Philippines, Japan coast guards hold anti-piracy drills

Philippine and Japanese coast guard teams staged an anti-piracy drill on Wednesday, featuring the storming of a cargo vessel after a mock hijack, in a show of maritime cooperation between the two nations amid rising tension in Asian waters.

HC restrains websites, cable operators from showing 'Piku'
HC restrains websites, cable operators from showing 'Piku'

In a relief for producers of Amitabh Bachchan-starrer, 'Piku - Motion Se Hi Emotion', Delhi High Court today restrained websites and cable operators from streaming, broadcasting or providing online access to the film without permission.

'OK Kanmani' piracy: Mani Ratnam moves Madaras High Court
'OK Kanmani' piracy: Mani Ratnam moves Madaras High Court

In a relief of sorts to veteran filmmaker Mani Ratnam, the Madras High Court on Tuesday imposed a restrain order on 12 telecommunication companies over the copyright issue of his film 'OK Kanmani'.

One tanker attacked in SE Asia every two weeks: Piracy watchdog

Pirates attack one small coastal oil tanker every two weeks in the waters off Southeast Asia, which remained the world`s piracy hotspot in the first quarter, the International Maritime Bureau said Tuesday.

'Game of Thrones' piracy soars on internet
'Game of Thrones' piracy soars on internet

 Fantasy drama TV series "Game of Thrones" piracy has spiked ahead of the April 12 premiere of the fifth season.

Australians to pay for illegally downloading Hollywood movie

Some 5,000 Australians are expected to receive a letter from a Hollywood production company demanding payment for illegal downloads of its film “Dallas Buyers Club”, it was reported on Wednesday.

Tamil film releases may be stopped briefly to evade piracy

The Tamil Film Producer's Council (TFPC) is likely to halt the releases of latest Tamil films for about three months to put movie pirates out of business.

Google received more than 345 million requests to remove pirated content in 2014
Google received more than 345 million requests to remove pirated content in 2014

Google has reportedly received requests to take down more than 345 links to pirated content by copyright holders in the year 2014, a report said.

PK was downloaded through authorised site: UP CM's office
PK was downloaded through authorised site: UP CM's office

 Amidst controversy over Akhilesh Yadav watching allegedly a pirated copy of Amir Khan starrer film PK, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's office today termed as "baseless" the allegation and said the movie was downloaded through an authorised site.

'Game Of Thrones' most illegally downloaded show for 3rd yr in row
'Game Of Thrones' most illegally downloaded show for 3rd yr in row

'Game of Thrones' has secured the top spot in being the most illegally downloaded show online for 3rd year in a row.

Piracy hits 'The Interview' post digital release
Piracy hits 'The Interview' post digital release

Following the release of "The Interview" on digital platforms, the movie surfaced on a number of piracy websites and was downloaded by about 900,000 torrent users worldwide within 24 hours itself.

Bengal Bioscope; Movie watching in theatres declines in West Bengal
Bengal Bioscope; Movie watching in theatres declines in West Bengal

As many as 30 percent of Bengali moviegoers don't contemplate watching a Bengali film in a hall in near future and 10 percent have already stopped going to the theatres in the last one year, reveals a report titled "Bengal Bioscope: A Big Picture Outlook for Sustainable Growth".

Indian actors should work in Pakistan: Sabiha Sumar

 While Pakistani actors like Ali Zafar, Fawad Khan and Imran Abbas have become popular faces in Bollywood, Pakistani director Sabiha Sumar feels that Indian actors too should work in the film industry across the border.

Delhi HC blocks 72 websites from streaming 'Bang Bang'
Delhi HC blocks 72 websites from streaming 'Bang Bang'

The Delhi High Court Tuesday directed various internet and telecom service providers to block access to 72 websites hosting the yet-to-be released Hrithik Roshan starer 'Bang Bang'.

India lacks legal system to prosecute pirates: Ranjit Sinha

CBI Director Ranjit Sinha on Wednesday said that the Indian legal system lacks clear and unambiguous mechanism to prosecute maritime pirates.

SAARC Home Ministers' meet to discuss terrorism, piracy

Home Minister Rajnath Singh will lead the Indian delegation at a conference of Home and Interior Ministers of SAARC countries to be held in Kathmandu on September 19 where terrorism, piracy, trafficking of drugs and women and children will top the agenda.

Technology comes handy for actor to curb piracy

Technology came in handy for Tamil actor and filmmaker Radhakrishnan Parthiban to nail a film exhibitor who allegedly produced pirated versions of his latest directorial `Kathai Thirakkathai Vasanam Iyakkam`, now running in cinemas.

`Copyright piracy has reached alarming level in China, India`

An influential Congressional caucus in a latest report has expressed concern over alarming level of copyright piracy in four countries China, Russia, Switzerland and India.

`Game of Thrones` breaks piracy record

Fantasy drama series `Game of Thrones` has broken its own record as one of the most illegally downloaded episodes of all time.

US hails India`s role in fight against piracy

US and European Union officials have hailed a key role played by India in the global fight against piracy that has resulted in a remarkable drop in piracy off the coast of Somalia.