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.

Indian music streaming startup Dhingana shuts down over piracy challenges

Indian music streaming startup Dhingana has reportedly shut down owing to industry challenges like piracy and after its biggest partner, T-Series refused to renew their agreement.

`Game of Thrones`: 2013`s most pirated show

The season finale of `Game of Thrones` has been named the most-pirated television show for the second year in a row.

160 sea pirates languishing in Indian prisons: Navy

Some 160 sea pirates, arrested by the Indian Navy in the Gulf of Aden, were languishing in Indian prisons as the governments of their native countries were not ready to take them back, a senior naval officer said.

Russia switches Greenpeace piracy charge to `hooliganism`

The Investigative Committee, the Russian agency in charge of probing serious crimes, said it had reclassified the crime as hooliganism, which carries a lesser sentence.

Russia says some Greenpeace activists to face new charges

The Moscow-based Investigative Committee said the authorities had found "narcotic substances" on the Dutch-flagged Arctic Sunrise ship detained by Russia.

Russia charges Greenpeace activists with piracy

Five of 30 Greenpeace activists arrested last month for a protest at a Russian oil platform in Arctic waters were charged Wednesday with piracy, media reported.