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Dropbox Can Now Downloads Torrents Through Boxopus Dropbox Can Now Downloads Torrents Through Boxopus
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Ever since the war on file sharers began in the early 2000s, people have been looking for more and more ways to share files anonymously. The use of encrypted torrents and VPNs have met with success. There has also been …

Dropbox to Drop Public Folders, Updates iOS App Dropbox to Drop Public Folders, Updates iOS App
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Dropbox today updated its app for iOS, adding features and offering users some extra storage. This comes on the same day as reports have surfaced that Dropbox will be eliminating public folders from their service. The iOS update includes the …

Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Tenenbaum File-Sharing Case Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Tenenbaum File-Sharing Case
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We reported last week on the efforts of Charles Nesson to have the Supreme Court hear his client’s (Joel Tenenbaum) case. The Supreme Court has denied Nesson’s petition. It’s unfortunate since a Supreme Court verdict would go a long way …

VKontakte Loses Appeal Over Allegations Of Copyright Infringement VKontakte Loses Appeal Over Allegations Of Copyright Infringement

Are you aware of VKontakte? It’s essentially the Facebook of Russia that was founded by Pavel Durov. You may remember Durov as the guy who gave Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales $1 million on stage in January during the DLD conference. …

The Pirate Bay Goes Down After DDoS Attack The Pirate Bay Goes Down After DDoS Attack
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Now this is odd. The Pirate Bay is a priority target to almost every government and media corporation on the planet, but none of them have ever been successful in truly taking down the Web site. It would appear that …

Pirate Pay Aims To Kill Sharing Over BitTorrent Pirate Pay Aims To Kill Sharing Over BitTorrent
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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 …

The Pirate Bay Takes Its Case To The European Court The Pirate Bay Takes Its Case To The European Court
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We reported back in February that Sweden’s Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of The Pirate Bay’s founders. The verdict left their jail sentences and fines intact, but they had a few options available to them. One of those …

Facebook to Include File-Sharing For Groups Facebook to Include File-Sharing For Groups

Facebook is rolling out with the ability to share files among groups. They revealed the information in an exclusive interview with Mashable. They event included a picture of what the feature will look like. Only a few groups will have …

New York Judge Slaps Down Piracy Lawsuit
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If you believe the rhetoric coming from certain organizations, the illegal downloading of copyrighted material will be the death of the entertainment industry. One MPAA official once said that technology that allowed unauthorized copying of movies “is to the American …

The Pirate Bay Is Doing Well In The UK After ISP Block The Pirate Bay Is Doing Well In The UK After ISP Block
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We reported Monday on the UK’s absurd attempt to stop copyright infringement by blocking access to The Pirate Bay. Nobody was going to lose any sleep over the matter since tips on how to get around the blocks went up …

Dropbox Adds Linking Feature Dropbox Adds Linking Feature

Dropbox has just announced on its blog a new linking feature that bypasses the actual downloading of files from a Dropbox folder, when a user seeks to share their content. The update is simple – a link can now be …

Megaupload Data Negotiations Begin April 26 Megaupload Data Negotiations Begin April 26

We brought you word yesterday that the U.S. government may not have a case against file-sharing service Megaupload due to a “procedural error.” If this is true, Megaupload could be potentially let off the hook. There still remains the problem …

CA Court Won’t Help Copyright Holders ID BitTorrent Users CA Court Won’t Help Copyright Holders 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 …

Kim Dotcom Granted Internet Use, Pool Access Kim Dotcom Granted Internet Use, Pool Access

Kim Dotcom, founder and operator of MegaUpload, hasn’t had much fun lately. He was arrested and denied bail twice. Things began to look up for Dotcom in February when he was finally granted bail. Today in court, Dotcom successfully petitioned …

Head Of The RIAA Says ISPs To Implement Anti-Piracy Measures By July 12 Head Of The RIAA Says ISPs To Implement Anti-Piracy Measures By July 12

Internet service providers are set to start clamping down on illegal file sharing this summer, according to the head of the RIAA. Speaking at the annual meating of the Association of American Publishers, RIAA CEO Cary Sherman said that ISPs …

Canadian Bill C-11 Committee Review Concluded Canadian Bill C-11 Committee Review Concluded

A special legislative committee of the Canadian Parliament concluded it’s clause-by-clase review of Bill C-11 Tuesday, and now the bill heads to the House of Commons for a third reading. In total, eight government-sponsored amendments were added to the bill. …

Kim Dotcom Says Many MegaUpload Users Are From US Government Kim Dotcom Says Many MegaUpload Users Are From US Government
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When MegaUpload went down in January, there were complaints from many legitimate users of the site saying that their personal files, including files for work, were gone. One of the solutions has been in the form of a lawsuit being …

RetroShare Brings Anonymous File-Sharing To the Masses RetroShare Brings Anonymous File-Sharing To the Masses
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It seems hard these days to find a file-sharing service that isn’t in some way affected by the recent events happening around the world to sites like MegaUpload and The Pirate Bay. There’s always Tribler, the file-sharing service that claims …

File Sharing Company Caffeinated Mind, Acquired By Facebook File Sharing Company Caffeinated Mind, Acquired By Facebook
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Facebook has acquired Caffeinated Mind, a company that makes a P2P file transfer system called Sendroid. The company says it does so by “making transferring any size file between two people as simple as clicking a link.” It appears that …

The Pirate Bay Has Officially Switched To Magnet Links The Pirate Bay Has Officially Switched To Magnet Links
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The Pirate Bay has been planning on moving from torrent files to magnet files for a while now. The change is now official. Announcing the change on The Pirate Bay blog, the staff says that new files are simpler for …

The Pirate Bay: RIAA Is Kid Screaming For Candy The Pirate Bay: RIAA Is Kid Screaming For Candy
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The RIAA and The Pirate Bay are at it again. Both groups have fired at each other over blogs that paint each other in a negative light. Let’s watch the fireworks, shall we? Mitch Glazier, Senior Executive VP of the …