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BitTorrent Giant BTjunkie Shuts Down For Good

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Founded in June 2005, BTjunkie has been among the top BitTorrent sites for more than half a decade. The site was never involved in any legal action, and to keep it this way the site’s operators decided to shut the site down for good today. The following message was posted...
BitTorrent Giant BTjunkie Shuts Down For Good

More MegaUpload Fallout As BitTorrent Search Engine BTjunkie Calls It Quits

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BTjunkie, a popular BitTorrent search service, has been ‘voluntarily’ shut down by its operator(s). In a goodbye message, BTjunkie writes: This is the end of the line my friends. The decision does not come easy, but we’ve decided to voluntarily shut down. We’ve been fighting for years for your right...
More MegaUpload Fallout As BitTorrent Search Engine BTjunkie Calls It Quits

BTjunkie 'voluntarily' shuts down

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Popular BitTorrent site closes in wake of demise of Megaupload, QuickSilverScreen and othersOne of the most popular BitTorrent sites, BTjunkie, has been "voluntarily" shut down in the wake of last month's closure of Megaupload.The operators of BTjunkie, which launched in 2005, said in a message on the site: "This is...
BTjunkie 'voluntarily' shuts down

Is A Hash Of Hash Of A Torrent Of A Torrent Of Copyrighted Data Copyrighted?

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Let’s try to parse this. Pirate Bay (.se) user allisfine just recently uploaded a torrent to the site that is a collection of all the magnet identifiers for the entire site (actually, only about a quarter of the site, but all the publicly visible ones). That is to say, it...
Is A Hash Of Hash Of A Torrent Of A Torrent Of Copyrighted Data Copyrighted?

You can now download the whole of The Pirate Bay in one 90MB file

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Back in August 2009, we reported on how the entire Pirate Bay could be downloaded in one 21.3GB file. At the time, we thought it was small – but now, as TorrentFreak reports, the notorious site has now been crammed into a truly minuscule 90MB zip file. The file, which...
You can now download the whole of The Pirate Bay in one 90MB file

Avast, Me Hearties: How The Pirate Bay Changed The Way We Steal

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The Pirate Bay, in many ways, is disappearing. It is one of the most popular torrent sites on the web and its database of millions of torrent files – essentially pointers to pieces of files hosted elsewhere – has long been the go-to spot for budding pirates around the world....
Avast, Me Hearties: How The Pirate Bay Changed The Way We Steal

Hackers target iPhone manufacturer to protest harsh working conditions

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Hackers protesting harsh working conditions at iPhone manufacturer Foxconn dumped what they said were megabytes of private data belonging to the outsourcing giant. "Note: The passwords inside these files could allow individuals to make fraudulent orders under big companies like Microsoft, Apple, IBM, Intel, and Dell," a group calling...
Hackers target iPhone manufacturer to protest harsh working conditions

Protesters March Toward Apple Stores On The Heels Of A Foxconn Hack

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It would seem that representatives from Change.org and SumOfUs.org have organized a global protest against Apple’s use of Foxconn and other Chinese manufacturing plants to build the iPhone and iPad. This comes on the heels of a New York Times series exposing harsh working conditions in said plants. 250,000 people...
Protesters March Toward Apple Stores On The Heels Of A Foxconn Hack

Torrent search engine BTJunkie voluntarily shuts down

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Torrent search engine BTjunkie is the latest file-sharing service to fall on its sword in the wake of the Megaupload sting. Junkie, one of the largest BitTorrent indexes, decided to shut down voluntarily. A statement on the website reads, "This is the end of the line my friends. The...
Torrent search engine BTJunkie voluntarily shuts down

The Pirate Bay returns, Anonymous hater takes credit for DDoS

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The Pirate Bay is back online. An Anonymous traitor who goes by the name AnonNyre has claimed responsibility for the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack that kept the site offline for days....
The Pirate Bay returns, Anonymous hater takes credit for DDoS

The Pirate Bay copyright crackdown is unsustainable | James Ball

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To block even one high-profile filesharing website would quickly require apparatus as sophisticated as the great firewall of ChinaThe battle against those who violate copyright is escalating: a UK court has ordered the country's internet service providers (ISPs) to block the Pirate Bay website for copyright violations, using technology originally...
The Pirate Bay copyright crackdown is unsustainable | James Ball

Young File-Sharers Respond To Tough Laws By Buying a VPN

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Faced with the almost impossible task of physically restricting people’s activities online, during recent years authorities and copyright holders have sought to have legislation tightened up, to encourage citizens towards a path of “doing the right thing” through the fear of more and more serious consequences. In Sweden, the results...
Young File-Sharers Respond To Tough Laws By Buying a VPN

Now BTJunkie shuts down: Who needs SOPA?

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In the weeks after Internet users and some of the web’s biggest companies rallied around to fight SOPA’s approach to curbing online piracy, filesharing services of all stripes have taken a thrashing. First Megaupload was shut down and its flamboyant owner charged, and then the Swedish courts ruled that the...
Now BTJunkie shuts down: Who needs SOPA?

