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Read our roundup of the latest news for the week ending September 16, 2018

Weekly News Roundup (September 16, 2018)

Posted by: Sean F, 21:24 UTC, Sun September 16, 2018

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The Pirate Bay, Demonoid, suffer unrelated technical problems

Pirate Bay, Demonoid, Suffer From Technical Difficulties

Posted by: Sean F, 16:46 UTC, Sun September 16, 2018

Tough times for The Pirate Bay and Demonoid, as both sites face technical difficulties ... More


Read our roundup of the latest news for the week ending March 11, 2018

Weekly News Roundup (March 11, 2018)

Posted by: Sean F, 14:41 UTC, Sun March 11, 2018

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News Icon Trump Promises Action on Piracy, as Government Takes Aim at 'Kodi Boxes'

posted by: Sean F, 16:08 UTC, Sat March 10, 2018

The creative industries call on the government to take a role in taking on "Kodi boxes", and the government, including President Trump, seems more than willing

News Icon Spotify's Piracy Links Revealed: Company Used to Own uTorrent

posted by: Sean F, 15:53 UTC, Wed March 7, 2018

Spotify does battle with uTorrent these days, but one used to own the other

News Icon Bitcoin Technology to Drive Next-Gen Digital Video Sales

posted by: Sean F, 19:51 UTC, Sat October 21, 2017

New project aims to redefine how video distribution happens using the technology that drives Bitcoins

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (August 6, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 16:23 UTC, Sun August 6, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending August 6, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (July 30, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 13:56 UTC, Sun July 30, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending July 30, 2017

News Icon Download Site Forced to Remove Google Ads for File Sharing Software

posted by: Sean F, 16:21 UTC, Sat July 29, 2017

Open source download site banned from hosting Google ads on pages for legal file sharing software

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (July 23, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 15:30 UTC, Sun July 23, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending July 23, 2017

News Icon Game of Thrones Season Premier Ignites Piracy Frenzy

posted by: Sean F, 17:45 UTC, Thu July 20, 2017

Game of Thrones season premier sees piracy spike, but torrenting losing popularity to streaming

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (June 11, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 19:48 UTC, Sun June 11, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending June 11, 2017

News Icon Netflix Hacker Leaks ABC Show, Promises More Leaks

posted by: Sean F, 16:00 UTC, Fri June 9, 2017

Hackers release episodes ABC's unreleased show, promises major "offensive" against Hollywood

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (June 4, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 16:20 UTC, Sun June 4, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending June 4, 2017

News Icon ExtraTorrent's Surprise Shutdown a Boost to Other Torrent Sites

posted by: Sean F, 17:49 UTC, Thu June 1, 2017

Torrenting continues apace after surprise shutdown of ExtraTorrent last week

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (April 30, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 16:32 UTC, Sun April 30, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending April 30, 2017

News Icon Father Liable for Not Warning Son About Illegal Downloads, New Court Ruling

posted by: Sean F, 15:45 UTC, Sat March 11, 2017

Court rules father responsible for son's illegal downloads because he failed to educate him on piracy

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (February 26, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 16:24 UTC, Sun February 26, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending February 26, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (January 22, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 17:06 UTC, Sun January 22, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending January 22, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (January 8, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 18:14 UTC, Sun January 8, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending January 8, 2017

News Icon Three Strikes Had No Effect on Movie Piracy, 'Deadpool' Most Pirated in 2016

posted by: Sean F, 17:16 UTC, Fri January 6, 2017

Graduated response seems to have no positive effect on movie box office, while the most pirated film of the year is 'Deadpool'

News Icon Critics Say US Government Got Piracy List 'Notoriously' Wrong

posted by: Sean F, 14:46 UTC, Tue December 27, 2016

The USTR releases updated "Notorious Market" list, but critics say several inclusions should not be there

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (December 18, 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 13:52 UTC, Sun December 18, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending December 18, 2016

News Icon KickassTorrents Resurrected By Original Team

posted by: Sean F, 14:39 UTC, Sat December 17, 2016

KickassTorrents is back, well, almost

News Icon Pirate Bay Block: ISPs Warn Against Censorship

posted by: Sean F, 17:32 UTC, Tue December 13, 2016

Swedish ISPs argue against Pirate Bay block, warning it's just another form of censorship

News Icon 4shared Defends Unwanted Piracy Record, Complains of 'Bogus' Requests

posted by: Sean F, 11:57 UTC, Sun November 27, 2016

4shared says rights-holders are wasting time submitting "bogus" take-down requests to Google

