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Last Build Date: Sun, 28 May 2017 20:41:59 +0000

 



Torrent Sites See Traffic Boost After ExtraTorrent Shutdown

Sun, 28 May 2017 19:21:53 +0000

ExtraTorrent's unexpected shutdown last week came as a shock to its users, who suddenly had to find a new home. Most users flocked to other popular sites, including The Pirate Bay, which suffered from "gateway errors" in response. Meanwhile, many copycats and mirrors are also trying to get a piece of the cake.

Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.




So You Want To Be An Internet Piracy Investigator?

Sun, 28 May 2017 09:47:29 +0000

The Federation Against Copyright Theft, one of the UK's most prominent anti-piracy groups, is looking to expand its team by recruiting a new Internet Investigator. The job listing provides an interesting insight into what qualities the group is looking for but doesn't mention a salary. It better be good though, as the list of requirements is lengthy.

Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.




Steal This Show S03E02: ‘Juicing The Imagination’

Sat, 27 May 2017 20:23:17 +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 Rand Miller, creator of the Myst and Riven adventure games.

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Google Has a Hard Time Keeping Streaming Pirates at Bay

Sat, 27 May 2017 19:51:45 +0000

In recent months, copyright holders have sent over a quarter million takedown requests targeting pirated videos on Google's servers. The notices point to a wide variety of infringing movies and TV-shows, all served from Googlevideo.com URLs. This recent surge shows that Google has a hard time stopping pirate streaming sites from exploiting its servers.

Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.




Even Fake Leaks Can Help in Hollywood’s Anti-Piracy Wars

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:19:12 +0000

Disney chief Bob Iger recently announced that hackers had obtained one of the company's movies and were holding it to ransom. This Wednesday, TorrentFreak concluded it was a hoax, and on Thursday, Disney admitted that was indeed the case. When the 'hack' had so little credibility from the beginning almost a month ago, why debunk it so late?

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Sean Parker’s ‘Screening Room’ Patents Anti-Piracy Technologies

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:34:46 +0000

If Napster co-founder Sean Parker has his way, people will soon be able to watch the latest Hollywood blockbusters in their living room as soon as they premiere at the box office. New details laid out in a series of patent applications reveal that the platform will likely be equipped with advanced anti-piracy technologies, including a "P2P polluter."

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Copyright Troll Piracy ‘Witness’ Went Back to the Future – and Lost

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:13:05 +0000

A witness for the world's most notorious copyright trolls appears to have time-traveling abilities. Guardaley's "expert" sent a declaration to the court claiming to have witnessed BitTorrent infringement more than a week before the offenses allegedly took place. Marty McFly's colleagues subsequently dropped the case.

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Pirate Site Pubfilm Taunts Hollywood With Domain Name Whac-A-Mole

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:35:23 +0000

Pirate streaming site Pubfilm is not impressed by the lawsuit filed by major Hollywood studios earlier this year. The site has already lost several domain names following a court order. However, Pubfilm continues to taunt the studios by offering its service from new locations, as if nothing ever happened.

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Facebook Bans Sale of Piracy-Enabling Products & Devices

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:45:13 +0000

Facebook has updated its Commerce Policy to include a ban on "products or items" that facilitate or encourage unauthorized access to digital media. The new rule has almost certainly been put in place to stop the further spread of "fully loaded" set-top devices running modified Kodi and similar software.

Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.




Was The Disney Movie ‘Hacking Ransom’ a Giant Hoax?

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:48:00 +0000

Last week, Disney boss Bog Iger revealed that one of his company's movies had been stolen and was being held hostage for a bitcoin ransom. With press speculation that it might be the latest 'Pirates' movie, TF has spent more than a week trying to find out more. The whole thing seems highly questionable.

Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.