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Music Industry Threatens to Bankrupt Pirate Party Members

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After an expensive legal battle a group of music labels achieved their aim of having The Pirate Bay website blocked in the UK. With the official site blocked, millions of users switched over to proxy services, and the proxy of the UK Pirate Party soon became one of the most...
Music Industry Threatens to Bankrupt Pirate Party Members

Pirate Bay Finds Safe Haven in Iceland, Switches to .IS Domain

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It has been a busy month for The Pirate Bay’s IT department thus far, with the site skipping from domain to domain. Two weeks ago the notorious BitTorrent site traded in its .SE domain for the Greenland-based .GL TLD. The Pirate Bay took this decision because they feared that Swedish...
Pirate Bay Finds Safe Haven in Iceland, Switches to .IS Domain

Swedish police raid former Web host for Pirate Bay, Wikileaks

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Owner of Internet service provider PRQ believes police investigations into his company have to do with sites that deal in illegal file-sharing. [Read more]...
Swedish police raid former Web host for Pirate Bay, Wikileaks

Pirates Debut Super-Smooth Video Torrents

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Frame rate is a term used to describe the frequency that a device is able to capture or replay consecutive images required for the creation of moving video. If each image was played back, say, once per second, the viewer would see a series of static images, but by presenting...
Pirates Debut Super-Smooth Video Torrents

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
Pirate Bay must be blocked, says Dutch court

Highlights Of The Pirate Bay's 'Physibles' Section: The 3D-Printable Chris Dodd

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The other day it occurred to me to have a look at the Pirate Bay's 'Physibles' category for 3D printer plans, to see what's been added since it launched with a 3D pirate ship model earlier this year. Among the odds and ends (both useful and just-for-fun) like a whistle,...
Highlights Of The Pirate Bay's 'Physibles' Section: The 3D-Printable Chris Dodd

The Pirate Bay claims move to North Korea, but evidence shows it's a hoax

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The Pirate Bay claims move to North Korea, but evidence shows it's a hoax

Pirate Bay Co-Founder Could Face Sentence

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Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, a co-founder of The Pirate Bay file-sharing service, could face up to an additional two years in prison....
Pirate Bay Co-Founder Could Face Sentence

Software Utility Skirts Blocking of The Pirate Bay by ISPs

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A small piece of software engineered by a fan of The Pirate Bay allows users to find the website by typing in its real domain name, even if their ISP has blocked......
Software Utility Skirts Blocking of The Pirate Bay by ISPs

TPB AFK: Watch and Download The Pirate Bay Documentary NOW

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The Pirate Bay is one of the best known file-sharing brands and the site has a well-earned place in Internet history. The BitTorrent site and its founders have been targeted by several court cases over the years, and Swedish filmmaker and producer Simon Klose has documented part of this struggle....
TPB AFK: Watch and Download The Pirate Bay Documentary NOW

Pirate Bay and isoHunt Respond to Google Search Result Punishment

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Last week Google announced that it would lower the search engine rankings of websites that receive a high number of DMCA takedown requests, independent of whether the linked content is lawful or not. The algorithm change is being implemented this week and it should severely degrade the rankings of websites...
Pirate Bay and isoHunt Respond to Google Search Result Punishment

Pirate Bay Ban Rockets Pirate Party Website Into The Big Time

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The Pirate Bay has suffered censorship in many countries across Europe but the recent steps against the torrent site in the UK have generated a much bigger response than similar actions previously taken against the site elsewhere. It’s not absolutely clear why this is the case but it’s certainly possible...
Pirate Bay Ban Rockets Pirate Party Website Into The Big Time

Google Removes Links To Documentary In Response To Invalid Takedown Requests By Hollywood Studios

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The recently released TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay – Away from Keyboad, a documentary that sympathizes with the founders of the infamous file sharing website The Pirate Bay, has become the target of fraudulent link takedown requests from major Hollywood Studios, including Viacom, Paramount, Fox... Please visit Search Engine Land...
Google Removes Links To Documentary In Response To Invalid Takedown Requests By Hollywood Studios

Pirate Bay co-founder to be released from solitary

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Gottfrid Svartholm Warg is leaving solitary confinement and is being moved to a new site to complete a sentence tied to illegal file-sharing. [Read more]...
Pirate Bay co-founder to be released from solitary

Making Sure Players Get The Best Experience Is More Important Than Worrying About How They Got The Game

