Fan Pirates Game, Accidentally Tells Developer About It

When fighting game fan "Dan Hibiki" got a strange message while playing Skullgirls, he did what anyone with a Twitter account might do: he contacted the game developers to ask what was going on. Little did he know that the message, pictured below, was something that only those who pirated the game could see. » 7/09/14 4:17pm Wednesday 4:17pm

A Third of the Pirate Bay's Uploads Is Nothing But Porn

You'd have to be crazy naive to think piracy flag-bearer The Pirate Bay is free of porn, but you'll be forgiven for underestimating exactly how much is hiding out there. It's 35 percent. The Pirate Bay's new uploads last year were 35 percent porn, second only to TV and movies which combined make 44 percent. Meanwhile… » 1/26/14 12:00pm 1/26/14 12:00pm

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 Uncle Sam 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… » 12/23/13 10:50am 12/23/13 10:50am

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 for free, otherwise why would anyone do it? Torrentfreak sat down with a professional pirate to hear his story. It's fascinating. » 10/19/13 8:00pm 10/19/13 8:00pm

Breaking Bad Creator Admits Illegal Downloads Helped the TV Show

Breaking Bad, a TV show permanently sculpted onto television's Mount Rushmore, whipped itself from a critically acclaimed yet not exactly ratings dominant TV show into THE bizz-bizz-buzzy pop culture phenomenon of the year as the series raced to its end. How did it happen? According to Breaking Bad's creator Vince… » 10/18/13 9:31pm 10/18/13 9:31pm