All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘file sharing’

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 to have his bail conditions modified in his favor. TorrentFreak is reporting that Dotcom now has more freedom at his …

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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 that are partcipating in the program will begin implementing their new policies by July 12th. The new policy was unveiled …

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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. In this latest round of amendments, the bill’s “enabler clause” was expanded, holding ISPs, social networking sites, and filesharing hosts …

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Kim Dotcom Says Many MegaUpload Users Are From US Government

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 brought against the FBI by the Pirate Party. Kit Dotcom, finally out on bail, has told TorrentFreak that he is …

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RetroShare Brings Anonymous File-Sharing To the Masses

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 to make torrents obsolete. There may be a service on the net, however, that would make them all look paltry …

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File Sharing Company Caffeinated Mind, Acquired By Facebook

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 this is a talent acquisition, however, as Sendroid will be shutting down. Caffeinated Mind Inc. posted the following message to …

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The Pirate Bay Has Officially Switched To Magnet Links

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 them and less of a hassle for the user. As was already said before, the new file format also uses …

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The Pirate Bay: RIAA Is Kid Screaming For Candy

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 RIAA wrote a blog post titled, “The Pirate Bay: Exhibit A For Why Foreign Rogue Websites Must Be Effectively Addressed.” …

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Study: Piracy Does Not Harm U.S. Box Office Sales

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. The focus of the study is on lag times between U.S. release and foreign release. The study found that longer …

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Piracy Still Rampant After MegaUpload Takedown

Did anybody seriously think that the take down of MegaUpload would deter people from piracy? I didn’t think so. DeepField Networks posted a study on their blog titled, “File Sharing in the Post MegaUpload Era.” They say that file sharing traffic collapsed on January 18, the day that MegaUpload was shut down and its founder arrested. They say that MegaUpload …

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Ukraine File-Sharing Site Taken Down By Authorities

Authorities have taken down another popular file-sharing site that you’ve never heard of – it’s in the Ukraine. TorrentFreak broke the story that Ukranian feds have taken down popular sharing site Ex.ua. The site was reported to have millions of users. Several international companies like Microsoft, Graphisoft and Adobe filed complaints against the service which led to raid today after …

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More Voters Worry About Censorship Than Piracy

In the midst of the ongoing controversy surrounding SOPA and PIPA, it may be wise to take a step back and see what the average voter thinks about issues like piracy and internet censorship. That’s exactly what Rasmussen Reports has done recently, and the results of their study are interesting. Over two-thirds of likely U.S. voters (67%) responded that they …

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