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Why Google Made BitTorrent a Success

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BitTorrent has emerged as the dominant filesharing protocol in recent years. Hundreds of millions of computers have a BitTorrent client installed and torrent sites are among the most frequently visited websites on the Internet. BitTorrent’s leading role can be partly attributed to its technical superiority, but there are other, perhaps...
Why Google Made BitTorrent a Success

Obsessed With Google, Copyright Holders Ignore The Actual Pirated Content

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Entertainment industry groups, such as the RIAA, BPI, IFPI and MPAA, view BitTorrent sites as a major threat. Owners of BitTorrent sites, on the other hand, believe they do nothing wrong. All of the major torrent sites, The Pirate Bay excluded, have a takedown policy and remove links to infringing...
Obsessed With Google, Copyright Holders Ignore The Actual Pirated Content

Piracy is yesterday's worry for today's 'artisan authors'

www.guardian.co.uk
File sharing and self-publishing are becoming the norm for a generation of writers looking beyond a moribund publishing eco-systemThe community of SF writers has reason to dislike digital copying, or "piracy" as it's commonly labelled in the tabloid press. Genre writers exist, by and large, in the publishing mid-list, where...
Piracy is yesterday's worry for today's 'artisan authors'

Demonoid Domains Go Up For Sale

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With an army of passionate fans, Demonoid was spoken about fondly by many in the torrent community. Just two weeks ago it was one of the world’s largest and most thriving torrent sites but a DDoS and hacker attack followed by a police raid brought it to its knees. After...
Demonoid Domains Go Up For Sale

RLSLOG Pulled Offline After Universal Music Complaint

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With millions of visitors every month, RLSLOG has grown out to be the authority when it comes to news about scene releases. A hard-working team of editors constantly ensures that fresh releases are covered daily, week in week out. Yesterday, however, its readers were shook up by an absence of...
RLSLOG Pulled Offline After Universal Music Complaint

BTJunkie shuts down: Are the Feds winning the war?

www.extremetech.com
Late last night, the fifth largest BitTorrent search engine — BTJunkie — was voluntarily shut down by its owners. Like Mininova, BTJunkie was set up in the wake of Suprnova’s shutdown in 2005. BTJunkie is survived by its bigger brothers: The Pirate Bay, Torrentz, KickassTorrents, and IsoHunt.The message on the...
BTJunkie shuts down: Are the Feds winning the war?

India Orders Blackout of Vimeo, The Pirate Bay and More

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According to growing reports from India, subscribers of several large Internet service providers can no longer access The Pirate Bay, KickAssTorrents, BitSnoop and several other BitTorrent sites. In what appears to be a Government-ordered blackout, the websites in question are all being blocked at the ISP level. Interestingly, torrent sites...
India Orders Blackout of Vimeo, The Pirate Bay and More

Adobe Creative Cloud will get you CS6, Lightroom 4, 20GB storage for $50/month

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Adobe Creative Cloud, a forthcoming service that will let you license Adobe’s highly sought-after Creative Suite and give users a plethora of cloud-based extras, now has a price tag: $50 per month with a required one-year contract. Creative Cloud was introduced at the annual Adobe Max conference this past...
Adobe Creative Cloud will get you CS6, Lightroom 4, 20GB storage for $50/month

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

First Downloaded and 3D Printed Pirate Bay Ship Arrives

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A decade ago people were truly amazed to find out that they could download entire movies using BitTorrent. At the time substantial online video simply didn’t exist, and BitTorrent was an eye opener which has since become the movie industry’s biggest worry. As one of the older torrent sites around,...
First Downloaded and 3D Printed Pirate Bay Ship Arrives

Blocked Pirate Bay Users Flock to Other Torrent Sites

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The Italian Pirate Bay case came to an end last week after a lengthy legal battle. The Court of Bergamo concluded that The Pirate Bay was engaging in criminal activity by linking to torrents that point to copyrighted material. The judge ordered all Italian ISPs to block the site’s DNS...
Blocked Pirate Bay Users Flock to Other Torrent Sites

Is 'Pirate DRM' Really the Best Response to Bulk DMCA Takedowns?

torrentfreak.com
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 Buyer Offered Millions to Mininova

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When GGF announced that it would take over The Pirate Bay, the company bombarded the press with optimistic plans which indicated the site would become the largest online media store. The attention later shifted to the troublesome financial position of its CEO, but all along the company had confidence in...
Pirate Bay Buyer Offered Millions to Mininova

