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Fast & Furious 6 Pirate Sentenced to 33 Months Prison

Added: Yesterday

A man who recorded the movie Fast & Furious 6 in a UK cinema and uploaded it to KickassTorrents and other sites has been jailed for 33 months. The man, who TF interviewed last year following a large police raid, was blamed for 700,000 subsequent downloads and millions in losses.

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Fraud and Embezzlement Drives Anti-Piracy Group into Bankruptcy

Added: Yesterday

SMAIS, the Icelandic branch of the Motion Picture Association, has filed for bankruptcy. The board of the notorious anti-piracy group says that it suffered from mismanagement. In addition to tax fraud and falsified financial records, the group's CEO has admitted to embezzlement.

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Dotcom’s Millions Will Remain Frozen, Court Decides

Added: Yesterday

Kim Dotcom's battle to regain control over millions in seized assets has received another setback. Today the Court of Appeal overturned a ruling by the High Court by extending the restraining orders against the entrepreneur's property until at least April 2015.

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Google Asked to Remove 1 Million Pirate Links Per Day

Added: 8/20/2014

For the first time ever Google is now processing an average of one million removal requests per day. The new record follows an upward trend with copyright holders reporting more and more allegedly infringing search results in an effort to deter piracy.

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Movie Boss Avoids Copyright Q&A to Avoid Piracy “Crazies”

Added: 8/20/2014

A public discussion forum centered on new copyright proposals will go ahead without Australia's main Hollywood-affiliated studio. In an email just made public, Village Roadshow Co-CEO Graham Burke said his company would be boycotting the event due to it being dominated by "crazies" with a pro-piracy agenda.

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Attackers Can ‘Steal’ Bandwidth From BitTorrent Seeders, Research Finds

Added: 8/19/2014

New research reveals that BitTorrent swarms can be slowed down significantly by malicious peers. Depending on the number of seeders and the clients they use, download rates can be decreased by 1000%. The attacks are possible through an exploit of the BitTorrent protocol for which the researchers present a fix.

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Court: Usenet Provider Doesn’t Have to Filter Pirated Content

Added: 8/19/2014

The defunct News-Service.com, once one of the leading Usenet providers with many prominent resellers, has scored a court victory against Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN. The appeals court overturned a previous verdict and ruled that the Usenet provider doesn't have to monitor and filter pirated content.

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Major Torrent Sites and Google Purge The Expendables 3

Added: 8/19/2014

Several major torrent indexes have taken the unprecedented step of nuking all links to The Expendables 3, with sites including KickassTorrents now returning nil results for the leaked movie. Furthermore, straightforward searches for torrents using Google are proving initially unfruitful on a scale rarely seen before.

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U.S. Court Grants Order to Wipe Pirate Sites from the Internet

Added: 8/18/2014

A U.S. federal court in Oregon has granted a broad injunction against several streaming sites that offer pirated content. Among other things, the copyright holder may order hosting companies to shut down the sites' servers, ask registrars to take away domain names, and have all search results removed from Google and other search engines.

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ISPs Face Lawsuits After Failing to Block The Pirate Bay

Added: 8/18/2014

Following requests from a movie-focused anti-piracy outfit and the IFPI, Austria's largest ISPs were expected to block The Pirate Bay and other 'pirate' sites last week. But after deadlines passed without action, the entertainment groups are now preparing lawsuits to force the ISPs to cooperate.

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