After Hollywood's successful legal posturing to get BT to block Newzbin, which did nothing, the BPI is following their lead and is now after The Pirate Bay. Considering there's already a good record, they're taking the voluntary route this time.
The high court has broken ground in the UK, with a first-of-its-kind copyright ruling ordering BT to block Newzbin2 within 14 days. The ruling follows the request of a coalition of Hollywood studios and could set a precedent leading to more filesharing clampdowns.
Ofcom is aiming to start up its controversial 'three strikes' system in 2013 to tackle piracy. The scheme will see notification letters be sent out to file sharers, while ISPs will have to keep track of alleged infringers.
TorrentFreak recently published a list of the most pirated movies over BitTorrent of all time and apparently, what we watch in theaters is what we like to pirate off the Internet. All of the most popular movies have been illegally downloaded a gazillion times.