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Music Piracy Rates Down As More Turn To Streaming Services

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 in 2012 compared to 2011. The volume of music files downloaded from P2P services was down 26 percent from last …

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Six Strikes Copyright Alert System Launches This Week [Report]

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 in place, however, and it may be launching today. The Daily Dot reports that the CCI plans to launch the …

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Google May Be Working To Cut Off Funds To Pirate Sites

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 on the search results page. Now Google may be working towards a new, more radical, way of removing pirated content …

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The Pirate Bay Documentary Now Available Via Paid Download, Free Download And YouTube

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 look at the origins and continued operations of the most notorious site on the Internet. The really interesting thing about …

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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 those events so that we may know why we fight for the Internet and the freedom it brings. Vimeo user …

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New Research Once Again Confirms That Pirates Are The Best Customers

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 content with just throttling the bandwidth of accused pirates. A new study suggests they may want to rethink their tactics. …

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Verizon Will Start Throttling The Internet Of Accused Pirates Soon

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 2013 for some last minute problems caused by Hurricane Sandy. We don’t know when exactly the program will go into …

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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 they just don’t want to pay for it, TV shows are always being pirated. The only question now is which …

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Pirate Bay Proxy Taken Down By UK Pirate Party

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 decision regarding it yet. Now he has, and it’s an unexpected turn of events for a party that passionately fights …

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Sean Parker and Lars Ulrich Are Buddies Now

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 we knew it. Now, in the year 2012, Lars Ulrich and Sean Parker are partners and apparent new buddies. Yesterday, …

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UK Record Industry Tells Pirate Party To Shut Down Its Pirate Bay Proxy

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 out, the block did absolutely nothing to stem the tides of piracy, and now the BPI is going after one …

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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 planned, however, and the alert system has been delayed once again. In a statement on the CCI’s Web site, CCI …

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