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Judge: An IP-Address Doesn’t Identify a Person (or BitTorrent Pirate)

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Judge: An IP-Address Doesn’t Identify a Person (or BitTorrent Pirate)

TNWplus: The social side of The Next Web Conference 2012

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If you’re deciding whether or not to attend a conference, you might base your choice on content, speakers or the sheer size of an event. We won’t disagree that these are important criteria but we also believe that some of the best networking is often done whilst holding a beer,...
TNWplus: The social side of The Next Web Conference 2012

Exceptionally Troubling Ruling In The UK: Owners Of Links Site Guilty Of 'Conspiracy To Defraud'

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We've written about the entertainment industry's overly aggressive legal campaign against the owners of SurfTheChannel -- a linking site -- before. Almost exactly three years ago, we wrote about how the private UK anti piracy group, FACT, had helped set up the raid on the offices of Scopelight, a startup...
Exceptionally Troubling Ruling In The UK: Owners Of Links Site Guilty Of 'Conspiracy To Defraud'

Denmark Kills File-Sharing Warnings, Launches Legal Services Initiative

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After years of deliberations, today Denmark’s government will officially announce its new strategy for dealing with the issue of unauthorized file-sharing online. Although pushed for heavily by rightsholders, the so-called “letter model” in which errant internet subscribers are sent a series of warnings informing them that their habits are illegal,...
Denmark Kills File-Sharing Warnings, Launches Legal Services Initiative
Feature: Raskally fellows: Are copyright infringers "pirates" and "thieves"?
ICE & FBI Hatch Ingenious Plan To Make DVD Piracy Warnings Longer

DepositFiles Settles Multi Million Dollar Piracy Lawsuit

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As one of the largest files-sharing sites on the Internet, DepositFiles is visited by millions of users per day. After the Megaupload shutdown the cyberlocker appeared to be one of the top alternatives. Aside from attracting new users, the site also grabbed the attention of Hollywood with the MPAA describing...
DepositFiles Settles Multi Million Dollar Piracy Lawsuit

The Fight Against Copyright Enforcement & The Fight For Civil Liberties Are The Same

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Before the net, if you wanted to send a copy of something that was protected under the copyright monopoly, it was an absolute given that you could do so. You would send that copy in the mail without a single thought of repercussions. You could send copies of drawings, you...
The Fight Against Copyright Enforcement & The Fight For Civil Liberties Are The Same

Post SOPA, influential tech investor favors 'blacklisting' pirate sites

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Fred Wilson says Google, Bing, Facebook and Twitter should warn people when they try to log in at known pirate sites. 'We don't need legislation.'...
Post SOPA, influential tech investor favors 'blacklisting' pirate sites

Russia looks to ISPs to crack down on piracy

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The ongoing battle between internet providers and rights owners is taking a surprising turn, with the news that Russia is considering whether it can make ISPs liable for the copyright infringements of their customers. Reports in the local media say that the country’s Ministry of Internal Affairs is looking to...
Russia looks to ISPs to crack down on piracy

SurfTheChannel Owner Found Guilty of Conspiracy to Defraud

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At its height in 2010, SurfTheChannel.com was among the most-visited streaming link websites on the Internet with more than 400,000 visitors a day. This popularity didn’t go unnoticed by the UK and US entertainment industries, who went to extremes to bring the site down. Aside from the use of an...
SurfTheChannel Owner Found Guilty of Conspiracy to Defraud
The New Entrepreneur Classification System

RIM says Android app ecosystem is a “cesspool,” but what if Google agreed?

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The former king of smartphones, RIM, has been having trouble getting its fledgling PlayBook OS off the ground, even going so far as to build a system for running Android apps on the platform. This effort hasn’t exactly turned things around for RIM, which is still seeing the PlayBook falter...
RIM says Android app ecosystem is a “cesspool,” but what if Google agreed?

