The Motion Picture Association of America is implementing new guidelines for movie theaters, including night-vision surveillance, cell-phone confiscation and police involvement at the slightest suspicion of a recording device.
The developers of Football Manager have released where their games have been pirated most. China is the worst offender, but even the Vatican has a pirate.
Bittorrent’s inventor recently told the BBC that video quality is a major reason for why people chose to pirate.
Six movie and television studios have suddenly dropped their multi-million dollar lawsuit against defunct file-sharing software Limewire after several months in court.
Despite losing a court battle and agreeing to cease and desist demands, stream-ripper YouTube-MP3 remains online with almost full functionality.
Following a court settlement, the popular BitTorrent website isoHunt is to be closed down and it’s owner, Gary Fung, told to pay $100 million to the Motion Picture Association of America.
A software cracking group, LineZer0, responsible for over 30,000 cracked titles over 14 years, has closed its doors after a security breach.
Despite legal options provided by AMC and Fox, The Walking Dead was pirated by half a million people within the first few hours of the new season’s premiere.
British police are conducting an aggressive anti file-sharing campaign and have asked several registrars to remove the domains for torrent sites.
A new study from the London School of Economics and Political Science has found that piracy may be helping, rather than hurting, the entertainment industry. The research team is urging the UK government to remain objective.
Research by TorrentFreak shows that 500,000 people downloaded the finale within the first 12 hours of it being online.
On Thursday, 1,700 Russian websites went dark in opposition to a new anti-piracy law enabling the Russian government to ‘blacklist’ websites hosting copyright-breaching material.
HBO has asked Google to take down VLC Media Player as a copyright infringer in an attempt to stop pirates from downloading episodes of Game of Thrones.
Google is refusing the copyright industry’s demands that pirate websites should be removed from its search results, saying that policing the web isn’t their policy.
Gottfrid Warg, who co-founded the controversial file sharing torrent site, The Pirate Bay, was recently sentenced to two years in prison. Warg was charged and convicted with acting on illegal money transfers on-line and hacking into a Sweden-based computer system that stored and managed data for Swedish authorities.
A recent study completed by the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) shows that most Australian-based file sharers are better off and more educated than their law abiding counterparts.
A US judge recently sentenced a Chinese national by the name of Ziang Li to 12 years in prison for allegedly selling more than USD$100 million in pirated software and games. He was caught in the US territory of Saipan in June 2011 where he pleaded guilty in early 2013. In total, it was said
A Russian hacker has recently illegally ported the Xbox LIVE Arcade title The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile onto his PC, stating that the devs "were not very nice" not to include a PC release for the game.
The computer chip manufacturer, ARM, recently announced a new video processor that helps content producers stop piracy on mobile platforms. The video chip is called the Mali-V500 and comes with embedded anti-piracy features offering HD video playback security. ARM says this new chip meets the most stringent of anti-piracy testing standards on all mobile devices.