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Anti-Piracy Boss: TV Fans Are Unreasonable For Wanting Content Quicker

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During May, TorrentFreak gathered statistics on who is downloading the massive hit series Game of Thrones. We found that more people are downloading the show compared to last year and that the number of weekly worldwide downloads is roughly the same as the number of viewers HBO has for the...
Anti-Piracy Boss: TV Fans Are Unreasonable For Wanting Content Quicker
Jimmy Wales says Wikipedia would use encryption to skirt UK data collection bill

As Anti-Government Protests Erupt In Istanbul, Facebook And Twitter Appear Suddenly Throttled

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A massive anti-government protest in Istanbul, prompted after days of unrest were sparked by plans to redevelop one of the last remaining central public parks, appears to have lead to a throttling of social media both in the city and across Turkey. TechCrunch has independently verified via a number of...
As Anti-Government Protests Erupt In Istanbul, Facebook And Twitter Appear Suddenly Throttled

SF Wireless ISP MonkeyBrains Tries To Crowdfund $325 Million For A Satellite

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Well, this is amusing. San Francisco wireless ISP MonkeyBrains (who some friends use and love) has posted an IndieGogo crowdfunding project in which they're seeking $325,000,000 (yes, that's $325 million) to build a satellite to deliver internet access. The "tiers" are interesting. The lowest is $5,000 (two people have claimed...
SF Wireless ISP MonkeyBrains Tries To Crowdfund $325 Million For A Satellite

Jimmy Wales threatens to encrypt Wikipedia if UK passes snooping bill

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Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has joined the opposition to the Communications Data Bill that was proposed by the UK government earlier this year. Civil rights groups have raised the alarm about provisions that could require British ISPs to keep records of every website their customers visit for 12 months. Now...
Jimmy Wales threatens to encrypt Wikipedia if UK passes snooping bill

EU Court Of Justice Says Social Networks Can't Be Forced To Be Copyright Cops

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A few months back we noted that the European Court of Justice had ruled that ISPs couldn't be required to set up a filtering system designed to catch copyright infringement. The case involved Belgian anti-piracy organization/collection agency SABAM, which had demanded that a local ISP proactively filter against infringement. Apparently,...
EU Court Of Justice Says Social Networks Can't Be Forced To Be Copyright Cops

Pirate Party Pirate Bay Proxy Fights Back After DDoS Attack

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With the emergence of Anonymous-style activist groups in recent years, the DDoS attack has proven a popular way to not only voice dissent but also take away opponents’ freedom of speech. But while some may find it entertaining to watch government and corporate websites collapse under the onslaught of tens...
Pirate Party Pirate Bay Proxy Fights Back After DDoS Attack

First Kiwi File-Sharer Guilty, But Lack of Evidence Kills Large Fines

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The so-called ‘Skynet’ anti-piracy law in New Zealand has been operational for some time, but it took until yesterday for the legislation to claim its first victim. The case involves a female customer of local ISP Telecom and perhaps dates back well over a year. Background The unnamed individual was...
First Kiwi File-Sharer Guilty, But Lack of Evidence Kills Large Fines

Pirate Bay ISP Block Challenged For Censoring Lawful Content

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During May 2011, the Copyright Information and Anti-Piracy Centre (CIAPC) and the Finnish branch of the music industry group IFPI filed a lawsuit at the District Court of Helsinki. The groups demanded that local ISP Elisa should start blocking The Pirate Bay in order to protect the copyrights of their...
Pirate Bay ISP Block Challenged For Censoring Lawful Content

ISP Says It's Doing Away With Contract Requirements; Wants People To Pay Them For Offering Good, Reliable Service

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In this era of mega ISPs and few small or independent options in many regions, it's always nice to learn of smaller ISPs who realize that competing on providing good service is a better strategy for attracting customers, instead of the game the big guys play: lock you into long...
ISP Says It's Doing Away With Contract Requirements; Wants People To Pay Them For Offering Good, Reliable Service

Court Issues New Blocking Order Against The Pirate Bay

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Following in the footsteps of Virgin Media, Everything Everywhere, Sky Broadband, BE and O2, today TalkTalk blocked access to The Pirate Bay. The providers were responding to a High Court injunction which orders the country’s major ISPs to block subscriber access to the infamous torrent site. Users trying to access...
Court Issues New Blocking Order Against The Pirate Bay
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