Google Removes BTJunkie From Search Results

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Like most torrent sites, Google is no stranger to removing “copyright infringing” listings from its search results. Following up on complaints from the Chinese government and of course copyright holders, the company has been censoring its search results for years. The filtering process is not automated and DMCA takedown requests...
Google Removes BTJunkie From Search Results
Google begins blocking The Pirate Bay from Google Instant and Autocomplete

Pirate Bay Disarms BT Blockade Within Minutes

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Following in the footsteps of Virgin Media, Everything Everywhere, Sky Broadband, TalkTalk, BE and O2, UK ISP BT has now blocked access to The Pirate Bay. In addition to blocking domain names such as thepiratebay.se and thepiratebay.org, BT went further than expected. In response to earlier censorship attempts Pirate Bay added two new IP-addresses...
Pirate Bay Disarms BT Blockade Within Minutes

Tribler Makes BitTorrent Impossible to Shut Down

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The Tribler BitTorrent client is no newcomer to the BitTorrent scene. It has been in development for more than 5 years and has delivered many innovative features, which have mostly been ignored by the masses. Today, however, Tribler is more relevant than ever before. Developed by a team of researchers...
Tribler Makes BitTorrent Impossible to Shut Down

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

Will New UK Censorship Impact Torrent Sites?

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Online censorship is a controversial subject. It’s often used in an attempt to ‘protect’ a group of people from something, but it rarely works as intended, and once in place feature-creep often sets in. Unfortunately, in the rush to censor content for the claimed good of some group or other,...
Will New UK Censorship Impact Torrent Sites?

Buckling to industry pressure, UK High Court rules that ISPs must block three more torrent sites

thenextweb.com
First it was pirate link-sharing site Newzbin 2, then it was the Pirate Bay, then the Promo Bay…now another three file-sharing sites have been added to UK ISPs’ block lists. While we knew it was probably coming, the BBC has just confirmed that the High Court has ruled that Kickass...
Buckling to industry pressure, UK High Court rules that ISPs must block three more torrent sites

US Government Targets Torrent Sites, Cyberlockers and Warez Forum

torrentfreak.com
In its latest “Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets” report the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has listed some of the world’s largest file-sharing sites as venues for prolific copyright infringement. “The Notorious Markets List identifies selected markets, including ones on the Internet, that are reportedly engaged in substantial piracy and...
US Government Targets Torrent Sites, Cyberlockers and Warez Forum

U.K. court orders block of three torrent sites

www.computerworld.com
A court in the U.K. has ordered key Internet service providers in the country to block three torrent sites on a complaint from music labels including EMI Records and Sony Music....
U.K. court orders block of three torrent sites
Mass Effect 3 leaked online

BitSoup Hacked Over Hurricane Fundraiser, Announces New Domain

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Torrent sites are not only a magnet for people looking for content, they also attract enemies. While large copyright-dependent industries are obviously interested in their activities, opponents can take other forms. In recent weeks some of the largest torrent sites on the Internet have been targeted, with The Pirate Bay,...
BitSoup Hacked Over Hurricane Fundraiser, Announces New Domain
The Pirate Bay ditches its servers, sets sail for the cloud

Tribler Evolves Its Decentralized BitTorrent Ecosystem

torrentfreak.com
Researchers from the Tribler P2P team at the Technical University of Delft, Netherlands, have been working on their next generation BitTorrent client for a few years now. The project has been awarded millions of euros in funding from the European Union. With this money, the researchers have been developing a...
Tribler Evolves Its Decentralized BitTorrent Ecosystem
'Gears of War: Judgement' leaks early, Microsoft threatens pirates with lifetime Xbox Live ban

PRQ Raid Targets Revealed, Pirate Party Gets Boost, Plot Thickens....

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Police carried out a raid against Swedish hosting company PRQ on Monday and the searches were finally completed today. The immediate effect was that all sites hosted on the 80.88./19 net went down, including the torrent sites torrenthound.com, linkomanija.net and tankafetast.nu, release blog RLSLOG.net, and sports streaming sites atdhenet.tv, hahasport.com,...
PRQ Raid Targets Revealed, Pirate Party Gets Boost, Plot Thickens....

Anti-Piracy Group Demands Blocks of KickAss, isoHunt, 1337x and H33T

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Site blocking actions have been slowly creeping into acceptability around Europe over the past couple of years, at least with anti-piracy outfits and courts. More recent and notable successes for the entertainment industries include the blocks against major torrent sites in the UK, and in Italy where a total of...
Anti-Piracy Group Demands Blocks of KickAss, isoHunt, 1337x and H33T
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