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Is Mega using a script to block third-party link-aggregating sites?

Will The RIAA Need To Start Worrying About 3D Printed Records Next?

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We've been predicting for a while now that 3D printing is an area of disruption that is going to lead to legal disputes. Our expectations were that as tangible goods makers were disrupted in the same manner as content producers, it was only a matter of time. But what if...
Will The RIAA Need To Start Worrying About 3D Printed Records Next?

The Pirate Bay plans fleet of low orbit server drones to evade the authorities

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In what reads like an April 1 missive, The Pirate Bay has announced that it plans to launch “Low Orbit Server Stations” that will act as a front line defense against future take-down attacks and censorship attempts on the world’s largest torrent site.“With the development of GPS controlled drones, far-reaching...
The Pirate Bay plans fleet of low orbit server drones to evade the authorities

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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Apparently the community was feeling more funny than insightful this week--so much so that the top six funny comments all scored more votes than the most insightful comment. In fact, our most insightful comment of the week is also our second funniest, coming in response to the modder who...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

The MPAA and RIAA should buy The Pirate Bay

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If you believe even a fraction of the hyperbolic crap pumped out by the MPAA, RIAA, and other copyright lobbies, you would think that piracy (née file sharing) has resulted in artists and publishers being shortchanged by billions of dollars. In Capitol v. Thomas, the most prominent case when it...
The MPAA and RIAA should buy The Pirate Bay

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

The Pirate Bay Moves to .GL Domain in Anticipation of Domain Seizure

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The Pirate Bay switched to a new domain overnight, from the Swedish based .se to Greenland’s .gl extension. The move to thepiratebay.gl will be permanent. A Pirate Bay insider told TorrentFreak that the change was made in anticipation of a domain name seizure in Sweden. The BitTorrent site suspects that...
The Pirate Bay Moves to .GL Domain in Anticipation of Domain Seizure

Fox Targets Pirate Bay Proxies With Bogus DMCA Requests

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Like many other copyright holders Fox isn’t pleased that their content is being shared for free on The Pirate Bay. To make pirated copies harder to find the Hollywood studio asks Google to remove links to Fox movies and TV-shows from its search results. But targeting The Pirate Bay alone...
Fox Targets Pirate Bay Proxies With Bogus DMCA Requests

Pirate Bay's Gottfrid Sends His Warmest Thanks to all Supporters

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Pirate Bay co-founder is one of the most recognizable characters in the whole file-sharing landscape. His distinctive looks, undoubted abilities and recent history are a potent mix. While he has never sought fame, fame has found him due to his Pirate Bay activities (not least his responses to copyright holders)...
Pirate Bay's Gottfrid Sends His Warmest Thanks to all Supporters

Pirate Bay Founder Helped Wikileaks On Several Fronts

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This Friday will see the release of TPB AFK, a dark documentary that will follow the three Pirate Bay founder during their trials in Sweden. TorrentFreak has seen an advance screening of the film and we can say that it’s not a hero story, not at all. It is a...
Pirate Bay Founder Helped Wikileaks On Several Fronts

BPI To UK Pirate Party: Shut Down Your Pirate Bay Proxy

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As soon as the High Court ordered several UK ISPs to block subscriber access to The Pirate Bay earlier this year, the UK Pirate Party launched a proxy service to re-enable access to the site. For millions of UK Internet users the service provided a much-needed lifeline for them to...
BPI To UK Pirate Party: Shut Down Your Pirate Bay Proxy

Pirate Bay Proxy Now Included in Secret ISP Blocklist

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Although they complain extremely loudly about piracy in the United States, the major record labels have never tried to have a domain blocked there. Instead they’ve focused on countries around Europe and have achieved many of their site blocking successes through the UK High Court. The blocks against The Pirate...
Pirate Bay Proxy Now Included in Secret ISP Blocklist

Pirate Site Blocking Legislation Approved By Norwegian Parliament

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Issues surrounding online file-sharing have existed in Norway for many years but events leading up to the relatively recent push for legislative change can be traced back to frustrations linked to the persistence of The Pirate Bay. In March 2009, the IFPI and several local movie studios began putting pressure...
Pirate Site Blocking Legislation Approved By Norwegian Parliament

Swedish Pirate Party Stops Hosting The Pirate Bay, But Intends To Sue Anti-Piracy Organization For Unlawful Coercion

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Last week, we wrote about how the Hollywood-backed Swedish anti-piracy organization, "Rights Alliance," was threatening the Swedish Pirate Party with criminal charges for hosting The Pirate Bay. It didn't stop there, however, also going after some of the connectivity firms further up the chain, moving beyond mere secondary liability (TPB)...
Swedish Pirate Party Stops Hosting The Pirate Bay, But Intends To Sue Anti-Piracy Organization For Unlawful Coercion
Anonymous releases source code for Norton AntiVirus 2006, Symantec says not to worry

Pirate Bay Proxy Site Seized By Italian Police

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In mid-2008, The Pirate Bay was censored in Italy after the country’s ISPs were ordered to block their subscribers from accessing the site. The Pirate Bay effectively won their case on appeal after the Court of Bergamo ruled that no foreign website could be censored for alleged copyright infringement. The...
Pirate Bay Proxy Site Seized By Italian Police

