Vault Counters Comics Piracy with Digital "Pay What You Want" Charity Sale

Vault Counters Comics Piracy with Digital "Pay What You Want" Charity Sale

Vault Comics has an answer to the comics piracy problem, which has sparked discussion of potentially hundreds of thousands of people reading comics illicitly, allegedly 20 times the number of people buying them. Of course, those numbers are based on bogus hit counter stats posted on the piracy websites themselves, which we previously explained probably […]

Calm Down, People, 100,000 People Are (Probably) Not Pirating Your Comic Book

PSA: 100,000 Readers Are Probably Not Pirating Your Indie Comic Book

Comics piracy is the hot topic of the week, and understandably so, since a lot of comic book creators have been discovering that tens of thousands of people appear to be pirating their comics based on the view counters on various comics piracy sites. It's a shocking thought. Could an exponentially higher number of people […]

Creators and Critics Talk Comic Book Piracy and Its Effects

Creators and Critics Talk Comic Book Piracy and Its Effects

Yesterday, Jude Terror wrote a piece quoting Donny Cates on comics piracy. But it has become quite the conversation (again) on social media between comic book creators, publishers, critics and readers. I think this is where it began… THREAD: I know this may upset some people and get others riled up, but it's something I […]

Bad Boy of Comics Donny Cates Reveals Marvel Has Big Plans for Bats the Ghost Dog

Donny Cates: "Don't Pirate My @#$%ing Books, Dude"

Donny Cates may be known as The Bad Boy of Comics, but he's not bad in the way a Thanos or Carnage is. He's more like The Fonz, "bad" in the Michael Jackson song sense, but with a strong moral code, and he looks great in a motorcycle jacket. Case in point: when Cates was […]


The Wandering Earth is Such a Hit It's Being Pirated Like Crazy in China

The Wandering Earth is China's biggest Chinese New Year hit movie right now, having earned over US$300 million in its first five days. Chinese social media is all abuzz about the movie. Author Liu Cixin has the status of both Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke combined in the Chinese Science Fiction scene. The movie has […]

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Bootlegger At Thor: Ragnarok Premiere Turns Out To Be Mark Ruffalo

In a shocking twist, a man caught streaming audio from Thor: Ragnarok's Los Angeles premiere on the internet was revealed to be star Mark Ruffalo. According to a report from THR, Ruffalo pirated the film and distributed over the web by accident. Ruffalo was streaming on Instagram Live as he came out on stage at […]

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Spoilers Beware: One Piece Manga Scanners Arrested In Japan

In a story sure to bring a smile to Dan Slott's face, five people have been arrested in Japan for scanning and uploading pages from the manga One Piece before its release date. Though One Piece is a comic about pirates — the kind that have eye patches and peg legs and say "arrrrrrrr," — […]

Film Industry Woes Solved After Man Arrested For Illegally Sharing Deadpool On Facebook

All of the problems facing the film industry were completely solved this week after a man who had pirated the 2016 film Deadpool was arrested, according to the Los Angeles Times. Though Deadpool was a critical and financial success, changing the industry perception about the viability of R-Rated superhero flicks, it could have done even better […]

The Pirates Don't Always Win: Blackmailing Ring Arrested, Including Theater Owner

With the recent rash of attacks involving ransomware affecting companies worldwide, Walt Disney's Bob Iger telling employees that their latest installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is being threatened to be released online by a group calling itself informed Disney unless they pay their own ransom, it would seem that hackers are getting […]

Deadpool, Superhero Flicks Dominate "Most Torrented" Movie List

Last week, we reported on Game of Thrones' fifth consecutive yearly victory in the most torrented TV show awards, as compiled by Torrent Freak. Now, the piracy news and information website has revealed the top ten most torrented movies of 2016, with Deadpool topping the list. Other comic book films on the list are Superman […]

VidAngel Shuts Down Forcing Parents To Parent

VidAngel, the service that lets customers stream censored versions of movies, has shut down for violating copyrights and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act according to a report by Deadline. The service seems to exist for the sole purpose of giving parents an excuse to let their kids watch whatever they want without having to parent. […]

Game Of Thrones Wins Coveted "Most Torrented Show" Award For Fifth Consecutive Year

Earlier this year, rumors started by reliable U.K. newspaper The Daily Mail claimed that Game of Thrones had finally been usurped from its Iron Throne of the Kingdom of Torrents by The Grand Tour, the Amazon exclusive show from former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May and producer Andy Wilman after […]

Paradox Interactive Has Figured Out The Best Way To Combat Game Piracy

With the rise of PC gaming exploding substantially, the creep of video game piracy is not far behind. It's easier than ever for games to be stolen off torrent websites and it has required developers to get creative. Some add game breaking bugs that slowly reveals pirates as they complain in forums, but Paradox Interactive […]

ComicPLUS App Updates To 8.0 – Is It A Digital Comic Book Game Changer?

At New York Comic Con, I got to see iVerse's new comic reading app. It was a rather interesting departure, allowing you to incorporate your, erm, anonymously acquired comic book files as well as those that you bought, in app. To add your own Guided View-style experience for each comic (though they like to call […]