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Game Maker Thanks Reddit Pirates for Attention, Offers Discounts

PM Studios, the developers behind the popular PlayStation Vita game SUPERBEAT XONiC, made quite a few new friends over the weekend. After finding out that links to cracked versions of their game were widely shared on Reddit they 'thanked'...Show More Summary

BitTorrent Launches The Discovery Fund

Last December, we asked independent artists to weigh in on the present and future of creative sustainability. Not surprising, creators identified direct-to-fan distribution as most significant digitally-driven change. 59% of artists said getting their work discovered is the biggest challenge they face in their own career, followed by fan outreach. Show More Summary

MacOS Sierra Breaks Popular Keygens, Pirate Finds Fix

Apple is currently rolling out macOS Sierra, a major update to the Mac operating system. However, for those with pirate tendencies, the revision brings an unwelcome surprise. Some popular 'keygens', which help many pirate releases run, have been broken by the update. Show More Summary

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 09/26/16

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Ghostbusters' 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.

Man Likely to Sacrifice Himself Testing Streaming Piracy Limits

A man is preparing a legal battle to find out where the boundaries lie when it comes to offering "fully loaded" Kodi TV devices in the UK. Brian Thompson, who is being taken to court by his local council, says he expects to lose the case. Show More Summary

Court: Uploaded Can’t Ignore ‘Spam’ Copyright Notices

Popular file-hosting service Uploaded.net has lost another legal battle in Germany. The Higher Regional Court of Hamburg ruled that Uploaded can be liable for pirated content shared by its users, even when the copyright takedown notices are buried by its spam filters. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

TPBClean: A ‘Safe for Work’ Pirate Bay Without Porn

For many torrent sites the porn category is one of the most popular sections. However, there is also a group of people who prefer not to be confronted with 'adult entertainment' torrents or ads. TPBClean is a Pirate Bay proxy that's designed with this group in mind. Show More Summary

ISPs Offered Service to “Protect Safe Harbor” Under DMCA

A company which helps telecoms outfits meet their law enforcement assistance obligations is offering a new service to ISPs in the United States. Subsentio says that following the $25m ruling against Cox Communications in the BMG/Rightscorp...Show More Summary

German Library Claims Copyright on “Nazi Anthem,” Censors Documentary on YouTube

YouTube has faced its fair share of copyright controversies, one even more absurd than the others. In what appears to be an indirect censorship effort, the German National Library is now claiming copyright on the 87-year-old Nazi anthem,...Show More Summary

8ky’s Long Road From Chaos To Consciousness

From Chaos Before he was 8ky, the solo artist driven to change the world, before he was Sky Blu, the international party rock superstar, he was Skyler Austen Gordy, a a kid with Los Angeles’ vast horizons and melting pot of cultures streaming through his veins. It was Skyler who bounced around L.A. with his...

Moby & The Void Pacific Choir Release Powerfully Human “These Systems Are Failing”

In the fourteen years since Moby released his first album, and in all the years before that when he was a punk kid who wore a Joy Division pins in his high school yearbook photo, he has been many things. He’s released twelve solo project that have spanned the sonic range from early electronic to acoustic ambience. He’s...

Mexican Police Target Popular KickassTorrents ‘Clone,’ Seize Domain

The Mexican police have shut down Kickass.mx, the domain of a popular KickassTorrents 'clone.' While the police action comes as a surprise to the torrent site operator, he has no intention to throw in the towel and will continue to serve torrents from Kickass.cd. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Copyright Troll Partner “Kicked Uber Driver in the Head” (Updated)

A man whose company has sent threatening letters to file-sharers in the UK demanding money or a court appearance, has himself landed in court. After a night out at an exclusive London nightspot, anti-piracy crusader Robert Croucher is said to have kicked an Uber driver in the head. Show More Summary

BMG Pressed Internet Provider to Pay Piracy Compensation

Music rights group BMG is not only offering settlements to allegedly pirating Internet subscribers, but also to an ISP. Internet provider RCN has revealed a letter showing that the music outfit demanded preventive anti-piracy measures...Show More Summary

Harvard & Brown Clash in Battle of Ivy League Football Unbeatens on BitTorrent Live

Two teams, both coming off season opening wins, both with quarterbacks who put up huge numbers in their previous outings, but after this Saturday only one team will remain unbeaten.   Harvard began its defense of the Ivy League title last Saturday with a rout of Rhode Island, while for their part Brown leaned heavily...

Despite Adobe Efforts, Photoshop Still Most Popular Software on Pirate Bay

Adobe has just reported a record quarter, spearheaded by a 41% jump in overall subscription revenues. At $803 million, Creative Cloud revenues were up 39% year-on-year, a boost the company is putting down to former Creative Suite pirates jumping ship. Show More Summary

ISP Trolls Copyright Troll With A Taste of Its Own Medicine

Swedish Internet service provider Bahnhof is giving copyright trolls a taste of their own medicine. The company has sent a settlement request to the group that's spearheading the copyright trolling efforts in Sweden, asking them to pay...Show More Summary

Stop Piracy? Legal Alternatives Beat Legal Threats, Research Shows

Threatening file-sharers with high fines or even prison sentences is not the best way to stop piracy. New research published by UK researchers shows that perceived risk has no effect on people's file-sharing habits. Instead, the entertainment...Show More Summary

Malicious Torrent Network Tool Revealed By Security Company

A security company has published details of a tool designed to be spread to unsuspecting users via a network of malicious torrents. InfoArmor reports that 'RAUM' is being used by a financially incentivized underground affiliate network,...Show More Summary

Lupe Fiasco’s Fascinating Break Down of the “Food & Liquor” Album Cover

Want to feel old? No? Well too bad, because Lupe Fiasco’s classic album, Food & Liquor, turned 10 this week. That’s right, the project that kick pushed Lupe onto the map and convinced a lot of people, including me, that hip-hop had a new elite emcee to reckon with, is now old enough to be in fifth...

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