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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent

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This week there are three newcomers in our chart. Total Recall is the most downloaded movie for the second week in a row. The data for our weekly download chart is collected by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are BD/DVDrips...
Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent

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

Norwegian Parliament Approves Extreme Version Of SOPA; Ignores All Sorts Of Rights If Someone Yells Copyright

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A few years ago, I was in Norway for Nordic Music Week and got to meet with a number of people from all sides of the music industry there. It was very interesting to see how many of them were adapting to the changing environment. It was quite encouraging to...
Norwegian Parliament Approves Extreme Version Of SOPA; Ignores All Sorts Of Rights If Someone Yells Copyright

MPAA leak: O'Dwyer, TVShack.net case "isn't about Internet freedom."

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Don't let the Mickey Mouse shirt fool you. As far as the MPAA is concerned, the public needs a reminder of who Richard O'Dwyer really is. “Being 24, posing for newspaper photo shoots in a cartoon sweatshirt, and having your mother and Jimmy Wales speak for you, does not mean...
MPAA leak: O'Dwyer, TVShack.net case "isn't about Internet freedom."

Batman Beats James Bond.... On BitTorrent

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This week there are four newcomers in our weekly chart of most pirated movies. The Dark Knight Rises is back again, this time as a DVD/ Blu-ray release. In a few days the film was downloaded more than a million times. The Batman movie beats James Bond’s Skyfall, which leaked...
Batman Beats James Bond.... On BitTorrent

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
Leaked slides show the RIAA might hit snags identifying copyright infringement, doesn't really care about SOPA

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent

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This week there are three newcomers in our chart. Tower Heist is the most downloaded movie for the third week in a row. The data for our weekly download chart is collected by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are BD/DVDrips...
Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent

Pirate Bay Founder Released From Solitary Confinement

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Following his arrest late August, Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm was deported from Cambodia to Sweden. Initially it was assumed that Gottfrid was sent to Sweden because of the outstanding one year prison sentence in the Pirate Bay case. However, once he touched down at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport, the authorities...
Pirate Bay Founder Released From Solitary Confinement

UK Pirate Party Announces 2010 Election Lineup

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Recently the Dutch Pirate Party announced they would be participating in their national election on June 9th, but they are not the only ones joining an election race in Europe this spring. The UK Pirate Party is also determined to participate in the general election that will be held no...
UK Pirate Party Announces 2010 Election Lineup

BitTorrent Launches Private and Secure Dropbox Alternative

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BitTorrent is a very powerful distribution tool. There is simply no faster way than BitTorrent for those who share files with several devices at once. Just ask Twitter and Facebook, two major technology companies that rely on BitTorrent technology to distribute files across their networks. For the public, however, there’s...
BitTorrent Launches Private and Secure Dropbox Alternative

ISPs plan to hijack browsers and limit Internet access to combat copyright piracy

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Comcast has confirmed that it will prevent repeat file sharers from browsing the Web until they call the company to resolve the matter. The move is part of a Copyright Alert System that was recently rolled out by several major Internet service providers. The system has earned the nickname...
ISPs plan to hijack browsers and limit Internet access to combat copyright piracy

Newzbin vs MPA Usenet ‘Filtering’ Trial Concludes

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Newzbin is one of the original and most popular Usenet indexing sites on the Internet. The site pioneered the increasingly popular .NZB format which simplified previously complicated Usenet downloading. While most of Hollywood’s legal might was focused on the snowballing BitTorrent scene, Usenet downloading also gained in popularity – and...
Newzbin vs MPA Usenet ‘Filtering’ Trial Concludes

'Hurt Locker' studio returns to the courtroom with piracy suit against 2,500 new defendants

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In 2010, The Hurt Locker received a laundry list of Academy Awards and other accolades, but the film is also remembered for the massive copyright infringement lawsuits that accompanied it. That same year, production studio Voltage Pictures sued tens of thousands of people who it claimed had pirated the...
'Hurt Locker' studio returns to the courtroom with piracy suit against 2,500 new defendants

Forced MPAA Filter On IsoHunt Means Legitimate Content Is Being Censored

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One of the more bizarre rulings in copyright/file sharing cases was the district court ruling in the IsoHunt search engine case a couple years ago. It's still involved in the appeals process, but the district court is one of the only courts so far to broadly interpret the DMCA's "red...
Forced MPAA Filter On IsoHunt Means Legitimate Content Is Being Censored

