Neowin News Feed for: Pirate Neowin News Feed for: Pirate en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Camcorder pirates in India could face up to three years in prison and $14,000 in fines <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A proposed amendment to India&#039;s Cinematograph Act suggests that camcorder pirates in India should face up to three years in prison and pay fines up to $14,000 if they distribute copyrighted content. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Thu, 10 Jan 2019 07:54:01 +0000 TheDarkOverlord strikes again, releases unaired ABC show <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The hacking entity, TheDarkOverlord, has leaked its second TV series. This time it was ABC&#039;s Steve Harvey&#039;s Funderdome episodes 1-8. In April, it leaked season five of Orange is the New Black. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 05 Jun 2017 21:12:02 +0000 Pirate escapes $373,000 fine with a court-ordered 200k YouTube views, documenting his antics <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Muhammad Jarir Kanji) Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:58:36 +0000 All Office 2016 editions leaked online <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Following the release of Office 2016 yesterday, pirates have obtained all editions and languages of the productivity suite and posted them online for all to download. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Wed, 23 Sep 2015 11:16:01 +0000 Tumblr is paranoid about pirates, takes drastic actions <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Tumblr appears to be censoring anything related to or tagged with the term &quot;torrent&quot; in searches, and banning users under a new strict &quot;three strikes&quot; policy in an attempt to rid the site of pirates. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jerry Grey) Sun, 22 Feb 2015 10:24:01 +0000 Man jailed almost three years for movie piracy <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>A British man has been sentenced to 33 months in prison after recording &#039;Fast &amp; Furious 6&#039; in a cinema on the day of its release, and uploading it to the web, resulting in 779,000 downloads. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:16:27 +0000 Google now removing 1 million links per day thanks to DMCAs <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>For the first time ever, Google is now removing an average of 1 million links to pirated content per day because of DMCA takedown notices, which is a large increase from a few years ago. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:37:37 +0000 UK set to launch new anti-piracy campaign <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/850773882.jpg" alt="" /></div>Unlike the UK&#039;s 2010 Digital Economy Act, which wanted to shut off the Internet of &quot;persistent pirates,&quot; the UK will begin to issue warnings to users that are suspected of pirating content. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brockman Davis) Sat, 19 Jul 2014 03:52:28 +0000 Pirate Bay co-founder arrested after two years on the run <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Sun, 01 Jun 2014 07:34:46 +0000 U.K. ISPs ordered to block 21 pirate sites, including top torrent destinations <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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 href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 29 Oct 2013 17:41:40 +0000 Kim Dotcom teases the future of Megabox <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>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 &quot;coming soon&quot;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Wed, 26 Sep 2012 17:16:26 +0000 Google explains how new search results will impact YouTube <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/797488219news-logo-google-logo-colour.png" alt="" /></div>Google offered Neowin some new information about their upcoming search result changes, including how that information will impact results from its own YouTube service. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:21:07 +0000 Could YouTube avoid Google's crackdown on pirates? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/122708913youtube2011.png" alt="" /></div>Google&#039;s recently announced efforts to cut down the search results for websites that have pirated content have raised questions on how searches for YouTube videos will be affected. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Sun, 12 Aug 2012 18:15:13 +0000 Opera's Turbo feature circumvents site bans <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/619881872af.jpg" alt="" /></div>Opera&#039;s Turbo feature allows the browser to be used to bypass restrictions and bans online, thereby allowing certain groups to access sites which were previously thought to have been blocked. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Thu, 05 Jul 2012 19:20:54 +0000 Megaupload was working on a multi-billion dollar IPO <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>It has been revealed that shortly before being shut down, Megaupload was investigating options for raising money for the organisation through a public stock offering. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Tue, 17 Apr 2012 18:41:34 +0000 Trivia Tuesday: Some facts about software piracy <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/uploaded/500px-the_pirate_bay_logo.svg_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Here at Neowin we&#039;re hoping you&#039;re enjoying your Tuesday, as this week&#039;s Trivia focuses on piracy, which is still a major issue for content providers worldwide. Read on for some facts about piracy <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tim Schiesser) Tue, 06 Mar 2012 12:07:41 +0000 Crysis 2 most pirated game of 2011 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>The PC version of Crytek&#039;s latest sci-fi first person shooter Crysis 2 was the most pirated game on the Internet in 2011, according to a new story, with Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 coming in second. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Sat, 31 Dec 2011 08:37:18 +0000 Russia revealed as one of the biggest pirates of Microsoft software <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1615224140.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft revealed this week that 25% of Russian software outlets sell pirated Microsoft software. The findings were published as part of a survey the software giant carried out recently. According to The Associated Press, Microsoft checked... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Thu, 11 Feb 2010 13:21:03 +0000 Further threats thrown at The Pirate Bay, owners unfazed <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/725521730tpblogo.jpg" alt="" /></div>As if it couldn't get much worse for the The Pirate Bay, bit torrent tracker and generally swashbuckling group, it seems more &quot;harassment&quot; is being thrown their way. Earlier on this year in April,... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 29 Jul 2009 22:34:09 +0000 The Pirate Bay sale unlikely to happen <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/725521730tpblogo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Some of the biggest news recently, in the shady side of the Internet, was that torrent search engine The Pirate Bay was to be sold and then converted into a legal operation. Many people were... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sam Symons) Tue, 28 Jul 2009 23:24:51 +0000 Pirate Party wins seat in European parliament <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1916286341eu.jpg" alt="" /></div>Elections for the European Parliament were held in most European countries today, and, as many expected, Sweden's Piratpartiet, or Pirate Party, has won a seat with over 7% of the vote, according to The Local.