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Tom Brady: I Streamed The Super Bowl Illegally, No Biggie Tom Brady: I Streamed The Super Bowl Illegally, No Biggie

That deep, cavernous sucking sound that you hear is the sound of Roger Goodell’s head imploding. That’s because Tom Brady, the chosen one, the man with the golden arm, Jesus Christ with a trendy haircut and a pair of Uggs …

Ukraine File-Sharing Site Taken Down By Authorities 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 …

Neil Young Equates Piracy To Radio Neil Young Equates Piracy To Radio
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Rovio boss Mikael Hed said that piracy equals exposure. Music legend Neil Young couldn’t agree more. At the Dive Into Media conference today, Neil Young spoke on music piracy and music quality. He detailed his solution to audio quality and …

Angry Birds’ Mikael Hed: Piracy Means Exposure Angry Birds’ Mikael Hed: Piracy Means Exposure
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Angry Birds, if you haven’t heard, is a widely popular mobile game that allows you to fling (pissed off) birds at smug little pigs, destroying a bunch of stuff in the process. It’s a whole lot of fun and is …

More Voters Worry About Censorship Than Piracy 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 …

Rupert Murdoch: No Excuses For Phone Hacking Rupert Murdoch: No Excuses For Phone Hacking
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Rupert Murdoch has just been a fountain of conversation since joining Twitter recently. So far, we’ve seen him admit to ‘screwing up in every way possible” with MySpace, and get into a war of words with Google about piracy and …

NinjaVideo Founder Sentenced to 14 Months NinjaVideo Founder Sentenced to 14 Months
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The Department of Justice is on a roll – First MegaUpload, now NinjaVideo’s founder. Of course, as you may be aware, NinjaVideo was actually taken down by the DoJ in 2010 for hosting “high-quality copies of copyright-protected movies and television …

SOPA: The Pirate Bay Is An Old School Hollywood SOPA: The Pirate Bay Is An Old School Hollywood
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The Pirate Bay has always been an outspoken proponent of Internet freedom. Now they’re an outspoken opponent of Hollywood. Yesterday, The Pirate Bay issued a statement about SOPA that was to be issued to the “Internets.” In it, they take …

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Out Against SOPA / PIPA Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Out Against SOPA / PIPA
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a message about SOPA and PIPA on Facebook today. He said: The internet is the most powerful tool we have for creating a more open and connected world. We can’t let poorly thought out laws …

Rupert Murdoch Calls Google Argument Nonsense Rupert Murdoch Calls Google Argument Nonsense

Rupert Murdoch and Google have been engaged in a public argument of sorts. Earlier this week, Murdoch tweeted: Piracy leader is Google who streams movies free, sells advts around them. No wonder pouring millions into lobbying. Then, CNET shared a …

SOPA & PIPA: The Pirate Bay Worried About The Internet, Not Itself SOPA & PIPA: The Pirate Bay Worried About The Internet, Not Itself
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The Pirate Bay has long been the favored whipping boy of anti-piracy advocates everywhere. Attempts to block it have been made in many countries, and it is one of the sites that draws the most attention – and ire – …

Google Responds To Murdoch Slam Google Responds To Murdoch Slam

On Saturday night, we reported that Rupert Murdoch had taken to Twitter to blast the Obama Administration’s position on SOPA, and how he tweeted: “Piracy leader is Google who streams movies free, sells advts around them. No wonder pouring millions …

Rupert Murdoch: Google Is Piracy Leader Rupert Murdoch: Google Is Piracy Leader
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Rupert Murdoch is really getting into this tweeting thing. The other day he was talking about how his company “screwed up in every way possible” with Myspace, and now he’s blasting Google and Obama (presumably in reference to his administration’s …

NVIDIA Does Not Support SOPA, But Is That Enough? NVIDIA Does Not Support SOPA, But Is That Enough?
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While the video game industry sorts its position out concerning SOPA/PIPA — The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and most of its members are onboard with the anti-piracy acts — some prominent members are going against the SOPA grain. One company …

The Pirate Bay Stops Hosting Torrent Files The Pirate Bay Stops Hosting Torrent Files
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The Pirate Bay has announced that they will no longer offer torrent files for download on their site. Anti-piracy advocates should not get too excited, though: they are replacing the torrent files with Magnet links. This format is considerably more …

More Sites Join Upcoming Anti-SOPA Blackout More Sites Join Upcoming Anti-SOPA Blackout
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We were recently informed about Reddit’s plan to black their incredibly popular site out on January 18th as a method of protesting the anti-piracy acts that are currently in a holding pattern in the US House of Representatives and the …

Lamar Smith Continues His Campaign Against Foreign Sites Lamar Smith Continues His Campaign Against Foreign Sites

Lamar Smith — master infringer that he is — is at a loss as to why companies like Facebook and Google aren’t completely onboard with the stop piracy acts, topics that have permeated throughout the Internet. In fact, the fact …

EMI Sues Ireland For Not Blocking Pirates EMI Sues Ireland For Not Blocking Pirates
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EMI, one of the three big music companies and a vocal supporter of SOPA, has filed suit against the Republic of Ireland for failing to bring itself into line with EU law regarding anti-piracy measures. EMI has been lobbying the …

Lamar Smith Offers Further SOPA Clarification Lamar Smith Offers Further SOPA Clarification
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What do you do when it seems like the entire world is against something you are trying to accomplish? Do you ignore the criticisms and soldier onward? Do you consider the criticism and its potential validity? Or do you ignore …

SOPA Necessary To Protect Our Safety, According To RIAA VP SOPA Necessary To Protect Our Safety, According To RIAA VP
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As staunch supporters of the Stop Online Piracy Act, it comes as no surprise that the RIAA would scoff at the OPEN Act, a measure proposed by Congressman Darrell Issa and Senator Ron Wyden. It’s just the argument that is …

Would SOPA Be Better Without The RIAA’s Influence? Would SOPA Be Better Without The RIAA’s Influence?
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While much of the focus concerning the SOPA/PIPA bills points towards the government officials who are sponsoring these acts, are there other potential, perhaps obvious contributors that have escaped scrutiny? Or is everyone resigned to the fact the entertainment industry …