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Viewing Pirated Material Is Not Direct Copyright Infringement, Judge Tells Tarantino

Added: 2014-04-23 17:55:58 - By TorrentFreak
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Gawker has booked an early victory in its copyright battle with Quentin Tarantino over a leaked movie script. In a ruling handed down yesterday, a federal judge said that in the absence of evidence showing direct copyright infringement by others, claims that Gawker was guilty of contributory copyright infringement could not progress.

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“Rogue” Video Site Goes Straight, Immediately Gets Raided By Police

Added: 2014-04-23 13:56:51 - By TorrentFreak
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A site listed as a notorious pirate market by United States Trade Representative decided to distance itself from infringement last week by blocking pirate videos and shifting to licensed content. But the move apparently came too late for Chinese authorities who carried out raids on the company yesterday.

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Megaupload Sues Hong Kong Over Unlawful Shutdown

Added: 2014-04-23 10:17:58 - By TorrentFreak
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Megaupload has sued the Hong Kong Government in an attempt to unfreeze its assets, which effectively shut down the company. The file-hosting service notes that the U.S. request to lock up its assets was unlawful, and hopes to use its funds to enable users of the service to access their personal files.

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HBO Demands Takedown of Game of Thrones Screenshots

Added: 2014-04-22 21:59:54 - By TorrentFreak
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A site hosting movie and TV show screenshots to be used as components in fan created artwork has received a copyright takedown from HBO. ScreenCapped says that the company ordered the takedown of libraries of Game of Thrones and True Blood screenshots. The action comes as a surprise considering HBO's stance that even full-on piracy of their TV shows creates valuable buzz.

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Record Labels: Used MP3s Too Good and Convenient to Resell

Added: 2014-04-22 12:25:32 - By TorrentFreak
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Responding to a consultation of the EU Commission, various music industry groups are warning against a right for consumers to sell their MP3s. IFPI notes that people should be barred from selling their digital purchases because it's too convenient, while the quality of digital copies remains top-notch. Interestingly, the UK Government opposes this stance with a rather progressive view.

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Pirate Bay Hits Historic 10 Million Torrent Milestone

Added: 2014-04-21 20:59:36 - By TorrentFreak
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The Pirate Bay hit a new milestone today when the site processed its 10 millionth torrent upload. The landmark came as a surprise, and caused some trouble behind the scenes, where some of the code had to be changed to accommodate the extra digit.

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Megashare to Shutdown Over Hosting Problem, Users Panic

Added: 2014-04-21 17:18:54 - By TorrentFreak
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Megashare, one of the most popular movie / TV streaming sites on the Internet, has informed its users that it will shut down. The site remains operational for now, but won't add any new videos. Problems with the current video hosting provider is the main reason for the abrupt decision, according to a message posted on the site.

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UK Police Force Shutdown of Sports Torrent Network

Added: 2014-04-21 11:00:50 - By TorrentFreak
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The City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has forced the shutdown of a popular, if not the largest, sports-focused torrent site. A staff member at The Sports Torrent Network, a tracker popular with fans on both sides of the Atlantic, informs TF that in the face of threats closure was the only option.

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 04/21/14

Added: 2014-04-21 09:18:46 - By TorrentFreak
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The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. ‘Son of Batman’ tops the chart this week, followed by ‘The Machine’ 'The Physician' completes the top three.

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The Copyright Monopoly’s Fundamental Problem Remains The Same…

Added: 2014-04-20 23:00:10 - By TorrentFreak
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The fundamental problem with the copyright monopoly today is that it can't coexist with private communications as a concept. Our sharing of culture and knowledge happens as part of the private correspondence that leaves our computer, and therefore, the monopoly cannot be enforced as long as private correspondence exists.

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