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‘Notorious Market’ Blocks Piracy in its P2P Streaming Player

Every year the United States Trade Representative calls out countries, companies and services that step over the line when it comes to copyright enforcement. Year after year the same core players appear and China is one of the countries regularly subjected to criticism. Chinese companies such as Baidu have been fixtures in the USTR’s reporting […]

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Is Your VPN / Proxy Working? Check Your Torrent IP-Address

Every day dozens of millions of people share files using BitTorrent, willingly exposing their IP-addresses to the rest of the world. For those who value their privacy this is a problem, so many sign up with a VPN provider or torrent proxy service. This is fine, but some people then forget to check whether their […]

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Five Years Before Any New U.S. Anti-Piracy Laws, MP Predicts

Under immense pressure from powerful entertainment companies, in 2011 it looked almost inevitable that the United States would introduce powerful new legislation to massively undermine Internet piracy. Championed by Hollywood and the world’s leading record labels, the Stop Online Piracy Act made headlines around the world for putting super-aggressive tools into the government’s arsenal. At […]

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MPAA and RIAA Members Uploaded Over 2,000 Gigabytes to Megaupload

Following in the footsteps of the U.S. Government, this month the major record labels and Hollywood’s top movie studios filed lawsuits against Megaupload and Kim Dotcom. While the legal action doesn’t come as a surprise, there is a double standard that has not been addressed thus far. The entertainment industry groups have always been quick […]

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Spotify Starts Shutting Down Its Massive P2P Network

When Spotify launched its first beta in the fall of 2008, we branded it “an alternative to music piracy.” With the option to stream millions of tracks supported by an occasional ad, or free of ads for a small subscription fee, Spotify appeared to be a serious competitor to music piracy. In the years that […]

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Pirate Video Streaming Sites Exploit Google’s Servers

Google has been in the crosshairs of the entertainment industries for a while now. These companies believe that Google is not doing enough to prevent pirate sites from showing up in search results. However, there is another less visible problem that cropped up in recent months. Increasingly, streaming portals with a focus on the latest […]

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Landmark Case Sees Pirate Bay User Hit With 5 Year Sentence

In a blaze of publicity mid December 2013 it was revealed that South Africa had netted its very first Internet pirate. SAFACT, the Southern African Federation Against Copyright Theft, said it had caught a man uploading a high-profile movie to The Pirate Bay. The case had unusual hallmarks from the start, not least since SAFACT […]

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Square Enix: DRM Boosts Profits and It’s Here to Stay

Even in the early 1980s illegal copies of games were viewed as lost sales. In response, software producers built anti-copying mechanisms into their cassette-based content. While these systems made copying more awkward, they did very little to stop piracy. Also, it didn’t take long for legitimate buyers to begin noticing something strange. For some reason, […]

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Android Pirate Agrees To Work Undercover For the Feds

In 2012, three Android-focused websites were seized by the Department of Justice. With help from French and Dutch police, the FBI took over applanet.net, appbucket.net and snappzmarket.com, a trio of so-called ‘rogue’ app stores. Carrying out several arrests the authorities heralded the operation as the first of its kind, alongside claims that together the sites […]

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High Court: Kim Dotcom Can Have His Cars, Millions in Cash Returned

When Kim Dotcom’s New Zealand mansion was raided in 2012, some of the most memorable images were of his luxury car collection being loaded onto trailers and taken away. The authorities hoped the pictures would help to symbolize Dotcom’s fall from ‘power’ but two years later he might be burning rubber in them once again. […]

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