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‘Denuvo Crack Video’ & Rumors Excite Pirates

The DRM protection software currently stopping pirates from playing many of the PC's top gaming titles is again causing excitement. Partially confirmed rumors coming out of Russia suggest that following a team effort, the infamous Denuvo...Show More Summary

Steal This Show S01E12: ‘Pirates – The Indie Producer’s Best Friend?’

Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing the latest file-sharing and copyright news. In this episode we discuss recent news stories with well-respected indie producer Brian Newman, who explains that piracy isn't all bad. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Europe’s ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules Fail to Ban BitTorrent Throttling

After years of negotiating Europe has agreed on a set of Net Neutrality rules. While the legislation is a step forward for some countries, experts and activists warn that it may leave the door open for BitTorrent and VPN throttling.Show More Summary

Judge Dismisses Movie Piracy Case, IP-Address Doesn’t Prove Anything

In what's believed to be a first of its kind ruling, a federal court in Oregon has dismissed a direct infringement complaint against an alleged movie pirate from the outset. According to the judge, linking an IP-address to a piratedShow More Summary

Game of Thrones Piracy Peaks After Season Finale

The season finale of Game of Thrones is the highlight of the year for many TV fans. At the same time, it also generates a lot of traffic on various torrent trackers. Like previous years, Game of Thrones piracy peaked after the season...Show More Summary

If Extradited, How Might Kim Dotcom Be Treated in the US?

More than four years after the Megaupload raids, Kim Dotcom continues to fight extradition to the United States. However, if that battle fails, how might he be treated by authorities there? Revelations from a previously jailed Megaupload...Show More Summary

Help! My VPN Provider Is Compromised By a Gag Order!

VPN services have become an important tool to counter the growing threat of Internet surveillance. Encrypting one's traffic through a VPN connection helps to keep online communications private. But, what if your VPN service is compromised...Show More Summary

Streaming Site Operators Face Jail & $1.7m Forfeiture

The former operators of Swefilmer, Sweden's largest streaming site, have been prosecuted for copyright infringement and money laundering offenses. The men, aged 22 and 25, are accused of facilitating infringement on 1,400 movies and face penalties of $1.7m. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Rightscorp Pressures ISPs to Hijack Pirates Browsers

Piracy monetization firm Rightscorp is promoting its browser hijacking system to ISPs. In a proposal revealed by Internet provider RCN, Rightscorp suggests a gradual approach where pirating subscribers eventually have to pay a fine to regain Internet access. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Researchers Crack ‘Social DRM’ EBook Watermarks

Researchers have released a report dissecting the BooXtream 'Social DRM' eBook watermarking system. Inspired by publisher Verso who refused to remove the DRM from an Aaron Swartz book, the Institute for Biblio-Immunology responded by tearing down the privacy-busting system. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Piracy Phishing Scam Targets U.S. ISPs and Subscribers

An elaborate "piracy" phishing operation is targeting U.S. Internet providers and subscribers. Scammers are using the name of anti-piracy tracking company IP-Echelon and rightsholders such as Lionsgate, to send fake DMCA notices and settlement demands to ISPs. Show More Summary

Studios & ISPs Clash Over Aussie Pirate Bay Blockade

The Pirate Bay and other leading torrent sites will be eventually blocked in Australia but the mechanics are far from decided. This week rightsholders and ISPs have been in court fighting over the details. Predictably they're poles apart, and still arguing over who will pay. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

MPAA Boss: Europe’s Geo Unblocking Plans Threaten Movie Industry

MPAA Chairman and CEO Chris Dodd fears that Europe's plans to limit geo-blocking will "cause great harm" to the movie industry. In a keynote address at the CineEurope convention, Dodd warned that broad access to movies and TV-shows will...Show More Summary

Pirate Bay Blockade Lifted By Austrian Court

The Court of Appeal in Austria has lifted an order which forced local ISPs to block The Pirate Bay, isoHunt.to, 1337.to, and the long-defunct h33t.to. In response, rightsholders have made fresh calls for ISPs to block a range of popular movie and TV show streaming sites. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Dallas Buyers Club Face Court Sanctions Over Piracy “Extortion” Tactics

The makers of the Oscar-winning movie Dallas Buyers Club are facing monetary sanctions for the dubious tactics used in their ongoing crackdown on BitTorrent pirates. In California, a local resident is arguing that the filmmakers lack...Show More Summary

Court Orders Usenet Providers to Expose Prolific Pirates

Dutch Usenet providers Eweka and Usenetter have been ordered to hand over the personal details of two uploaders who shared over 2,000 pirated e-books. The case was initiated by local anti-piracy group BREIN, which plans to offer a settlement to the accused uploaders. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

VPN Providers Protest Plans to Expand Government Hacking Powers

Proposed legislative changes that will increase law enforcement’s ability to hack into computers are under attack by a broad coalition. Google, EFF, Demand Progress and FightForTheFuture are joined by TOR, Private Internet Access and...Show More Summary

Pirate Bay Co-Founder to Sue Record Labels For Defamation

Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde is firing back at several major record labels, demanding compensation for damaging his name. Sunde is preparing a lawsuit against the music labels, who were recently awarded damages for his involvement with the notorious pirate site. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Huge Artists Coalition Piles Pressure on Congress Over DMCA

A coalition of 186 artists, bands and songwriters have penned an open letter to Congress complaining about the ineffectiveness of the DMCA. From Taylor Swift, Trent Reznor, deadmau5 and U2, to Sirs Paul McCartney and Elton John, theShow More Summary

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