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (James Hall) Mon, 08 Jun 2009 10:15:46 +0000 Pirates cost software industry $53 billion in 2008 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1184924617.png" alt="" /></div>We all have mixed feelings when it comes to justifying pirate's actions, the debate will never end. The debate is likely going to heat up in governments around the world as the Business Software Alliance... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sean Bradford) Tue, 12 May 2009 16:22:42 +0000 Swedish ISPs ignoring requests to block The Pirate Bay <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After the recent Pirate Bay lawsuit and sentence, there has been a lot of noise made about the questionable attitude of the website, regarding complying with their fines. It seems Swedish internet service providers aren't... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sam Symons) Thu, 23 Apr 2009 04:06:05 +0000 Pirate Bay: We're not going to pay our fines <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/725521730tpblogo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Remember that recent Pirate Bay verdict? The one in which the four founding members of the website were convicted with a year long jail sentence and a $3.6 million fine? Yeah, well it turns out... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sam Symons) Wed, 22 Apr 2009 10:29:54 +0000 The Pirate Bay found guilty, jail & $3.6 million fine <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/725521730tpblogo.jpg" alt="" /></div>The Pirate Bay, notorious for providing BitTorrent files of all things copyrighted and illegal have lost a trial in Sweden today. The news first surfaced from founder Peter Sunde who used Twitter to break... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Fri, 17 Apr 2009 08:19:25 +0000 The Pirate Bay down, but not due to the trial <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/725521730tpblogo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Various websites have reported in the last couple of hours that The Pirate Bay, currently in court due to the nature of their website, has been offline. Reuven of the website rumored that this... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sam Symons) Tue, 03 Mar 2009 04:27:21 +0000 The Pirate Bay trial, evidence on shaky ground <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/725521730tpblogo.jpg" alt="" /></div>With the trial winding down to the wire, possibly at the end of this week, more evidence against The Pirate Bay comes into play, but is on shaky ground of being anything from evidence against... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Wed, 25 Feb 2009 20:02:37 +0000 The Pirate Bay trial, '80% of our torrents are legal' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/725521730tpblogo.jpg" alt="" /></div>The ongoing trial for The Pirate Bay is attracting international attention over the court case that could change the internet forever. Neowin has been keeping up with the trial and the latest argument from... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Mon, 23 Feb 2009 15:03:15 +0000 Why steal it when you can stream it? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/780734842metroeditorial.jpg" alt="" /></div>You missed an episode of your favorite television show last night. You don't have a DVR. You don't know anyone who recorded it. What can you do? The answer, for many people, is to proceed... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Christopher Vendemio) Wed, 12 Nov 2008 04:17:24 +0000 Danish Pirate Bay Block Breaks EU Law <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Last week a Danish court ordered the ISP &quot;Tele2&#8243; to block its customers access to The Pirate Bay. The decision heated the debate on ISPs Internet filtering, and it now turns out that filtering traffic... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 14 Feb 2008 09:43:44 +0000 Record Label Quits, Uploads Albums onto The Pirate Bay <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Dependent Records, an independent record label from Germany recently decided to shut its doors and upload all its albums onto The Pirate Bay. Interestingly, a year ago the the CEO of the label mentioned piracy... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 11 Feb 2008 10:29:12 +0000 The Pirate Bay: The Site is Safe, Even If We Lose in Court <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In an few hours from now The Pirate Bay team will probably be charged with aiding or facilitating copyright infringement. If they are found guilty, they could receive sentences of up to 2 years in... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 01 Feb 2008 10:57:31 +0000 Sweden targets The Pirate Bay <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sweden's public prosecutor Hakan Roswall plans to charge the Pirate Bay's organizers with accessory and conspiracy to break copyright law, which could lead to fines or up to two years in prison. The charges will... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 28 Jan 2008 16:31:35 +0000 Anti-Piracy Lobby Urges Sweden To Take Down The Pirate Bay <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Several anti-piracy lobbyist organizations have joined forces in urging the Swedish authorities to take &quot;swift and decisive action&quot; against The Pirate Bay. The Pirate Bay laughed away this attempt, and assures its users that they... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Wed, 21 Nov 2007 12:06:10 +0000 PIRATE Act dons eye patch, swashbuckles back into Senate <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The PIRATE Act is back, and this time it means business. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) yesterday introduced the Intellectual Property Enforcement Act (PDF), with Leahy saying, &quot;The PIRATE Act has... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 09 Nov 2007 16:29:26 +0000 The Pirate Bay Sees a Future Without BitTorrent <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The guys from The Pirate Bay are always working on interesting side-projects, but there is one in particular that's so significant, it might be the future of filesharing. For a while now, they have been... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 31 Oct 2007 14:22:35 +0000 The Pirate Bay to Bring Back OiNK <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Pirate Bay is currently working on an OiNK replacement in an attempt to bring the hundreds of thousands of music albums back online that disappeared during the raid. The replacement will be released within... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 26 Oct 2007 18:48:21 +0000 Court Orders Pirate to Use Windows <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Scott McCausland, aka &quot;sk0t&quot;, the first person to be jailed for Bittorrent use and a former member of Elitetorrents, has been told he may no longer use his computer with an Ubuntu Linux operating system.... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 24 Aug 2007 13:19:05 +0000 First Simpsons Movie Pirate Copy Tracked to Aussie Man <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Pirates, beware! Authorities have announced today that they have tracked the first known pirated copy of &quot;The Simpsons Movie&quot; to a 21-year old Australian man, whose home was consequently raided by police. According to Australian... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 17 Aug 2007 15:47:06 +0000 Pirate Downloads at All Time High and Set to Rise <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Illegal music downloading is at an all-time high and set to rise further, according to a report out today that urges the record industry to make legal buying easier and cheaper. Although social networking sites... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 30 Jul 2007 21:35:32 +0000