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Filed Under:Internet / File Sharing
Posts on Regator:5394
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Archived Since:March 20, 2008

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Pirate Bay Founder Fredrik Neij Arrested in Asia

Pirate Bay founder Fredrik Neij has been arrested in Asia. Neij had moved to Laos to avoid the jail sentence handed down for his involvement in The Pirate Bay. But, after driving across the border from Laos into Thailand more than two dozen times, the Swede was arrested yesterday by Thai border police executing an Interpol warrant. Show More Summary

Make Thousands of Dollars From Piracy, The Timothy Sykes Way

Stock trader and penny stock expert Timothy Sykes has added a new way to make money to his already impressive repertoire. With the assistance of an anti-piracy tracking firm he will attempt to turn 'bits' into thousands of dollars, by suing BitTorrent users who shared his secrets on The Pirate Bay. Show More Summary

MP3Juices Recovers From UK Police Shutdown With New Domain

After more than a month of downtime the popular MP3 search engine MP3Juices made a comeback this weekend. The site, which had its.com domain name seized by UK piracy police PIPCU, is now back in action operating from a new domain. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

UK Museums and Libraries Protest Outdated Copyright Laws

This year marks 100 years since the outbreak of World War I, but the general public in the UK still doesn't have access to original unpublished works such as diaries and letters from the Great War. Current UK copyright laws prevent many British institutions from showing such important historical works. Show More Summary

BitShare Hits Back at Police ‘Kinox’ Allegations

Police in Germany are closely connecting BitShare with the on-the-run admins of streaming portal Kinox, but the site's CEO informs TF that police haven't even spoken with him. As U.S. authorities are called upon to start shutting down BitShare and Freakshare servers, the lawyer for the 'Kinox' fugitives says he's perplexed by the situation. Show More Summary

Copyright Monopoly Enforcement Gets To Trump Human Rights, Yet Again

Australia's administration has introduced a Data Retention bill, learning nothing from the court rulings that declare the practice to be in violation of fundamental rights. They plan to log everybody's correspondence and movements - with the idea of using that data to enforce the copyright monopoly. Show More Summary

Google Takedown Requests Surge After New Anti-Piracy Measures

The number of takedown notices sent by copyright holders has skyrocketed after Google implemented its new search downranking algorithm. The new measures hit pirate sites hard, and also appear to serve as an incentive for rightsholders to step up their reporting duties. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

Scientist Deliberately Pirates Art on a Nanoscopic Scale

Copying a song, movie or image without the creator's permission is illegal in many instances, especially so if the infringement is intentional. But what if that piracy is done on a nanoscopic scale, so that infringed works are imperceptible...Show More Summary

MPAA Lobbies Lawmakers on Internet Tax and Net Neutrality

Every year the MPAA spends millions of dollars in Washington to guarantee their anti-piracy interests are secured. In the most recent quarter the Hollywood group added several of its topics to the agenda of U.S. lawmakers, including Internet tax and net neutrality. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

XBMC/Kodi Targets Piracy-Promoting eBay Sellers

The team behind the popular XBMC/Kodi software is attempting to distance their brand from those who associate it with movie and TV show piracy. As a result, eBay auctions that advertise devices loaded with piracy-focused third-party addons are being removed, much to the disappointment of sellers. Show More Summary

Joker Goes Offline After Pressure From Copyright Holders

This week the web-based torrent service Joker has been making headlines all over the Internet. However, after a few days the fun stopped thanks to pressure from copyright holders including Sony Pictures, who ordered Joker's hosting company to pull the plug. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

Disney Patents a Piracy Free Search Engine

Disney has just obtained a patent for a search engine that ranks sites based on various "authenticity" factors. One of the goals of the technology is to filter pirated material from search results while boosting the profile of copyright and trademark holders' websites. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

Manhunt Underway For “Possibly Armed” Kinox, BitShare and FreakShare Operators

In a surprise move, police in Germany have launched a public manhunt for two men behind several large file-sharing sites. Alongside the unusual step of naming and publishing mugshots of the men, police are warning the public that they are violent and possibly armed. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

Pirate Site Operator Slapped With $10 Million in Damages

A U.S. federal court in Oregon has signed a judgment ordering the operator of several tiny streaming sites to pay $10 million in damages to ABS-CBN. The entertainment and media conglomerate is touting the outcome as a landmark victory, but is that really the case? Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

Gottfrid Svartholm Found Guilty in Hacking Trial

Gottfrid Svartholm has today been found guilty of hacking crimes by a Danish court. The Swedish Pirate Bay founder and his 21-year-old accomplice were found to have illegally accessed systems operated by IT company CSC. It was the biggest hacking case ever conducted in Denmark. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

Google Glass Now Banned in US Movie Theaters Over Piracy Fears

The MPAA and the National Association of Theatre Owners have officially banned Google Glass and other wearables from movie theaters today. Those who want to enjoy a movie have to take their glasses off, as these can be used to illegally record movies. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

Joker is Cool But Not the New Popcorn Time

A new web-based torrent service has been making headlines with some heralding the arrival of a new Popcorn Time-style tool. But while Joker.org is very slick and provides better privacy, the service is more vulnerable in two key areas - centralization and rising costs. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

Dotcom Tries To Reclaim Millions Seized in Hong Kong

It was a place where Kim Dotcom loved doing business but it took just 13 minutes for a Hong Kong court to authorize the seizure of $42 million of his assets in 2012. Now the tycoon wants his cash back, with his legal team arguing that justice officials misled the courts. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

RIAA: The Pirate Bay Assaults Fundamental Human Rights

The RIAA has just submitted its latest list of "rogue" websites to the U.S. Government. The report includes many of the usual suspects and also calls out websites who claim that they're protecting the Internet from censorship, specifically naming The Pirate Bay. Show More Summary

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