TechSpot

piracy articles

PayPal freezes VPN provider's account, spooked by BitTorrent

PayPal freezes VPN provider's account, spooked by BitTorrent

TorGuard, a VPN service provider, was recently given the cold shoulder by PayPal for providing BitTorrent-related services. Upon discovery of TorGuard's relationship with BitTorrent, PayPal abruptly froze the company's account, preventing the virtual network provider from sending or receiving payments…
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom granted bail

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom granted bail

The founder of file-sharing website MegaUpload, Kim Dotcom, was released on bail in New Zealand today after the court was satisfied the police had seized his personal fortune in order to ensure he did not flee the country. 
MegaUpload shut down by US government, four execs arrested

MegaUpload shut down by US government, four execs arrested

The US government has shut down one of the world's largest filesharing destinations, calling the service an "international organized criminal enterprise allegedly responsible for massive worldwide online piracy." In cooperation with the United States, New Zealand arrested four MegaUpload executives…