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ISP Categorically Refuses to Block Pirate Bay – Trial Set For October

Added: 2015-03-04 10:51:57 - By TorrentFreak
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Following a hearing last month during which agreement was sought between entertainment companies and Swedish ISP Bredbandsbolaget, the provider has confirmed there will be no compromise. The ISP will not block The Pirate Bay and insists that customers have the right to communicate freely online. A trial is now set for October.

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Cyber Criminals Leak First Episode of “CSI: Cyber”

Added: 2015-03-03 22:18:50 - By TorrentFreak
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The first episode of the new drama series CSI: Cyber has leaked online. The show, which documents the hunt for cyber-criminals, has apparently fallen victim to its main subject. Is CBS being put in its place by 'hackers' or could the leak be some kind of promotional stunt?

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U.S. Govt Files For Default Judgment on Dotcom’s Cash and Cars

Added: 2015-03-03 17:15:46 - By TorrentFreak
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After a U.S. court ruled that Kim Dotcom is not entitled to contest the forfeiture of his assets because he is a "fugitive" facing extradition, the government has just tightened the noose. In a filing before the same court yesterday, the U.S. requested a default judgment to seize the assets of Dotcom, his co-defendants, and their Megaupload empire.

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Google Slams MPAA Censorship Efforts After Court ‘Victory’

Added: 2015-03-03 10:33:12 - By TorrentFreak
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Google has claimed its first victory against Mississippi State Attorney General Jim Hood, who called for SOPA-like Internet filters in the U.S. After the court put Hood's subpoena on hold, Google called out the MPAA who they see as the main instigator behind the censorship efforts.

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Viacom Sues Nickelodeon Streaming Pirates

Added: 2015-03-02 20:59:57 - By TorrentFreak
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Viacom has decided to get tough with a website streaming its content online without permission. In a lawsuit filed at a California court the media giant complains not only of copyright and trademark infringement but also cyber-squatting and unfair competition. Time will tell if Nick-Reboot.com's 'fair use' defense will prevail.

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Pirate Bay Uploads Stop Working

Added: 2015-03-02 16:42:07 - By TorrentFreak
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The Pirate Bay is still having difficulty keeping the ship afloat. After a curious login problem redirected users to the wrong accounts this weekend, the upload functionality now appears to be broken. As a result, no new files have been added to the site for half a day.

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The Pirate Bay Will be Blocked in Portugal

Added: 2015-03-02 10:51:19 - By TorrentFreak
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Following a European trend, the Portuguese Intellectual Property Court has ordered local ISPs to block access to The Pirate Bay. The legal action, brought by copyright holders, resulted in an injunction which orders the ISPs to block access to the popular torrent site and dozens of its proxies.

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 03/02/15

Added: 2015-03-02 09:25:58 - By TorrentFreak
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The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Birdman.' 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb' completes the top three.

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Copyright Monopoly Fraudsters Need To Go To Jail With Heavy Damages

Added: 2015-03-01 22:59:04 - By TorrentFreak
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It shouldn't even be controversial. If you're lying about holding a copyright monopoly to something, you're infringing on that work's distribution, and should suffer the same penalties as any other infringer does today.

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Piracy Lawsuits Dominated By Just Three Movie Companies

Added: 2015-03-01 20:00:10 - By TorrentFreak
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A new study into IP litigation over the past 20 years has revealed that file-sharing has transformed copyright litigation in the United States. In particular, attacks against anonymous file-sharers dominated the landscape of the past decade, with just three companies now responsible for 93% of all John Doe lawsuits.

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