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Grooveshark Publishes Proactive Anti-Piracy Policy

After a judge handed down a summary judgment in its case against EMI this week, embattled music streaming service Grooveshark has published a new anti-piracy policy. Among other things, the company will keep a database of repeat infringers and cooperate even further with rightsholders. Show More Summary

Megaupload Freezes MPAA and RIAA Lawsuits For Six Months

A federal court in Virginia has granted Megaupload's request to place the cases filed by the music and movie companies on hold for another six months. The request was made after the New Zealand extradition hearings of Kim Dotcom and his colleagues were postponed several times. Show More Summary

AMC Goes After “The Walking Dead” Spoiler Pirates

AMC has obtained a subpoena ordering Vimeo to hand over the personal details of "The Spoiling Dead Fans" account, which posted a leaked clip of The Walking Dead a few weeks ago. Through the legal action AMC likely wants to prevent similar leaks in the future. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and anonymous VPN services.

Microsoft Hits Halo Online Modders With Copyright Complaint

Halo Online is an upcoming free-to-play version of Halo that will launch exclusively for players in Russia. However, following the leak of the game files a modding team developed its own ideas about who can access the game and when. Fighting back, Microsoft has just hit their Github project with a copyright complaint. Show More Summary

Movie Licensing Group Demands $350K From Schools

Fears that teachers and pupils might breach Spain's new copyright law if strict guidelines aren't adhered to have led to some schools being presented with an enormous bill. The worldwide Motion Picture Licensing Corporation is now offering a blanket license to one region in return for a payment of $350,000 a year. Show More Summary

Pirate Bay Clone Offloads Banking Trojan Via WordPress Blogs

A new report from Malwarebytes reveals that various badly maintained WordPress blogs are being injected with an iframe that points to thepiratebay.in.ua. The Pirate Bay clone, which uses the popular Open Bay script, was found to offload an exploit kit to unsuspecting visitors. Show More Summary

‘Pirate Bay Alternatives’ Articles Anger Movie Companies

After a Spanish court ordered local ISPs to implement a nationwide ban against The Pirate Bay last Friday, several local media outlets published articles listing alternatives to the infamous site. As a result they're now under fire from entertainment industry companies including Paramount Pictures, with some even suggesting an advertising boycott. Show More Summary

Pirate Bay To Open Its Own .PIRATE Domain Name Registry

While rightsholders are lobbying hard for strict anti-piracy policies for the domain name industry, The Pirate Bay has hit back with an unprecedented move. The notorious torrent site has applied for its own gTLD, so it can start a.PIRATE domain name registry. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and anonymous VPN services.

Netflix Plans ‘Free Tier’ After Absorbing Popcorn Time

California-based Netflix is preparing a bold step by absorbing a former arch rival into its service. In a deal reported to be worth $11.5 million, Netflix and Popcorn Time talent will combine to re-market the latter as a Spotify-like 'free tier' enhancement to the full premium Netflix service. Show More Summary

UK IP Chief Wants ISPs to Police Piracy Proactively

The UK's top IP advisor has published recommendations on how Internet service providers should deal with online piracy. Among other things, it's suggested that Internet services should search for and filter infringing content proactively. Show More Summary

Nintendo Nukes Fan-Made Super Mario 64 HD Browser Game

In recent days gaming fans worldwide have enjoyed playing an amazing in-browser fan recreation of the Nintendo classic Super Mario 64. The full HD offering has proven itself a huge hit but the party is now over. Following a compliant to Cloudflare by Nintendo, the main hosting page has been pulled offline. Show More Summary

Filmmakers Demand Cash From Popcorn Time Pirates

Countering the drastic growth of Popcorn Time in Denmark, local filmmakers are planning to go after the application's users. This means that all those sharing copyrighted movies via BitTorrent are risking hefty fines, or worse. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and anonymous VPN services.

KickassTorrents Celebrates ‘Happy Torrents Day’

For the fourth year in a row KickassTorrents is celebrating Happy Torrents Day by encouraging users to download and share as much as possible. The initiative was started to celebrate file-sharing and is growing bigger every year. The latest edition features various challenges and also sees the debut of a Kickass magazine and a Torrents Day album. Show More Summary

New Pirate Bay Blockade Foiled By Simple DNS Trick

The world's newest blockade of The Pirate Bay has been thwarted in a matter of minutes. After a court in Spain ordered the country's ISPs to block the notorious site on Friday, users who tweaked their connections to use Google's DNS instead of the one provided by their service provider were back on the site in seconds. Show More Summary

Once You Accept File-Sharing Is Here To Stay, You Can Focus On All The Positive Things

When I grew up, file-sharing was already rampant. But we didn't have any Internet. We had a so-called Sneakernet. And it was actually quite comparable in sharing efficiency - not just over large distances. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and anonymous VPN services.

Cox Refuses to Reveal Financials in “Repeat Infringer” Piracy Case

Cox Communications, one of the largest ISPs in the United States, is refusing to hand over financial details in a prominent piracy case. The provider is being sued by two music publishers for allegedly failing to disconnect 200,000 repeat copyright infringers. Show More Summary

MPAA Wanted Less Fair Use In Copyright Curriculum

The MPAA and RIAA are backing a new copyright curriculum showing kids how to become "Ethical Digital Citizens." After public pressure the curriculum was edited to include fair use principles, but a leaked MPAA email shows that there's more fair use in the lesson plans than Hollywood wanted. Show More Summary

Why Game Of Thrones Will Be The Most Pirated TV-Show, Again

In two weeks the fifth season of Game of Thrones will debut in a record-breaking 170 countries. HBO is making the new series available wherever it can to give pirates no excuse, but it's doubtful that this strategy will have much of an effect on the piracy numbers. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and anonymous VPN services.

After Eliminating Music Piracy, Norway Hits ‘First’ Movie Site

Rights Alliance chief Willy Johansen says that his anti-piracy group has shut down its first Norway-based movie piracy site. Police raided the operator of the Norskfilm portal and the man subsequently confessed, but with music piracy...Show More Summary

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