All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Piracy’

Dropbox Can Now Downloads Torrents Through Boxopus

Ever since the war on file sharers began in the early 2000s, people have been looking for more and more ways to share files anonymously. The use of encrypted torrents and VPNs have met with success. There has also been a rise among the use of alternative file sharing software that allows users to share anonymously. The problem with these …

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Disney Imposes 28-Day Delay On Netflix, RedBox Rentals

Sometimes it seems that Netflix just can’t catch a break. While the movie industry has long had a love-hate relationship with the video rental industry, Netflix seems to get all the hate and none of the love. Ever since the Netflix became popular a few years ago – and especially since they launched their streaming service – they’ve been the …

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The Pirate Bay Wants To Thank The RIAA For Censorship

It’s no secret that the RIAA and the MPAA want Google and other search engines to stop listing sites like The Pirate Bay in their search results. The main problem is that Google makes it super easy to find pirated content online. Sure, just typing in a band name will return legitimate sources, but just add on The Pirate Bay …

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“Take My Money, HBO” Shows That Plenty Of People Pirate Just Because They Have To

I’m sure you all remember that amazing comic from The Oatmeal that depicts what happend when the creator decided to watch HBO’s smash series Game of Thrones. With credit card in hand, he took to the interwebs to try and find a place to legitimately purchase the show. First, he tried Netflix to no avail. Then he went to iTunes, …

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RIAA Inaccurately Criticizes Google’s Transparency

When organizations like the MPAA and the RIAA want to complain about the tech industry not helping with the fight against piracy, inevitably, their focus turns to Google. Bing? Not so much, but if you’re going to rattle cages, make sure it’s the one with the biggest lion inside, I suppose. Take the latest blog post from the RIAA, which …

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Dutch Pirate Party Scoffs At ACTA Rejection

While the Dutch Parliament’s rejection of the ACTA treaty may be treated as good news by some, according to the Dutch Pirate Party, the move can be viewed as grandstanding on the part of Dutch officials who are up for reelection. In a statement to The Inquirer, Dutch Pirate Party spokesperson Dirk Poot indicated the move was too little, too …

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Chris Dodd Hints That Piracy Isn’t Theft, Still Wants SOPA

Chris Dodd has all the makings of an effective politician, if, for nothing else, his ability to talk out of both sides of his mouth. Take, for instance, his current stance on both SOPA and piracy. In an interview with Variety.com, Dodd revealed an interesting, change-is-possible thinking when discussing the MPAA’s approach to piracy. From his perspective, perhaps the MPAA’s …

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VKontakte Loses Appeal Over Allegations Of Copyright Infringement

Are you aware of VKontakte? It’s essentially the Facebook of Russia that was founded by Pavel Durov. You may remember Durov as the guy who gave Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales $1 million on stage in January during the DLD conference. Unfortunately, VKontakte is in a spot of trouble with the law. The Web site, like Facebook, allows people to share …

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The Pirate Bay Goes Down After DDoS Attack

Now this is odd. The Pirate Bay is a priority target to almost every government and media corporation on the planet, but none of them have ever been successful in truly taking down the Web site. It would appear that somebody finally has done the impossible though – restrict access to The Pirate Bay on a global level. Speaking to …

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Charles Nesson Says RIAA Creating “Urban Legend” Around Copyright

You may recall the story of Joel Tenenbaum, the young man who chose to fight the RIAA when the group began to go after individual file sharers during the last decade. He has been caught in a legal hell for the latter half of the decade going from court to court and it looks like it will never end. Enough …

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Most Computer Users Are Pirates (of Software, not Booty)

Be honest: how much of that software on your home computer did you really pay for? All of it? Most of it? Maybe just a little? Did you feel the need to hide that disc containing Adobe Photoshop CS6 that your friend gave you so nobody finds the evidence? If you answered yes to any of the above, don’t worry …

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Counting Crows Releases Album Sampler On BitTorrent

I don’t really listen to a lot of rock music anymore these days. I’m more of an electronic fan, but I do remember Counting Crows from back in the day with that crazy CG rabbit dancing around a lady in her skivvies. It turns out that the band has put out a new album and they’re turning towards a radical …

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