The bill, introduced by Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) and a group of 12 other co-sponsors, aims to combat the threat of "foreign rogue sites" that enable and/or facilitate copyright infringement and to strengthen penalties against thieves of intelectual property.
App downloads in the U.S. are booming to the tune of 40 apps per user per year, according to the Yankee Group.
The verdict is in: British Telecom must block users from accessing the Newzbin 2 website, an aggregator of links to pirated movies and other content.
23-year-old UK citizen Richard O'Dwyer is currently fending off an extradition request by United States authorities.
Kino.to, one of the most popular European movie streaming portals, has been shut down following coordinated raids executed by police officers in Germany, France, Spain and the Netherlands.