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (November 13, 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 20:12 UTC, Sun November 13, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending November 13, 2016

News Icon 4shared's 'Google DMCA Takedown Requests' Tops 50 million

posted by: Sean F, 16:51 UTC, Fri November 11, 2016

Rights-holder skip 4shared's own anti-piracy tool to use Google's, and this could mean bad news for the file hosting site in the future

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (October 30, 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 20:58 UTC, Sun October 30, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending October 30, 2016

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (October 16, 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 14:55 UTC, Sun October 16, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending October 16, 2016

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (October 9, 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 15:58 UTC, Sun October 9, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending October 9, 2016

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (October 2, 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 17:46 UTC, Sun October 2, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending October 2, 2016

News Icon Feeling Generous? uTorrent Adds New 'Altruistic' Mode

posted by: Sean F, 12:55 UTC, Sun October 2, 2016

Popular torrent client adds new mode for those wanting to give instead of simply taking

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (August 7, 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 16:19 UTC, Sun August 7, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending August 7, 2016

News Icon Another Major Torrent Site Shuts Down - Torrentz Gone Without Warning, Explanation

posted by: Sean F, 16:12 UTC, Sat August 6, 2016

Meta search engine Torrentz shuts down in mysterious circumstances, less than two weeks after the closure of KickassTorrents

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (July 31, 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 17:19 UTC, Sun July 31, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending July 31, 2016

News Icon isoHunt Settles Final Lawsuit, Owes Canadian Music Group $66 Million in Damages

posted by: Sean F, 16:53 UTC, Tue July 26, 2016

isoHunt settles final lawsuit for $66 million, ending the legal battle fought by Hollywood and the music industry against the file sharing site

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (24 July 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 16:46 UTC, Sun July 24, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 24 July 2016

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (3 April 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 17:40 UTC, Sun April 3, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 3 April 2016

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (14 February 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 16:17 UTC, Sun February 14, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 14 February 2016

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (8 November 2015)

posted by: Sean F, 01:49 UTC, Mon November 9, 2015

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 8 November 2015

News Icon MPAA Confirms They're Responsible for YTS/YIFY, Popcorn Time Shutdowns

posted by: Sean F, 17:03 UTC, Thu November 5, 2015

Hollywood studios behind recent closures of piracy groups, websites

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (1 November 2015)

posted by: Sean F, 23:06 UTC, Sun November 1, 2015

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 1 November 2015

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (13 September 2015)

posted by: Sean F, 01:08 UTC, Mon September 14, 2015

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 13 September 2015

News Icon Meet Aurous, the 'Popcorn Time' for Music Set to Make Piracy Too Easy

posted by: Sean F, 15:23 UTC, Sat September 12, 2015

Spotify for music pirates set to be released in early October

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (23 August 2015)

posted by: Sean F, 18:44 UTC, Sun August 23, 2015

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 23 August 2015

News Icon RIAA Asks BitTorrent Inc to Help Combat Piracy, Hints at Filtering

posted by: Sean F, 20:16 UTC, Mon August 17, 2015

RIAA pens another letter, this time asking BitTorrent Inc, makers of the uTorrent client, to help stop BitTorrent piracy

News Icon RIAA Accuses CNET of Offering Piracy Tool Downloads

posted by: Sean F, 16:49 UTC, Fri August 14, 2015

CNET's Download.com again attacked for offering downloads that the RIAA says is helping people to pirate music

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (12 July 2015)

posted by: Sean F, 23:46 UTC, Sun July 12, 2015

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 12 July 2015

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (5 July 2015)

posted by: Sean F, 13:46 UTC, Mon July 6, 2015

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 5 July 2015

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (24 May 2015)

posted by: Sean F, 13:09 UTC, Sun May 24, 2015

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 24 May 2015

News Icon EZTV Shuts Down After Scammers Steal Domain Names

posted by: Sean F, 17:19 UTC, Wed May 20, 2015

Scammers steal all of EZTV's domain names in brazen hostile takeover, as the founder of the site calls it quits

News Icon Torrent Search Engine Developer Has Personal PayPal Account Frozen on MPAA Orders

posted by: Sean F, 18:13 UTC, Tue May 19, 2015

MPAA gets PayPal to freeze account of open source developer who has long since removed the PayPal donation button from his torrent search engine website

