russia
Russian Man Who Tried to Burn Down Offices of Internet Regulator Reportedly Gets Probation

Earlier this month, a court in Russia’s Ulyanovsk Region sentenced a man to one and a half years’ probation after he reportedly tried not one, not two, but three times to burn down the regional offices of national internet regulator Roskomnadzor, with Interfax reporting (via TorrentFreak) that one local said he had done so to seek revenge over blocking of piracy sites. Read More >>

piracy
The Number of Requests for Piracy Sites to Be Blocked in the UK Has Been Dropping

Despite being pretty heavy on blocking the shit out of everything fun on the internet, the UK has seen requests for ISPs to block pirate sites dwindle over the past few years. Read More >>

movies
Of Course the Entirety of Avengers: Endgame Has Already Been Pirated

Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame, a movie that millions of people have been waiting years to see, has already been pirated. This should not come as a surprise to anyone because... this is the world we live in? Read More >>

piracy
Juggalo Valentine’s Day Hip-Hop Show Ends With Bar Getting 500 Notices for Illegal Downloads

Juggalos can’t catch a break. The misunderstood fans of the Insane Clown Posse have it hard enough with the FBI classifying them as a “gang.” Now, the proprietors of a bar in America are pointing a finger at the Faygo-loving clan after a Valentine’s Day gathering ended with the establishment receiving 500 DMCA notices for illegal downloads. Read More >>

piracy
More Bad News For Kodi And Torrents As Sky, Netflix and More Vow To Stamp Out Piracy

Video streaming sites, Kodi, and torrents are all, once again, under attack as a new coalition of entertainment companies redoubles its anti-piracy efforts. Read More >>

porn
Want The Pirate Bay But Without Porn?

A new mirrored collection of the content of The Pirate Bay is online, only this one has been cleansed of the quite embarrassing Step-Mom Goes Wild and Right in Her Hair Vol. 28 porn downloads category. Read More >>

piracy
Popular Torrent Search Engine Shuts Down Without Explanation

The torrenting community has been tumultuous these past few weeks. First, Kickass Torrents was seized after the owner’s arrest. Now, one of the largest search engines has vanished. Read More >>

internet
Finding The Torrent You’re Hunting Just Got Harder

The biggest torrent search engine, Torrentz.eu, has shutdown. Those on the hunt for a specific torrent within the sea of mirror sites will now find that task a fair bit harder. Read More >>

piracy
Warner Bros. Targets Streaming Subreddit Over Piracy, Fails

You can find almost anything on Reddit, including free, pirated movies, which is why one movie studio has started to not just go after the sources of these videos, but the places that aggregate them. Read More >>

kickass torrents
Kickass Torrents Clones Are Going to Keep Appearing, Aren’t They?

Yes, yes they will. If you absolutely have to get movies and books for free, make sure you’re doing it responsibly. Read More >>

piracy
Your Favourite Torrent Site KickassTorrents Goes Offline As Alleged Owner Arrested

If you, like so many, used KickassTorrents (KAT) as one of your primary sources for downloading movies, music, and more, you’re out of luck, as the alleged owner of the site was arrested yesterday. Read More >>

piracy
US TV Network Patents Real-Time Torrent Detection

US TV network NBC, which makes top torrent totty like, er, America's Got Talent and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, has applied for a patent that appears to offer a means to track down and remove torrents the very minute they go live and start attracting the content leeches. Read More >>

piracy
Judge Says IP Address Doesn’t Prove Anything in Piracy Case

What do you do if you get busted for pirating a terrible Adam Sandler movie? Deny it. That seems to be the lesson of a recently dismissed federal case, which raises the burden of proof that copyright owner must meet in order to hold you accountable for infringement. Read More >>

piracy
140 New Torrent Sites Added to UK’s ISP Blockade List

The secretive body in charge of maintaining the UK's ISP piracy blocklist has dug out another 140 domains and subdomains that it would like access to curtailed, adding a few seconds of tedious Googling for alternatives to the process of stealing all the Batmans off the internet. Read More >>

music
Torrent Traffic Drops as Pirates Switch to Direct Download and Streams

Data scavenged together by a piracy tracker appears to show that the big public torrent sites are on a bit of a downtrend, as years of blockades and legally enforced server troubles slowly eat away at the black market share of the main torrenting portals. Read More >>