Of Course People are Pirating Game of Thrones When it's This Bloody Expensive to Watch Legally

The lack of affordable legal ways to watch popular fantasy piece Game of Thrones is triggering a boom in piracy, with traditional broadcast networks using it as a tantalising reason for us to pay real money to stay up with the latest episodes. Read More >>

Happy Birthday Top Secret Recipes, Pirate Bay's First Ten-Year-Old Torrent

If you're still able to access the Pirate Bay through your ISP or via the simplistic hack of Googling for a proxy, take the time to download yourself a copy of Top Secret Recipes today -- the oldest torrent on the site. Read More >>

Torrent Site Popcorn Time, Shut Down Yesterday, is Alive Again

That was quick. After closing up shop yesterday among the usual copyright questions, and just a week after its first launch, Popcorn Time is back. TorrentFreak has the story of how the project, abandoned by its founders, will live on at the hands of YTS developers. Read More >>

Popcorn Time, the Netflix of Piracy, Has Already Shut Down

Well, that didn't last long. Just a little over a week ago, Popcorn Time descended upon the masses as a way to easily (if perhaps not entirely legally) stream torrents straight to your computer. Now, though, amidst pressure regarding piracy, Popcorn Time has officially closed its doors. Read More >>

RuPaul Trolls Pirates With Hilarious Fake Album Leak

If you're a musician who has worked hard on a new record, it must be pretty frustrating when it invariably leaks on BitTorrent. RuPaul just trolled would-be pirates with a fake leak of the album Born Naked. Read More >>

Can a Music Industry Simulator Shame People into Quitting Piracy?

That's the idea behind Music Inc, a new game funded by UK Music and the Intellectual Property Office. The idea is you manage an upcoming band or artist, then watch as their hopes and dreams are smashed by relentless internet piracy of their work. Will it shame anyone into pausing their torrents to think? Read More >>

How Much Porn Makes its Way Onto the Pirate Bay?

You'd have to be pretty naive to think that piracy flag-bearer The Pirate Bay is devoid of porn, but you'll be forgiven for underestimating exactly how much is hiding out there. Read More >>

Glasshole: The FBI Took My Glass and Pulled Me Out of a Movie

When you're not having crazy Google Glass sex, maybe you'd like to go see a movie. Movies are fun! But beware, if you wear your Glass you might find yourself with an unexpected date. Specifically an FBI agent and 5-10 cronies. Read More >>

Pirate Bay Uploads Up by 50 Percent in 2013 Despite Raids and Blockades

Authorities and copyright holders all over the world tried their damnedest to kill the Pirate Bay, but as data reported by TorrentFreak proves, the file sharing hub is a rogue ship that won't sink. Read More >>

The Top 10 Pirated TV Shows of 2013

Another year comes to a close, and another year of gratuitous television show pirating is in the bag. Who wins the award for the most illicit views? According to numbers from TorrentFreak Game of Thrones keeps the crown for the second year in a row by a hefty margin. At 5,900,000 downloads, it beats (fantastic) runner up Breaking Bad by almost 2 mil. Read More >>

Iron Maiden's Chasing Down Pirates and Making Bank Off Them

Piracy's bad, right? Doesn't it rob bands of their hard earned royalties and make record labels go broke? Not so fast. Turns out there's something to the old line about piracy boosting concert ticket sales—at least, according to Iron Maiden there is. Read More >>

A US Army Base Is Running a Bunch of Illegal Windows 7 Copies

Given the United States' intolerance for copyright infringement and the piraters that propagate it, you'd think they would be a little more keen on making sure that his men were playing by the book themselves. As it turns out, a whole mess of computers running unlicensed, illegal copies of Windows 7 belong to none other than the US Army itself. Read More >>

U.S. Army Saved £80 Million by Stealing Software

The U.S. Army just paid a £30 million settlement over accusations that it illegally installed software on thousands of devices without a license. Even after the settlement, the Army ended up saving a bunch of cash. Maybe crime really does pay? Read More >>

RIAA and BPI Use Pirated Code on Their Website Because of Course They Do

The RIAA is a real stickler about copyright. It basically wants to turn Google into its own private Internet copyright police, to make sure the Internet is free of offending links. But as we've learned before, the RIAA doesn't always feel like paying attention to copyright laws itself, and over the weekend, we learned that this applies even when adhering to copyright doesn't cost a cent. Read More >>

21 New Sites of Shame Added to BPI's UK ISP Piracy Blockade

If you get your music from suspiciously-named sites like eMp3World and Mp3Raid you're about to find yourself out of luck, as these -- and 19 other music download sites -- are about to hit the BPI's Pirate Bay lockdown list and disappear for good. Read More >>

How an Illegal Streaming Kingpin Makes a Living Off Piracy

If/When you download a torrent full of juicy copyrighted content (shame on you!), you're not paying anyone; that's part of the appeal. But there's money to be made off sharing stuff free of charge, otherwise why would anyone do it? Torrentfreak sat down with a professional pirate to hear his story. It's fascinating. Read More >>


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