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White House, IAB, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft & AOL Launch Best Practices To Fight Piracy White House, IAB, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft & AOL Launch Best Practices To Fight Piracy
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The White House’s Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC), the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and AOL announced new best practices guidelines for ad networks to address piracy and counterfeiting. The guidelines are designed to …

Justin Bieber Pirates Off The Internet, Just Like The Rest Of Us Justin Bieber Pirates Off The Internet, Just Like The Rest Of Us
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So, what do you do if you are a multimillionaire pop music idol and you want to watch Anderson Silva get KTFO’d, but you don’t have the Pay-Per-View broadcast handy? Well, if you aren’t a big money teenage dreamboat, you …

Warner Bros. Says Piracy Can Be A Good Thing (Sometimes) Warner Bros. Says Piracy Can Be A Good Thing (Sometimes)

Content curators hate piracy. That much has been obvious for the past few years as the major film and music studios have pushed for stricter enforcement of anti-piracy laws. It all came to a head last year with the introduction …

Game of Thrones Is Your Most-Pirated Show of the Year Game of Thrones Is Your Most-Pirated Show of the Year
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Apparently, the Game of Thrones pirating army is one that even Khaleesi could be proud of. When it comes to the Spring television season, HBO’s hit show sits atop the iron throne. With an estimated 5.2 million downloads per episode, …

Game of Thrones Breaks Piracy Records Again with Season Finale Game of Thrones Breaks Piracy Records Again with Season Finale

Though the reign of the seven kingdoms is still up for grabs, there’s no doubt who the king of piracy is. Once again, Game of Thrones broke records for torrenting following the airing of its season 3 finale on Sunday …

Pirate Attack Fought Off By EU Navy Pirate Attack Fought Off By EU Navy

The European Union Naval Force this week fended off Somali pirates, saving 14 Indian sailors. According to the EU Navy, an Indian cargo ship sent out a distress call on the morning of June 5. Twelve pirates had attacked the …

Tor UK Finds That DRM May Not Be Necessary After All Tor UK Finds That DRM May Not Be Necessary After All
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DRM, or digital rights management, isn’t well-liked among consumers. More often than not, it punishes legitimate consumers while doing nothing to stop piracy. Most legacy content industries still insist that DRM is needed to stop piracy, but is it really …

Belgian RIAA Demands An Internet Tax To Pay For Losses Due To Piracy Belgian RIAA Demands An Internet Tax To Pay For Losses Due To Piracy
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Content owners say piracy is the number one problem facing content owners. These groups have tried almost everything to stop piracy, but none of it has really worked. Now content owners have a new tactic to regain revenue lost due …

Netflix Access Slows BitTorrent Activity, Says Netflix’s Ted Sarandos Netflix Access Slows BitTorrent Activity, Says Netflix’s Ted Sarandos

Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos (the guy who has led content acquisition since 2000) thinks that the best way to curb piracy is to give the people some good alternatives. “I think people do want a great experience and …

The Pirate Bay Moves To The Caribbean To Avoid Domain Seizure The Pirate Bay Moves To The Caribbean To Avoid Domain Seizure

Last week, The Pirate Bay moved to Iceland’s .is domain in hopes of escaping the ever watchful eye of the entertainment industry and its army of lawyers. It seemed that the infamous site would be safe for at least a …

The Pirate Bay Moves To Iceland After Getting Kicked Out Of Greeland The Pirate Bay Moves To Iceland After Getting Kicked Out Of Greeland

The Pirate Bay has been on the move quite a bit these past few months. The infamous Web site anticipated that its .se domain wasn’t going to last much longer and set out for free waters. It first moved to …

The Pirate Bay Moves Its Domain To Greenland The Pirate Bay Moves Its Domain To Greenland
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In early 2012, The Pirate Bay moved from its traditional .org domain to a .se domain to avoid the fate that befell Megaupload. For over a year now, The Pirate Bay has not moved from this domain, even when it …

Game of Thrones Renewed for 4th Season Following Massive Success of the Season 3 Premiere Game of Thrones Renewed for 4th Season Following Massive Success of the Season 3 Premiere

In a move that should surprise absolutely nobody, HBO has officially announced that the hit fantasy series Game of Thrones will be back for a 4th season. Congratulations, this means that you can keep torrenting the latest from the realm …

Game of Thrones Premiere Broke Torrent Records Game of Thrones Premiere Broke Torrent Records
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Considering it was the most pirated show of 2012, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that the new season premiere of Game of Thrones was downloaded quite a bit this weekend. But the sheer volume it pretty staggering – in fact, it …

HBO: ‘Game of Thrones’ Piracy a Compliment, Didn’t Hurt DVD Sales HBO: ‘Game of Thrones’ Piracy a Compliment, Didn’t Hurt DVD Sales

HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones is one of the most downloaded shows on television. By some accounts, it’s the most pirated show around. And apparently, not everyone at HBO thinks that this is completely terrible. HBO programming head Michael …

HBO GO without the Cable Subscription? HBO CEO Says Maybe, Possibly, Down the Road. Maybe. HBO GO without the Cable Subscription? HBO CEO Says Maybe, Possibly, Down the Road. Maybe.

There is a lot of awesome content coming from HBO. The venerable premium cable network has produced some of the best shows to ever grace the small screen (The Wire, The Sopranos), and currently produces some of the most interesting …

New Study Finds That Music Piracy Doesn’t Negatively Affect Sales New Study Finds That Music Piracy Doesn’t Negatively Affect Sales

The music industry will tell you that piracy is the bane of its existence, and that it will end up killing the industry. There’s compelling evidence that suggests this is not the case, but the RIAA and its ilk conveniently …

The Pirate Bay Really Didn’t Move To North Korea The Pirate Bay Really Didn’t Move To North Korea
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The strangest story from yesterday came in the form of The Pirate Bay moving to North Korea. The site said that it had routed through the country’s ISP after being invited to by the government. It seemed a little suspect, …

The Pirate Bay Is Now Anchored In North Korea The Pirate Bay Is Now Anchored In North Korea
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UPDATE: The Pirate Bay announced this morning that the move to North Korea was a joke. More on that here. Last week, The Pirate Bay announced that it would be moving to Norway and Spain after some legal trouble in …

‘Game of Thrones’ Director Backtracks on Pro-Piracy Remarks ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Backtracks on Pro-Piracy Remarks
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In that was totally out of context news… David Petrarca, Game of Thrones, Big Love, and True Blood director, made headlines earlier for his apparently lax stance on piracy. Speaking at the Perth Writers Festival last weekend, Petrarca commented that …

‘Game of Thrones’ Director: Piracy Doesn’t Hurt ‘Game of Thrones’ Director: Piracy Doesn’t Hurt

UPDATE: He seems to have backtracked on these pro-piracy remarks. How pissed off is television director David Petrarca that many of the shows that he directs are pirated by millions? Not that much, really. In fact, Petrarca thinks that downloading …