Game Of Thrones Season 3 Premieres To Record Ratings, Piracy

Everyone, it seems, is a Game Of Thrones fan. The fantasy series, which was spawned out of a series of novels by George R. R. Martin and adapted for HBO, just aired its third season premiere last nigh

Brooklyn Band Ghost Beach Launches Ad Campaign That Encourages Fans To Pick A Side On Piracy

A large billboard in Times Square formerly occupied by American Eagle is currently cycling through the following phrases: Piracy is progress. Piracy is freedom. Piracy is harmless. Piracy is inevitabl

Finnish Police Seize 9-Year Old’s Winnie The Pooh Laptop For Using The Pirate Bay

How young will the casualties become in the ongoing war against online piracy? You have to wonder, when you learn that a 9-year old girl's laptop was seized by Finnish police in a raid on her home, fo

Happy Independence Day: SOPA’s Cousin ACTA Fails To Make The Vote In Europe, But Is This Really The End?

A big day today for those who have been opposed to measures like <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/sopa/">SOPA</a> that are aimed at stronger, government-imposed measures to define and prevent

Meet Tom Lowe, The Filmmaker Who Talked Back To The Pirate Bay

On June 6, 2012, <a target="_blank" href="http://timescapes.org/products/default.aspx">filmmaker Tom Lowe found his film, Timescapes</a>, on <a target="_blank" href="http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/733

Experience The Wonder Of Streaming Piracy With iOSLiveTV.com

This is so illegal that we can probably expect to see it fold in a matter of hours, but if you're really hankering for some Russian or German TV right now - or some hott sexxxy Penthouse action - <a H

Hollywood’s Role In Innovation… And SOPA

Silicon Valley may be a garden of innovation, but many of the seeds were sown by Hollywood. Earlier generations of innovators were inspired by shows such as <em>Star Trek</em>, <em>Lost in Space</em

Pirate Parties Organizing Lawsuit Against FBI Over Megaupload Takedown

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/megaupload/">The Megaupload troubles</a> make for interesting discussion because there is much to be said on both sides. Whether the illegal aspects of the net

Will Interactive iBooks Be The Next Big Booty For Pirates?

With the shift from print books to digital books come a few nasty side effects. Sure, it's much easier much easier to acquire and read books when you don't even have to get out of your chair, but thos

A Pirate’s Life For Me: Police Bust Hungarian Movie Ring

If you had any misconceptions about the noble pirates fighting the nasty, dirty MPAA, put those to rest now. Here's the inside of a pirate's lair in Budapest where we find a 70TB disk array (the artic

German ISPs Surrendering 300,000 Pirating Suspects' Details Every Month

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/bonesflag.gif" />As ridiculous as the copyright battles are here in the states, it's a bit surreal when you see them exceeded elsewhere b

Ballmer: Piracy Kills Chinese Market Earnings By 95%

Pirate Bay Servers Take Refuge In Secret Mountain Cave

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/malmo.jpg" />If your website is so internationally controversial that you've got Interpol and RIAA secret police knocking on your door ev

EU Court's Advocate General: Internet Filtering May Conflict With Charter Of Fundamental Rights

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/ecj.jpg" />The Advocate General of the European Union Court of Justice, Cruz Villalón, says that national courts there should not have t

To Encourage Smugness, Garry's Mod Creator Triggers Error Message For Pirated Versions

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/garrymod.jpg" />This is pretty great. You know Garry's Mod, right? It's basically a sandbox “game” built on the Source engine. It's o

Survey: Dutch Artists Say P2P Doesn't Hurt Them Financially

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/hollandp2p.jpg" />You may have heard that the Dutch Government now plans to outlaw music and movie (and whatever else) downloading. That

The Witcher 2 Devs: DRM Does Nothing But Drive People To Piracy

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/witcher2nodrm.jpg" />The next big PC game will be The Witcher 2, which should be released on May 12 (and if you're cool like me you will

Canadian Anti-Piracy Brigade White Knights For Non-Pirated Band

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/onesoulthrust.jpg" />The Internet is a cruel, mysterious mistress. What we have here is the story of a Canadian band called One Soul Thru

Will Social Media Save WrestleMania 27?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/wm27.jpg" />Well, maybe not “save” WrestleMania, but help ensure it does better than last year’s edition, WrestleMania 26, which, a

UK Plan Would Block Access To Sites That Assist Copyright Infringement

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/ukblocksites.jpg" />There's a plan in the UK that would, if enabled, lead to ISPs blocking access to specific Web sites in order to cut d
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