News Icon Australia's 'Extreme' Copyright Bill Could Ban Anti-Copyright Thoughts

posted by: Sean F, 11:22 UTC, Sun May 3, 2015

Vague language in copyright amendment could grant unprecedented powers to curb anti-copyright related speech in Australia

News Icon New Piracy Record Broken by 'Game of Thrones'

posted by: Sean F, 22:02 UTC, Fri April 24, 2015

It took a week, but Game of Thrones has managed to break more piracy records

News Icon Twitter's Periscope Rife with Piracy, Warns HBO

posted by: Sean F, 14:43 UTC, Mon April 20, 2015

HBO on the warpath over Periscope piracy, while also sending warning letters to those found to have downloaded the leaked Game of Thrones episodes

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (15 February 2015)

posted by: Sean F, 12:11 UTC, Mon February 16, 2015

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 15 February 2015

News Icon RapidShare To Shut Down Next Month

posted by: Sean F, 18:40 UTC, Fri February 13, 2015

Site's tough anti-piracy strategy could be to blame for file host's demise

News Icon Concerns, Suspicions Cloud Pirate Bay Return

posted by: Sean F, 16:55 UTC, Wed February 4, 2015

The Pirate Bay is back, but some aren't convinced

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (4 January 2015)

posted by: Sean F, 00:06 UTC, Mon January 5, 2015

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 4 January 2015

News Icon Pirate Bay Shutdown Had Little Effect on Piracy Rates

posted by: Sean F, 12:49 UTC, Sat December 20, 2014

Piracy rates bounce back to "normal" after TPB closure

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (14 December 2014)

posted by: Sean F, 23:37 UTC, Sun December 14, 2014

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 14 December 2014

News Icon The Pirate Bay Taken Down After Swedish Police Raid

posted by: Sean F, 22:20 UTC, Thu December 11, 2014

The Pirate Bay remains down after Swedish police raid the site's nuclear bunker style server complex

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (30 November 2014)

posted by: Sean F, 21:18 UTC, Sun November 30, 2014

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 30 November 2014

News Icon Pirate Bay Linked 'Bayfiles' Goes down, Possible Links to Pirate Bay Operator Arrest

posted by: Sean F, 14:26 UTC, Sun November 30, 2014

Pirate Bay linked cyberlocker site Bayfiles disappears without reason, arrest of co-founder may be linked

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (23 November 2014)

posted by: Sean F, 21:07 UTC, Sun November 23, 2014

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 23 November 2014

News Icon Netflix Bandwidth Share up Again, HBO Go Accounts for Only 1% of Usage

posted by: Sean F, 16:37 UTC, Sun November 23, 2014

Netflix's share of peak download traffic is up again, while growing Amazon Instant is a distant second

News Icon BitTorrent Users More Likely to Pay for Music, Movies

posted by: Sean F, 22:47 UTC, Fri November 21, 2014

BitTorrent users, far from being leeching pirates, are also bigger spenders than the average Internet user

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (9 November 2014)

posted by: Sean F, 23:52 UTC, Sun November 9, 2014

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 9 November 2014

News Icon MPAA's Lobbying Efforts for an Internet Tax and against Net Neutrality Disclosed

posted by: Sean F, 23:10 UTC, Sat November 8, 2014

Is the MPAA lobbying hard behind the scenes to bring in an Internet tax, and to bring an end to Net Neutrality?

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (14 September 2014)

posted by: Sean F, 16:04 UTC, Sun September 14, 2014

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 14 September 2014

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (27 July 2014)

posted by: Sean F, 17:06 UTC, Sun July 27, 2014

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 27 July 2014

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (20 July 2014)

posted by: Sean F, 17:27 UTC, Sun July 20, 2014

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 20 July 2014

News Icon New Study Reveals Piracy Has Almost No Effect on Box Office Revenue

posted by: Sean F, 14:49 UTC, Fri July 18, 2014

File sharing only causes "statistically insignificant" losses, but early piracy releases may actually boost box office revenue

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (6 July 2014)

posted by: Sean F, 20:25 UTC, Sun July 6, 2014

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 6 July 2014

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (29 June 2014)

posted by: Sean F, 18:33 UTC, Sun June 29, 2014

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 29 June 2014

News Icon Aereo Loses Supreme Court Case

posted by: Sean F, 22:35 UTC, Thu June 26, 2014

US Supreme Court rules against Aereo's unique business model, and says the company did violate copyright laws, despite usage of tiny antennas

News Icon Australian ISP Says Rights Holders Are 'Content Control Freaks'

posted by: Sean F, 15:48 UTC, Wed June 25, 2014

Australian ISP calls on government to address the real reasons behind piracy, instead of deploying a "simplistic and futile content blocking strategy" at the behest "content control freaks"

