Fox recently decided to stop releasing free online streams of its TV shows on Hulu the day after they air -- instead, Fox is delaying free streaming for eight days. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this choice by the network has resulted in an increase in over-100-percent increase in piracy.
Hollywood may have <a href="http://mashable.com/2008/12/19/riaa-lawsuits-2/">stopped its massive litigation campaigns</a> against illegal file swappers in 2008, but the piracy lawsuits are still flying. Now teams of lawyers working for certain small businesses are going after illegal file swappers. These businesses, often referred to as "copyright trolls," are attempting to turn the <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/201335/filesharing_suits_about_fear_not_cash.html">threat of suing pirates</a> into a profitable cottage industry.