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Last Build Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:41:46 +0000

 



Megaupload 2.0 News Delayed By ‘Expected’ Roadblock

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:39:50 +0000

A few hours ago Kim Dotcom was gearing up to make an important announcement about a new version of the defunct Megaupload service. However, with minutes left to go, the Megaupload 2.0 plans hit an "expected" roadblock, which means that the wait continues.

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London Has Fallen Copyright Trolls Test Norway After US Retreat

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:06:17 +0000

The copyright trolls behind the action movie London Has Fallen are testing out the Norwegian market after things got tricky in the US. In November, LHF Productions backed away from suing a US citizen after they were threatened with exposure, but now they're demanding money in Europe.

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32% of All US Adults Watch Pirated Content

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:11:29 +0000

Nearly a third of all US adults admit to having downloaded or streamed pirated movies or TV-shows, a new survey from Irdeto has found. Even though many are aware that watching pirated content is not permitted, a large number of pirates are particularly hard to deter.

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Movie Director Steals Clam Chowder to Avenge Illegal Downloads

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:22:17 +0000

An Emmy-award winning director who discovered that one of his movies had been downloaded from torrent sites and handed out among store employees has gotten his revenge. Casey Tebo went to the store in question and started stealing ingredients to make a clam chowder. Unlike most pirates, however, he got caught.

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Internet Freedom Day: How Massive ‘Blackout’ Protests Killed Two Anti-Piracy Bills

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:50:54 +0000

Five years ago today the Internet went on strike to fight SOPA and PIPA, two anti-piracy bills. As part of the historic protests tech giants such as Google and Wikipedia stood by many smaller players in a massive "Internet blackout," which helped to defeat the bills. Since then, January 18 has become known online as "Internet Freedom Day."

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ISP Says it Won’t Send BREIN’s Anti-Piracy Warnings

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:33:03 +0000

ISP Ziggo says it will not send warning notices to file-sharers on behalf of Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN. The ISP, which is the largest cable operator in the Netherlands, has declared itself a neutral access provider that won't become involved in enforcing third-party rights.

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Netflix is ‘Killing’ DVD Sales, Research Finds

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:35:07 +0000

Netflix has rapidly become the go-to destination for many movie and TV fans. The service is bringing in billions for copyright holders, but it also has a downside. New research shows that the availability of content on Netflix can severely hurt physical disc sales, which traditionally have been the industry's largest revenue source.

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BT’s Piracy Warning Information is Confusing and Outdated

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:15:57 +0000

UK ISPs will soon begin sending piracy warning notices to their subscribers on behalf of the Get it Right From a Genuine Site campaign. BT, one of the ISPs involved, has just published an advisory which aims to inform customers how the system will work. While it's generally helpful, it confusingly mixes up terminology and focuses on out-dated sharing systems.

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Record Labels Target ‘Singing’ President Obama with Takedown Notices

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:20:03 +0000

President Obama has many talents, and with help from the people at "baracksdubs" he can sing virtually any song. Whether it's Justin Bieber's 'Sorry' or Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas,' Obama can do it. These parodies have also drawn the attention of some rightsholders who, perhaps unintentionally, are targeting them with takedown requests.

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Landmark Movie Streaming Trial Gets Underway in Sweden

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:23:57 +0000

A landmark trial of two men accused of running a popular streaming site begins today. The operators of Swefilmer, whose case had been put on hold pending a copyright ruling from the European Court, face charges of copyright infringement and money laundering. The case is a first of its kind in Sweden.

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