movies
Last Year’s Most Popular Digital Rental in the US is a Surprising Film

In a change-up that acknowledges the reality of the business it’s in, the MPAA has included a breakdown of the home entertainment market in its latest annual box office report. Topping both the DVD/Blu-ray and digital rentals charts for 2017 in the US is Ben Affleck’s weird-ass action hero/math savant flick The Accountant. Read More >>

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Popcorn Time ‘Officially’ Announces Its Return

Popcorn Time is the revolutionary app that’s been continuously dubbed the Netflix for torrents. But after aggressive legal action by the Motion Picture Association of America, the original site Popcorntime.io, shut down indefinitely. But after weeks of mystery surrounding its sudden reappearance, anonymous developers are declaring that illegal Netflix is back, baby. Read More >>

piracy
Film Studios are Giving Pirate Sites 24 Hours to Close, or Else

Websites that enable internet piracy are like the hydra. You take one down, and several more pop up in its place. That's not stopping rights holders from trying and hoping this time will be different, though. Their latest tactic? Giving piracy-focussed sites 24 hours to shut down. OR ELSE. Read More >>

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Popcorn Time is Over Thanks to UK ISP Block Rule

Popcorn Time, the easy-access streaming tool that turns the mass resources of Bittorrent into a visual media library, is the latest site to have its URLs added to the UK ban list, with ISPs now required to limit access to some of its addresses. Read More >>

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Sony Leak: The Secret Meetings That Set Hollywood’s Anti-Piracy War Plan

Every year, legal representatives from seven of the biggest movie studios in the United States gather in Sherman Oaks, California to talk about all things anti-piracy. That's not surprising; it's their livelihood, after all. But what may come as a surprise, shock even, is their plan to Read More >>

piracy
Big Media Wins: Newzbin2 Finally Calls It Quits

The Newzbin saga has been raging for over a year now, with big media first managing to sue the original Newzbin out of existence, and then winning a court order to block the revived Newzbin2 off the face of the planet. But now the hackers behind Newzbin2 have thrown in the towel. The original Usenet indexer that brought binaries into the mainstream, is no more. Read More >>

megaupload
Kim Dotcom: US Vice President Ordered the Megaupload Shutdown

Kim Dotcom has come out explaining that he knows who was behind the shutdown of his company and related sites. Speaking to TorrentFreak, Dotcom has explained that he believes the US Vice President Joe Biden directed attorney Neil MacBride to target the site. Read More >>

piracy
Even After Shutting Down, LimeWire Can’t Catch a Break

LimeWire has been kaput as a file-sharing service since October but that hasn't stopped its legal woes. Now, after settling with the RIAA to the tune of £66 million, the MPAA and a host of indie music labels have filed lawsuits against the company as well. Talk about beating a dead horse. Read More >>

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These Hollywood Stars See Nothing Wrong With MegaUpload

MegaUpload has been under fire recently from the likes of the MPAA and the RIAA, who accuse the site of facilitating piracy. They've even gone so far as to dredge up Kim Dotcom's — the founder of MU — previous conviction of "computer hacking" and blasting the company's use of overseas servers. Read More >>