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Game of Thrones, Once Again, Sits Atop the Iron Throne of Piracy

Game of Thrones, Once Again, Sits Atop the Iron Throne of Piracy

By Josh Wolford June 17, 2014

The season finale of HBO’s Game of Thrones has shattered a piracy record, previously held by…Game of Thrones. According to torrent trackers, over 254,000 people were, at one point, sharing a single torrent for the season four finale episode, “The …

Game of Thrones Is the Most-Pirated Show of the Year Game of Thrones Is the 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 Game of Thrones Breaks Piracy Records Again

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 …

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 …

Entertainment Industry's Best Customers Are Pirates Entertainment Industry's Best Customers Are 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. …

The Pirate Did Not Get Shut Down Today The Pirate Did Not Get Shut Down Today
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The Pirate Bay went down for quite some time today. Whenever the site goes down for more than five minutes, people begin to fear the worst. There was also the small coincidence of The Pirate Bay’s former host being raided …

ISPs Implementing Six-Strike System Later This Year ISPs Implementing Six-Strike System Later This Year
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You may recall an effort on the part of the Center for Copyright Information to start a six-strike warning system for repeat copyright infringers. The plan called for tracking of Internet users and calling them out when they were found …

Torrent Sites Think Google Is Censoring Them Torrent Sites Think Google Is Censoring Them
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Google caused a lot of discussion last week when they announced that they were introducing a new ranking signal into their search algorithm. The new signal directly targets sites that receive a lot of DMCA takedown notices and downgrades them …

BitTorrent Torque Lets Users Create Torrent Apps BitTorrent Torque Lets Users Create Torrent Apps

Does the introduction of introduction of web-based app development further legitimize the concept of file sharing via BitTorrent technology? Does it remove the vail of “this kind of technology is only used to steal” from act of sharing torrents with …

Use Dropbox To Download Torrents Anonymously Use Dropbox To Download Torrents Anonymously
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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 …

Popular Torrent Site Blocked In Italy Popular Torrent Site Blocked In Italy
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There’s a movement happening in courts across Europe and it’s starting to look a trend that’s here to stay. After the UK blocked access to The Pirate Bay, Italy is following up with a nationwide ISP block of KickAssTorrents. TorrentFreak …

Pirate Bay Goes Down After DDoS Attack Pirate Bay Goes Down After DDoS Attack
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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 …

Pirate Bay Gets 12 Million Hits After ISP Block Pirate Bay Gets 12 Million Hits After ISP Block
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We reported Monday on the UK’s absurd attempt to stop copyright infringement by blocking access to The Pirate Bay. Nobody was going to lose any sleep over the matter since tips on how to get around the blocks went up …

Anonymous File-Sharing Is Possible Anonymous File-Sharing Is Possible
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It seems hard these days to find a file-sharing service that isn’t in some way affected by the recent events happening around the world to sites like MegaUpload and The Pirate Bay. There’s always Tribler, the file-sharing service that claims …

Torrents Are Out, Magnet Links Are In Torrents Are Out, Magnet Links Are In
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The Pirate Bay has been planning on moving from torrent files to magnet files for a while now. The change is now official. Announcing the change on The Pirate Bay blog, the staff says that new files are simpler for …

When Is The Pirate Bay Switching To Magnet Links? When Is The Pirate Bay Switching To Magnet Links?
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The Pirate Bay is the torrent site that refuses to die. Their founders were sentenced to prison and they still keep on chugging. They are now changing the site in a fundamental way on February 29 that will keep them …

Government Introducing “Six Strike” System To Combat P2P Piracy Government Introducing “Six Strike” System To Combat P2P Piracy

It used to be that if you were found to be downloading something off of a P2P network, you were sent a letter demanding that you pay a settlement or go to court. The RIAA found out later that suing …