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Leader in IMAGiNE Piracy Ring Receives Longest Sentence Yet For Movie Piracy

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Information freedom view of piracy explained. (Memerial.net) Portsmouth, Virginia resident Jeramiah Perkins may have just received the longest prison sentence yet for movie piracy. Mr. Perkins, age 40, was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison for leading IMAGiNE, a movie piracy ring with a reputation for often being first...
Leader in IMAGiNE Piracy Ring Receives Longest Sentence Yet For Movie Piracy

BitTorrent Piracy Doesn’t Effect US Box Office Returns, Study Finds

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With their unconditional support for SOPA, PIPA and ACTA, Hollywood is pressing hard for new legislation to curb piracy. The studios want ‘rogue’ websites to be censored and are calling on Google and Internet providers to take responsibility. However, a new study reveals that movie industry itself has the key...
BitTorrent Piracy Doesn’t Effect US Box Office Returns, Study Finds

Does Faster Internet Access Lure Piracy?

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Google is laying down fiber in Kansas City, and Hollywood is worried about one thing only: movie piracy....
Does Faster Internet Access Lure Piracy?

MPAA Starts Backing Away, Slowly, From Bogus Piracy Stats (But New Bogus Stats Are On Their Way)

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We've been among the many, many people who have highlighted the MPAA's penchant for using totally bogus "piracy" numbers in arguing for why it needs ever stronger copyright laws and enforcement. Others have stepped in with thorough debunkings as well, including its favorite "$58 billion" in losses that was bandied...
MPAA Starts Backing Away, Slowly, From Bogus Piracy Stats (But New Bogus Stats Are On Their Way)

Supreme Court Movie Piracy Case Could Reveal Wrong Person

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Max Manus, a World War II movie based on the real-life events of resistance fighter Max Manus was the most expensive Norwegian film production to date. Inevitably, a version of the movie that had been recorded in an empty theater leaked onto the Internet. Producer John M. Jacobsen was furious,...
Supreme Court Movie Piracy Case Could Reveal Wrong Person

US government finally admits most piracy estimates are bogus

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We've all seen the studies trumpeting massive losses to the US economy from piracy. One famous figure, used literally for decades by rightsholders and the government, said that 750,000 jobs and up to $250 billion a year could be lost in the US economy thanks to IP infringement. A...
US government finally admits most piracy estimates are bogus

Hard Hitting Video Slams "Political Prostitution" In Movie Piracy Cases

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For the past few months the headlines have been dominated by two huge movie piracy related cases. Barely a week goes by without updates on the Megaupload case, which is almost certainly the biggest copyright infringement lawsuit the world has ever seen. Then, with less fanfare but with some seriously...
Hard Hitting Video Slams "Political Prostitution" In Movie Piracy Cases

FileServe Hit With $1,000,000 Movie Piracy Lawsuit

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Over the past years several file-hosting services have been taken to court in the US, the most notable being Megaupload, RapidShare, Hotfile and Oron. While these cases differ in nature, all companies have been accused of facilitating copyright infringements through their services. FileServe is the latest cyberlocker to run into...
FileServe Hit With $1,000,000 Movie Piracy Lawsuit

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (YHOO, GOOG, AAPL, NYT)

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Hello. President Obama won re-election last night. Our politics page is going to have lots of follow-up on that. For now, here's tech news: Obama's "Four more years" tweet is the most popular tweet ever. Twitter dealt with an incredible amount of traffic last night, but stood tall. Startup investor...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (YHOO, GOOG, AAPL, NYT)

Two men from indicted BitTorrent group imprisoned for movie piracy

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On Friday, two men were sentenced to jail and fined after pleading guilty to several counts of copyright infringement. Willie Lambert, 57, and Sean Lovelady, 27, were part of a larger group called IMAGiNE, whose members recorded movies in theaters and then uploaded those recordings to BitTorrent. IMAGiNE had a reputation...
Two men from indicted BitTorrent group imprisoned for movie piracy

Piracy Isn’t Killing The Movie Industry, Greed Is

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First off, we have to make it clear that the major movie studios are doing great at the box-office, despite movie piracy riding at an all-time high. Other parts of the movie industry, such as video rental outlets, do seem to struggle and they have the studios to thank for...
Piracy Isn’t Killing The Movie Industry, Greed Is
Researchers: movie studios sold more after Megaupload was shut down

Long international release delays drive movie piracy, study finds, unsurprisingly

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If you live outside the US, you’ll probably put this in the “Well, obviously” category, but it’s good to find a study that makes it clear – the Hollywood movie industry’s habit of spacing out releases of films in different territories is a primary cause of revenues lost to online...
Long international release delays drive movie piracy, study finds, unsurprisingly

