Bitcoin donations never quite caught on as much as the copyright lobbyists thought they would, with even giant sites like The Pirate Bay and KickassTorrents pulling just a few dollars a day between them.
Millions of scientists and researchers around the world download scientific papers illegally, for free, every month from Sci-Hub. It gives them access to everything, which might otherwise leave them in the hole for thousands of dollars.
A shipping firm targeted by pirates noticed how the seaborne criminals suddenly started operating with far great efficiency, targeting specific ships and even particular containers during raids. What was going on?
According to a new study conducted by the European Commission, the availability of free music made possible by services like Spotify has indeed curtailed piracy in recent years, but it's not helping the music industry make money.
Popcorn Time's most popular fork has gone offline, shutting down its Web page accounts and shutting down the torrenting app. It follows internal turmoil as several developers left the open source platform.
If you're one of those who wants to sidestep DRM as a means of sticking it to the man, Fallout 4 on PC apparently won't lend that opportunity, as even physical copies will require a Steam installation and launch day patch.
This summer had the second highest-grossing summer box office ever, but movie piracy was still up over 2014. “Mad Max: Fury Road,” which made $374 million at the box office worldwide, was the most pirated film with 22.9 million shares…