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Czech Pirate Party happy at charges of operating torrent site

When you get a letter through the post informing you that you are to be charged by the authorities for operating a platform that facilitates copyright infringement, a positive response is not expected – just ask Kim Dotcom. But that’s exactly how the Czech Pirate Party reacted, suggesting that it …

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BitTorrent Inc. serves 200 million+ ads a day

When it was announced back in 2012 that the Utorrent BitTorrent client was going to begin serving adverts, it wasn’t a particularly popular move. Despite that though, to this day they continue to be served in monstrous numbers. The latest count has the software’s parent company BitTorrent Inc., serving upwards …

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Apple Music now has 6.5 million paying subscribers

When Apple announced its music streaming platform, Apple Music earlier this year, many thought it might struggle, as it was entering an already saturated space. While iTunes was once the darling of the listening world, it had fallen behind the times and industry giants like Spotify and Pandora stomped around …

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Popcorn Time users are settling their lawsuits

The release of Popcorn Time was a watershed moment for piracy. Just as Bittottent made it easier than the early days of file sharing, Popcorn Time changed the game once again and made torrenting just as simple as streaming content from Netflix. As much as this could have been a …

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Google dumps EZTV following scammer takeover

EZTV is one of the most iconic names in the torrent scene and has been so for the best part of a decade. However in recent months, following some issues with its site and services, the team finally shut down and has halted all ripping and distributing actions going forward. …

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Game of Thrones piracy reaches new heights

It seems amazing that the biggest TV show in the world at the moment is a fantasy epic featuring dragons, dark magic and giants, but that’s clearly the case, whether you’re looking at official watches, or pirated downloads. This season of Game of Thrones, much like the ones before it, …

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Game of Thrones leaked episodes see heavy downloads

As you might expect from a show that was one of the most watched and certainly the most pirated throughout 2014, people are pretty pumped for the unveiling of the new season’s first episode. That is of course, if you don’t frequent major torrent sites, because if you do, chances are …

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Canada has been spying on everyone too

Oh Canada. So often forgotten during the Edward Snowden leaks. With all the attention on the likes of the US and UK for tapping into undersea cables and New Zealand for going after Kim Dotcom’s file locker services, it’s easy to forget that Canada, like the aforementioned nations and Australia, …

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Visibility, not illegal-downloads affects movie sales

One of the oldest arguments on the internet, is whether the illegal download of movies negatively affects sales numbers, especially when it comes to downloads during the film’s theatrical run. Movie studios understandably claim that there’s a direct correlation between a download and a lost sale, while pirates argue that illegal …

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Studios should compete with piracy, Aussie commissioner says

It’s not often you hear about a government employee that’ isn’t all fire and brimstone when it comes to copyright law enforcement. Most of the time they’re backed up by the MPAA or RIAA waving their pitchforks and blocking sites, suing individuals and site owners, but down under it seems, …

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The PS4 lets you play your games from anywhere

With all that focus on the Xbox One’s connectivity and features recently, it’s not surprising that Sony is playing a bit of “look-at-me,” right now. However, this newly announced feature should capture gamers’ imaginations, since it’s one of the ones that Microsoft initially promised but then withdrew – playing your …

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Mega launches event notifications and zipped downloads

Kim Dotcom’s cloud based file locker, Mega, has launched a new feature called Event Notifications, which informs you of all “relevant activities” of your cloud partners, meaning you can keep an eye on what everyone’s doing when they access your files and folders. On top of that, you can also …

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Music industry revenue is growing

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In a move that will make it a little harder for groups like the BPI to cry poverty, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has announced that the music industry’s revenue grew by 0.3 per cent throughout 2011, totalling nearly £11 billion. The reasoning behind the trend is …

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Rapidshare reinstates high speed downloads for free users

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File locker website Rapidshare has announced that it has removed download speed restrictions from free users, as part of a move to introduce what a spokesperson described as “more efficient counter measures” against piracy. The Rapidshare download limits, which prevented those with free accounts from downloading at speeds over 30Kb/s, were introduced …

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