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TTP Could Outlaw Filesharing Sites

WikiLeaks has been releasing secret documents from the recently-signed Trans-Pacific Partnership, which ties a cabal of Pacific countries, including the US, Canada, and Australia, to an intercontinental trade agreement, over the last week, and the latest…

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Mad Max: Fury Road is 2015’s Most Pirated Film

2015 has seen a sharp rise in piracy on the previous year, with Summer blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road topping this year’s illegal download chart. George Miller’s Mad Max sequel/remake/reboot/revisiting has had 22.90 million torrent shares so far…

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Hollywood Sues US Popcorn Time Users

The studio responsible for producing maligned Adam Sandler comedy The Cobbler, which currently holds a risible 9% on Rotten Tomatoes, has filed a lawsuit in Oregon against 11 people who watched the film through ‘Netflix for…

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Lawyers Tell UK Government You Can’t Jail Online Pirates for 10 Years

The UK Government, currently in consultation over a proposed revision to current copyright infringement, has been told point-blank by the British and Irish Law, Education and Technology Association (BILETA) that sending pirates to jail for 10…

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Hollywood Issuing DMCA Takedowns for Content on Their Own Computers

Are you familiar with this message? “In response to a complaint we received under the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have removed 1 result(s) from this page. If you wish, you may read the DMCA complaint that caused…

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Online Pirates in UK Could Face 10 Years in Prison

The UK government is considering a law that would see online pirates face up to 10 years in jail. At present, online piracy carries a maximum sentence of 2 years in prison, in extreme circumstances, but…

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UK Expands Torrent Site Blacklist to Proxies

The UK High Court has quietly added a number of proxies and mirrors to its torrent site blacklist, restricting backdoor access to sites such as Torrentz and ExtraTorrent. Of course, ExtraTorrent has already launched a new…

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Browser-Based Game Boy Advance Emulator Shut Down by Nintendo

Nintendo, in its on-going mission to ruin our fun, has forced a popular Java-based Game Boy Advance emulator offline. The emulator, which allowed users to play GBA games in-browser, has been taken off GitHub after Nintendo…

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Google Fiber Users Receiving Automated Fines for Piracy

Google is sending customers of its fibre service that are suspected of illegally downloading copyrighted materials automated fines. Google Fiber users have received fines, sent through automated e-mails, of up to hundreds of dollars. Other automated…

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Music Streaming Site Grooveshark Closes

Popular music streaming platform Grooveshark closed last night (30th April) after eight years. In a statement on its website, Grooveshark admits that it failed to acquire the appropriate licences for most of the songs it hosted,…

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Nintendo Takes Down Super Mario 64 Unity Remake

In a move that will shock no one, Nintendo has issued a copyright infringement notice against the remake of Super Mario 64 built by a fan using the Unity game engine. The remake, which was playable…

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KickassTorrents Domain Seized; Site Taken Down

Popular torrent site KickassTorrents (KAT) has had its Somalian kickass.so domain seized and the site is currently down. KickassTorrents had over one million unique visitors a day, making it the most popular torrent site in the…

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Founder of IsoHunt Thinks Bitcoin Can Kill Piracy

Gary Fung, the original founder of torrent tracking site IsoHunt – long since closed, then resurrected by others – believes that Bitcoin microtransactions could eventually kill online piracy. Fung, who left IsoHunt after its initial closure…

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Sports Streaming Site Wiziwig Forced to Close

Popular sports streaming site Wiziwig has been forced to close as of 31st December. The site’s owners attribute the move to new laws introduced in Spain – where the site is hosted – that came into…

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Sony to be Sued for Pirating Music in The Interview

In an ironic reversal, a musician whose music was used in controversial comedy movie The Interview is threatening to sue Sony. Yoon Mi-rae, a US-born hip-hip artist, was in negotiation Sony to have her track Pay…

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Google Speaks Out Over Secret Attacks by Hollywood

The recent Sony Pictures hack revealed that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) had organised a secret campaign against Google, going so far as to pay Attorneys General to do their bidding, due to the…

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The Pirate Bay Admits it Doesn’t Know if it Will Return

Five days after torrent site The Pirate Bay was taken down by a police raid in Sweden, a member of TPB crew has spoken about the future of the site in an exclusive interview with TorrentFreak.…

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The Pirate Bay Co-Founder Doesn’t Care if the Site Stays Down Forever

The Pirate Bay, the most infamous torrent indexer on the internet, had its servers in Sweden raided by police on Sunday. The site has been down ever since*. Co-founder Peter Sunde, in a blog post, claims…

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White House Wants to Make Illegal Downloads a Felony Offense

The White House has weighed in on the issue of media copyright infringement online, asserting that illegal downloads should be made a felony offense. Alex Niejelow, Chief of Staff to the US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator…

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Google Refuses MPAA Request to Block Torrent Sites

Google has refused requests from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) to block the homepages to a number of torrent sites from its online search results. Google has not released its reasons for denying the…

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IsoHunt Brought Back From The Dead, New Spin-Off Created

Earlier this month torrent indexing site IsoHunt was forced to shut down after its owned Gary Fung faced a lawsuit from the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) which ended up with him having to pay them…

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Google Ignores Requests To Delist Pirate Bay Homepage

Torrent Freak reports that the BPI, British Phonographic Industry/British Recorded Music Industry, has failed in a request to Google to get them to delist the Pirate Bay’s new domain thepiratebay.sx. The BPI submitted more than 2000…

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Torrent Site H33T Goes Offline Following Court Order

TorrentFreak reports that torrent site H33T has gone offline after encountering legal issues with its domain name registration. The domain name registrar for H33T removed all nameservers making the domain name useless according to H33T’s host…

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Copyright Troll Caught Seeding Own Torrents

An interesting and quite entertaining Torrent Freak report has revealed that a copyright troll has been actively seeding its own illegally downloadable content on the Pirate Bay. Comcast confirmed that Pirate Bay user Sharkmp4 is directly…

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The Pirate Bay Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

The Pirate Bay is the most iconic symbol of online piracy in the world. The notorious pirate site yesterday celebrated its 10 year anniversary at Wikparken, Upplands Väsby in Sweden at 3pm. The event attracted thousands of…

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Pirate Party Report Swedish IT Minister For Copyright Infringements

While politicians and MPs are quick to bash consumers and websites for issues over copyright infringements it seems the Pirate Party are serving up Swedish MPs a dose of their own medicine. The Swedish Pirate Party…

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Nintendo File Lawsuit Against HackYourConsole.Com, Accused Of Selling Illegal Software

HackYourConsole.com is quite a popular website on the console scene. Apparently popular enough to attract the attention of Nintendo who have now filed a lawsuit against HackYourConsole.com according to Softpedia. In the lawsuit Nintendo accused HackYourConsole.com…