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Pirate Site Operator Slapped With $10 Million in Damages

Added: Yesterday

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?

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Gottfrid Svartholm Found Guilty in Hacking Trial

Added: Yesterday

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.

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Google Glass Now Banned in US Movie Theaters Over Piracy Fears

Added: 10/29/2014

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.

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Joker is Cool But Not the New Popcorn Time

Added: 10/29/2014

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.

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Dotcom Tries To Reclaim Millions Seized in Hong Kong

Added: 10/29/2014

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.

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RIAA: The Pirate Bay Assaults Fundamental Human Rights

Added: 10/28/2014

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. "We must end this assault on our humanity and the misappropriation of fundamental human rights," RIAA writes.

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Torrent Site Uses Google To Resurrect Taken Down Content

Added: 10/28/2014

One of the oldest BitTorrent-related domains has been resurrected offering a brand new torrent site feature. Not only does FileSoup claim to be able to improve on the search results of the sites it proxies, it also claims to have implemented Necromancer, a system which scours Google's DMCA notice archive to put removed content back in search results.

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MPAA Reports The Pirate Bay to The U.S. Government

Added: 10/27/2014

The MPAA has informed the U.S. Government about two dozen piracy-promoting websites it would like to be gone. The list includes major torrent sites The Pirate Bay and Kickass.to, file-hosting services such as Uploaded and Rapidgator, as well as Russia’s social network VK. The popular Popcorn Time application was also welcomed with a mention.

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Big Pirate Sites ‘Raided’, Admins on the Run

Added: 10/27/2014

Authorities have carried out raids across Germany in pursuit of the operators of movie streaming portal Kinox.to. The individuals are also said to be behind other sites including Movie4K, FreakShare and BitShare. Throw alleged extortion, arson and the fact the sites are still online into the mix, and the plot only thickens.

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 10/27/14

Added: 10/27/2014

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Let's Be Cops' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Step Up All In.' 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' completes the top three.

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