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Last Build Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:47:48 +0000

 



Pirate Site Blockades Violate Free Speech, Mexico’s Supreme Court Rules

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:47:48 +0000

Broad pirate sites blockades are disproportional, Mexico's Supreme Court of Justice has ruled. The Government can't order ISPs to block websites that link to copyright-infringing material because that would also restrict access to legitimate content and violate the public's freedom of expression. The ruling is a win for local ISP Alestra, which successfully protested the Government's blocking efforts.

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Kim Dotcom Asks Police to Urgently Interview FBI Director Jim Comey

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:05:56 +0000

Kim Dotcom has filed a formal complaint with police in New Zealand after FBI director James Comey arrived in the region for a conference. Dotcom's complaint says that Comey should be urgently interviewed over the unlawful removal of hard drive clones obtained following the raid on Megaupload in 2012.

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Five Million Brits Go Crazy For Illegal Streaming

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:30:59 +0000

Almost five million Brits are regularly streaming TV content from illegal Internet services. That's one of the findings from a new YouGov study which shows that Kodi-powered devices and Android apps are particularly popular with users. Of concern to authorized services is that hundreds of thousands of pirates say they're canceling their official subscriptions.

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The RIAA is Now Copyright Troll Rightscorp’s Biggest Customer

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:27:46 +0000

Music industry group RIAA, which represents the leading recording labels in the US, is now a major customer of anti-piracy outfit Rightscorp. In fact, the RIAA's commitment to the copyright troll outfit is so significant that its business accounted for 44% of Rightscorp's revenue in 2016.

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BitTorrent Inventor Bram Cohen Will Start His Own Cryptocurrency

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:29:56 +0000

BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen has already earned a spot in the Internet hall of fame, but he's not done yet. In recent years he's taken a strong interest in cryptocurrencies, something he will devote himself full-time to in the near future. This includes launching a new cryptocurrency which addresses some of the challenges facing Bitcoin.

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 04/24/17

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:17:44 +0000

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Logan' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘The Fate of the Furious'. 'Kong: Skull Island' completes the top three.

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Bram Cohen Lashes Out Against BitTorrent’s Former “Starfucker” CEOs

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:55:27 +0000

The average torrent user might not be aware of it, but BitTorrent Inc. went through the most “bizarre” period in its history during the past two years. Bram Cohen, BitTorrent inventor and founder of the company, now lashes out at some of the people who he believes nearly destroyed it.

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Steal This Show S02E14: ‘The Future of BitTorrent, With Bram Cohen’

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:26:42 +0000

Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing renegade media and the latest file-sharing and copyright news. In this episode, we talk to Bram Cohen, the invesntor of BitTorrent.

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Anti-Piracy Outfit Targets ‘Troll’ Defense Sites With DMCA Takedowns

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:41:54 +0000

An anti-piracy company working for movie outfit Lionsgate has filed several wrongful and embarrassing DMCA notices with Google. IP Arrow was supposed to be making the move Mechanic: Resurrection harder to find on pirate platforms but also hit sites - including a law firm - set up to help people being targeted by copyright trolls 'protecting' the same content.

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Spammers Populate Google Maps With Pirate Links

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:59:57 +0000

Spammers are using Google Maps to promote pirated content. Thousands of links to pirate sites have appeared on the platform in recent months. Copyright holders are not happy with this unintended use and are targeting the pages with various takedown notices. Whether Google Maps search results will be downranked is doubtful though.

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