TWITTER SUSPENDS ‘PIRATE’ SITE ACCOUNTS OVER DUBIOUS CLAIMS
Twitter has suspended the accounts of two popular torrent and linking sites in response to dubious takedown notices. The accounts in question didn't link to any infringing material on Twitter, but were called out because their websites allow people to download pirated movies.
PIRATE SITES MUST PAY LEGAL COSTS OF OWN BLOCKADE, COURT RULES
Several major pirate sites including The Pirate Bay and ExtraTorrent must pay legal costs incurred by Hollywood when the studios applied to have the sites blocked in Norway. The decision is part of an order handed down by a local court today which will see the country's leading ISPs block pirate sites for the very first time.
TOP 10 MOST PIRATED MOVIES OF THE WEEK – 08/31/15
US GOVT. DENIES RESPONSIBILITY FOR MEGAUPLOAD’S SERVERS
The U.S. Government says it's in no way responsible for the fate of Megaupload's servers, which were raided and seized as part of the criminal proceedings against the file-sharing site. The authorities reject the proposal that they should buy the servers to preserve user data and other evidence.
MOVIE STUDIOS AND RECORD LABELS TARGET PIRATE BAY IN NEW LAWSUIT
Disney, Warner Bros. and Sony are among several movie giants taking legal action to have the world's largest pirate sites blocked in Norway. In a lawsuit targeting 11 local ISPs and eight pirate site operators - including Pirate Bay founder Fredrik Neij - the studios are demanding a nationwide subscriber blockade.