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Archived Since:March 20, 2008

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Mega Demands Apology Over “Defamatory” Cyberlocker Report

A new report which brands Mega.co.nz a "shadowy cyberlocker" has drawn a fierce response from the cloud storage site. CEO Graham Gaylard informs TorrentFreak that should the Digital Citizens Alliance refuse to remove Mega from its entire report and issue a public apology, further action will be taken. Show More Summary

Developer Registers “Popcorn Time” Trademark to Prevent Abuse

The Popcorn Time app brought BitTorrent streaming to the mainstream earlier this year. The idea was to have a free and open source project that anyone can build upon. Despite this open nature a developer has now filed a trademark application for the "Popcorn Time" name to protect it from abuse. Show More Summary

Report Brands Dotcom’s Mega a Piracy Haven

A new report published by the Digital Citizens Alliance estimates that the most popular cyberlockers generate millions of dollars in revenue. The research claims that the sites in question are mostly used for copyright infringement.Show More Summary

Hollywood Workers Demand Peter Sunde’s Dignity & Freedom

Led by director Lexi Alexander, a collection of Hollywood directors, producers, actors, writers and other workers have teamed up in support of Peter Sunde. As the jailed former Pirate Bay founder prepares for his father's funeral, the insiders call for his uncuffing. Show More Summary

Expendables 3 Downloaders Told To Pay Up – Or Else

Millennium Films is cashing in on the leak of The Expendables 3 by demanding cash settlements from alleged downloaders. Those receiving notices are only being given until October 5 to pay up - or else - but demands to users of VPNs are falling on deaf ears. Show More Summary

AT&T Patents Technology to Keep Torrent Files Alive

Internet provider AT&T has expanded its portfolio with a rather unusual patent. While most ISPs prefer to limit the amount of BitTorrent traffic on their networks, AT&T has patented a technology that can keep torrents alive, even if there are no seeders available in the current swarm. Show More Summary

Copyright Holders Want Netflix to Ban VPN Users

If copyright holders get their way it will soon be impossible to access Netflix though a VPN service. The entertainment industry companies are calling for a ban on privacy services as that opens the door to foreign pirates. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

Pirate Bay Founder “Will Wear Handcuffs” to Carry Father’s Coffin

After succumbing to a long illness, Peter Sunde's father has passed away. While the Pirate Bay founder will be allowed to attend the funeral, prison staff have told him he can expect to carry the coffin while wearing handcuffs. For someone convicted of copyright offenses with just 50 days sentence left, it's an unpalatable threat. Show More Summary

Search Engines Can Diminish Online Piracy, Research Finds

New research from Carnegie Mellon University shows that search engine results directly influence people's decision to pirate movies, or buy them legally. According to the researchers, their findings show how search engines may play a vital role in the fight against online piracy. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

Kiwi Prime Minister’s Party Sued For Pirating Eminem Track

In a twist of irony that has entertained Kim Dotcom, Eminem's publisher has sued the National Party in New Zealand over the alleged unauthorized use of one of the rapper's songs. The party is headed up by current Prime Minister of New Zealand and Dotcom nemesis John Key. Show More Summary

How Publisher Harper Collins Tackles eBook Piracy

This week HarperCollins and anti-piracy company Digimarc announced the debut of a new ebook watermarking system to enable the identification of leak points in the company's supply chain. TorrentFreak caught up with the publisher to learn about its new anti-piracy solution and its overall anti-piracy strategy. Show More Summary

ISP Wants Court to Sanction Piracy Monitoring Firm

After being challenged by Grande Communications, piracy monitoring outfit Rightscorp has withdrawn its request to identify the hundreds or thousands of customers who it earlier accused of piracy. The ISP is not letting Rightscorp walk away that easily though, and has asked the court for sanctions. Show More Summary

Email: Warner Bros Conspired with New Zealand Over Kim Dotcom Extradition

Kim Dotcom rolled out Julian Assange and Edward Snowden at his Moment of Truth event today, but despite promises to reveal "concrete evidence" in respect of his own case, a big reveal simply did not take place. An email reportedly set to be unveiled was dismissed as a fake by Warner Bros. Show More Summary

Censorship Is Not The Answer to Online Piracy

The Australian Government has proposed a wide variety of measures to deal with online piracy, including website blocking. The local Pirate Party believes that censorship is not the answer, however, and signals a range of problems with the Government's plans. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

BitTorrent: Our Users Buy 33% More Music Albums Online

In recent years BitTorrent Inc. has managed to get some of the biggest artists in the world to work with them, using BitTorrent technology as a promotional tool. The company is currently looking to add more partners to the roster and in their pitch they claim that BitTorrent users tend to be heavy music consumers. Show More Summary

Jacob Appelbaum Gives Testimony in Gottfrid Svartholm Trial

After a controversial first few days, the hacking trial of Gottfrid Svartholm on Friday completed its second week. The Swede's Danish co-defendant took the stand for the first time and world renowned security expert and key Tor member Jacob Appelbaum appeared for the defense. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

UFC Pirate Apologizes & Settles Following $32m Lawsuit

A man hit with a $32 million lawsuit after releasing an estimated 200 hours of UFC PPV events on torrent sites has settled his case with UFC owner, Zuffa. On top of a permanent injunction Steven Messina, known online as Secludedly, publicly apologized to the UFC and will hand over all of this equipment and website data. Show More Summary

Pirate Movie Group Members Set to Face FACT in Court

Five men suspected of being involved in the release of first run movies will go to court later in the year. The Federation Against Copyright Theft, who are prosecuting the case, are keeping the precise details close to their chests for legal reasons, but TorrentFreak has identified those involved. Show More Summary

Google Refuses to Remove Links to Kate Upton’s “Fappening” Photos

In an attempt to remove Kate Upton's leaked nudes from Google's search results, her boyfriend Jason Verlander instructed his lawyers to send a DMCA takedown request. Interestingly, Google has rejected nearly half of the links in the Detroit Tigers pitcher's copyright complaint. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

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