IMDEA researcher Michael Kryczka says that 66 per cent of torrents originate from just 100 seeders.
The RIAA has won its case against Usenet.com after accusing the company of facilitating direct, contributory, and vicarious infringement of copyright.
Telephone scammers have started to copy the tactics of law firm Davenport Lyons, accusing people of copyright infringement and demanding payment under threat of court action.
Mygazines.com, a user-driven magazine scanning and sharing site founded back in July, is facing legal threats from magazine publishers who claim copyright infringement.
The Culture Minister of France has announced plans to introduce a three-strikes rule that will see file sharers disconnected from the 'net for up to a year.
BitTorrent search engine TorrentSpy has voluntarily shut up shop ahead of a court ruling that would force it to reveal personally identifiable information about its users.
ISP Virgin Media and the British Phonographic Institute have joined forces to implement a three-strikes policy which will see sharers of copyright content disconnected.
Piracy is a problem for developers, and never was that more evident than when a single raid turned up 28,000 pirated games.
Capcom has unveiled Plunder, a new strategy game for the PC, XBLA and PSN that promises to go from 3D to 6D! Wait...what?
Indie website RockPaperShotgun has done a breakdown of the top ten pirated games and the number of downloads for each.
Trent Reznor has officially launched Nine Inch Nails' latest album, and it's available in DRM-free digital formats for a nominal sum. But it's the added extras that are catching fans' attention...
The UK Government has drafted plans that would demand ISPs to ban users that illegally download music and films.
RIAA boss Cary Sherman would like to see anti-virus programs extended to scan for and prevent access to illicitly downloaded copyright materials on your PCs.
MediaSentry, an 'information gathering' company responsible for providing evidence against alleged file sharers, has been issued a 'cease and desist' notice by the state of Massachusetts.
Microsoft has announced a successful prosecution of a counterfeiting group allegedly responsible for 90 percent of fake MS products.
The blog of an Activision employee has revealed that Call of Duty 4 piracy is running rampant despite the efforts of developers, possibly damaging PC games as a whole.
The IFPI says that ISPs should take responsiblity for file sharing across their networks, and work to prevent users from infringing copyright across the 'net.
The Pirate Bay has mysteriously acquired IFPI.com, a domain that belonged to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry - the parent company of the RIAA.
Times up, me hearties! After a slight delay, our Bounty Bay Online competition is now closed. Did you shiver our timbers enough to get a prize? Find out within as we reveal the winners!
A group of Chinese gaming companies have formed a new alliance, called OGAAP, to try and combat computer game piracy in China where game piracy is especially bad.
Politicians are notoriously out of touch with the connected world that we live in. Is this acceptable? Alex Watson contemplates tubes, emails and political parties dedicated to the cause of piracy.