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Last Build Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 09:30:00 +0000

 



Russia Drafts Legislation to Remove Pirate Sites From Search Engines

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 09:30:00 +0000

The Russian government has passed draft legislation to parliament which would compel companies such as Google and local giant Yandex to remove pirate sites from search results. If the law is passed, sites that fail to respond to takedown notices will be the initial targets.

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All Oscar Nominees Are Available on Pirate Sites

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:01:34 +0000

Shortly before the start of the Academy Awards ceremony, we take a look at the availability of the leading contenders on various pirate sites. As it turns out, all of the 37 prime Oscar nominees are readily available on torrent and streaming sites, most as a high-quality release.

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HBO Goes After ‘Online’ Pirates in the Caribbean

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:30:08 +0000

Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the most successful Hollywood productions in recent history, but for HBO it's also a very real threat. Earlier this month HBO LA reported several Caribbean countries to the U.S. Government because they fail to take a stand against pirating cable operators, hotels, and sellers of pirate streaming boxes.

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Steal This Show S02E11: How The Swarm Will Beat The Cloud

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:28:42 +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 Shawn Wilkinson, CEO of Storj.io.

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Swedish Internet Users Face New Wave of Piracy Cash Demands

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:17:17 +0000

After fighting off one wave of copyright trolls last year, Sweden thought that would be the end of the cash demands. But a new wave is about to hit the country, involving British, German and Danish companies. Pulling the strings behind the scenes are familiar faces that are involved with these controversial practices worldwide.

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Anti-Piracy Measures Shouldn’t Stifle Free Speech, EFF Says

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:30:41 +0000

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has warned the Copyright Office that aggressive copyright enforcement policies could stifle innovation, free speech, and other basic human rights. Anti-piracy filters, website blockades, and terminating Internet accounts of repeat copyright infringers, will come at a high cost, the organization says.

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Movie Company Issues Warning Over Fake “Piracy” Fines

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:32:54 +0000

Automated piracy fines and settlement letters have become a serious threat in several countries. This week several Dutch Internet users received a letter in the mail, asking them to pay a small "settlement" to avoid worse. However, the Dutch movie company on the letterhead has nothing to do with the campaign, which turns out to be an elaborate scam.

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Dozens of Pirate Sites Targeted in New Aussie Crackdown

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:06:53 +0000

As Australians get used to the idea of The Pirate Bay being blocked by ISPs, more obstacles are on their way. Movie company Village Roadshow has initiated new legal action, targeting dozens of domains belonging to some of the most popular torrent, streaming, and direct download sites.

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Lawmakers Won’t Force Google to Police Piracy but Doubt Voluntary Code

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:28:46 +0000

A Digital Economy Bill amendment that would've given the UK government the power to impose an anti-piracy code on Google has been withdrawn. Instead, the voluntary agreement announced this week will be given a chance to do its job, but in parliament, law lords were split over whether it will achieve its aims.

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Warner Bros. Settles With Company That Leaked Oscar Screeners

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:46:36 +0000

Warner Bros. has reportedly settled its lawsuit against a talent agency it accused of running a pirate movie platform. Innovative Artists allegedly ripped DVD screeners and streamed them to associates via Google servers, something which led to movies ending up on torrent sites.

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