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106,000 Signatures in Support of Pirate Bay Founder Delivered to Danish Govt.

Last year following a failed appeal to the Supreme Court in Sweden, Gottfrid Svartholm was extradited to Denmark. There he stands accused of hacking into computers belonging to IT company CSC. The nature of the Pirate Bay founder’s detention has been highly controversial. His reputation as a master hacker led authorities to treat him with […]

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Internet Blocking Protests Force Mexico Government Retreat

An attempt to introduce laws that would have given the Mexican government the power to block the Internet and other telecommunications appears to have failed. The government earlier said it wanted to introduce legislation to combat illegal activities on the Internet, including child pornography. But after drilling down into the details of the text, activists […]

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US Copyright Law Doesn’t Apply Worldwide,”DVD Ripper” Tells Court

AACS, the decryption licensing outfit founded by a group of movie studios and technology partners including Warner Bros, Disney, Microsoft and Intel, launched a crackdown on DRM-circumvention software earlier this year. In the most prominent action AACS sued the makers of popular DVD ripping software DVDFab. Last month it won a preliminary injunction based on […]

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Megaupload Sues Hong Kong Over Unlawful Shutdown

Well over two years have passed since Megaupload was taken offline, and the U.S. Government still hasn’t found a way to serve the Hong Kong based company. During all this time the Hong Kong authorities have kept Megaupload’s assets locked up, as part of a restraint order the U.S. Government had demanded. In a move […]

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“Rogue” Video Site Goes Straight, Immediately Gets Raided By Police

Last week, just two months after the USTR published its 2013 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets, a Chinese online video company hoped to please local and US authorities by ditching its pirate reputation. Shenzhen QVOD Technology, the company behind Kuaibo.com, made the 2013 USTR report and also incurred the displeasure of the Chinese with its […]

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Viewing Pirated Material Is Not Direct Copyright Infringement, Judge Tells Tarantino

Back in January, Quentin Tarantino discovered that a copy of an unreleased screenplay to potential future movie The Hateful Eight had been made available to the public without his permission. He’d shared the document with six individuals and either one of them – or someone linked to them – had leaked it. Shortly after dozens […]

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Record Labels: Used MP3s Too Good and Convenient to Resell

To gather the opinions of the public and other stakeholders on copyright reform, the EU Commission launched a consultation a few months ago. The call resulted in hundreds of submissions, which were made public recently. One of the topics being covered is the issue of “digital resales.” In other words, whether consumers should be allowed […]

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HBO Demands Takedown of Game of Thrones Screenshots

If one had to single out a current TV show that is most-often related with Internet piracy it would have to be Game of Thrones. The show has been shared by millions of people and just last week broke yet another swarm record with 193,418 simultaneous sharers. There has been much discussion over HBO’s stance […]

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 04/21/14

This week we have four newcomers in our chart. Son of Batman is the most downloaded movie this week. The data for our weekly download chart is estimated by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are BD/DVDrips unless stated otherwise. RSS feed for the weekly movie […]

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UK Police Force Shutdown of Sports Torrent Network

After obtaining government funding to protect the rights of mainstream music and movie companies, last year UK police began a campaign aimed at closing dozens of torrent and other file-sharing sites. Many sites subsequently reported receiving letters from PIPCU, the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit, warning that their operations had been scouted and deemed to […]

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