Facebook now blocks people from sharing links to notorious piracy site The Pirate Bay

2019-10-01 09:02

Facebook no longer allows its billions of users to share links to world's most well-known piracy website, The Pirate Bay.

Facebook's new Watch Party video-streaming feature is wildly popular with pirates, who use it to run illicit movie marathons

2019-04-11 08:00

"Watch Party" is a big hit for Facebook — but probably not in the way the company intended.

No media leaks to date for startup using Bitcoin to fight piracy

2018-08-10 20:45

A Stellenbosch-based tech start-up, which uses bitcoin to fight piracy in film, is looking to scale its technology in other forms of media.

Man arrested for uploading Deadpool to his Facebook page

2017-06-14 10:50

Federal prosecutors say a man was arrested in central California for allegedly uploading the Marvel film Deadpool to his Facebook page.

Duterte orders troops to blast militants and their hostages

2017-01-15 10:17

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered his troops to bomb extremists who flee with their captives in a bid to stop a wave of kidnappings at sea, calling the loss of civilian lives in such an attack "collateral damage".

Maritime kidnappings surge in 2016 - piracy report

2017-01-10 13:03

Maritime kidnappings have escalated to a 10-year high, according to the ICC International Maritime Bureau's annual piracy report.

Twelve Somalis sentenced to five years for piracy

2016-08-12 07:28

Twelve Somalis who attacked a container ship in the Indian Ocean were sentenced to five years in jail in Mauritius, a reminder of the region's battle against piracy.

Nigeria pirates release 6 Turks

2016-04-26 18:10

A Turkish maritime company says six crew members of a tanker ship who were captured by pirates off the coast of Nigeria have been released and are in good health.

Cape startup taps Bitcoin to fight piracy

2016-04-15 12:33

Bitcoin bounty hunters could help stem the tide of movies leaking online illegally if a South African startup has its way.

Five foreigners held ransom by Nigerian militants

2016-02-04 17:45

Niger Delta militants are holding five foreigners ransom after hijacking a chemical tanker off the coast of Nigeria.


The 'Game of Thrones' season 8 premiere was pirated 54 million times in 24 hours

2019-04-17 16:05

HBO's "Game of Thrones" final season premiere was the show's most-watched episode ever, but it was also illegally viewed millions of times.

The cost of modern-day piracy

2018-10-17 10:04

Piracy on the high seas is flourishing around the world, making goods transported by ship more expensive – a cost that is passed on to consume

MultiChoice: TV piracy won’t be tolerated as 3 get jail sentence

2017-07-05 17:00

MultiChoice says TV content piracy in Africa won’t be tolerated, saying the conviction of three content pirates shows that content piracy is a serious offense.

Vessel being attacked off Yemen's coast

2017-04-08 21:43

A piracy watchdog, UK Maritime Trade Operations, says it believes a tanker is being attacked and could have been boarded off war-ravaged Yemen.

African Union should do more to prevent marine piracy - expert

2017-01-11 12:13

The African Union should play a bigger role to ensure the safekeeping of crew members and cargo ships in African waters, says the Marine Crew Services.

Dotcom demands live-stream of extradition appeal

2016-08-29 13:02

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom launched his appeal against extradition from New Zealand to the United States on Monday arguing for his case to be live-streamed to ensure a fair hearing.

Indonesia frees vessel captured by pirates

2016-05-10 07:12

Indonesia has freed a Singapore-flagged vessel captured by pirates off the coast of Borneo island, and detained nine suspects involved in the hijacking.

Indonesian sailors kidnapped off Malaysia

2016-04-16 15:35

Gunmen have abducted four Indonesian sailors and shot and wounded one crew member on the high seas off the east coast of Malaysia's Sabah state.

Somali pirates jailed by French court for fatal hijacking

2016-04-14 08:38

Seven Somali pirates have been sentenced to between six and 15 years in prison by a French court for the hijacking of a French yacht and killing of its owner in the Gulf of Aden in 2011.

MultiChoice on the hunt for TV thieves

2015-11-05 13:49

MultiChoice will be appointing a Cyber Piracy Investigator who will aggressively go after South Africans who illegally download TV content.

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