploying copies of its 3D virtual reality software on more computers than it had licenses for, and is now seeking a $600M settlement.
The Russian group, Mail.ru, has done a deal with Universal surrounding music hosted on sites it owns, including the popular VKontakte. Details are scarce but we could see users paying to access music.
The notorious internet mogul, Kim Dotcom, known for his file sharing companies, said that a new service will launch soon. He also hinted that the new service will come in January 2017.
A vulnerability in Google Chrome's video streaming system has been discovered. The current Digital Rights Management system of the browser allows users access to the video, for them to pirate.
The company has been developing a software service that will soon come bundled with its apps and warn users if they're using non-genuine copies, in the hopes of "protecting" them.
A recent update to the Oculus Rift blocked a piece of software named Revive. Now, Revive has received an update which restores its functionality, while also making VR piracy way easier.
The Productivity Commission found the Australia's current intellectual property legislation is broken and heavily favors content creators instead of the public, driving piracy more and more.
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.