Seized Sports Streaming Site Makes a Blazing Comeback

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Yesterday, several sports streaming sites had their domain names seized by the Department of Justice and Homeland Security’s ICE unit. Leading up to the Super Bowl this weekend, a total of 307 domain names were seized, 16 of which provided access to online streams of popular sporting events. Commenting on...
Seized Sports Streaming Site Makes a Blazing Comeback

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

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent

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This week we have four newcomers in our chart. Django Unchained is the most downloaded movie. The data for our weekly download chart is collected by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are BD/DVDrips unless stated otherwise. RSS feed for the...
Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent

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This week there are four newcomers in our chart. Wild Bill is the most downloaded movie. The data for our weekly download chart is collected by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are BD/DVDrips unless stated otherwise. RSS feed for the...
Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent

To reduce piracy, RapidShare throttles download speed for free users

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With the government shutdown of Megaupload and voluntary disabling of file sharing at sites like FileSonic and FileServe, the remaining file lockers are naturally getting hit with tons of traffic. One such site—RapidShare—has decided to handle the influx by slowing download speeds for non-paying users, in an effort to...
To reduce piracy, RapidShare throttles download speed for free users

Filesharing site owner found guilty in Newcastle as penalties for sites get serious

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The owner of Surfthechannel, formerly one of the world’s most visited sites for links and streaming was found guilty of fraud today at Newcastle Crown Court. Anton Vickerman and his wife Kelly stood on trial, Vickerman was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud while facilitating the infringement of copyright, his...
Filesharing site owner found guilty in Newcastle as penalties for sites get serious

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
BitTorrent piracy has no impact on U.S. box office sales, study finds

Google Downranks The Pirate Bay In The UK, Because Surely, That Will Make People Buy Again

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We just recently wrote about the RIAA bitching about how Google wasn't living up to its promise to "downrank" so-called "pirate" sites. The issue was that the RIAA could still find sites that it didn't like ranked relatively highly in the index. Well, the folks at TorrentFreak have noticed that,...
Google Downranks The Pirate Bay In The UK, Because Surely, That Will Make People Buy Again

DMCA: Horrors of a Broad and Automated Censorship Tool

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Earlier this week one of TorrentFreak’s articles was censored by Google on behalf of a copyright holder. The article in question was mysteriously flagged as being infringing by an automated DMCA takedown tool. An honest mistake according to the people who sent the notice, but one that doesn’t stand in...
DMCA: Horrors of a Broad and Automated Censorship Tool

Copyright Is Becoming Guilt By Accusation

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TorrentFreak has a good post about how copyright holders have been effective in moving copyright into a modern form of "witch trials" in which you are guilty based on accusations, and then have to go through a long, arduous and often biased-against-you process of proving your innocence. The article points...
Copyright Is Becoming Guilt By Accusation

Report: Google warns legal action against YouTube-MP3.org, blocks website’s access to YouTube

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Google wants to stop YouTube-MP3.org from ripping audio in YouTube’s videos. TorrentFreak obtained a letter where the Mountain View, Calif.-based Company is threatening to take action against the conversion website, which, according to Google’s numbers, rakes 1.3-million daily visitors. Google’s video-sharing platform is free and provides content that is...
Report: Google warns legal action against YouTube-MP3.org, blocks website’s access to YouTube

TV Network Uses Questionable Copyright Claim To Take Down Report Criticizing Its Reporting On Copyright

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TorrentFreak has the story of how media company Central European Media Enterprises apparently is using highly questionable copyright claims to censor a YouTube video of someone criticizing CEME's reporting on copyright via their BTV channel. This is happening in Bulgaria, where the company put on a TV show "investigating" two...
TV Network Uses Questionable Copyright Claim To Take Down Report Criticizing Its Reporting On Copyright

Newly Revealed Negotiating Documents Show How US Companies Had Excessive Input On ACTA

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The folks at EDRI and Access were able to get their hands on four "meeting notes" from the European Commission ACTA negotiators, concerning what happened at various meetings. This is especially important as the EU gets closer to an actual vote on ACTA. There are a number of issues raised...
Newly Revealed Negotiating Documents Show How US Companies Had Excessive Input On ACTA

Royalty Collection Agency SABAM Sues Belgian ISPs In Pursuit Of Its Fantasy 'Piracy License'

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Back in November 2011, we wrote about the Belgian music royalty collection agency SABAM's demand for 3.4% of Internet subscriber fees as "compensation" for online piracy in Belgium. As Tim Cushing explained back then, this was ridiculous on just about every level. But SABAM doesn't let little things like...
Royalty Collection Agency SABAM Sues Belgian ISPs In Pursuit Of Its Fantasy 'Piracy License'
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