All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Piracy’

The Pirate Bay Moves To The Caribbean To Avoid Domain Seizure

Last week, The Pirate Bay moved to Iceland’s .is domain in hopes of escaping the ever watchful eye of the entertainment industry and its army of lawyers. It seemed that the infamous site would be safe for at least a while, but that has turned out not to be the case. TorrentFreak reports that The Pirate Bay has moved yet …

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The Pirate Bay Moves To Iceland After Getting Kicked Out Of Greeland

The Pirate Bay has been on the move quite a bit these past few months. The infamous Web site anticipated that its .se domain wasn’t going to last much longer and set out for free waters. It first moved to Spain and Norway, but soon found itself kicked out. It then moved to Greenland to much the same reception. After …

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The Pirate Bay Moves Its Domain To Greenland

In early 2012, The Pirate Bay moved from its traditional .org domain to a .se domain to avoid the fate that befell Megaupload. For over a year now, The Pirate Bay has not moved from this domain, even when it was blocked in the UK and other European countries. That all changes today, however, as the most infamous site on …

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Game of Thrones Renewed for 4th Season Following Massive Success of the Season 3 Premiere

In a move that should surprise absolutely nobody, HBO has officially announced that the hit fantasy series Game of Thrones will be back for a 4th season. Congratulations, this means that you can keep torrenting the latest from the realm well into 2014. “#GameofThrones is renewed for a fourth season. RT & share this update with your friends across the …

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Game of Thrones Premiere Broke Torrent Records

Considering it was the most pirated show of 2012, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that the new season premiere of Game of Thrones was downloaded quite a bit this weekend. But the sheer volume it pretty staggering – in fact, it broke records. TorrentFreak has the numbers: In just a few hours after the first torrent of the show was uploaded, …

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HBO: ‘Game of Thrones’ Piracy a Compliment, Didn’t Hurt DVD Sales

HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones is one of the most downloaded shows on television. By some accounts, it’s the most pirated show around. And apparently, not everyone at HBO thinks that this is completely terrible. HBO programming head Michael Lombardo recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly, and referred to the rampant Game of Thrones piracy as a “compliment of sorts.” …

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HBO GO without the Cable Subscription? HBO CEO Says Maybe, Possibly, Down the Road. Maybe.

There is a lot of awesome content coming from HBO. The venerable premium cable network has produced some of the best shows to ever grace the small screen (The Wire, The Sopranos), and currently produces some of the most interesting (Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire) and popular (True Blood) programs around. Because the content is so good, people are willing …

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New Study Finds That Music Piracy Doesn’t Negatively Affect Sales

The music industry will tell you that piracy is the bane of its existence, and that it will end up killing the industry. There’s compelling evidence that suggests this is not the case, but the RIAA and its ilk conveniently ignore such research. Some new research came out today, however, that the music industry will have a hard time ignoring. …

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The Pirate Bay Really Didn’t Move To North Korea

The strangest story from yesterday came in the form of The Pirate Bay moving to North Korea. The site said that it had routed through the country’s ISP after being invited to by the government. It seemed a little suspect, and the site said just as much today. In a statement released on The Pirate Bay’s Facebook, the site’s team …

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The Pirate Bay Is Now Anchored In North Korea

UPDATE: The Pirate Bay announced this morning that the move to North Korea was a joke. More on that here. Last week, The Pirate Bay announced that it would be moving to Norway and Spain after some legal trouble in Sweden. Only half of that plan worked, however, as the site was quickly booted out of Norway by a local …

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‘Game of Thrones’ Director Backtracks on Pro-Piracy Remarks

In that was totally out of context news… David Petrarca, Game of Thrones, Big Love, and True Blood director, made headlines earlier for his apparently lax stance on piracy. Speaking at the Perth Writers Festival last weekend, Petrarca commented that piracy doesn’t matter to the overall success of the show and that shows like Game of Thrones survive on cultural …

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‘Game of Thrones’ Director: Piracy Doesn’t Hurt

UPDATE: He seems to have backtracked on these pro-piracy remarks. How pissed off is television director David Petrarca that many of the shows that he directs are pirated by millions? Not that much, really. In fact, Petrarca thinks that downloading is crucial to the survival of the types of shows he directs. Speaking at the Perth Writers Festival this past …

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