Category Archives: TorrentFreak

Google Asked to Remove 3 Billion “Pirate” Search Results

Copyright holders continue to flood Google with DMCA takedown requests, asking the company to remove “pirate links” from its search results. In recent years the number of reported URLs has exploded, surging to unprecedented heights. Since Google first started to

Google Asked to Delist Pirate Movie Sites, ISPs Asked to Block Them

After seizing several servers operated by popular private music tracker What.cd, last November French police went after a much bigger target. Boasting millions of regular visitors, Zone-Telechargement (Zone-Download) was ranked the 11th most-visited website in the whole of the country.

New ‘Coalition Against Piracy’ Will Crack Down on Pirate Streaming Boxes

Traditionally there have only been a handful of well-known industry groups fighting online piracy, but this appears to be changing. Increasingly, major entertainment industry companies are teaming up in various regions to bundle their enforcement efforts against copyright infringement. Earlier

Abandon Proactive Copyright Filters, Huge Coalition Tells EU Heavyweights

Last September, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced plans to modernize copyright law in Europe. The proposals (pdf) are part of the Digital Single Market reforms, which have been under development for the past several years. One of the proposals

Spinrilla Wants RIAA Case Thrown Out Over ‘Lies’ About ‘Hidden’ Piracy Data

Earlier this year, a group of well-known labels targeted Spinrilla, a popular hip-hop mixtape site and app which serves millions of users. The coalition of record labels, including Sony Music, Warner Bros. Records, and Universal Music Group, filed a lawsuit

PureVPN Explains How it Helped the FBI Catch a Cyberstalker

Early October, Ryan S. Lin, 24, of Newton, Massachusetts, was arrested on suspicion of conducting “an extensive cyberstalking campaign” against a 24-year-old Massachusetts woman, as well as her family members and friends. The Department of Justice described Lin’s offenses as

Pirate Bay’s Iconic .SE Domain has Expired and is ‘For Sale’

When The Pirate Bay first came online during the summer of 2003, its main point of access was thepiratebay.org. Since then the site has burnt through more than a dozen domains, trying to evade seizures or other legal threats. For

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 10/16/17

This week we have two newcomers in our chart. War for the Planet of the Apes is the most downloaded movie. The data for our weekly download chart is estimated by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only.

Netflix Expands Content Protection Team to Reduce Piracy

There is little doubt that, in the United States and many other countries, Netflix has become the standard for watching movies on the Internet. Despite the widespread availability, however, Netflix originals are widely pirated. Episodes from House of Cards, Narcos,

‘Pirate’ EBook Site Refuses Point Blank to Cooperate With BREIN

Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN is probably best known for its legal action against The Pirate Bay but the outfit also tackles many other forms of piracy. A prime example is the case it pursued against a seller of fully-loaded Kodi