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DHS / ICE and City of London Police Make Piracy Fight Official

Added: 2015-03-27 15:23:23 - By TorrentFreak
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City of London Police and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations underlined their relationship this week with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. Focusing on IP crime, the agencies collaborate to suspend domains, shut down file-sharing sites, and arrest uploaders.

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Popular Torrent and Streaming Sites Blocked in Denmark

Added: 2015-03-27 10:27:09 - By TorrentFreak
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Following a complaint from Rights Alliance, a Danish court has ordered ISPs to block 12 pirate sites including KickassTorrents, RARBG and TubePlus. With these blockades rightsholders hope to steer people towards legal content. One of the affected site owners, however, believe it serves as free advertising.

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“VPN Friendly” Aussie Pirate Site Blocking Draft Unveiled

Added: 2015-03-26 18:19:11 - By TorrentFreak
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A draft of new legislation aimed at stopping Aussie consumers accessing 'pirate' sites has been made available this morning. The amendments, which contain criteria that could see hundreds of sites blocked by ISPs, is believed to have been reworded to ensure that VPN services don't become caught in the dragnet.

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U.S. Government Wins Dozens of Millions From Kim Dotcom

Added: 2015-03-26 10:51:44 - By TorrentFreak
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The U.S. Government has won its civil forfeiture case against Megaupload and Kim Dotcom. As a result, the U.S. now owns Kim Dotcom's bank accounts, cars, art and other property worth dozens of millions of dollars. Megaupload's founder describes the ruling as unjust and says his team will file an appeal at a higher court.

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Netflix Wants to Make VPN Piracy Obsolete

Added: 2015-03-25 22:01:16 - By TorrentFreak
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In recent months Hollywood has pushed Netflix to ensure that VPN users can't access their services. Netflix honors these requests, but according to CEO Reed Hastings there's a better way to deal with the issue. The company would like to get rid of Hollywood's geographical restrictions entirely and render 'VPN piracy' obsolete.

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Perfect 10 Ordered to Pay Giganews $5.6m After Failed Copyright Battle

Added: 2015-03-25 15:35:12 - By TorrentFreak
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Perfect 10 must pay $5.6m in legal fees following a failed copyright battle with Usenet provider Giganews . On the heels of a February ruling in which a California Court heavily criticized the adult publisher, this week Perfect 10 was described by a Judge as a serial litigator intended to function as a "tax write-off".

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Five Cyberlocker Operators Jailed For Spreading ‘Depraved Culture”

Added: 2015-03-25 10:40:08 - By TorrentFreak
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Five key operators of the cyberlocker site Ryushare.com have this week been jailed for spreading "depraved content". After making available masses of pornographic videos the popular file-hosting site is said to have illegally generated close to $7m in profits. Site founder Nguyen Duc Nhat was sentenced to 3.5 years behind bars.

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UK Blocking More Than 100 Pirate Sites After New Court Order

Added: 2015-03-24 17:33:01 - By TorrentFreak
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Major UK Internet providers must now block more than 100 piracy related websites after a new High Court order. The latest blocking round was issued on behalf of the major record labels and targets several MP3 download sites such as stafaband.info, rnbxclusive.se and plixid.com, as well as a search engine for the cloud hosting service Mega.co.nz.

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Music Group Wants ISPs to Spy on Customers to Stop Piracy

Added: 2015-03-24 10:41:11 - By TorrentFreak
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In a response to the draft code tabled to deal with the Australian online-piracy problem, some of the world's largest music publishers have presented a set of draconian measures. ISPs should not only use technology to spy on their own customers, but also to proactively block access to infringing content and websites.

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RIAA Bites Grooveshark With Record Google Takedowns

Added: 2015-03-23 18:22:40 - By TorrentFreak
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The world's leading record labels are targeting Grooveshark with an unprecedented level of copyright complaints. According to Google, during the past month the streaming service became the 7th most complained about site in the world, something that has caused Grooveshark's search engine traffic to nosedive.

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