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Bram Cohen Says New uTorrent Mode is For Private Trackers

The new 'Altruistic Mode' built into the latest release of uTorrent has been bemusing file-sharers who say they're already generous without a software setting. However, BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen informs TorrentFreak that the feature...Show More Summary

Web2Web: Serverless Websites Powered by Torrents & Bitcoin

Running a fully functional website in a regular browser without any central servers being involved sounds complicated, but with Web2Web it isn't. The project, powered by WebTorrent and bitcoin, allows anyone to create updatable websites that are as resilient as it gets. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Russia Mulls Downloading Fines if Site Blocking Fails

Faced with the possibility that website blocking may not achieve its goals, Russia is now considering fresh opportunities for decreasing online file-sharing. Sources familiar with negotiations say that authorities are mulling a system...Show More Summary

Pirate Kodi Add-Ons Gain Massive Popularity

Streaming piracy is on the rise with the popular media center Kodi at the center of attention. While Kodi itself is a neutral platform, millions of people use third-party add-ons to turn it into the ultimate pirate machine. In less than...Show More Summary

Russian Anti-Piracy Chief Arrested in ‘Fraud’ Investigation

Russian authorities have reportedly arrested Maxim Ryabyko, the head of one of the leading anti-piracy agencies. Several sources suggest that he offered to help drop a criminal investigation against an Internet entrepreneur with alleged...Show More Summary

MPAA Says Portugal’s Pirate Site-Blocking System is World Leader

Forcing ISPs to block pirate sites can be both time-consuming and expensive but it doesn't have to be that way. A voluntary scheme in Portugal has streamlined the process and won the backing of the MPAA, who say that the system is the...Show More Summary

Court Asks How it Can Ban Illegal Pokemon Go Downloads

Pokémon Go is not available to buy in India so the game is being heavily pirated by fans. With legal moves underway to try and bring this behavior to a halt, the Gujarat High Court is now seeking advice on how to stop downloads to protect the public interest. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Chrome and Firefox Brand The Pirate Bay As a “Phishing” Site…..Again

Chrome and Firefox are again blocking direct access to The Pirate Bay's download pages. According to Google's safe browsing program, ThePirateBay.org is a "deceptive site" that may steal user information. The TPB crew has been alerted...Show More Summary

U.S. Judge: Advertiser Is Not Liable for Pirate Sites

Advertising network JuicyAds has scored an early victory at a California federal court. In a tentative ruling, District Court Judge George Wu says he will grant a motion to dismiss the complaint from adult entertainment publisher ALS Scan. Show More Summary

Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie Leaks Online Before Theatrical Release

Louis Theroux's much-anticipated upcoming movie investigating The Church of Scientology has been leaked online ahead of its theatrical release. My Scientology Movie, which was funded by the BBC, appeared on torrent sites a few hoursShow More Summary

Judge: Vague IP-Address Evidence is Not Enough to Expose BitTorrent ‘Pirates’

A California federal court has thrown up a roadblock for filmmakers who want to obtain the personal details of an alleged BitTorrent pirate. The judge refused to issue a subpoena, twice, because it's not clear if the rightsholder obtained...Show More Summary

BREIN Unmasks Overseas Pirates Without a Court Order

Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN says it has discovered the identities of people running several pirate linking sites. Of interest in the case is that the identities were obtained from a UK-based hosting provider, which complied with BREIN's...Show More Summary

Steal This Show S02E03: The Cyberpunk Hustle

Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing the latest file-sharing and copyright trends and news. In this episode we talk to Jim Munroe, science fiction author, film director and games designer. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 10/03/16

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Mechanic: Resurrection' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Star Trek: Beyond'. 'Ghostbusters' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Cox Wants Music Group to Pay for False Copyright Claims.

Internet provider Cox Communications is demanding over $100,000 in compensation from Round Hill Music, for the legal fees it incurred based on false copyright claims. The music group sued Cox last year over alleged infringements committed...Show More Summary

Microsoft Bing Debuts New DMCA Notice Dashboard

Microsoft's Bing has just debuted a new system which allows any copyright holder to submit and monitor the status of their DMCA complaints to the search engine. At the center of the tool is a brand new dashboard, available to anyone with a Microsoft account. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 10/02/16

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Mechanic: ResurrectionGhostbusters' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Captain America: Civil War'. 'I.T.' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

“If KickassTorrents is a Criminal Operation, Google Should Start Worrying”

Polish authorities have extended the arrest of Artem Vaulin, the alleged owner of KickassTorrents. His defense team is currently preparing to fight the U.S. extradition request, which will start next month. According to Artem's U.S. lawyer, operating a torrent site is not a criminal offense. Show More Summary

uTorrent’s New Altruistic Mode Baffles Enthusiastic File-Sharers

This week BitTorrent Inc. announced a brand new feature for its uTorrent and BitTorrent clients. By enforcing a 2:1 sharing ratio, Altruistic Mode appears to be designed for the file-sharer who really wants to give back to the community. Show More Summary

Google Piracy Takedown Requests Double in a Year, Set New Record

Google is coping with a continuous increase of takedown requests from copyright holders who are targeting pirate sites in its search results. The company currently processes a record-breaking 24 million links to "pirate" pages per week,...Show More Summary

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