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Report Brands Dotcom’s Mega a Piracy Haven

Added: Today (23:24)

A new report published by the Digital Citizens Alliance estimates that the most popular cyberlockers generate millions of dollars in revenue. The research claims that the sites in question are mostly used for copyright infringement. The list of "rogue" sites includes the Kim Dotcom-founded cloud hosting service Mega, albeit based on a false assumption.

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Hollywood Workers Demand Peter Sunde’s Dignity & Freedom

Added: Today (13:05)

Led by director Lexi Alexander, a collection of Hollywood directors, producers, actors, writers and other workers have teamed up in support of Peter Sunde. As the jailed former Pirate Bay founder prepares for his father's funeral, the insiders call for his uncuffing. "We oppose your imprisonment," they say in their video.

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Expendables 3 Downloaders Told To Pay Up – Or Else

Added: Today (10:37)

Millennium Films is cashing in on the leak of The Expendables 3 by demanding cash settlements from alleged downloaders. Those receiving notices are only being given until October 5 to pay up - or else - but demands to users of VPNs are falling on deaf ears. Sadly, those using IP blocking software have had much less luck.

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AT&T Patents Technology to Keep Torrent Files Alive

Added: Yesterday

Internet provider AT&T has expanded its portfolio with a rather unusual patent. While most ISPs prefer to limit the amount of BitTorrent traffic on their networks, AT&T has patented a technology that can keep torrents alive, even if there are no seeders available in the current swarm.

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Copyright Holders Want Netflix to Ban VPN Users

Added: Yesterday

If copyright holders get their way it will soon be impossible to access Netflix though a VPN service. The entertainment industry companies are calling for a ban on privacy services as that opens the door to foreign pirates.

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Pirate Bay Founder “Will Wear Handcuffs” to Carry Father’s Coffin

Added: Yesterday

After succumbing to a long illness, Peter Sunde's father has passed away. While the Pirate Bay founder will be allowed to attend the funeral, prison staff have told him he can expect to carry the coffin while wearing handcuffs. For someone convicted of copyright offenses with just 50 days of his sentence left, it's an unpalatable threat.

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Search Engines Can Diminish Online Piracy, Research Finds

Added: 9/16/2014

New research from Carnegie Mellon University shows that search engine results directly influence people's decision to pirate movies, or buy them legally. According to the researchers, their findings show how search engines may play a vital role in the fight against online piracy.

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Kiwi Prime Minister’s Party Sued For Pirating Eminem Track

Added: 9/16/2014

In a twist of irony that has entertained Kim Dotcom, Eminem's publisher has sued the National Party in New Zealand over the alleged unauthorized use of one of the rapper's songs. The party is headed up by current Prime Minister of New Zealand and Dotcom nemesis John Key. The party denies copyright infringement.

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How Publisher Harper Collins Tackles eBook Piracy

Added: 9/16/2014

This week HarperCollins and anti-piracy company Digimarc announced the debut of a new ebook watermarking system to enable the identification of leak points in the company's supply chain. TorrentFreak caught up with the publisher to learn about its new anti-piracy solution and its overall anti-piracy strategy.

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ISP Wants Court to Sanction Piracy Monitoring Firm

Added: 9/15/2014

After being challenged by Grande Communications, piracy monitoring outfit Rightscorp has withdrawn its request to identify the hundreds or thousands of customers who it earlier accused of piracy. The ISP is not letting Rightscorp walk away that easily though, and has asked the court for sanctions.

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