After RIAA Targets DJ & Producer Site Mixstep, Site Shuts Down

By | June 18, 2019

In recent weeks the RIAA has really stepped on the gas in an effort to tackle sites offering allegedly-infringing content. The music industry group’s current weapon-of-choice is the DMCA subpoena. These orders, which are easy to obtain and do not need to be scrutinized by a judge, give the RIAA significant discovery powers that help… Read More »

Prolific Pirate Bay User Agrees to Pay $2,900 to Movie Outfits

By | June 17, 2019

Every year, thousands of people are sued in the United States for allegedly sharing pirated video, mostly through BitTorrent. These efforts share a familiar pattern. After the film companies acquire a subpoena to obtain the personal details of an alleged pirate, they contact this person with a settlement request. In 2017, movie companies used this… Read More »

Cheat Maker Shuts Down After Being Sued by Pokémon Go Creator

By | June 17, 2019

Video gaming is huge business, generating billions for companies around the world. However, the way some people choose to play games doesn’t always sit well with entertainment companies. In order to gain advantages over regular players, some resort to using cheats created by third parties. These provide access to skills and abilities unavailable in the… Read More »

Namecheap ‘Suspends’ Domain of File-hosting Service Nofile.io

By | June 17, 2019

Nofile.io is a popular no-nonsense file-hosting service that’s been around for roughly two years. Similar to other hosting services, people can use it to upload and share files. However, this week the site has been unreachable.  Upon closer inspection, we found out that the downtime is the result of a domain name issue. It appears… Read More »

‘Pirating’ Cox Business Subscriber Can Remain Anonymous, Court Rules

By | June 16, 2019

Copyright holders are increasingly taking Internet providers to court, accusing the companies of failing to terminate repeat copyright infringers.  Up until recently, the alleged pirating subscribers have remained anonymous. However, in the case between several music labels and Cox Communications, this position changed.  Without direction from the court, the ISP agreed to reveal the identities… Read More »

Just Six Percent of Finns Say They Illegally Stream Movies or TV Shows

By | June 15, 2019

Trying to persuade the public to consume content online legally is a battle that’s been waged by the entertainment industries for close to 20 years. The advent of high-quality legal offers has made that task much easier in recent times but piracy levels continue to cause problems in many countries around the world. In Finland,… Read More »

‘Copyright Troll’ Lawyer Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison

By | June 14, 2019

In an effort to turn piracy into profit, copyright holders have chased alleged BitTorrent pirates through courts all over the world. This so-called ‘copyright troll’ model was also adopted by the firm Prenda Law. However, the lawyers involved began to break the law themselves. The firm was accused of all sorts of wrongdoing including identity… Read More »

Sky Streaming Service Uses ‘Pirate’ Subtitles on Chernobyl Episode (updated)

By | June 14, 2019

Every day, millions of people enjoy fan-made subtitles. These files help foreigners to better understand English entertainment and provide the hearing impaired with a way to comprehend audio. The subtitles are often used in combination with pirated files. While helpful to many, they are a thorn in the side for major copyright holders, who see… Read More »

My 3.5 Years HostGator Hosting Review [Sharing My Experience]

By | June 14, 2019

*This post may contain affiliate links. Which means if you buy a recommended product through any of those links I will receive a little commission at no additional cost to you. In this post, I’m going to share my HostGator hosting review with you so that you can get to know the reality of it.… Read More »

BREIN Criticizes Bullet-Proof Hosts, Forces Pirate Webcasters to Get Licenses

By | June 14, 2019

While millions of the world’s pirates are focused on sites offering movies, TV shows, music, videogames and software, many are enjoying unlicensed content without even knowing it. There are tens of thousands of radio stations on the Internet, most of which require licensing to operate legally. However, many operate on a hobbyist basis, with official… Read More »