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Loot boxes might soon be classified as gambling in Sweden

Following the announcement that Germany’s Youth Protection Commission is considering an outright ban on loot boxes, Sweden will potentially be classifying the practice as gambling by early 2019. The shift in categorisation would mean that any game to include loot boxes would be subject to much harsher regulations under Swedish …

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ISOHunt launches Pirate Bay clone site

ISOHunt, one of the bigger torrent sites still floating around today, has gone ahead and launched a fully functioning clone of The Pirate Bay, in an effort to “save the freedom of information on the Internet”. The site won’t be running forever though, if The Pirate Bay should ever return following …

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Pirate Bay co-founder wants it to stay offline

Earlier this week, Sweden’s police force managed to take down The Pirate Bay and it has been offline ever since. As it turns out, TPB co-founder, Peter Sunde, thinks that the site should stay offline because he’s “not a fan of what TPB has become”. Following the raid that took …

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Pirate Bay down for 24 hours, no sign of return yet

Yesterday the world of peer to peer sharing held its collective breath, as several of the world’s largest Torrent sites, including the iconic Pirate Bay, disappeared from the internet. Nobody has been able to let it out yet either, as despite a proxy .CR PirateBay domain springing up, an official …

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Pirate Bay founder found guilty in hacking trial

Gottfrid Svartholm, the founder of notorious torrent site, The Pirate Bay, has been found guilty of hacking crimes by a Danish Court. Svartholm and an unnamed accomplice were found to have illegally accessed systems operated by IT company, CSC. The TPB founder was originally arrested way back in 2012, so …

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Pirate Party loses Swedish seats, gains a German one

With the EU election results in and the British press going gaga over UKIP’s stomping, its also worth taking note of how the Pirate Parties of the world did. More took part in this election than ever before, but despite an impressive turnout across the continent, the pirates now have …

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Swedish uploader fined $652,000 for one movie torrent

An Ex- Admin of the now defunct bittorrent site, ‘Swebits’, has been fined $652,000 for uploading one pre-release movie a few years ago. Along with the crippling fine, he will have to serve 160 hours of community service and has a suspended Jail sentence hanging over his head for helping …

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