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“Fake #domain WHOIS” claims power MPA piracy cases in #India

If you are using India’s dot .IN domains to facilitate digital piracy, you are already in trouble. The Motion Picture Association (MPA) of Hollywood has come to an agreement with the Indian domain registry NIXI, enabling them to suspend pirate sites. What’s new in this approach is that such anty-piracy cases are powered by claiming […]

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Feds nab KickassTorrents.com owner, seize domains

U.S. authorities have charged the alleged owner of today’s most visited illegal file-sharing website, KickassTorrents.com, with criminal copyright infringement and have seized domain names associated with the website. According to the US Department of Justice, Artem Vaulin, 30, a Ukrainian citizen, was arrested today in Poland and is charged by criminal complaint. The charges include […]

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Sprechen sie Deutsch? Sedo pulls Demonoid domains from its marketplace

Sedo is having some issues today, according to Elliot’s blog and DNN; the temporary resolution seems to be a forwarding to the Sedo.de web site. A few days ago, we noted that former pirate heaven, Demonoid, was listed for sale on Sedo. The domains Demonoid.com and Demonoid.me were on the Sedo marketplace for several weeks, […]

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Torrent tracker Demonoid closes down – Domain for sale at Sedo

It’s the end of an era; for those that are familiar with the bit-torrent scene, the torrent tracker Demonoid has closed down. After years of operating as Demonoid.com, the torrent tracker of pirated content changed its primary domain to Demonoid.me, to avoid the long arm of the US law. Still, a hacking attack and a […]

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Federal Government: domains are property

In June of last year, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) announced the launch of “Operation In Our Sites” – an initiative aimed at Internet counterfeiting and piracy. According to the official web site, ICE.gov: “ICE and our partners at the National […]

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Software Pirates moving over to .ME

One of the most known bit-torrent sites that host millions of pointers to pirated software, is The Pirate Bay. Despite the continuous attempts by RIAA and MPIAA to bring down the servers of The Pirate Bay and close down its activity, the bit-torrent site has proven to be quite resilient. While The Pirate Bay operates […]

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