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Netflix Wants to Be a Great Carrot For ‘Real’ Pirates

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has responded to the recent backlash over the company's VPN crackdown. Netflix doesn't expect the measures to have any impact revenue wise and says that it wants to be a carrot for 'real' online pirates instead. Show More Summary

Anti-Piracy Education Enters UK Classrooms

A new component of the Creative Content UK initiative is set to discourage Internet piracy via the classroom. Encouraging students to think about who will pay for Vin Diesel's socks if everyone pirates movies, the UK government, The Industry Trust and Federation Against Copyright Theft have a lesson plan up their collective sleeves. Show More Summary

El Paquete Semanal: How Offline Piracy Flourishes in Cuba

For more than a decade many Cubans have been pirating the latest entertainment without a proper connection to the Internet. Instead, they have built their own person-to-person distribution network to share a weekly package of pirated material: El Paquete Semanal. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Kim Dotcom Challenges U.S. Govt. in Christmas Address

The past several years have been a roller-coaster ride for Internet mogul Kim Dotcom. As he continues to fight an aggressive government determined to extradite him to the United States to face serious criminal charges, this Christmas Day the Megaupload founder recaps his case here on TorrentFreak. Show More Summary

Pirate Bay Founder Builds The Ultimate Piracy Machine

Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde served his prison sentence last year but still owes the entertainment industries millions in damages. Some might think that he's learned his lesson, but with a newly built copying machine he's generating millions of extra 'damages,' which might be worth a mention in the Guinness Book of Records. Show More Summary

Pirate Gets a Million YouTube Views, Everybody Benefits

A pirate ordered to get 200,000 YouTube views or risk getting sued by companies including Microsoft has smashed his target. Against the odds Jakub F's anti-piracy video now has more than a million views. Could it be that everyone involved...Show More Summary

Hilarious Remixers Hand Out Copyright Smackdown

An artist / collective famous for hilariously butchering famous tracks has just suckered several news outlets into publishing a textbook "copyright fail" story. D.J. Detweiler, whose work has to be heard to be believed, implied that Soundcloud claimed copyright infringement on a 'remix' of a famous silent track. Show More Summary

UK Anti-Piracy ‘Education’ Campaign Launched, Quietly

After a long wait the UK's broad anti-piracy effort operated by ISPs and copyright holders has finally launched. The UK Government-funded program aims to warn and educate illegal file-sharers in the hope of decreasing piracy rates over time, but thus far the response has been rather underwhelming. Show More Summary

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