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Facing legal threats in Sweden, The Pirate Bay divides and multiplies

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With Anti-piracy groups closing in on The Pirate Bay's Swedish haven, the world's most infamous file sharing site did what any good pirate would do: Cut and run for more welcoming shores. As of Tuesday, The Pirate Bay no longer relies on the Swedish Pirate Party for its Web...
Facing legal threats in Sweden, The Pirate Bay divides and multiplies

Anti-Piracy Group Already Demanding That Kim Dotcom's New Mega Service Be Shut Down

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This probably isn't a huge surprise, but with the launch of Kim Dotcom's new Mega cloud drive system, many in the entertainment industry have assumed that he must be relaunching Megaupload and a way to infringe. However, it seems pretty clear that Mega is quite different and mostly resembles other...
Anti-Piracy Group Already Demanding That Kim Dotcom's New Mega Service Be Shut Down
RIAA wants to issue unlimited takedowns to Google

Pirate Bay Ready For Perpetual IP-Address Whac-A-Mole

torrentfreak.com
The Pirate Bay is arguably the most censored website on the Internet. Courts all around the world have ordered Internet providers to block subscriber access to the torrent site, and the end is still not in sight. Within a few days, a new deadline for five UK and five Dutch...
Pirate Bay Ready For Perpetual IP-Address Whac-A-Mole
Leaked slides show the RIAA might hit snags identifying copyright infringement, doesn't really care about SOPA

Piracy Rampant Among Spanish Government Officials

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Spain is considered to be a safe haven for operators of file-sharing oriented websites. Courts have repeatedly ruled that if they don’t profit directly from infringements, such sites fall within the boundaries of the law. In an attempt to change this situation, the Spanish Government has been working on new...
Piracy Rampant Among Spanish Government Officials

Switzerland Questions Crazy Hollywood Claims About File Sharing... Ends Up On Congressional Watchlist

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Last December, we wrote about a report put out by the Swiss executive branch noting that, based on their research, it appeared that unauthorized file sharing was not a big deal, showing that consumers were still spending just as much on entertainment, and that much of it was going directly...
Switzerland Questions Crazy Hollywood Claims About File Sharing... Ends Up On Congressional Watchlist

University Students and Staff Sued For Pirating 50 Cent Movie

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Earlier this week and following the filing of dozens of file-sharing infringement lawsuits in the United States, hope came to a court room in Los Angeles as the trolls of Prenda Law finally began to receive their comeuppance. After their no-show Monday they will all have to appear in court...
University Students and Staff Sued For Pirating 50 Cent Movie

File-Sharers Will Not Be Held Liable For Piracy, Russia Says

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Following ineffective anti-piracy campaigns and continued displays of resilience by file-sharing sites, the emphasis of copyright enforcement has switched towards ‘educating’ the end user in recent years. These so-called “strike” programs are continuing to spread and recently landed on U.S. shores. While they are supposedly educational in nature, there is...
File-Sharers Will Not Be Held Liable For Piracy, Russia Says

New report shows Congress' favorite BitTorrent downloads

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Congress has become gun-shy about putting together Internet-related legislation after the attempt to pass SOPA generated unprecedented public outrage, but Internet piracy is still on its radar. Still, it turns out that digital copies of pirated movies and TV shows aren't just the subject of committee debates on Capitol...
New report shows Congress' favorite BitTorrent downloads

Big Content wants to bring SOPA-style policies to Canada

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Anti-piracy efforts in the United States have been so successful that they should be imported to Canada. At least, that's the view of the Canadian Intellectual Property Council, an arm of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce that represents the interests of major content companies in Canada. A white paper urges...
Big Content wants to bring SOPA-style policies to Canada

HBO Wants Google to Censor.... HBO.com

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In common with many other websites on the Internet, Google has an obligation to remove infringing content upon receiving a valid DMCA request from copyright holders. Starting a few months ago copyright holders drastically increased the number of notices sent, totaling more than 50 million last year. While many of...
HBO Wants Google to Censor.... HBO.com

Is 'Pirate DRM' Really the Best Response to Bulk DMCA Takedowns?

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The file-sharing world is a multi-headed beast but not just in the traditional ‘hydra’ sense. The most visible elements are the public torrent sites like The Pirate Bay, KickassTorrents and any of the others from the current Top 10. Generally (censorship efforts aside) these sites can be accessed by just...
Is 'Pirate DRM' Really the Best Response to Bulk DMCA Takedowns?

Anti-Piracy Group Threatens Pirate Party With Criminal Charges For Hosting The Pirate Bay

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For a few years now, the Swedish Pirate Party has provided some hosting services to The Pirate Bay, arguing that attempts to take it down would amount to political censorship. It appears that theory may finally get tested. According to TorrentFreak, the Swedish anti-piracy group "Rights Alliance" has sent a...
Anti-Piracy Group Threatens Pirate Party With Criminal Charges For Hosting The Pirate Bay

BREIN Cites Newzbin Defeat, Shuts Dutch Usenet Links Site

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Anti-piracy group BREIN is probably best known on a global scale for its work in forcing the closure of Netherlands-based BitTorrent indexer, Mininova. The closure of this huge site didn’t happen in isolation though, since operations against other, much smaller sites had earlier smoothed the way. BREIN’s tactics are fairly...
BREIN Cites Newzbin Defeat, Shuts Dutch Usenet Links Site

