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BBC & FACT Shut Down Doctor Who Fansite

Added: 2014-08-23 11:30:07 - By TorrentFreak
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On the eve of the brand new season of Doctor Who, yesterday the BBC and Federation Against Copyright Theft teamed up to close a long-standing fansite. Following an in-person visit, Doctor Who Media shut down immediately. Its domain name will soon be taken over by the BBC.

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No VPN on Earth Can Protect Careless Pirates

Added: 2014-08-22 19:15:26 - By TorrentFreak
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Many people believe that by simply firing up a VPN their entire real-life identity can be instantly masked from outsiders. The truth is, however, that no amount of encryption or IP address obfuscation can save those who leave huge trails in their regular Internet activities.

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Lionsgate Wants to Settle Expendables 3 Lawsuit With Torrent Site

Added: 2014-08-22 13:21:15 - By TorrentFreak
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Now that The Expendables 3 has flopped at the box office, the movie's makers are eager to recoup the damage they believe pre-release piracy has done. Movie studio Lionsgate says it's willing to drop its lawsuit against one of the file-sharing sites it sued, but only if the site pays up.

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Fast & Furious 6 Pirate Sentenced to 33 Months Prison

Added: 2014-08-21 21:08:31 - By TorrentFreak
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A man who recorded the movie Fast & Furious 6 in a UK cinema and uploaded it to KickassTorrents and other sites has been jailed for 33 months. The man, who TF interviewed last year following a large police raid, was blamed for 700,000 subsequent downloads and millions in losses.

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Fraud and Embezzlement Drives Anti-Piracy Group into Bankruptcy

Added: 2014-08-21 18:10:00 - By TorrentFreak
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SMAIS, the Icelandic branch of the Motion Picture Association, has filed for bankruptcy. The board of the notorious anti-piracy group says that it suffered from mismanagement. In addition to tax fraud and falsified financial records, the group's CEO has admitted to embezzlement.

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Dotcom’s Millions Will Remain Frozen, Court Decides

Added: 2014-08-21 10:05:24 - By TorrentFreak
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Kim Dotcom's battle to regain control over millions in seized assets has received another setback. Today the Court of Appeal overturned a ruling by the High Court by extending the restraining orders against the entrepreneur's property until at least April 2015.

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Google Asked to Remove 1 Million Pirate Links Per Day

Added: 2014-08-20 18:02:59 - By TorrentFreak
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For the first time ever Google is now processing an average of one million removal requests per day. The new record follows an upward trend with copyright holders reporting more and more allegedly infringing search results in an effort to deter piracy.

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Movie Boss Avoids Copyright Q&A to Avoid Piracy “Crazies”

Added: 2014-08-20 12:08:27 - By TorrentFreak
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A public discussion forum centered on new copyright proposals will go ahead without Australia's main Hollywood-affiliated studio. In an email just made public, Village Roadshow Co-CEO Graham Burke said his company would be boycotting the event due to it being dominated by "crazies" with a pro-piracy agenda.

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Attackers Can ‘Steal’ Bandwidth From BitTorrent Seeders, Research Finds

Added: 2014-08-19 23:33:00 - By TorrentFreak
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New research reveals that BitTorrent swarms can be slowed down significantly by malicious peers. Depending on the number of seeders and the clients they use, download rates can be decreased by 1000%. The attacks are possible through an exploit of the BitTorrent protocol for which the researchers present a fix.

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Court: Usenet Provider Doesn’t Have to Filter Pirated Content

Added: 2014-08-19 16:55:36 - By TorrentFreak
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The defunct News-Service.com, once one of the leading Usenet providers with many prominent resellers, has scored a court victory against Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN. The appeals court overturned a previous verdict and ruled that the Usenet provider doesn't have to monitor and filter pirated content.

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