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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 …

Music Piracy Rates Down As More Turn To Streaming Services Music Piracy Rates Down As More Turn To Streaming Services
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The Copyright Alert System is being put into place this week to deter pirates, but it appears that innovative business models are already doing that just fine. A recent NPD report says that music file sharing was down 17 percent …

Six Strikes Copyright Alert System Launches This Week [Report] Six Strikes Copyright Alert System Launches This Week [Report]
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For the past year, we’ve seen delay after delay for the Center for Copyright Information’s six strikes Copyright Alert System. For a while, it looked like it would never become a reality. Now it looks like the system is finally …

Google May Be Working To Cut Off Funds To Pirate Sites Google May Be Working To Cut Off Funds To Pirate Sites
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For the longest time, the media industry has lobbied Google to censor its search results in favor of “legitimate” Web sites. Google gave in a little last year when it introduced a new ranking signal that puts pirated content lower …

The Pirate Bay Documentary Now Available Via Paid Download, Free Download And YouTube The Pirate Bay Documentary Now Available Via Paid Download, Free Download And YouTube
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We brought you word last month that The Pirate Bay documentary – TPB AFK – would be launching sometime in early 2013. That day has finally come, and the film is now available to all those who want an inside …

Let’s Not Forget The Fall Of SOPA And The Might Of A Unified Internet Let’s Not Forget The Fall Of SOPA And The Might Of A Unified Internet

The fall of SOPA was, by far, one of the most interesting events of 2012. It showed that the Internet can and will be an unstoppable force when faced with a threat that targets its very core. Now let’s relive …

New Research Once Again Confirms That Pirates Are The Best Customers New Research Once Again Confirms That Pirates Are The Best Customers
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The media industry really hates pirates. The companies that produce music, movies and everything else constantly berate pirates and tell the world that these people are destroying their business. These companies used to sue alleged file sharers, but now they’re …

Verizon Will Start Throttling The Internet Of Accused Pirates Soon Verizon Will Start Throttling The Internet Of Accused Pirates Soon
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It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the six strikes anti-piracy program being put into place by ISPs across the U.S. The last news that came out of the CCI said that the program was delayed until early …

Most Pirated Shows Of 2012 Includes Game Of Thrones, Dexter Most Pirated Shows Of 2012 Includes Game Of Thrones, Dexter

Having the most pirated show of the year isn’t exactly an honor any TV producer would wish upon itself, but it’s a fact of life in today’s Internet-laden world. Either because they can’t watch the show any other way or …

Pirate Bay Proxy Taken Down By UK Pirate Party Pirate Bay Proxy Taken Down By UK Pirate Party
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If you recall, the BPI requested that the UK Pirate Party take down its Pirate Bay proxy late last month. At the time, the head of UK’s Pirate Party said that he received a notice, but had not made any …

Sean Parker and Lars Ulrich Are Buddies Now Sean Parker and Lars Ulrich Are Buddies Now
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In the year 2000, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich was fuming over the fact that an unfinished Metallica track had wound up on the Sean Parker-founded filesharing service Napster. That led to a famous lawsuit and the eventual demise of Napster as …

UK Record Industry Tells Pirate Party To Shut Down Its Pirate Bay Proxy UK Record Industry Tells Pirate Party To Shut Down Its Pirate Bay Proxy
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ISPs in the UK are legally mandated to block access to The Pirate Bay thanks to a high court ruling in April. The ruling was welcomed by the British Phonographic Industry as a step towards curtailing piracy. As it turned …

CCI Six Strikes Anti-Piracy Alert System Delayed Until Early 2013 CCI Six Strikes Anti-Piracy Alert System Delayed Until Early 2013

Well, this was unexpected. After CCI had been working since late 2011 to get its ambitious anti-piracy alert system off the ground, it looked like the program was finally going to launch this year. Things rarely ever work out as …

Should Parents Be Held Responsible For Their Child’s Online Behavior? Should Parents Be Held Responsible For Their Child’s Online Behavior?
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The Internet is a big, dangerous place where kids can get in all kinds of trouble. That’s at least the line fed to us by various groups that advocate parents take a stricter approach in monitoring their children’s Internet usage. …

Google Under Review In The UK For Not Doing Enough To Stop Piracy Google Under Review In The UK For Not Doing Enough To Stop Piracy

Google and the entertainment industry go back and forth over how much of the Web should be downgraded in search results. Google implemented a new ranking signal back in August that downgrades sites based on the number of DMCA notices …

CCI Executive Director Details Six-Strikes Anti-Piracy Program CCI Executive Director Details Six-Strikes Anti-Piracy Program
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Up until now, we’ve only heard about the new six-strikes anti-piracy program from leaked documents and anonymous sources. Now the Center for Copyright Information is finally ready to announce official details of the program that will be going into effect …

Pirates More Likely To Pay For Digital And Physical Media Than Non-Pirates Pirates More Likely To Pay For Digital And Physical Media Than Non-Pirates

There’s nothing worse than pirates who steal and share content freely without repercussion. That’s at least what the entertainment industry would have you believe. They want everybody to know just how despicable those who would share their content really are. …

Rutgers Named Top Torrenting University in the U.S. Rutgers Named Top Torrenting University in the U.S.

BitTorrent is popular among college students. That, of course, is as obvious as saying the sky is blue or freshman will gain at least 15 pounds of beer and pizza weight. Although many universities have made curbing torrenting a primary …

SOPA And PIPA Are Not Coming Back SOPA And PIPA Are Not Coming Back

SOPA and PIPA were a major threat to the Internet. Only those in the entertainment industry denied the claim as they pushed for stricter control of the Internet. The two bills eventually spurred the single largest Internet protest as countless …