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Police Censor Google, Facebook and 8,000 Other Sites by Accident

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Censorship online is an emotive issue. Some people believe that all information should be free and as adults it should be our right to be able to make our own choices in deciding what to view. In other countries that is not an option since oppressive regimes take control in...
Police Censor Google, Facebook and 8,000 Other Sites by Accident

Google Search Data Shows Torrent Site Censorship Reaction

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Following a High Court ruling last month, six ISPs – BT, Sky, Virgin Media, O2, EE and TalkTalk – were required to block subscriber access to three of the world’s largest torrent sites. The legal action, initiated by the music industry group BPI on behalf of a variety of major...
Google Search Data Shows Torrent Site Censorship Reaction

Pirate Bay Proxy Crowdfunds Legal Fight Against Hollywood Group

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Over the past year several ISPs across Europe have been ordered to censor The Pirate Bay. In the Netherlands and several other countries these blockades are supposed prevent the majority of the public from accessing the infamous BitTorrent site. However, thus far the blockades haven’t been very effective. Instead, they...
Pirate Bay Proxy Crowdfunds Legal Fight Against Hollywood Group
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BitTorrent usage increases in Europe, following the blockade of The Pirate Bay

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In a twist that will surprise no one except the RIAA, MPAA, BREIN, and other anti-piracy lobbies, the amount of BitTorrent traffic has stayed the same or increased in Europe following the blockade of The Pirate Bay in the UK, Netherlands, and other countries.This news comes from XS4All, one of...
BitTorrent usage increases in Europe, following the blockade of The Pirate Bay

Pirate Bay Blockades Upheld By Finnish Court of Appeal

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Faced with a Pirate Bay that cannot easily be taken offine, in recent years anti-piracy companies have taken a different approach – disrupting Internet users’ access to the site instead. This is currently being achieved (with varying results) through court action and subsequent ISP blockades in countries including the Netherlands,...
Pirate Bay Blockades Upheld By Finnish Court of Appeal

Censoring The Pirate Bay is Futile, ISPs Reveal

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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 more are expected to follow. The idea behind these blockades is that they will help to decrease online piracy. However,...
Censoring The Pirate Bay is Futile, ISPs Reveal

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

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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

Pirate Bay Simplifies Circumvention of ISP Blockades

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Within a few days, five of the largest UK Internet providers will all have to censor The Pirate Bay. Virgin and Orange have already implemented the block and the rest must follow before the end of May. The music companies who asked for the blockade hope it will decrease piracy...
Pirate Bay Simplifies Circumvention of ISP Blockades

Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2013

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Which torrent sites get the most visitors at the start of 2013? Traditionally BitTorrent users are very loyal, which is reflected in the top 10 where most sites have had a consistent listing for more than half a decade. This year there are a few movers and shakers, as well...
Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2013

ISP: BitTorrent Traffic Increased After Pirate Bay Blockade

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This week anti-Piracy group BREIN celebrated a victory against The Pirate Bay. Now 90% of the Dutch Internet users can no longer access the BitTorrent site directly, the site’s Alexa traffic rank in the Netherlands tanked. The group conveniently forgot to mention that many people now use proxy sites to...
ISP: BitTorrent Traffic Increased After Pirate Bay Blockade

“Anonymous” Hacks Anti-Piracy Takedown Tool

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Two months ago millions of Indians were shaken up by a mass anti-piracy action. Internet providers all across the country blocked access to major BitTorrent sites such as The Pirate Bay and Torrentz.eu after a local court issued a so-called John Doe order. The order wasn’t targeted at a specific...
“Anonymous” Hacks Anti-Piracy Takedown Tool

At Least 8% of All Pirate Bay Traffic Now Provided By Proxy Services

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As the ISP blocks against The Pirate Bay continue to roll in across Europe, so do services offering workarounds to the censorship problem. A common way for BitTorrent users to circumvent ISP blocks and protect themselves at the same time is to use a VPN service. These products do the...
At Least 8% of All Pirate Bay Traffic Now Provided By Proxy Services

Hacktivists in the frontline battle for the internet

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Amid the power struggle between hacktivism and officialdom, Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow explains why he is working on a system to fund online activists hit by corporate blockadesIf there is a battle over the future shape of the internet – and society as a whole - then hacktivist...
Hacktivists in the frontline battle for the internet

WikiLeaks fights on against 500-day 'banking blockade'

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Whistleblowing website's supporters plan US foundation to restore funding after payment firms blocked flow of donationsHigh-profile US supporters of WikiLeaks are planning to establish a foundation to break the 500-day "banking blockade" that has disrupted donations to the whistleblowing website.WikiLeaks was forced to suspend many of its publishing operations in...
WikiLeaks fights on against 500-day 'banking blockade'

