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Google's Search Changes Are Reportedly Destroying Top Pirate Sites

Last week Google announced that it would be rolling out changes to its search algorithm to significantly demote sites that receive a large number of valid copyright takedown requests. Now TorrentFreak reports that top sites have taken tremendous hits in traffic coming from Google.


iiNet Is Taking On The Studio Behind Dallas Buyers Club Over Australian Copyright Notices

Have you downloaded Dallas Buyers Club illegally via BitTorrent? It might serve you well to read this. The studio behind the film is looking to send out copyright infringement notices to Aussie infringers, which may include demands for money. To do it, the studio needs customer names and addresses, but iiNet isn’t playing ball and will oppose the action in court. That’s right, kids. It’s time to take to the high seas once again for iiTrial 2: The Clickening.


I Can't Even With The Australian TV Industry Anymore

That’s it. I’ve had it. Whoever is making programming decisions in Australia’s TV industry needs a swift kicking. I’m not sure how many times I’ve had to say it, but clearly it bears repeating: if you keep popular, viral international shows away from Australian audiences, they will pirate it. Today’s lesson: FOX8 and a new show called Jane The Virgin.


PopcornTime Defiantly Pops Back Up After Domain Gets Suspended

The most popular way of accessing the popular “Netflix for torrents” service PopcornTime abruptly went down last week when European regulators suspended the domain registration for Time4Popcorn.eu. In a message today, the anonymous devs behind the service say the service is back — and won’t be shut down ever again.


Google Has A Custom Search Just For The Pirate Bay

You may have noticed that Google has changed a little bit recently. If you search for a site, it includes a handy-dandy site-search right in the results. And, as TorrentFreak noticed, that includes one for thepiratebay.se. Intentionally or not, Google is now running a pirate search, autocomplete included.


Warner Bros. Fights Piracy With An Army Of Bots That Mimic Humans

Thanks to an $US80 million lawsuit between Hotfile and the MPAA, a judge just ordered Warner Brothers to unseal records that explained the inner workings of their super secretive system to takedown pirated content. Now, the secret’s out, and the secret is “robots.”


Pirate Nation: 'Pirates Of The Carribean 5' To Be Shot In Australia

Australia is set to be known for piracy of a different kind next year as Walt Disney plans to shoot the fifth (yep, fifth) Pirates Of The Carribean movie on the Gold Coast.


You Can Now Get Popcorn Time On Your iPhone

Despite rumours of its demise, Popcorn Time is alive and thriving. So much so that you can now install the torrent-surfing app on your iPhone. Of course, you’ll have to jailbreak it first.


Research: Most New Movies Aren't Available On Streaming Services

Think that Netflix is your saviour when it comes to getting movies online? Think again: new research from KPMG has found that very few new-release movies are coming to the video on-demand streaming services.


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