Torrent News

Keep updated with news from TorrentFreak!

UK Pirate Site Blocking Whack-A-Mole Continues
Posted on Friday April 29, 2016

UK Internet providers have added more than 140 URLs to the national pirate site blocklist. The expansion follows a request from copyright holders who frequently add new proxies for sites that have previously been barred. One of the main targets in the latest round is Unblocked.re, but the operators inform TorrentFreak that they have already switched to a new home.

Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Language Creation Society Backs Star Trek Spin-off in Klingon Copyright Battle
Posted on Thursday April 28, 2016

The lawsuit between Paramount Pictures and the crowdfunded Star Trek spin-off "Prelude to Axanar" is turning into a copyright battle over the Klingon language. This week the Language Creation Society submitted an amicus brief in support of the filmmakers, arguing that the use of the Klingon language shouldn't be restricted in any way.

Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

U.S. Labels Switzerland an Internet Piracy Haven
Posted on Thursday April 28, 2016

The Office of the United States Trade Representative has published its annual Special 301 Report calling out other nations for failing to live up to U.S. IP enforcement standards. This year European ally Switzerland has been placed on the Watch List for protecting file-sharers and playing host to many pirate sites.

Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Steal This Show S01E09: Fairtrade For Music – Can The Blockchain Fix Copyright?
Posted on Thursday April 28, 2016

Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing the latest file-sharing and copyright news. In this special episode we talk with Benji Rogers of the direct-to-fan music platform Pledge Music.

Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Judge: RIAA and MPAA Can’t Copy Megaupload’s Servers, Yet
Posted on Wednesday April 27, 2016

The legal battles between the RIAA, MPAA and Kim Dotcom's Megaupload have been put on hold for another six months. Virginia District Court Judge Liam O'Grady agreed to stay the cases, but did not grant a request from the industry groups to allow them to copy Megaupload's data which remains stored at its former hosting provider.

Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.