Wednesday, October 16, 2019

IRON MAN 3 IN SECOND PLACE AMONG PIRATED MOVIES

May 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It may have earned nearly $1 billion in ticket sales worldwide, but Iron Man 3 has ranked only No. 2 on the list of pirated movies downloaded via BitTorrent during the past two weeks, according to TorrentFreak.com, which tracks BitTorrent usage. The reason may well have something to do with the fact that only a […]

PIRATED COPY OF HUNGER GAMES FAILS TO ATTRACT VIEWERS

April 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A video of Hunger Games was the fourth most-pirated movie of the week last week, according to the website TorrentFreak.com, which tracks BitTorrent usage. According to the website, Mission Impossible — Ghost Protocol was the most-pirated movie. Although Hunger Games was huge at the box office, it ranked only fourth on the TorrentFreak list, perhaps […]

GERMAN COURT FINES WOMAN WITH NO COMPUTER FOR PIRACY

December 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Lawyers seeking to sue those who download pirated copies of movies may find Germany a hospitable place to do so, according to the website TorrentFreak, which tracks BitTorrent usage in the U.S. and abroad. On Wednesday the site described a recent case in which a German woman found herself accused of piracy even though she […]

REPORT: FREE HULU USERS FLEEING TO PIRATE SITES

August 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox’s decision to make users of the free version of Hulu wait eight days before they can watch its shows on the video website has apparently backfired — sending them to pirate sites, according to TorrentFreak.com, which tracks BitTorrent usage. The website, which said it saw a drastic decrease of TV-show piracy after the introduction […]

MEDIA EXEC: PIRATES SPEND MORE ON MOVIES THAN OTHERS

July 27, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The former chief information officer of Google, who went on to become COO of New Music for EMI, has disclosed that research he conducted concerning users of the now-shuttered LimeWire peer-to-peer service indicated that those who pirated copyrighted content online were also some of the biggest spenders on such content. As reported by ComputerWorld (via […]

WARNER INSTITUTES DELAY IN HUNGARY RELEASES

June 13, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Warner Bros. has decided to delay the release of its films in Hungary after determining that a number of them that turned up on the Internet immediately after they were released were camcorded by pirates working out of theaters in that country. TorrentFreak.com, which tracks BitTorrent activity, speculated on Sunday that the studio had probably […]

LAPD LAUNCHES PIRATE STING

December 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In what officials boasted were the largest raids on counterfeit distributors in Los Angeles history, L.A. police, working with the city’s antipiracy task force, have arrested ten men and seized some $4.06 million worth of counterfeit DVDs, CDs, and apparel, city controller Wendy Greuel said. She did not break down the number of items seized […]

AVATAR IS MOST PIRATED MOVIE EVER

December 21, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The film that earned the most at the box office in 2010 was also the most pirated. According to TorrentFreak.com, which tracks BitTorrent websites, 20th Century Fox’s Avatar was downloaded 16.58 million times in 2010. (The film was actually released in December 2009, but TorrentFreak does not indicate whether Avatar was bootlegged online during that […]

PIRATES COUNTER-ATTACK, BRING DOWN MPAA, RIAA SITES

September 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

An apparently coordinated attack by users of BitTorrent sites, led by 4chan.com, brought down the Motion Picture Association of America’s website on Friday and Saturday in what the cyber protesters called “Operation Payback.” The website TorrentFreak reported that the protesters moved on to the website of the Recording Industry Association of America on Sunday and […]

TIME WARNER CABLE WANTS NO PART OF LEGAL ACTION AGAINST PIRATES

May 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Time Warner cable has rejected a demand by a group of Washington D.C. lawyers to provide information about more than 2,000 BitTorrent users who may have illegally downloaded director Uwe Boll’s movie Far Cry. The recently formed U.S. Copyright Group has said that it intends to sue the downloaders of the movie and plans to […]