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‘Game of Thrones’ is the Most-Pirated Show of the Year, Again

‘Game of Thrones’ is the Most-Pirated Show of the Year, Again

By Sean Patterson December 27, 2013

In-between all of the end-of-year best-of lists, there are a few lists that it might be questionable for entertainment properties to end up on. One of these is undoubtedly the list most-pirated shows for the year. Though a good showing …

This City Is The United States' Pirate Capital This City Is The United States' Pirate Capital
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Piracy is everywhere. The Internet and BitTorrent in particular have made the downloading of music, movies, and games extremely easy. Some people pirate more than others, and that’s worth studying. It could give musicians a good idea of who’s pirating …

Private BitTorrent Tracker Hacked, Passwords Leaked Private BitTorrent Tracker Hacked, Passwords Leaked
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Hackers generally view BitTorrent trackers as friendly entities. Members of Anonymous are constantly extolling the virtues of The Pirate Bay and other trackers. Some hackers, however, are proving to be not as friendly. It was revealed this morning that RevolutionTT, …

The Internet Archive Is Now On BitTorrent The Internet Archive Is Now On BitTorrent
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There is a lot of human culture that gets lost as history marches onward. Some of that history is extremely important for the continued advancement of our species. There are thousands of books, photos and films that have been discarded, …

Artists Can Now Monetize Content On BitTorrent Artists Can Now Monetize Content On BitTorrent
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One thing you’ll hear from the RIAA and MPAA execs is how BitTorrent is cutting into their profits. They feel that free access to content is the worst thing that could ever happen to such an artistic medium. It robs …

BitTorrent Torque Lets Users Create Torrent Apps BitTorrent Torque Lets Users Create Torrent Apps

Does the introduction of introduction of web-based app development further legitimize the concept of file sharing via BitTorrent technology? Does it remove the vail of “this kind of technology is only used to steal” from act of sharing torrents with …

U.S. ISP Anti-Piracy Plan Delayed U.S. ISP Anti-Piracy Plan Delayed

We reported back in February on a plan being implemented by the Center for Copyright Information and major ISPs to stop the rampant problem of file-sharing over BitTorrent. Back then, it was announced that the plan would go into effect …

Counting Crows Releases Album Sampler On BitTorrent Counting Crows Releases Album Sampler On BitTorrent

I don’t really listen to a lot of rock music anymore these days. I’m more of an electronic fan, but I do remember Counting Crows from back in the day with that crazy CG rabbit dancing around a lady in …

Pirate Pay Blocks Torrent Traffic With Unique Tech Pirate Pay Blocks Torrent Traffic With Unique Tech
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You’re not misreading that headline, there is a new company called “Pirate Pay.” It’s not some kind of illegal service that offers to pay people for the amount of content they pirate, but rather aims to kill piracy on the …

'Game of Thrones' Draws Torrent Piracy 'Game of Thrones' Draws Torrent Piracy
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As Forbes’ Andy Greenberg is reporting, HBO’s Game of Thrones is a huge hit in the file-sharing community, and is on track to be the most downloaded show of 2012. Accorrding to BitTorrent-tracking and analysis firm Big Champagne, the second …

New Lawsuit Targets More Hurt Locker Downloaders New Lawsuit Targets More Hurt Locker Downloaders

If you downloaded the Academy-Award-winning film The Hurt Locker in the past two years, things are really turning out to be a hassle for you. That’s because Voltage Pictures, makers of the film, keep going after BitTorrent users. According to …

Movie Studios Lose Appeal in Aussie ISP Piracy Case Movie Studios Lose Appeal in Aussie ISP Piracy Case

The High Court of Australia has soundly rejected the notion that internet service providers (ISP’s) are responsible for their subscribers’ copyright violations. In a unanimous decision by the seven justices of the High Court, the case brought by several Hollywood …

Court Won't Help ID BitTorrent Users Court Won't Help ID BitTorrent Users
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The District Court for the Northern District of California today ruled against copyright holders, saying that it will not assist them to identify BitTorrent users. The copyright holder, Hard Drive Productions, purveyors of online pornography, filed a suit against multiple …

uTorrent Android App In The Works uTorrent Android App In The Works
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Android users may very well be seeding and leeching right from their mobile devices pretty soon. TorrentFreak is reporting that the uTorrent dev team is currently working on a uTorrent app for Android. uTorrent owners BitTorrent Inc. had little to …

Study: Piracy Does Not Harm U.S. Box Office Sales Study: Piracy Does Not Harm U.S. Box Office Sales
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Despite the claims of the MPAA and other supporters of SOPA and PIPA, file-sharing does not negatively impact box office sales in the U.S., according to a new study conducted by economists from Wellesley College and the University of Minnesota. …

Now You Can Carry The Pirate Bay In Your Pocket Now You Can Carry The Pirate Bay In Your Pocket
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Last month we brought you news that controversial torrent hosting site The Pirate Bay was beginning a transition away from .torrent files in order to host Magnet links, which are both harder to block and require less bandwidth and server …

Tribler Aims To Circumvent Anti-Piracy Efforts Tribler Aims To Circumvent Anti-Piracy Efforts
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The ongoing battle over legislation like SOPA, PIPA, and ACTA has focused on blocking access to sites like The Pirate Bay and others that provide centralized access to torrent files for users who want to download content. In the midst …