piracy

The VICE Guide to Right Now

Is Online Piracy an Art Form?

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, also the defining aesthetic of our times, probably.
Issac Kariuki
9.1.19
Culture

Japan’s Biggest Manga Pirate Was Arrested in Manila

His website, Mangamura, apparently cost the Japanese publishing industry $2.93 billion.
Lex Celera
7.10.19
Film

Philippine TV Channel Airs Pirated Copy of ‘Avengers: Endgame'

What made them think they could get away with it?
Lex Celera
4.30.19
piracy

Online Piracy Can Be Good for Business, Researchers Find

Ham-fisted attacks on internet pirates may actually be counterproductive, researchers warn.
Karl Bode
2.3.19
Nintendo Switch

How Pirated Versions of ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Leaked Weeks Before Release

“As far as Switch games go this is the biggest ever,” one Switch piracy community member said.
Joseph Cox
11.28.18
The Weakest Link

Inside the Messy, Dark Side of Nintendo Switch Piracy

Doxing rivals, stealing each other’s files, and poking around Nintendo’s servers are all a normal part of the ballooning Nintendo Switch hacking and piracy scenes.
Joseph Cox
11.18.18
piracy

The Rise of Netflix Competitors Has Pushed Consumers Back Toward Piracy

BitTorrent usage has bounced back because there's too many streaming services, and too much exclusive content.
Karl Bode
10.4.18
Video Games

Video Game Pirates Are Behind Indonesia's Thriving Gamer Culture

Pirated video games are the norm in Indonesia, where even the hottest new releases sell for less than the price of a large cheese pizza.
Bramaseta Janottama
3.31.17
the beautiful game

Facebook Is the Latest Port of Call for Football Fans Who Pirate Live Streams

From the early days of weird BitTorrent-based apps to Facebook livestreaming, soccer fans will do whatever it takes to get their fix.
Mark Robinson
3.23.17
piracy

Piracy Is Still A Huge Problem In Indonesia

Almost all international monitoring organizations say Indonesia has some of the most dangerous waters in the world, but the government disagrees.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
3.6.17