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Popcorn Time, one of the most popular piracy apps of the last decade, is back from the dead once again. Popcorn Time originally launched in 2014, offering pirates a safe way to illegally stream TV shows and movies without having to download any files individually. If you decide to try Popcorn Time, know that your …
I’m not one to pass judgement on anyone who illegally downloads movies, TV shows, or music, but if you’re visiting a site in order to find media to steal, you probably shouldn’t be surprised that the site you’re using is stealing something from you, too. That seems to be the case with The Pirate Bay, …
The match between UFC champion Conor McGregor and undefeated professional boxer Floyd Mayweather has been called the biggest combat sports event of all time. It made boatloads of money on Pay-Per-View, but lots and lots of people managed to enjoy the much-hyped bout without paying a dime. Digital security firm Irdeto was keeping a close …
The first episode of Game of Thrones Season 7 only aired on Sunday, but HBO isn’t messing around with pirates. TorrentFreak reports that IP Echelon, the anti-piracy company HBO uses, is monitoring torrents and has already sent out thousands of warning letters.
According to a report from TorrentFreak, movie rightsholders and major internet service providers are in “very thorough” discussions on new anti-piracy measures. You might think “measures” means a scary ad or a threatening letter, but the movie companies are thinking much, much nastier.
The Pirate Bay has had a years-long running battle involving rightsholders and ISPs in Sweden, and things just took a bad turn for the pirates. As TorrentFreak reports, a recent court order mandates Bredbandsbolaget, a Swedish ISP, to block access to The Pirate Bay and another torrent site.
In the mid-2000s, the movie industry sponsored a series of ads that equated illegally downloading a movie to committing a series of badly-shot crimes out of a low-budget Oceans movie. It was supposed to burn into the collective psyche that downloading a movie is BAD and ILLEGAL and you’ll probably end up in jail with an implausibly …
Nintendo’s handheld game systems have long had an issue with piracy and hacking, and now the company is finally going to do something about it. In partnership with bug-busting platform HackerOne, Nintendo is launching an extremely thorough bug bounty program to find and fix as many vulnerabilities as it possibly can.
For decades now, piracy has remained a lingering problem that software companies have tirelessly and unsuccessfully tried to eliminate. So whether it’s a college student downloading a cracked version of Photoshop or an entire small business skirting around the licensing rules of pricey enterprise software, piracy, for many companies, simply remains an unfortunate cost of doing …