The US government is being ordered to pay $50 million to Apptricity for violating a licensing agreement and spreading Apptricity’s software among its military ranks without actually paying for it.
The software, which tracks supplies and troops, was authorized for …Read More »
Baidu, which is the top search engine in China, and QVOD, a Chinese video on demand service, are being targeted for copyright violation. The suing parties are seeking $49.2 million in damages and they have named themselves the The Joint …Read More »
The Center for Copyright Information is currently developing a curriculum in California called “Be a Creator.” Its goal is to teach elementary school students the “value of copyright and dangers of digital piracy.” The group is backed by the Motion …Read More »
The classic BitTorrent site isoHunt was shut down earlier this month, with its owner Gary Fung having to pay $110 million dollars to copyright owners. However, it is now back under similar name of isoHunt.to, and it has been restored …Read More »
Johan Kaos, a Norwegian film maker whose newest movie is Pornopung, has played a hilarious trick on those downloading his movie from The Pirate Bay. Those who acquire a copy of the movie via torrent will be treated to 10 …Read More »
By now everyone with a brain should know that piracy is a dangerous game. It’s fun when a person is able to download the latest movies and never having to pay to see it at the cinemas. However, all hell …Read More »
Just as the demise of Walter White is fresh in the public mind, Vince Gilligan, creator of AMC’s hit show Breaking Bad, talks about the positive and negative sides to illegal downloading.
Breaking Bad is a show that started on …Read More »
Back in the year of 2012, the U.S government raided Megaupload and shutdown the service after a long investigation. With the shutting down of Megaupload, 10.75 million legitimate files were sent to the graveyard, according to new research from Boston’s …Read More »
Breaking Bad has finally come to an end after 5 years and 5 seasons on the air. And it went out with a bang — and I’m not talking about the chemistry type of bang.
According to TorrentFreak, the final …Read More »
Netflix visits pirating websites to see what is popular, to help determine what shows and movies to offer next
When Netflix goes out to get the rights for popular movies and TV shows, they don’t just look at what people are talking about or excited for. Netflix also looks at another valuable source of information: What’s popular on piracy …Read More »
Man works tech support for a local company, woman accuses him of infecting her netbook with virus just so she would have to pay him to fix it.Read More »
Piracy on Android is a big problem for developers, it is one of the main reasons why there’s more free content in the Google Play Store compared to paid content. Additionally, it is also the reason why many developers choose …Read More »
As of a few days ago, The Pirate Bay has been around for a whole decade. To celebrate their 10th anniversary, the site posted an announcement thanking their supporters as well as announcing a new brand new browser designed to …Read More »
When English fails: funny and horribly inaccurate origin story of Batman on Chinese bootleg DVD [Image]
According to this bootleg DVD of Batman Begins, “Bruce found found a basement under his villa, in which the equipments turned him into another person: Spiderman.”Read More »
Remember when HBO asked Google to take down VLC? Yeah, that’s got nothing on this. Microsoft has managed to send a takedown request to Google… for Microsoft itself.
The request was sent by LEAKID, a company that manages all of …Read More »
Illegal downloading of music, movies and television shows seems to be on a steady decline, according to a Norwegian study by Ipsos MMI.
The study found that songs are being pirated in Norway at just 17.5% of the rate that …Read More »
Copyright holders might want to take a good luck at the technology that automatically flags infringing content. HBO has reportedly sent a takedown request to Google asking to remove a link that leads to… VLC, the open-source media player.
Companies …Read More »
Deus Ex: The Fall is the latest entry in the Deus Ex franchise that released on the App Store this week. It looks pretty much like any other Deus Ex game, just on iOS. But publisher Square Enix has decided …Read More »
We recently posted the top 10 most pirated TV shows of the season, and in it HBO says that they actually think it’s a huge compliment to have the most pirated show on television. Another company on the other hand, …Read More »
Okay, I know I told you to guess what number one was but I couldn’t help it — and you probably knew already anyway. Unsurprisingly, Game of Thrones is once again the most pirated TV show at the end of …Read More »
Early last month, Adobe announced that it would discontinue its traditional versions of Creative Suite and instead focus on Creative Cloud — where the latest versions of industry standard programs like Photoshop will be made available. Now, one day after …Read More »
Before anything else, let me first warn you that a couple of seconds in this video are slightly NSFW.
Created by artist Nicolas Maigret, “The Pirate Cinema” is an installation of sorts that gives an awesome if not a little …Read More »
A couple of the major Hollywood studios have asked Google to remove the homepage of Kim Dotcom’s Mega from Google search results. This includes NBC Universal and Warner Bros, who are claiming that their copyrighted content is hosted on the …Read More »
Alleged Chinese spy’s laptop found to contain porn and pirated movies, not classified information from NASA
Bo Jiang used to work for NASA. He was let go by his employer because congressman Frank Wolf of Virginia claimed that he and other Chinese engineers were a security risk. This was a statement in a press release issued …Read More »
Netflix says people pirate due to lack of access to content, piracy is lower in countries Netflix operates in
One of the major arguments of why people pirate is due to lack of access. It is said (most) people aren’t inherently dishonest; rather, people pirate because they don’t have legitimate access to the content they want to view. How …Read More »
The Pirate Bay of the Caribbean, anyone? After just recently finding a new home in Iceland, the infamous TPB is on the move yet again.
In the on-going struggle between TPB and, well, the world, Swedish prosecutors have filed a …Read More »
In a rather amusing turn of events, Greenheart Games, the developers of Game Dev Tycoon, played a sort of prank on pirates. )No, not the type of pirates that sail the high seas but the ones that illegally download …Read More »
In case you already forgot about it, the Copyright Alert System launched in the US in late February. We covered it pretty extensively. But even if you did completely forget about it, we wouldn’t blame you. A study meant to …Read More »
Game of Thrones is one of the most pirated TV series in recent history, but there’s good reason for it. No I’m not condoning piracy, and it’s certainly immoral in many cases- not to mention illegal. You see Game of …Read More »
The Pirate Bay guys have once again made a move and are now located in Iceland’s domain registry. ThePirateBay.is, to be exact. You might remember that they recently left their former home of Sweden, due to lawsuits by Sweden’s Right …Read More »
A Chinese website called 7659 is bypassing Apple’s App Store and allowing its users to install pirated apps for free, without the need for jailbreaking. How are they doing this? It’s actually kind of clever.
The website is using Apple’s …Read More »
Last time we told you about what North Korea likes to pirate on BitTorrent, but now we have another location whose downloading habits you might be curious about –Vatican City.
As I’m sure you already know, Vatican City isn’t like …Read More »
BitTorrent has just announced the release of BitTorrent Surf, a sharing plugin that “brings BitTorrent to your browser.” Basically, BitTorrent Surf hopes to eliminate the need for a separate torrent client and make downloading easier.
In addition to making downloading …Read More »
Ever wondered what people might be downloading over there in North Korea? Oh, right. As if the bigwigs over there would let everyone access the internet and the free flowing information available across the web. But that doesn’t mean nobody …Read More »
More than 1 million people pirated season 3 premiere of Game of Thrones in less than 24-hours, sets new torrenting record
Game of Thrones must be an awesome show because it is consistently the most popular pirated TV show in the world. First Game of Thrones topped the charts for most pirated TV show of 2012. Now season 3 premiere of …Read More »