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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘file sharing’

Dropbox to Drop Public Folders, Updates iOS App

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 ability for iPhone and iPad users to automatically upload photos and video over either Wi-Fi or data. To encourage Apple …

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Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Tenenbaum File-Sharing Case

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 in clearing up the mess we’re in right now. As we explained on Friday, the problem came in the form …

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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. Unfortunately, VKontakte is in a spot of trouble with the law. The Web site, like Facebook, allows people to share …

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The Pirate Bay Goes Down After DDoS Attack

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 somebody finally has done the impossible though – restrict access to The Pirate Bay on a global level. Speaking to …

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Pirate Pay Aims To Kill Sharing Over BitTorrent

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 Internet. Pirate Pay is a Russia-based company that has one simple goal – to kill torrents. It’s actually not as …

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The Pirate Bay Takes Its Case To The European Court

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 options was to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights and it looks like one of the founders is …

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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 the ability to to file-share on Thursday’s roll out date, but everyone will be incorporated in the days that follow. …

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New York Judge Slaps Down Piracy Lawsuit

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 film producer and the American public as the Boston strangler is to a woman home alone.” Of course, that was …

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The Pirate Bay Is Doing Well In The UK After ISP Block

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 immediately after the court’s ruling. If anybody thinks the tactic is going to slow down piracy, they’re only fooling themselves …

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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 added to share a file, instead of downloading or having to attach to an email. The link will afford access …

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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 of the Megaupload data that Carpathia is hosting. If you recall, the judge in the case told all the interested …

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CA Court Won’t Help Copyright Holders ID BitTorrent Users

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 people, named as John Does 1 through 90 in the suit, for illegally sharing files without the studio’s authorization. Hard …

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