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If You Pirated This Australian Sex Comedy There's Now A Way You Can Make Amends

Did you see the excellent Australian film, The Little Death? Did you pirate it? If you answered yes to the second question, you’re very naughty. The film’s producers have an idea as to how you can make up for your crimes.


Louis C.K. Has A New Cheap Comedy Special On His Website

Normally we wouldn’t cover the release of a new comedy special. Netflix, for example, posts new specials almost weekly now, but Louis C.K. is a bit of a favourite around here, and not just because he’s incredibly funny. It’s because he gets how to distribute content online.


The Pirate Cinema Is Just Endless Torrenting And I Can't Stop Watching

The Pirate Cinema turns worldwide torrent traffic into art. The results are equally beautiful, chaotic, inspiring, maddening, and there’s a slight chance that I can feel my brain melting.


Netflix: Piracy Is Still Our Biggest Competitor

HBO, Stan, Foxtel and Presto are all big rivals for Netflix as it gears up to enter the Australian market, but the biggest concern the streaming service has is competing against piracy.


This Is How We Watch Movies Now: 95% Of Oscars Films Already Online

36 films have been nominated for this year’s Academy Awards. And, as of writing, just two of those haven’t been leaked in DVD quality online, most whilst they’re still in theatres. Whether you think piracy is a libertarian dream or criminal theft, it’s clear that this is how things work now.


It Looks Like Netflix Is Cracking Down On VPN 'Pirating'

It’s one of the internet’s open secrets that if you don’t live in the US, but wish you did because of the better Netflix offerings, you can use any number of Chrome extensions or VPNs to get around the geo-blocker. However, it looks like the free ride might be coming to an end, as Netflix is starting to crack down on the practice.


Artist Suing Sony Over Unauthorised Use Of Her Song In 'The Interview'

Musician Yoon Mi Rae is not too happy with Sony Pictures right now. Because even though the company has aggressively gone after people who don’t respect intellectual property rights, they seem to need a lesson in IP law themselves. Yoon Mi Rae is accusing Sony of using a portion of her song “Pay Day” in the controversial new movie The Interview.


Report: Hollywood Totally Lied About Its Big Victory Over The Pirates

Back in 2013, the Motion Picture Association of America filed one of its biggest victories: a $US80 million settlement against Hotfile, a file-sharing website that got on the wrong side of Hollywood. Only, Hotfile never paid anything close to that amount, and the MPAA has been telling a (court-approved) fib about the whole thing.


Everyone Is Torrenting The Interview 

After much humming and hawing, Sony released The Interview to the internet yesterday, charging $US6 for the privilege of seeing a CGI Kim Jong-Un go pop. And, because this is the internet, hundreds of thousands of people are repaying the favour by torrenting the crap out of it.


Pirate Bay Responds To Police Raid: 'Will We Reboot? We Don't Know Yet'

After almost a week offline, The Pirate Bay is still down following a raid by Swedish police. One of the crew behind The Pirate Bay has broken radio silence following the raid, saying that they still don’t know if or when The Pirate Bay is going to come back.