Pirate Bay Docks in Stockholm for Massive 10th Anniversary Party

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This year The Pirate Bay celebrates its 10th anniversary, which is quite an achievement considering the legal trouble that surrounds it. The site was founded in 2003 by Swedish pro-culture organization Piratbyrån (The Bureau of Piracy). The idea was to create the first public file-sharing network in Sweden, but the...
Pirate Bay Docks in Stockholm for Massive 10th Anniversary Party

UK Pirate Party Pressured Into Taking Down Proxy... Leading To Other Proxies Opening Up

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It's really quite ridiculous how much time, money and effort the various arms of the entertainment industry have spent trying to get certain countries to "block" The Pirate Bay. Every single time it happens, it seems to drive up traffic to the site. Those who want to use it don't...
UK Pirate Party Pressured Into Taking Down Proxy... Leading To Other Proxies Opening Up

Pirate Bay Slaps Pathetic Proxies and Scammy Copies

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As time progresses, Internet users in general are becoming more wise to the general scams, cons and rip-offs of the online world. These evils take many forms, from rich African dignitaries looking to share their wealth with strangers, to a worried ‘PayPal’ advising users to enter their username and password...
Pirate Bay Slaps Pathetic Proxies and Scammy Copies

Anti-Piracy Group Threatens Pirate Party With Criminal Charges For Hosting The Pirate Bay

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For a few years now, the Swedish Pirate Party has provided some hosting services to The Pirate Bay, arguing that attempts to take it down would amount to political censorship. It appears that theory may finally get tested. According to TorrentFreak, the Swedish anti-piracy group "Rights Alliance" has sent a...
Anti-Piracy Group Threatens Pirate Party With Criminal Charges For Hosting The Pirate Bay

Can Someone Explain When The Pirate Bay Was Actually Put On Trial In The UK?

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Last week we wrote about the UK High Court ordering ISPs to start blocking The Pirate Bay just about the same time that UK musician Dan Bull had successfully used TPB as a promotional platform to launch him onto the UK charts. The first comment on that post, by Duke...
Can Someone Explain When The Pirate Bay Was Actually Put On Trial In The UK?

Sky Broadband starts to block access to torrent site proxies, other ISPs likely to follow

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Sky Broadband has quietly started blocking access to proxy services that allow people in the UK to access torrent websites such as The Pirate Bay (TPB) and Kick Ass Torrents (KAT), previously closed off by a legal ruling. Since a High Court ruling in the UK in April 2012, the...
Sky Broadband starts to block access to torrent site proxies, other ISPs likely to follow

The Pirate Bay Moves Servers to The United States, F*ck Yeah...

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When The Pirate Bay ‘moved’ its operation to North Korea last month the site was heavily criticized for teaming up with such a dictatorial regime. In an attempt to right this wrong, the largest file-sharing site in the universe has teamed up with the only free nation left, the United...
The Pirate Bay Moves Servers to The United States, F*ck Yeah...

The Pirate Bay May Get Blocked In The UK; That'll Stop The Infringement

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Now that the UK has decided its fine and dandy to censor websites because they might help someone somewhere find some infringing content, they continue to try to broaden that censorship ability. The latest target, not surprisingly, is The Pirate Bay, who is likely to be blocked following a ruling...
The Pirate Bay May Get Blocked In The UK; That'll Stop The Infringement

The Pirate Bay's 'Lawsuit' Against Anti-Piracy Group More About Exposing Double Standards In Enforcement

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We stayed away from the story that made the rounds last week, concerning the claims that The Pirate Bay was going to file a lawsuit against Finnish anti-piracy agency CIAPC for setting up a site that parodies The Pirate Bay, using a copy of TPB's stylesheet. Knowing how TPB operates,...
The Pirate Bay's 'Lawsuit' Against Anti-Piracy Group More About Exposing Double Standards In Enforcement
Four years in the Pirate Bay: director Simon Klose on why file-sharing is still political

Think The Pirate Bay will put its servers on drones? Dream on

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While it has attracted the interest of those who would love The Pirate Bay to launch an airborne division, the site's idea of putting servers in the sky won't flyFeeling credulous? Step right up to The Pirate Bay's latest blogpost, then, and read on: We were down a few hours...
Think The Pirate Bay will put its servers on drones? Dream on
UK High Court orders ISPs to block The Pirate Bay

Pirate Bay Sells Out

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The Pirate Bay is now the Promo Bay. No, really. The premier site for illegal downloading, which recently segued into the pirating of physical objects and swears that servers will fly before it gets shut down, is now serving as a promotional tool for musicians and artists. By placing a...
Pirate Bay Sells Out

Download a Fresh Copy of The Pirate Bay, With Permission

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Despite numerous lawsuits and continuing pressure from the entertainment industries The Pirate Bay is still alive. However, even if the site was eradicated right now its contents wouldn’t be lost. Yesterday a new public copy of all the magnet links hosted on the world’s most famous BitTorrent site was made...
Download a Fresh Copy of The Pirate Bay, With Permission
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