Anti-piracy site claims small, 40 percent victory in anti-Mega campaign

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Every action brings about an equal and opposite reaction. So on the day after Kim Dotcom's Mega launched, it's no surprise an anti-piracy campaign sprung up focused directly on the new service. Today, only one week later, that campaign claims to have already made progress. StopFileLockers.com is an anti-piracy...
Anti-piracy site claims small, 40 percent victory in anti-Mega campaign

Ubisoft undone by anti-DRM DDoS storm

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Protests against controversial anti-piracy controls hobble game publisher Ubisoft has confirmed its rights management servers were hit by a fierce DDoS attack over the weekend that left some customers unable to play its games for much of Sunday.…What is your recession sales strategy?...
Ubisoft undone by anti-DRM DDoS storm
"Look, you may hate me": 90 minutes with John Steele, porn troll

Operating a public WiFi network seems riskier than ever

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An Internet connection is a terrible thing to waste. (That’s how that saying goes, right?) Months after the Electronic Frontier Foundation pushed for people to open their connections up to strangers via the Open Wireless Movement, a new “six strikes” anti-piracy policy threatens to convince residential and business customers...
Operating a public WiFi network seems riskier than ever

Thomson Reuters Acquires Brand Protection Company MarkMonitor

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Thomson Reuters announced today that it has made a deal to acquire a brand protection company called MarkMonitor for an undisclosed sum. The MarkMonitor website says the company offers a suite of products and services that include brand protection (i.e., protecting trademarks and commerce), anti-piracy, anti-fraud, and domain management. The...
Thomson Reuters Acquires Brand Protection Company MarkMonitor

RIAA claims Google's anti-piracy downranking doesn't work

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Google offered an olive branch to content producers when it promised to downrank pirate sites in its search results last summer. Really, the RIAA was looking for the whole tree; it just published a report claiming that Google's technique hasn't had any tangible impact. The agency argues that the...
RIAA claims Google's anti-piracy downranking doesn't work

90 Days of Killing Cyberlockers: 50 Dead, More Than 500 Injured

torrentfreak.com
During the summer, adult industry businessman Robert King embarked on an extremely aggressive anti-piracy project. Known online as AdultKing, the Australian-born 45-year-old said he would make it his mission to damage or destroy what he described as “the bad players” in the cyberlocker market. “What I hope to achieve is...
90 Days of Killing Cyberlockers: 50 Dead, More Than 500 Injured

The Pirate Bay evades ISP blockade with IPv6, can do it 18 septillion more times

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If you thought the RIAA and MPAA were a force to be reckoned with in the US, the last few months have shown that anti-piracy lobbying is alive and kicking in Europe, too. Over the last 9 months, the British, Dutch, Finnish, and Belgian judges and governments have begun forcing...
The Pirate Bay evades ISP blockade with IPv6, can do it 18 septillion more times
ICE & FBI Hatch Ingenious Plan To Make DVD Piracy Warnings Longer

Police Raid File-Hosting Site, Arrest Operator and ISP

torrentfreak.com
On June 11th last year Europe witnessed one of the largest piracy-related busts in history. An international operation shut down the movie streaming portal Kino.to and police made more than a dozen arrests. As collateral damage, several file-hosting services connected to Kino.to also went down. A few days ago Skyload.net,...
Police Raid File-Hosting Site, Arrest Operator and ISP

Can We Harness the Internet to Collaboratively Write Better Laws?

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A new platform called Madison seeks to bring more voices to the table, but a few design flaws mar the whole effort.There is no question that the reviled anti-piracy bills, known as SOPA and PIPA, were terrible. The ways in which they were terrible have been explained across the Internet....
Can We Harness the Internet to Collaboratively Write Better Laws?

After iiNet Victory, Where Now For Anti-Piracy Down Under?

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After iiNet Victory, Where Now For Anti-Piracy Down Under?

Anti-Piracy Group Demands Blocks of KickAss, isoHunt, 1337x and H33T

torrentfreak.com
Site blocking actions have been slowly creeping into acceptability around Europe over the past couple of years, at least with anti-piracy outfits and courts. More recent and notable successes for the entertainment industries include the blocks against major torrent sites in the UK, and in Italy where a total of...
Anti-Piracy Group Demands Blocks of KickAss, isoHunt, 1337x and H33T

Anti-Piracy Group Shuts Down Pirated Pirate Bay

torrentfreak.com
Last month, Finnish anti-piracy group CIAPC, known internationally for tracking down a 9 year-old girl and having her Winnie The Pooh laptop confiscated, launched a new publicity campaign. Their efforts caused immediate controversy when it was discovered that the campaign site, which depicted a Pirate Bay-style ship sinking into the...
Anti-Piracy Group Shuts Down Pirated Pirate Bay

UK Streaming Link Site Operators Handed Suspended Jail Sentences

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With more than a million monthly visitors filmzzz.com and legalmovies.tv were among the most-visited movie streaming indexes back in 2009. The sites were operated by Faraz and Ayaz Saddiq, two brothers from Leeds, UK. In common with other “linking” sites they didn’t host any copyrighted content but merely linked to...
UK Streaming Link Site Operators Handed Suspended Jail Sentences
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