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Movie Piracy

One Chart That Explains Why You Pirate Movies Online

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 10.16.2013 | Technology

Turns out the reason people watch movies illegally online is what you always expected: They have trouble finding them elsewhere on the Internet. A...

WWII Vet Sending Thousands Of Pirated Movies To U.S. Troops

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.28.2012 | Business

Meet Hyman Strachman, probably the nation's most patriotic movie pirate. For the past eight years the 92-year-old widowed World War II veteran has ...

Meet The 92-Year-Old Man Who Pirates Movies For The Troops

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.27.2012 | Entertainment

Hyman Strachman -- a movie bootlegger who has ripped everything from "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" to "The Artist" -- would be the scourge of Holl...

Man Sentenced To Prison For 'X-Men' Piracy

AP | Posted 02.19.2012 | Technology

LOS ANGELES — A New York man has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for illegally uploading and distributing a copy of "X-Men Origins: W...

What's The Most Pirated Movie Of All Time?

The Moviefone Blog | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.12.2011 | Entertainment

Imagine how much money "greedy motherf--ker" James Cameron could have made on 'Avatar' if it wasn't stolen by dastardly Internet pirates. According to...

Hollywood Ruling Sends Piracy Chill Through Google

The Register | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Hollywood is going after advertising companies who help fund pirate websites, and has now won a landmark victory. ...

Piracy Websites Squashed By Feds In Widespread Raids

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

BURBANK, Calif. — U.S. officials on Wednesday announced a major crackdown on movie piracy that involved disabling nine websites that were offeri...

Guardrails for the Internet: Preserving Creativity Online

Michael Lynton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Lynton

In no other realm of our society have we encountered so widespread and consequential a failure to put in place guidelines over the use and growth of such a major industry.

Pirated Copies Of "American Gangster" Being Sold Early

Wall Street Journal | PETER SANDERS, SARAH MCBRIDE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In a prominent movie piracy case, a high-quality version of Universal Pictures' Oscar hopeful "American Gangster" is being illegally downloaded online...