Fox Lawyers Doorstep Alleged Simpsons Pirate With $10.5m Lawsuit

After a long-running dispute with Twentieth Century Fox and the MPAA, the alleged former operator of a site dedicated to linking to episodes of The Simpsons now faces punishing legal action. Early October, lawyers from Fox turned up at the man's home in Canada, taking away all of his electronic…

UK Government Funds Anti-Piracy Outfit With Taxpayer Money

The UK Government’s Technology Strategy Board has awarded £250,000 to the London-based anti-piracy outfit MUSO. The company will use the public funding to develop one of their new anti-piracy tools, which it says will benefit rightsholders and the local tech industry. Interestingly, a quick look at MUSO's clients shows that…

RIAA: Bitcoin Makes it Hard to Track or Seize Pirate Bay Donations

The RIAA alerted the U.S. Government to several notorious pirate websites this week, including The Pirate Bay. While the inclusion of the infamous torrent site doesn't come as a surprise, the RIAA did raise a novel issue. The music labels point out that The Pirate Bay has embraced the cryptocurrency…

IsoHunt Resurrected Less Than Two Weeks After $110 Million MPAA Deal

BitTorrent indexing site isoHunt, that was forced to shut down earlier this month after a claimed $110m settlement deal with the MPAA, has this morning been resurrected. The people behind the recreation of one of the world's largest torrent sites, who are not in any way related to the old…

Pirate Bay Founder’s Extradition Looms After Supreme Court Rejection

The hacking sentence of Gottfrid Svartholm has now been finalized after the Swedish Supreme Court refused to take on the case. This means that the Pirate Bay founder can be extradited to Denmark where he will face trial for similar offenses. Meanwhile, movie studio Yellow Bird has moved to have…

Italy Plans to Wipe Out Pirate Sites and Expose Owners

Italy’s independent Electronic Communications Authority is planning to take drastic action against pirate sites and their operators. The organization submitted a draft regulation to the European Commission which allows for blockades and seizures of websites that fail to respond to a takedown notice within three days. In addition, the telecoms…

RIAA Rogue Site Report Reveals Major Site Blocking in 48 Hours

The RIAA's brand new "notorious sites" submission to the United States Trade Representative reveals that in two days time some of the world's largest file-sharing sites will become blocked by Internet service providers in the UK. On October 30, meta-search engine Torrentz.eu, torrent indexes ExtraTorrent and BitSnoop, and cyberlocker search…