Hundreds of people are still hosting a fan-made 'Matrix' tribute on the file-sharing network, two decades later.
"We are sorry :(" the administrators wrote as a final message on the long-running piracy website.
A computer historian tells the story of one of the earliest copy protection battles of the personal computer era.
Pirating software, music, and movies from the West is now legal in Belarus following sanctions over its support of the Ukraine invasion.
Academic repositories like LibGen and Z-Library are becoming less accessible on the web, but finding a home on alt-networks like Tor and IPFS.
Infinity Train and House of the Dragon are actively being shared on torrent sites as fans realize that just because something is available now, it might not be around forever.
A behavioral economics study of anti-piracy ads reveals that they’re largely ineffective and often encourage piracy.
“CPRewritten is shutting down effective immediately due to a full request by Disney. We have voluntarily given control over the website to the police for them to continue their copyright investigation,” an administrator wrote on Discord.
Gary Bowser was recently sentenced to over 3 years in prison and ordered to pay millions to Nintendo for what his lawyers say was a relatively minor role in a Nintendo Switch piracy ring.
Smaller artists and bands were also surprised to learn their work had been stolen and offered as NFTs without their permission.