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MPAA Prepares to Bring Pirate Site Blocking to the U.S.

The MPAA is in discussions with the major movie studios over ways to introduce site blocking to the United States. TorrentFreak has learned that the studios will try to achieve website blockades using principles available under existing law. Show More Summary

EZTV Slowly Recovers From Swedish Police Raid

While there is still no sign of The Pirate Bay, another major torrent site is starting to recover following the police raid earlier this week. The popular TV-torrent distribution group EZTV is starting to upload new shows again as some of its servers come back online. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

Can The Pirate Bay Make a Comeback?

Yesterday The Pirate Bay was raided for the second time in its history and millions of people are still anxiously waiting to see whether the "most resilient" site can make a comeback. At the same time, other torrent sites are noticing a big spike in traffic. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

BitTorrent Inc Works on P2P Powered Browser

BitTorrent Inc, the company behind the popular file-sharing client uTorrent, is working on a P2P powered browser. Dubbed Project Maelstrom, the browser will be able to "keep the Internet open" by serving websites with help from other users. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

Peter Sunde: The Pirate Bay Should Stay Down

More than 24 hours have passed since The Pirate Bay was raided by Swedish police. While it's still unclear how hard the site was hit, not everyone is mourning its troubles. Many of the people who built up the site are happy to see it gone, former spokesperson Peter Sunde included. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

The Pirate Bay HAS NOT Been Resurrected – YET

The Pirate Bay has been down for less than a day and already the rumor machine is firing on all cylinders. Contrary to several reports in the Sydney Morning Herald and elsewhere, The Pirate Bay has not been resurrected and is not operating under a new domain. Not yet at least. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

Kim Dotcom Is Not a Fugitive, Court Hears

In a new court filing Megaupload's legal team refutes the U.S. Government's claim that Kim Dotcom and his former colleagues are fugitives. The filing further reveals efforts to uncover the MPAA's involvement in the criminal investigation into Megaupload and Kim Dotcom. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

Swedish Police Raid The Pirate Bay, Site Offline

Police in Sweden carried out a raid in Stockholm today, seizing servers, computers, and other equipment. At the same time The Pirate Bay and several other torrent-related sites disappeared offline. Although no official statement has been made, TF sources confirm action against TPB. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

The Pirate Bay Goes Down Worldwide

The Pirate Bay is suffering worldwide downtime today, most likely due to technical issues. The problem appears to be a little more widespread than usual as several other torrent related websites are down too, including EZTV, Torrage and the Istole tracker. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

Aussie Pirates Face Site Blocking, But No Disconnections

Australians who illegally download copyrighted material won't face any new regime to slow down or suspend their Internet connections. However, proposals being presented to cabinet today will outline a new mechanism allowing copyright holders to have 'infringing' sites blocked at the ISP level. Show More Summary

UK Users Need 27 Services to Get Most Popular Films, Report Finds

If UK Internet users want access to most recent popular film content they'll need to remember a lot of passwords. A new survey from KPMG has found that while overall availability is good, users wanting the best will have to use to a patience-challenging 27 services. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

Microsoft Sues ‘Does’ For Activating Pirated Software

Microsoft has filed a complaint at a federal court in Washington accusing person(s) behind an AT&T subscription of activating various pirated copies of Windows 7 and Office 10. The account was identified by Microsoft's in-house cyberforensics...Show More Summary

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 12/08/14

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'The Maze Runner' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Nightcrawler.' 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' completes the top three. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

Piracy ? Theft? Movie Industry Workers Speak Out

The mantra often heard from Hollywood's leaders is that pirates are thieves. However, not all people in the industry feel that way. Today we present the views of four regular filmmakers on this controversial topic, what the impact is on the industry, and what can be done in response. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

Concern Over Russian “Piracy Buster” Internet Tax

Russian officials have expressed caution over proposals to introduce an Internet tax to compensate copyright holders for online piracy. The proposals, which were put forward by the Russian Union of Rightsholders, are said to be worth around $860m a year to creators. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

LionsGate Targets Reddit Over Christmas Movie Piracy

Movie studio LionsGate got into the festive spirit this week by trying to wipe an entire Reddit sub from Google's indexes. The action was aimed at protecting the movie A Madea Christmas, but Google refused to comply with the overbroad takedown attempt. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

ExtraTorrent Reveals Most Pirated Files of All Time

ExtraTorrent, one of the most visited torrent sites on the Internet, has revealed which files have been downloaded the most over recent years. Drake's album "Nothing Was The Same" tops the list with more than 10 million downloads. Iron Man 3 and The Expendables 3 are the most pirated movies in fourth and fifth place. Show More Summary

Google Removes Pirate Bay Apps From Play Store

Google removed several popular Pirate Bay apps from the Play Store today. An email sent to developers claims that the apps violate intellectual property provisions of Google's content policy. TF spoke to one developer who appealed the decision, arguing that his app does nothing more than Google's own Chrome browser. Show More Summary

World’s Largest BitTorrent Tracker Goes Down

OpenBitTorrent, the largest BitTorrent tracker on the Internet, has been offline for more than a week. The tracker's domain name, which is registered to Pirate Bay's Fredrik Neij, has a missing DNS record which makes it impossible to reach. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

Court Orders French ISPs to Block The Pirate Bay

The Paris Court has ordered French ISPs to block access to The Pirate Bay. The legal action, brought by anti-piracy group SCPP, resulted in an injunction ordering local service providers to "implement all necessary measures" to render not only the site inaccessible, but also its proxies. Show More Summary

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