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Recently, Extra Credits did a great episode on game demos and why no one makes them any more. The reason came down to the fact that it was really tough to make a game demo that really allowed a game to shine -- you were more likely to make a...
Making Sure Players Get The Best Experience Is More Important Than Worrying About How They Got The Game

Links to Pirate Bay temporarily fall foul of Live Messenger's malware blocking

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Over the weekend, users of Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger instant-messaging service found themselves unable to send and receive links to torrent site the Pirate Bay, as reported by TorrentFreak, leading to speculation that Microsoft had singled out the Pirate Bay as a target for censorship. Though the block now...
Links to Pirate Bay temporarily fall foul of Live Messenger's malware blocking

Makers Of Minecraft Documentary Put It On The Pirate Bay, Despite High Profile Launch With Xbox

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Last week, I got an email from 2 Player Productions, the video game documentary filmmakers who have done a documentary on Mojang (makers of Minecraft) and who are working on the documentary about Double Fine making their new adventure game, which was part of super successful Kickstarter campaign (the Minecraft...
Makers Of Minecraft Documentary Put It On The Pirate Bay, Despite High Profile Launch With Xbox

Anonymous hacks Cambodia's government in response to The Pirate Bay co-founder's arrest

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At the start of this month, news broke that The Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm had been arrested in Cambodia, quickly followed by speculation that millions of dollars were exchanged for his capture. Svartholm was deported to Sweden today, and rather coincidentally, the Anonymous hacker collective announced that it had...
Anonymous hacks Cambodia's government in response to The Pirate Bay co-founder's arrest

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

Italian Court Orders All ISPs To Block KickAssTorrents

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Early this year TorrentFreak published a shortlist of the world’s most popular torrent sites. Leading the pack was of course The Pirate Bay, but in third place came a site that over its relatively short life has been shooting up through the rankings. Founded in just three years ago in...
Italian Court Orders All ISPs To Block KickAssTorrents

Dan Bull Talks About Trying To Reach The Charts While Giving Away His Music

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Earlier this week, we wrote about Dan Bull's new song and new experiment: could he release a track via The Pirate Bay for free... and still get it onto the music charts? We talked to Dan to see how the process has been so far, and discussed a few other...
Dan Bull Talks About Trying To Reach The Charts While Giving Away His Music

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?

Pirate Bay Founder Appeals Passport Revocation

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Following the criminal convictions of Pirate Bay founders Peter Sunde, Gottfrid Svartholm and Fredrik Neij, all but Sunde have kept a relatively low profile. While the site’s former spokesman has been active online promoting his Flattr micropayment service largely from locations around Europe, both Svartholm and Neij took the decision...
Pirate Bay Founder Appeals Passport Revocation

File-Sharing Prospers Despite Tougher Laws

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Most probably due to Sweden’s historic connections with The Pirate Bay, many Swedes consider file-sharing to be an activity deeply embedded in popular culture. Determined to break the plundering habits of these misguided souls, the US movie and recording industries have continuously meddled in the country, lobbying for tougher responses...
File-Sharing Prospers Despite Tougher Laws

Pirate Bay Founders File Appeals With Human Rights Court

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Over the years there have been dozens of announcements coming out of The Pirate Bay, often foretelling the arrival of some crazy scheme or thought-provoking plan to move the site and sharing culture forward. While many haven’t come to fruition due to outside influences such as wild parties, one thing...
Pirate Bay Founders File Appeals With Human Rights Court

Windows Live Messenger blocks links to The Pirate Bay

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Windows Live Messenger is now blocking links to The Pirate Bay, The Verge has learned. The move isn't relegated to links from the illegal sharing site, however, as Microsoft has gone on record to say its chat program blocks messages that contain malicious or spam URLs, third-party sources and user...
Windows Live Messenger blocks links to The Pirate Bay

Is A Petition Calling For A Pardon Of The Pirate Bay's Peter Sunde 'Offensive'?

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This is a little strange. We recently wrote about Peter Sunde's request for a pardon in which he lays out a fairly compelling argument for how the Swedish judicial system was railroaded into convicting him. Soon after that, a petition appeared on the site Avaaz in support of Sunde's request,...
Is A Petition Calling For A Pardon Of The Pirate Bay's Peter Sunde 'Offensive'?

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

Pirate Bay co-founder charged with hacking IBM mainframes, stealing money

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Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was charged with hacking the IBM mainframe of Logica, a Swedish IT firm that provided tax services to the Swedish government, and the IBM mainframe of the Swedish Nordea bank, the Swedish public prosecutor said on Tuesday....
Pirate Bay co-founder charged with hacking IBM mainframes, stealing money
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