Pirate Bay Founder Fined For ‘Continued Involvement’ In The Site

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Over the years the laundry list of punishments and measures against The Pirate Bay and its founders has grown to epic proportions. The founders of the site were hit with jail sentences and huge fines following a 2009 trial and subsequent appeals, and the site itself is banned or censored...
Pirate Bay Founder Fined For ‘Continued Involvement’ In The Site

Anonymous takes down Indian government sites in response to clampdown on The Pirate Bay, Vimeo and others

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Anonymous have just successfully taken down their latest target, this time setting their sights on the Indian authorities, The DNetworks reports. One of the Anonymous Twitter accounts which has gained quite a following announced the attack earlier today: MT Operation #India: BREAKING: Tango Downs: supremecourtofindia.nic.in & aicc.org.in | Reason: Internet...
Anonymous takes down Indian government sites in response to clampdown on The Pirate Bay, Vimeo and others

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

Anonymous downs Virgin Media website in response to The Pirate Bay blockage, as proxy wars continue

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It’s hardly surprising that the site has fallen over at the hands of an organisation that is not keen on site blocking, aligns itself broadly with The Pirate Bay (TPB) and says “Expect Us”. The action has come about as Virgin Media complies with the latest court ruling that followed...
Anonymous downs Virgin Media website in response to The Pirate Bay blockage, as proxy wars continue

Indian ISPs Unblock BitTorrent Sites After Appeal

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Last month millions of Indians were shaken up by what appeared to be a mass anti-piracy action from the Government. Many of the country’s leading Internet providers had blocked access to a wide range of file-sharing and streaming sites including Torrentz.eu, The Pirate Bay and Vimeo. It turned out that...
Indian ISPs Unblock BitTorrent Sites After Appeal
Google's Tim Bray drafts new HTTP status code for censorship

Pirate Bay vows to go underground

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File-sharing site Pirate Bay vows to carry on after the High Court lays the foundations for its closure....
Pirate Bay vows to go underground

Russian torrent-killer Pirate Pay could stem the flow of pirated material online

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If you’re fond of downloading material online, you might have a Microsoft-funded enemy on the horizon which is aiming to stop piracy by blocking torrents. In a hat-tip to the world’s most notorious file-sharing site, Pirate Pay is a Russian creation that tracks and shuts down copyright material on BitTorrent....
Russian torrent-killer Pirate Pay could stem the flow of pirated material online

World’s Oldest BitTorrent Site Shuts Down

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Founded in 2003, UK-based FileSoup was one of the original torrent sites. When the site started there was no Pirate Bay, no Torrentz, and isoHunt wasn’t searching .torrent files yet. FileSoup outlived many of the sites that sprung up around the time and developed an active and warm community. After...
World’s Oldest BitTorrent Site Shuts Down

ISPs Refuse to Block New Pirate Bay IP-Address

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Following an earlier court ruling that ordered Ziggo and XS4ALL, two of the Netherlands’ largest ISPs, to start blocking access to the The Pirate Bay, two weeks ago Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN chalked up another victory. On May 10th, the Court of The Hague ordered an additional five ISPs –...
ISPs Refuse to Block New Pirate Bay 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

Domain names of the world’s oldest BitTorrent site up for sale

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TorrentFreak marks sad news for file sharing fans today as the world’s oldest BitTorrent site is closing down. UK-based Filesoup has been around since 2003 but after a raid in 2009 when two of its founders were arrested, interest has waned and the site has been withering ever since. On...
Domain names of the world’s oldest BitTorrent site up for sale

Top Torrent Site BTjunkie Shuts Voluntarily

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MegaUpload and Pirate Bay copyright infringement prosecutions prompt the file-sharing site to close its virtual doors....
Top Torrent Site BTjunkie Shuts Voluntarily

Anonymous Claims to Have Released Source Code of Symantec's PcAnywhere

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Hacker group Anonymous claimed late Monday that the source code of Symantec's pcAnywhere had been uploaded on The Pirate Bay site....
Anonymous Claims to Have Released Source Code of Symantec's PcAnywhere

Search engine BTJunkie closes its doors

www.theverge.com
BitTorrent search engine BTJunkie voluntarily shuttered its service today, leaving behind only a holding page with the dates 2005-2012 and a message for its users: "This is the end of the line my friends. The decision does not come easy, but we've decided to voluntarily shut down. We've been...
Search engine BTJunkie closes its doors

Pirate Bay 'breaches' BT block

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BT joins other UK internet service providers (ISPs) in blocking access to The Pirate Bay, a ban the group says users have already circumvented....
Pirate Bay 'breaches' BT block

Pirate Bay Under DDoS Attack From Unknown Enemy

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Although Pirate Bay downtime happens a handful of times each month, it rarely persists for more than a few hours. When it goes beyond that the steady flow of reader emails to TorrentFreak quickly transforms itself into a torrent. At the time of writing The Pirate Bay has been inaccessible...
Pirate Bay Under DDoS Attack From Unknown Enemy
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