Monday, June 17, 2019

BRITISH COURT BLOCKS PUBLIC ACCESS TO PIRATE SITE

May 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s High Court has ordered Internet service providers in the U.K. to block all access to the BitTorrent website The Pirate Bay (TPB). The court sided with a group of music labels, including EMI, Polydor, Sony, Virgin, and Warner Music, which claimed that TPB infringes their copyrights. One of the ISPs, Virgin Media — a […]

WILL CORD-CUTTING HELP ISP’S?

July 28, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

It may very well turn out that cord cutting — the decision by some cable-TV customers to drop their subscriptions and access the Internet for their favorite programs instead — may turn out to benefit cable companies rather than harm them, as has been feared. At least that’s an inference that can be drawn from […]

24,583 HURT LOCKER DOWNLOADERS NOW FACE PIRACY SUITS

May 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Lawyers representing the producers of The Hurt Locker have identified the IP addresses of 24,583 BitTorrent users who downloaded copies of the Oscar-winning movie and plan to sue the owners of those addresses for copyright violations, according to TorrentFreak.com, which tracks the BitTorrent turf and published the complete list of the 24,584 IP addresses in […]

PORTUGUESE DVD RENTERS WANT PIRATE PENALTIES REDUCED

December 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

An association of Portuguese video rental stores, claiming that prosecutors are reluctant to file charges against persons who download movies illegally because the penalties are too severe, says it plans to begin reporting thousands of file-sharers to authorities beginning Jan. 5. According to the website TorrentFreak, which tracks BitTorrent activity, the Portuguese group ACAPOR (Associação […]