UK ISPs Start Blocking KickassTorrents, H33T and Fenopy

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KickassTorrents is currently listed among the 50 most visited websites in the UK, but this is about to change. Starting today, several British Internet providers started blocking the popular torrent site, as well as Fenopy and H33T. The blockades follow on from the High Court verdict last month which required...
UK ISPs Start Blocking KickassTorrents, H33T and Fenopy

Pirate Bay Disarms BT Blockade Within Minutes

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Following in the footsteps of Virgin Media, Everything Everywhere, Sky Broadband, TalkTalk, BE and O2, UK ISP BT has now blocked access to The Pirate Bay. In addition to blocking domain names such as thepiratebay.se and thepiratebay.org, BT went further than expected. In response to earlier censorship attempts Pirate Bay added two new IP-addresses...
Pirate Bay Disarms BT Blockade Within Minutes

Pirate Bay Pesters Copyright Holders with Yet Another New IP-Address

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Copyright holders around the world are growing increasingly annoyed with The Pirate Bay. After expensive legal battles they managed to get ISPs to block the site in the UK, the Netherlands and elsewhere. But despite these orders the BitTorrent site remains widely available. To make matters even worse, the increased...
Pirate Bay Pesters Copyright Holders with Yet Another New IP-Address

The Pirate Bay Says Goodbye to (Most) Torrents on February 29

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For half a decade The Pirate Bay has been the leading BitTorrent site, but soon its users will no longer be able to download .torrent files. The first step in this direction will be taken on February 29, the Pirate Bay announced today. Instead of deleting all torrent files at...
The Pirate Bay Says Goodbye to (Most) Torrents on February 29

Driver social network Waze picks up 2M users a month, eyes global markets

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On the traffic-clogged streets of Tel Aviv, every cab ride I experienced was either thrillingly close-to-illegal or brain-meltingly tiresome. But car rides were a little easier – and they all had one thing in common – each had an iPhone cradled in a hands-free stand, each toting Waze, the crowdsourced...
Driver social network Waze picks up 2M users a month, eyes global markets

TorrentReactor Launches Proxy to Circumvent Torrent Site Censorship

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This week an Italian court ordered all Internet providers to block access to the domain names and IP-addresses of both TorrentReactor.net and Torrents.net The verdict follows a police investigation that was initiated after complaints by the local music industry. Previously, courts had already ordered similar blockades against The Pirate Bay...
TorrentReactor Launches Proxy to Circumvent Torrent Site Censorship

KickassTorrents Proxies Blossom After UK Blockades

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On Thursday a new round of website blocks was put in place by UK Internet providers. The blockades were ordered by the High Court last month and require BT, Sky, Virgin Media, O2, EE and TalkTalk to block subscriber access to KickassTorrents, Fenopy and H33T. Previously a similar order took...
KickassTorrents Proxies Blossom After UK Blockades

Why Is The UK Blocking Access To Sites Without Any Hearings?

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We already wrote about the UK court letting the BPI decide what sites the court would order all UK ISPs to block access to, but as more details come out about the process, the scarier it is. As Duke noted in our comments, the whole process lacked any sort of...
Why Is The UK Blocking Access To Sites Without Any Hearings?

UK ISPs Secretly Expand "Futile" Pirate Bay Blockade

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In April, the UK High Court ruled that several of the country’s leading ISPs must censor The Pirate Bay since the site and its users breach copyright on a grand scale. In the weeks that followed Virgin Media, BT, Everything Everywhere, Sky Broadband, TalkTalk, BE and O2 all blocked access...
UK ISPs Secretly Expand "Futile" Pirate Bay Blockade

Sky Broadband Starts Blocking Pirate Bay Proxies

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Following a High Court ruling in March, six UK ISPs were required to block subscriber access to three of the world’s largest torrent sites, Kat.ph, H33T and Fenopy. The legal action was initiated by the music industry group BPI on behalf of a variety of major labels who previously won...
Sky Broadband Starts Blocking Pirate Bay Proxies

Rapidgator Not Responsible for Pirating Users, Court Lifts ISP Blockade

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In April the Public Prosecutor of Rome targeted a total of 27 file-sharing related sites, including the popular cyberlockers Rapidgator, Uploaded and BitShare. The sites all had their domains blocked at the ISP level and were rendered inaccessible in Italy. In addition, the prosecutor indicated that he wants to progress...
Rapidgator Not Responsible for Pirating Users, Court Lifts ISP Blockade
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