RIAA escalates piracy witchhunt, points its pitchfork at domain registrars

The RIAA's latest battle in the pursuit of stopping music piracy is against an unlikely target: the companies that offer domain name services.
Movies & TV

Almost all of this year’s Oscar-nominated movies have already leaked online

Want to check out some of the nominations for this year's Academy Awards without paying? TorrentFreak says 34 out of the 36 movies are now available in some form on online piracy sites.

Ohio man is the first person to go to jail for pirating Android apps

28-year-old Ohio man Scott Walton pled guilty to one count to commit criminal copyright infringement after he admitted he was involved with SnappzMarket, an online marketplace that distributed pirated Android apps.

Disney patents the idea of a piracy-free search engine

Disney wants to rid the Web of "undesirable search results" and has patented the idea of a search engine where officially approved and authentic sites carry far more weight than unlicensed ones.

Music piracy has “murdered” rock and roll, says Gene Simmons

Filesharing and piracy have reduced the value of music to such an extent that "rock is finally dead" in the opinion of Kiss frontman Gene Simmons, and we won't see another band like The Rolling Stones.
Home Theater

When it comes to piracy, Orange is the New Black is the new Game of Thrones

New data from Tru Optik, a digital media research firm, shows that Netflix's original show Orange is the New Black has climbed to the third spot on the list of the most popular TV shows on file-sharing networks for Q2 2014.

London police fights piracy with blatant, banner ad-like messages

Police in London are placing large, visible messages on websites which encourage piracy in order to persuade users to stop stealing content illegally.

LSU rolls out punishment policy for students who pirate stuff using the school’s network

Louisiana State University will begin to take action against students who swipe stuff from the Internet illegally using the school's network.

Blockades shmockades: Pirate Bay traffic reportedly doubles since 2011

Despite efforts to block access to the controversial website, the Pirate Bay's traffic has surged even higher the past few years.

American Bar Association says that suing file sharers is an exercise in futility

One of the top legal organizations in the U.S. argues that suing individual file sharers isn't an ideal strategy for combating such acts of theft.

London police commissioner says that enforcing anti-piracy isn’t working

London's police commissioner says that new approaches should be taken in order to combat Internet piracy, and that current methods aren't really working.

Anti-piracy group aims to get Pirate Bay access blocked in its own backyard

The Pirate Bay is about to start getting shelled by Rights Alliance, an anti-piracy group. You can learn more about how Rights Alliance soon aims to do battle with The Pirate Bay here.