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Hustler Hustles Tor Exit-Node Operator Over Piracy

Added: Today (17:07)

Dozens of adult companies are using "copyright trolling" tactics to supplement their income, and Larry Flynt's Hustler is one of them. The company recently demanded a 600 euros settlement from a Finnish Tor exit-node operator, who also happens to be the Vice-President of a local Pirate Party branch.

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ISP Alliance Accepts Piracy Crackdown, With Limits

Added: Today (12:24)

Australian ISPs say that the government should employ a UK-style "follow the money" approach to deal with pirate sites. Site blocking and warnings might also be entertained, as long as throttling and disconnecting users is taken off the table. Rightsholders will have to pick up the tab, however.

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 09/01/14

Added: Today (09:08)

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Maleficent' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Godzilla.' 'The Fault Is In Our Stars' completes the top three.

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The Next-Generation Copyright Monopoly Wars Will Be Much Worse

Added: Yesterday

We've been manufacturing without a license in our homes for 30 years now. It's about to go physical. Maybe that will wake legislators up to the bigger picture. If not, we're in for something much worse.

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Patent Allows Watermarking of Already Encrypted Movies

Added: Yesterday

The company behind the movie watermarking system known as Cinavia has been awarded a new anti-piracy patent. Among other things, the Verance invention seeks to track digital media as it's being distributed by adding identifying watermarks to encrypted content, without having to decrypt it first.

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KickassTorrents Goes Secure, Encrypts Traffic For All Visitors

Added: Yesterday

KickassTorrents is the first large torrent site to bump up its security and force SSL encryption for all visitors. This makes it impossible for outsiders, Internet providers included, to monitor page visits or snoop on data being sent.

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“Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Warnings Double This Year

Added: 8/30/2014

The six-strikes Copyright Alert System has been active for one and a half years now and warnings are being sent out at an increasing rate. The program will double in size this year, according to its executive director, in the hope that it will eventually change people's norms toward piracy.

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UK Police Accuse Domain Name Registrar of Facilitating Criminal Activity

Added: 8/30/2014

City of London Police have increased the pressure on domain name registrars who do business with file-sharing sites. With a "notice of criminality" the police hopes to pressure the companies into taking action, or else.

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Four ISPs Sued For Failing To Block Pirate Movie Sites

Added: 8/30/2014

VAP, the anti-piracy association of the Austrian film and video industry, has sued four local ISPs after they failed to act on a request to block streaming portals Movie4k.to and Kinox.to. The IFPI says it is preparing legal action against the ISPs for their failure to block The Pirate Bay.

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Warner Bros. Sues New York Bar For Playing 80-Year Old Song

Added: 8/29/2014

Warner Bros. has filed a lawsuit against a small bar from Amityville, New York, for playing one of their songs without permission. The track in question is not a recent pop song, but the 80-year old love song "I Only Have Eyes for You" which first appeared in Warner's 1934 movie "Dames."

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