OLED Lego train station emerges from Adafruit and Arduino gear, minifigs to get home on time

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Who knew Lego characters had to be somewhere in a hurry? Adafruit did, as it just whipped up a minifig-sized train schedule. The invention mates one of Adafruit's own 1-inch OLED boards with an Arduino Uno controlling the schedule behind the scenes. It looks to be a straightforward project...
OLED Lego train station emerges from Adafruit and Arduino gear, minifigs to get home on time

Pirate Parties On Course for Historic Election Wins

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Pirate Parties On Course for Historic Election Wins

Microsoft-Funded BitTorrent Disruptor Won't Make Pirates Pay, But Might Break The Law

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There was quite a bit of chatter recently about a Torrentfreak article discussing an operation called "Pirate Pay," which was funded by Microsoft, and claimed it could track and shut down unauthorized works being transmitted via BitTorrent. The report claimed that Walt Disney Studios and Sony Pictures were already customers....
Microsoft-Funded BitTorrent Disruptor Won't Make Pirates Pay, But Might Break The Law

Undercover MPAA Agents Expose Alleged Movie Pirates

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For years the US movie industry has tried to bring streaming links site SurfTheChannel.com to its knees. After a chain of events that reads like a Hollywood blockbuster script, the case is now on trial with husband and wife team Anton and Kelly Vickerman as the defendants. As is often...
Undercover MPAA Agents Expose Alleged Movie Pirates
Pinterest not a pirate anymore, helps site owners disable pins

Adobe launches Lightroom 4, with a welcome 50% price reduction

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Adobe has announced the release of its Photoshop Lightroom 4 product for Mac and Windows, following the launch of a beta release in January. The biggest surprise sprung by Adobe is the price, which has been substantially reduced as the company looks to reach new customers and, as ever, reduce the temptation...
Adobe launches Lightroom 4, with a welcome 50% price reduction

Who’s Pirating Game of Thrones, And Why?

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In a few hours a new episode of Game of Thrones will appear on BitTorrent, and a few days later between 3 and 4 million people will download this unofficial release. Statistics gathered by TorrentFreak reveal that more people are downloading the show compared to last year, when it came...
Who’s Pirating Game of Thrones, And Why?

Impressions From The Pirate Parties International Conference

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I think this is partly because how we are redefining politics – as in the literal meaning of the word. When people hear “politics”, they usually think of the previous generations of politicians bickering over minute details in boring sections of the welfare systems – things that just don’t apply...
Impressions From The Pirate Parties International Conference
Keen On… Evan Lowenstein: Why You Can’t Pirate Intimacy (TCTV)

Distributor Neglects Indie Filmmaker's Movie, So He Asks Fans To Pirate It

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As all sorts of creators, from musicians to authors to filmmakers, have been discovering for decades, being scooped up by one of the entertainment industry's big-business gatekeepers isn't always the career-changing windfall that popular romantic notions believe it to be. Whether through crafty accounting, creative interference or a total lack...
Distributor Neglects Indie Filmmaker's Movie, So He Asks Fans To Pirate It
Denmark reportedly abandoning 'three strikes' piracy law in favor of education and site blocking
Microsoft-funded ‘Pirate Pay’ takes aim at P2P piracy

Google+ to Twitter: “We see your 28 languages and raise you 32″

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Having a social product be available in as many different languages as possible is key to having success globally. Today, Twitter announced that it is now available in an impressive 28 languages. Not to be outdone, Google+ has shared that it is now available in 60 different languages about thirty...
Google+ to Twitter: “We see your 28 languages and raise you 32″

Filmmaker Compares Copyleft Supporters To Anti-Gay-Marriage Advocates

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Oh, where to begin with this one. Once upon a time, in an internet far, far away, there was a Facebook page and a blog (that barely anyone paid attention to) masquerading as some kind of grass roots upheval in favor of the copyright cartels. It was called Creative America,...
Filmmaker Compares Copyleft Supporters To Anti-Gay-Marriage Advocates

Paulo Coehlo Convinces His Publisher To Offer (Almost) All Of His Ebooks For $0.99

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One thing that we've seen even among authors who totally "get" that ebook pricing is out of control, is that if they have deals with traditional publishers, those publishers are never interested in offering low ebook prices, even if there's growing evidence on the elasticity of ebooks, showing that the...
Paulo Coehlo Convinces His Publisher To Offer (Almost) All Of His Ebooks For $0.99

RIAA To Congress: We're Finally Innovating... Now Go Shut Down Pirate Sites

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Cary Sherman, RIAA boss, is testifying before Congress on Wednesday morning, and (not surprisingly) he uses the opportunity to whine about those dirty pirates again, while asking Congress to buck up and do something. To his credit, it appears that Sherman (or one of his PR handlers) has realized that...
RIAA To Congress: We're Finally Innovating... Now Go Shut Down Pirate Sites
Aziz Ansari follows Louis CK’s lead with $5 DRM-free stand-up special
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