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (22 June 2014)

posted by: Sean F, 21:27 UTC, Sun June 22, 2014

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 22 June 2014

News Icon Game of Thrones Sets New Piracy Record, Reactions and Roundup

posted by: Sean F, 18:48 UTC, Fri June 20, 2014

Millions have downloaded the season finale of Game of Thrones just hours after the episode originally aired

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (25 May 2014)

posted by: Sean F, 22:37 UTC, Sun May 25, 2014

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 25 May 2014

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (27 April 2014)

posted by: Sean F, 17:10 UTC, Sun April 27, 2014

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 27 April 2014

News Icon Anti-Piracy Firm Boss Rails Against BitTorrent Inc

posted by: Sean F, 00:20 UTC, Fri April 18, 2014

Rightscorp boss launches Facebook tirade against BitTorrent Inc

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (13 April 2014)

posted by: Sean F, 17:04 UTC, Sun April 13, 2014

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 13 April 2014

News Icon MPAA, RIAA Sues Defunct Megaupload, Kim Dotcom

posted by: Sean F, 21:58 UTC, Sat April 12, 2014

Kim Dotcom and his defunct Megaupload faces new legal pressures, as MPAA and RIAA launch separate civil lawsuits

News Icon MPAA's Lawyer Answers Questions On SOPA, Google and isoHunt

posted by: Sean F, 10:14 UTC, Thu January 9, 2014

The government, Google and other industries can do a lot more to combat piracy, according to the MPAA's top lawyer

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (22 December 2013)

posted by: Sean F, 19:07 UTC, Sun December 22, 2013

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 22 December 2013

News Icon The Pirate Bay Returns Home After Failing To Find Friendly Port

posted by: Sean F, 17:32 UTC, Sun December 22, 2013

The Pirate Bay tries three new domain names before returning back to its .SE roots

News Icon More Than Half of Web Downloads Belong to Netflix and YouTube

posted by: Sean F, 22:40 UTC, Fri November 15, 2013

Netflix, YouTube now account for 50% of peak download traffic, with BitTorrent usage falling below 10% for the first time

News Icon isoHunt Shutdown Effective For A Week - 'Copy' of Site Back Up

posted by: Sean F, 16:24 UTC, Sat November 2, 2013

A site claiming to be the new isoHunt is back up only a week after the original was shut down by the MPAA

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (20 October 2013)

posted by: Sean F, 17:32 UTC, Sun October 20, 2013

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 20 October 2013

News Icon isoHunt Settles With MPAA For $110m, Will Close Imminently

posted by: Sean F, 21:32 UTC, Sat October 19, 2013

isoHunt will be closing within 7 days, after owner Gary Fung throws in the towel and agrees deal that will see $110m in damages being "paid" to the MPAA

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (6 October 2013)

posted by: Sean F, 17:26 UTC, Sun October 6, 2013

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 6 October 2013

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (1 September 2013)

posted by: Sean F, 20:26 UTC, Sun September 1, 2013

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 1 September 2013

News Icon Cyberlocker Hotfile Loses MPAA Lawsuit, Owner Found Personally Liable

posted by: Sean F, 21:23 UTC, Thu August 29, 2013

Cyberlocker website Hotfile faces major setback, as judge awards a summary judgement to the MPAA and finds Hotfile's owner and CEO personally liable for damages

News Icon Pirate Bay Censorship Fails to Curb Piracy Problem, New Study Finds

posted by: Sean F, 17:39 UTC, Sat August 24, 2013

The Netherland's Pirate Bay blockade seems to have had no effect on piracy rates across the country, a new study finds

News Icon BitTorrent Inc Disputes Game of Thrones 'King of BitTorrent' Claims

posted by: Sean F, 21:24 UTC, Fri June 28, 2013

BitTorrent Inc again tries to distance itself from its name being associated with web piracy

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (12 May 2013)

posted by: Sean F, 16:08 UTC, Sun May 12, 2013

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 12 May 2013

News Icon BitTorrent Inc Launches Defense of Netflix Claims

posted by: Sean F, 17:07 UTC, Sat May 11, 2013

BitTorrent Inc disputes Netflix's claims that BitTorrent traffic drops whenever Netflix enters a new market, and the association of BitTorrent with piracy

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (5 May 2013)

posted by: Sean F, 18:25 UTC, Sun May 5, 2013

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 5 May 2013

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