The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property today held a hearing on the role of voluntary agreements in supporting intellectual property rights online and promoting a safe, legal, and prosperous Internet economy – and featured testimony from witnesses representing creative industries. Representative Mel Watt (D-NC) applauded all stakeholders for ‘confronting... Read more

A new study finds that removing just one pirate site benefits creators. Help get the word out to your co-workers and friends. Share this today! A little while ago we reached out on our blog to tell you about how the removal of just one major pirate site led to... Read more

The founder of a German file sharing site made $8.2 million in just four years through advertising and subscription sales on his website, which at its peak had “some 135,000 copyright-protected films and TV series” and “up to 4 million users a day” – just one example of how websites... Read more

Since its launch in 2005, Megaupload has allegedly allowed users to download stolen work for free, generating millions of dollars in profits from ad revenue and subscription fees.  It was a business model whose success depended on the pirated property of others. Before it was shut down through an international... Read more