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Youtuber rages at user base for pirating his movie

KSI, best known in some circles for being banned from Eurogamer Expo for inappropriate behaviour towards female attendees, is mad that people are pirating his recent movie. Fans have highlighted his own pirating ways in the past, but that only seems to have incensed the man more. Olajide Olatunji, otherwise …

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India threatens heavy fines and prison sentences for pirates

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Although three strike measures, potential fines and even jail sentences aren’t that uncommon a fear for Western pirates, those sharing files in India face potentially much stiffer punishments. Stated in a new block warning going up on certain pirate sites, the government is threatening £3,000+ in fines and a three …

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Pirates beware! KAT scammers are inbound

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Popular websites are like the mythical hydra: cut off their head and two more appear in their place. When it comes to torrent sites though, they’re like some kind of super hydra, as when they disappear, tens crawl out of the woodwork to replace them. In the case of Kickass Torrents, …

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PIPCU goes after dodgy box seller in latest piracy crackdown

Although most pirates that organisations like the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) go after tend to be uploaders, seeders and platform providers, there is a more real world group that they want to crack down on too: the sellers of pirating hardware. Boxes that give you free access to …

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Torrent takedowns get ahead of Walking Dead pirates

For the first time it seems that those looking to shut down torrents of popular TV shows might be doing it too fast for pirates to share it, as getting hold of the latest episode of The Walking Dead has proved much harder for pirating fans. Many of the biggest torrent …

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Revenant, Hateful Eight leak on torrent sites pre-release

The pre-release leaking of The Expendables 3 was one of the biggest stories of 2014 and eventually led to arrests of those said to be responsible. No doubt authorities will be on the hunt for new torrent leakers in the near future too, as big name releases like Quentin Tarantino’s …

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Canadian ISP owner calls her own child a ‘VPN thief’

Restricting content to certain parts of the world always seems like a bizarre choice for media companies. In the hope of securing licensing deals in different continents for the same content, they limit where in the world it can be viewed, leaving those that want to watch it two options: use …

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Microsoft does still go after Windows pirates

Even though pirating many pieces of software, movies and games is incredibly easy for those with a bit of technical know-how, its the long term upkeep that can be difficult. Official updates aren’t likely to work and worse yet, they get complacent, which is where the likes of Microsoft can …

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Pirate Bay still popping up, added Phoenix

Visiting the Pirate Bay in the last few years has felt like stepping back in time. Its design never really changed, apart from a few new homepage links and the creation of the promo-bay. And yet in the last couple of months change is all we’ve seen from TPB. After it …

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Student charged over homemade 3D cam rig

Considering we’re now entering the realms of 4K displays becoming cost effective and 8K not too many years away, it seems a little surprising that there’s still a market for cam-footage recordings of new movies. While they do tend to beat the DVD screeners to the torrent sites, their quality, …

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The PirateBay homepage has a countdown

File sharers the world over have been a little worried for the past few weeks, as despite managing to stay online for over 10 years without real incident (save for a little scare in ’06), the Pirate Bay seemed to have finally been taken down by authorities after its front-end server …

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Google to make big push for legitimate media sources

Google has announced that in the near future, its search features are going to cater much more to legitimate sources of media than it does currently, promising that some of the world’s most popular and stubborn pirate sites will no longer feature anywhere near as high in the rankings as …

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Google drops search box support for torrent sites

One of Google’s latest additions to its long standing search engine, was “sitelinks,” which gave you links to some of the world’s biggest sites’ most popular sections from within the Google results pages. It also often bundled a search box to look through that site’s content. That’s great for end …

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RIAA now gunning for not-for-profit audio site

The RIAA baffled many onlookers last week when it went after Reel Radio, a site dedicated to providing archived radio air-checks, where it demanded that archives not be online for more than two weeks and that the site get permission from all stations that originally aired the checks, despite many …

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Google signs up to go after torrent site advertising

Britain’s relatively newly formed Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has been making modest waves since it first appeared on the scene, stating that one of the fresh tactics it was going to bring to the war on piracy, was to try and eliminate advertising from torrent sites. In its …

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Buccaneer 3D printer triples Kickstarter goal in hours

The Kickstarter campaign for the affordable, beginner’s 3D printer known as the Buccaneer, has tripled its goal in under 24 hours, having already managed to hit its $100,000 funding target in just ten minutes. How much is each of these little, fully constructed, 3D print stations? Just $387 (£254). This …

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