File-sharing company BitTorrent has said it "doesn't host infringing content," following reports that the season finale of Game of Thrones was the most popular illegal torrent ever.
In a court case that has resulted in the largest ever damages penalty awarded in a BitTorrent case, a court in Illinois has ordered a man from Hampton, Virginia to pay $1,500,000 ($1.5 million) to adult entertainment company Flava Works for sharing just 10 of its gay porn movies on the popular file-sharing website.
There aren't many people in such Internet-savvy times who would plead ignorance to ever using a BitTorrent client to download pirated music, video or programs. But even so, our behaviour online is likely drawing us a whole lot of unwanted attention from copyright-enforcement agencies, according to a new study by a group of computer security researchers from the University of Birmingham.
It might have won Best Picture at the 2010 Oscars, over-throwing box-office behemoth Avatar, and earned critical adulation for its high-tension, nerve-shredding portrayal of a team of bomb disposal experts during the Iraq War, but Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker was far from the success its studio, Voltage Pictures, would have hoped for. Now, its makers are looking to recoup some of their earnings, filing a lawsuit at a federal court in Florida against at least 2,514 BitTorrent users in order to “compensate the studio for piracy-related losses.”