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Ford and General Motors Sued Over ‘CD Ripping Cars’

Added: Today (20:16)

The Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies has launched a class action lawsuit against Ford and General Motors over the CD-ripping capability of their cars. The music industry group claims that the car companies violate federal law and demand millions of dollars in damages.

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“Scared” Pirates Delayed Release of Expendables 3

Added: Today (14:35)

A leaked copy of Expendables 3 was made available to 'pirate' release groups mid-July, TF has learned. Concerned at the nature of the leak, a release was shied away from, but a small public torrent uploaded by a fairly low profile Pirate Bay user changed all that.

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Japan to Crack Down on Anime and Manga Piracy

Added: Today (11:21)

The Japanese government alongside 15 leading producers and distributors of anime and manga are set to begin a huge anti-piracy campaign against 580 sites. To complement the initiative the group will also launch a brand new portal directing pirates to official content being targeted by the scheme.

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 07/28/14

Added: Today (09:48)

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'The Expendables 3‘ tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Divergent.' 'The Other Woman' completes the top three.

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Google Protects Chilling Effects From Takedown Notices

Added: Yesterday

Chilling Effects is the largest public repository of DMCA notices on the planet, providing a unique insight into the Internet's copyright battles. However, each month people try to de-index pages of the site but Google has Chilling Effects' back and routinely rejects copyright claims.

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TorrenTV Instantly Streams Movie Torrents to Apple TV

Added: Yesterday

TorrenTV is a cross-platform movie streaming app that allows people to stream torrents directly to Apple TV. The open source application has a simple drag and drop torrent interface and also supports streaming of previously downloaded videos.

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American ISPs Receive 1.1 Million Piracy Settlements per Week

Added: 7/26/2014

For the first time, Los Angeles based anti-piracy firm CEG TEK has revealed the scope of their piracy monetization efforts. The company currently sends 1.1 million notices to U.S. ISPs per week. A massive number, but only a small percentage reaches the alleged downloaders.

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Pirate Bay Founder’s Religious Rights Spark New Complaint

Added: 7/26/2014

Peter Sunde might be sitting in a Swedish prison for the next few months but he's still making his voice heard. Following a recent dispute with authorities over food, the Pirate Bay founder has filed a new complaint after he was denied a meeting with a representative from the 'pirate' Church of Kopimism.

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US Wants to Criminalize Movie and Music Streaming

Added: 7/25/2014

SOPA and PIPA are dead, but the Obama administration is still determined to make illicit movie and streaming a felony. The DOJ argues that change is needed to adequately prosecute unauthorized streaming services. In addition, the administration is requesting permanent funding to target foreign sites such as The Pirate Bay through "diplomatic and trade-based pressure."

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Leaked Paper Reveals Aussie Anti-Piracy Crackdown Musings

Added: 7/25/2014

A leaked discussion paper has revealed Australian government musings surrounding a potential online piracy crackdown. Among them, changing the law to undermine a landmark 2012 court ruling which protected ISP iiNet from the infringements of its users, and new legislation to allow for ISP-level blocking of 'pirate' sites.

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