The Many Motivations Of Movie Piracy (Notably Absent: 'I Want Everything For Free')

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In the recently released Copy Culture In The US & Germany survey report from the American Assembly (for which we provided the design & layout work), one small but especially interesting component is the list of reasons given for downloading TV shows and movies. The American responses were pretty evenly...
The Many Motivations Of Movie Piracy (Notably Absent: 'I Want Everything For Free')
New research: music piracy should not be a "concern for copyright holders"

IMAGiNE BitTorrent Group Leader Sentenced To Five Years in Prison

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In 2011 the notorious IMAGiNE movie piracy group was dismantled by the FBI. The group had been releasing large numbers of movies onto the Internet, many of them still playing in theaters, and this had attracted the attention of the MPAA who launched an investigation. Members of IMAGiNE were arrested...
IMAGiNE BitTorrent Group Leader Sentenced To Five Years in Prison

Hollywood Wants To Kill Piracy? No Problem: Just Offer Something Better

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Just John points us to a recent Reddit thread, in which a rather basic suggestion is made for how Hollywood could do a much better job killing movie piracy: by offering something better. It was summarized with the following graphic: Or, basically, create a service that doesn't limit people and...
Hollywood Wants To Kill Piracy? No Problem: Just Offer Something Better

Download Site Founder Receives 4.5 Year Jail Sentence, Forfeits $4.7m

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In June 2011, the biggest ever operation aimed at tackling online movie piracy took place in Europe. The target for police in Germany, Spain, France, and the Netherlands was movie-streaming portal Kino.to and its affiliates. More than a dozen people were arrested and since then various individuals have been brought...
Download Site Founder Receives 4.5 Year Jail Sentence, Forfeits $4.7m

I Was a Member of Centropy, The World’s Leading Movie Piracy Group

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In 2005 and along with many others, then 22-year-old Matthew Thompson of Lubbox, Texas, was raided by the FBI as part of Operation Sitedown. This international initiative spanning 10 countries was aimed at bringing leading figures of the so-called Warez Scene to their knees. Thompson was involved in movie piracy,...
I Was a Member of Centropy, The World’s Leading Movie Piracy Group

Is The DVD Release Window Increasing Movie Piracy?

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Is The DVD Release Window Increasing Movie Piracy?

IMAGiNE BitTorrent Group Sysop Speaks Out as He Heads to Prison

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In 2011 the notorious IMAGiNE movie piracy group was dismantled by the feds. The group was known for releasing large numbers of movies onto the Internet, many of them still playing in theaters. This attracted the attention of the MPAA who launched an investigation which eventually led to the arrests...
IMAGiNE BitTorrent Group Sysop Speaks Out as He Heads to Prison

The Many Motivations Of Movie Piracy (Notably Absent: 'I Want Everything For Free')

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In the recently released Copy Culture In The US & Germany survey report from the American Assembly (for which we provided the design & layout work), one small but especially interesting component is the list of reasons given for downloading TV shows and movies. The American responses were pretty evenly...
The Many Motivations Of Movie Piracy (Notably Absent: 'I Want Everything For Free')

Camming Group Leader Sentenced To 5 Years; Barred From Owning 'Any Device' That Can Infringe Copyrights After Release

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The DOJ triumphantly announced the five year sentence handed down to Jeremiah Perkins, who was named as the "leader" of IMAGiNE, a group that coordinated the recording of movies in theaters for upload to the internet. The DOJ and ICE arrested many of those involved in the group last year,...
Camming Group Leader Sentenced To 5 Years; Barred From Owning 'Any Device' That Can Infringe Copyrights After Release
How To Watch Full-Length Movies on YouTube for Free - But Not For Long

IMAGiNE Piracy Group Founder Jailed For 23 Months

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In 2011 the notorious IMAGiNE movie piracy release group was dismantled by U.S. authorities after releasing large numbers of movies onto the Internet, many of them still playing in theaters. Since then, slowly but surely IMAGiNE members have been charged with criminal copyright infringement and given sentences ranging from 23...
IMAGiNE Piracy Group Founder Jailed For 23 Months
ICE & FBI Hatch Ingenious Plan To Make DVD Piracy Warnings Longer

Studios: Movie Piracy Halved After Sending Zero Infringement Notices

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The Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act 2011 was finally implemented in 2011 after years of complex lobbying, but the idea behind it is simple. Internet users spotted uploading copyright material are first sent two warnings via their ISP. On receipt of a third, copyright holders can take the Internet...
Studios: Movie Piracy Halved After Sending Zero Infringement Notices
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