Pirate Bay Uploader Faces Debt Collectors After Failing to Pay Settlement
Jun24

Pirate Bay Uploader Faces Debt Collectors After Failing to Pay Settlement

Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN is well known for numerous actions against various players in the piracy ecosystem. The company’s targets have included big sites – The Pirate Bay, for example – through to various individuals and groups that facilitate access to infringing content online. In 2016, that included Netherlands-based torrent release team, 2Lions. 2Lions uploaded thousands of torrents to several popular...

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 06/24/19
Jun24

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 06/24/19

This week we have three newcomers in our chart. Dumbo is the most downloaded movie. The data for our weekly download chart is estimated by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are Web-DL/Webrip/HDRip/BDrip/DVDrip unless stated otherwise. RSS feed for the articles of the recent weekly movie download charts. This week’s most downloaded movies are: Movie Rank Rank...

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Scammers Abuse Steam to Attract Would-Be Movie Pirates
Jun24

Scammers Abuse Steam to Attract Would-Be Movie Pirates

According to an October 2018 report, Steam has around 90 million active monthly users, making it the largest digital distribution platform for PC games. Steam user accounts overall are many times more numerous. In April, PCGamesN indicated that the platform had attracted its billionth account, noting that “a significant number of these are undoubtedly spam, scam, alt, and bot accounts.” Indeed, an activity that appears to...

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Spain’s Pirate Site Blocklist Expands Following Hollywood Complaint
Jun23

Spain’s Pirate Site Blocklist Expands Following Hollywood Complaint

ISP blocking has become a prime measure for the entertainment industries to limit the availability of pirate sites on the Internet. In recent years more than 4,000 sites have been blocked throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America, and even Down Under. Spain hasn’t been spared from these blocking efforts. Historically, the country has a high piracy rate. Local pirate sites, in particular, tend to be relatively popular. This...

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RIAA Targets Large Polish File-Hosting Site Chomikuj

In English-speaking countries, file-hosting sites such as the defunct Megaupload and its successor MEGA need little introduction. These platforms allow(ed) users to upload files into a digital storage locker, to be shared with others as they so choose. In Poland, Chomikuj is a similar household name. Translated roughly as “hamster”, the platform has been around since 2006 and is very popular. It’s currently receiving...

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Torrent Site YTS Quietly Relocates to .LT Domain Name
Jun23

Torrent Site YTS Quietly Relocates to .LT Domain Name

With millions of visitors, YTS is the most-visited torrent site on the Internet, beating even the legendary Pirate Bay. The site ‘unofficially’ took over the YTS brand when the original group threw in the towel in 2015. Since then it has amassed a rather impressive user base of millions of daily visitors. When the site first entered the scene it was operating from the YTS.ag domain name, which it traded in for YTS.am two...

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