Thursday, January 23, 2020

DOJ, FBI GO TO WAR AGAINST PIRATES

January 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Acting on a federal grand jury indictment alleging copyright infringement and other related crimes, the U.S. government on Thursday shut down the popular “cyberlocker” MegaUpload, arrested at least four people, confiscated servers, and conducted search warrants in the U.S. and eight other countries. The indictment claimed that MegaUpload’s operators, four of whom were arrested in […]

STUDIOS, ISP’S AGREE ON PIRACY CRACKDOWN

July 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and other media groups have disclosed that they have reached an agreement with the nation’s five largest Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to crack down on consumers whose accounts have been used to access pirated movies, TV shows and recordings. Under the […]

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 […]