When Taika Waititi was announced as the director for Thor: Ragnarok, the New Zealand native known for indie comedies seemed like an odd choice. That collision of two different filmmaking worlds is made clear by Waititi’s story about how he put together the film’s sizzle reel.
A German court has ruled on a copyright infringement case that dates back to 2011 and the verdict has disturbing consequences for parents. The ruling found that parents must identify their child by name as the one responsible for downloading a torrent or they will be held responsible for the violation.
The torrenting community has been tumultuous these past few weeks. First, Kickass Torrents was seized by the government after the owner’s arrest. Now, one of the largest search engines has vanished.
You can find almost anything on Reddit, including free, pirated movies, which is why one movie studio has started to not just go after the sources of these videos, but the places that aggregate them.
Yes, yes they will. If you absolutely have to get movies and books for free, make sure you’re doing it responsibly.
If you, like so many, used KickassTorrents (KAT) as one of your primary sources for downloading movies, music, and more, you’re out of luck, as the alleged owner of the site was arrested on Wednesday.
What do you do if you get busted for pirating a terrible Adam Sandler movie? Deny it. That seems to be the lesson of a recently dismissed federal case, which raises the burden of proof that copyright owner must meet in order to hold you accountable for infringement.
Well, it finally happened. After months of crappy cam videos, the Blu-ray version of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is available on torrent sites all over the internet. Let me be very honest with you, though: you probably shouldn’t download it.
Despite a stormy ride, The Pirate Bay is still alive and well. And now it has a wonderful new feature: You can stream its torrents right there in your browser.
Netflix recently made a lot of Canadians sad by announcing a block on using VPNs and proxies to access its services, shutting down a popular, semi-shady way to watch TV online. But according to CEO Reed Hastings, it’s no big deal because no one was doing that anyway.
“Netflix for torrents” service Popcorn Time has always dealt with legal threats from copyright holders. Since it launched in 2014, its original founders bounced so they didn’t have to deal with copyright headaches, and European regulators suspended its domain. But now, even people spreading information about Popcorn…
The Pirate Bay is troubled. With its questionable legality, the torrent site has trouble staying online for more than a few days at a time. It’s been really up and down recently and we’re sick of posting about it, to be honest. It’s still good to know though, so for your convenience (and ours!) we’re now keeping of…
RIP, EZTV: One of the largest TV pirating rings is dead. Torrent sites like Kickass and Pirate Bay have also added a warning to EZTV’s files reading: THIS DOMAIN HAS BEEN TAKEN OVER BY SCAMMERS. STAY AWAY.
With the news that the “Netflix for torrents,” PopcornTime, is sneaking past the Apple Iron Shield, I’ve got to ask: given our newfound abundance of free, ad-supported and paid streaming services, who is torrenting these days? And what are you torrenting for?
PopcornTime aka basically “Netflix for Torrents” is a wonderful piece of software, but until now it’s been impossible to use it on an iPhone or iPad without jailbreaking the gadgets. Now, the crafty devs have figured out a way to load unauthorized software on a regular iOS device.
When you download the popular torrent client uTorrent, the website describes the software as "light, limitless" and "elegant, efficient." That's ironic because multiple users are reporting that the latest uTorrent update quietly installs processor-hogging bitcoin-mining software without your knowledge.
The ongoing legal drama of the world's huge torrent trackers has just taken another turn. TorrentFreak reports that KickassTorrents, one of the most popular torrent trackers that had most recently taken up residence at Kickass.so, is down after an apparent domain seizure.