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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…

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Russia’s SOPA-Equivalent Could Shut Down Wikipedia

We already brought you news of Russia’s SOPA-like legislation which is still on track to pass and come into effect by August. Now a new report by TorrentFreak suggests that the Russian SOPA could see sites…

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Pirate Bay Celebrates 10th Birthday With Stockholm Party

The Pirate Bay is an icon and symbol of online piracy. It is a spit-in-the-face of the corporate entertainment industry and a sign that business can no longer control consumers. Whatever your opinion on the Pirate…

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BitTorrent Says It is Fed Up Of Association With Piracy

BitTorrent is getting a bit cheesed off with constantly being associated with piracy. It has stated that the recent game of thrones piracy record is not a BitTorrent piracy record and has nothing to do with BitTorrent…

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Warner Bros Says Piracy Is Demand Proxy

While America’s entertainment industry may be strongly “anti-piracy” there is a turning attitude within the entertainment industry that is starting to recognise that piracy actually has some use. In fact big movie studio Warner Bros. Pictures…

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Microsoft Signs Anti-Piracy Act With HP & Samsung For Chinese Market

Piracy is a big problem for Microsoft is the Chinese market as PC vendors looking to keep costs down will often cut corners on the operating system and install pirated copies of Windows. Microsoft has signed…

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The Pirate Bay Will Be Blocked In Ireland Based On High Court Order

If you’ve crossed the border from Northern Ireland to Ireland in the past you would of found that Ireland’s ISPs didn’t block the Pirate Bay like Northern Ireland’s ISPs did . However, that is all about…

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Game Of Thrones Season Finale Sets Piracy Record

The season finale of Game of Thrones managed to drum up a new “piracy record” with more than 170,000 people sharing the episode simultaneously. In one day more than 1 million people downloaded a copy of…

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American Entertainment Industry Wants To Be Allowed To Send Malware To Pirates

As online piracy continues to be a rising problem for the America entertainment industry it is now looking to take even more drastic measures to counter it. According to a proposal put forward by the American…

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French Anti-Piracy “Hadopi” Law Being Axed

According to France’s Minister of Culture and Communication the anti-piracy “Hadopi” law only has one more month to live. Aurélie Filippetti has stated that the Hollande administration will axe the Hadopi law in favour of no immediate…

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BitTorrent Study Dismisses Piracy Misconceptions

Yet another report on piracy has been released and this could be one of the most conclusive insights into the world of illegally downloaded files, but it’s also in a way good news for developers, publishers…

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Biggest File-Sharing “Pirates” Spend More On Content Than “Normal” People

Copyright hysteria has taken over most of the big corporate entertainment industry. They are constantly searching for new ways to prevent piracy, enforce stricter content control and DRM management on their products. This includes methods like…

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New Norwegian Laws To Block Pirate Sites

While Iceland has been relatively friendly to the Pirate Bay in recent times, other Scandinavian countries have not. Greenland recently booted the Pirate Bay out, Denmark banished them ages ago under a supreme court ruling and…

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McAfee Secures Patent That Can prevent Users From Accessing Illegally Downloadable Content

McAfee was able to patent a new technology which prevents an end user from accessing pirated content such as music, movies, games and softwares. This will be implemented in the existing SiteAdvisor tool which will now…

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Pirate Bay On The Move To Iceland

We brought you the news two weeks ago that the Pirate Bay had attempted to move to a Greenland domain, .gl, in the hope of future-proofing itself in the likely event that its .se Sweden domain…

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Pirate Bay Moved To Greenland Domain, Kicked Out Instantly

The Pirate Bay has been anticipating seizure of its .se domain name recently and in anticipation of it being seized the Pirate Bay decided to acquire a Greenland domain name and move itself to that as its primary…

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Anti-piracy Group Shuts Down Pirated TV/Movie Script Provider

One of the well known TV series and Movie streaming script site “TVstreamScript” voluntarily shuts down after facing immense pressure from the American movie industry. It’s also being said that the site owners have even signed…

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Music Sales Not Hurt By Piracy, EU Says Its All Nonsense

A pair of researchers from the European Commission won’t be getting a Christmas card from the major record labels this year that’s for sure, especially since they’ve just come out saying that digital music piracy has…

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Kim Dotcom states he will never end up in a US prison

“I will never be in a prison in the U.S., I can guarantee you that.” These are the words that file sharing service Mega’s founder (and also the former Megaupload) used whilst appearing virtually at the…