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AT&T Patents Technology to Keep Torrent Files Alive

Added: 2014-09-17 23:11:45 - By TorrentFreak
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Internet provider AT&T has expanded its portfolio with a rather unusual patent. While most ISPs prefer to limit the amount of BitTorrent traffic on their networks, AT&T has patented a technology that can keep torrents alive, even if there are no seeders available in the current swarm.

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Copyright Holders Want Netflix to Ban VPN Users

Added: 2014-09-17 18:18:12 - By TorrentFreak
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If copyright holders get their way it will soon be impossible to access Netflix though a VPN service. The entertainment industry companies are calling for a ban on privacy services as that opens the door to foreign pirates.

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Pirate Bay Founder “Will Wear Handcuffs” to Carry Father’s Coffin

Added: 2014-09-17 11:35:22 - By TorrentFreak
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After succumbing to a long illness, Peter Sunde's father has passed away. While the Pirate Bay founder will be allowed to attend the funeral, prison staff have told him he can expect to carry the coffin while wearing handcuffs. For someone convicted of copyright offenses with just 50 days sentence left, it's an unpalatable threat.

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Search Engines Can Diminish Online Piracy, Research Finds

Added: 2014-09-16 20:32:13 - By TorrentFreak
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New research from Carnegie Mellon University shows that search engine results directly influence people's decision to pirate movies, or buy them legally. According to the researchers, their findings show how search engines may play a vital role in the fight against online piracy.

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Kiwi Prime Minister’s Party Sued For Pirating Eminem Track

Added: 2014-09-16 16:04:36 - By TorrentFreak
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In a twist of irony that has entertained Kim Dotcom, Eminem's publisher has sued the National Party in New Zealand over the alleged unauthorized use of one of the rapper's songs. The party is headed up by current Prime Minister of New Zealand and Dotcom nemesis John Key. The party denies copyright infringement.

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How Publisher Harper Collins Tackles eBook Piracy

Added: 2014-09-16 11:42:59 - By TorrentFreak
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This week HarperCollins and anti-piracy company Digimarc announced the debut of a new ebook watermarking system to enable the identification of leak points in the company's supply chain. TorrentFreak caught up with the publisher to learn about its new anti-piracy solution and its overall anti-piracy strategy.

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ISP Wants Court to Sanction Piracy Monitoring Firm

Added: 2014-09-15 19:28:56 - By TorrentFreak
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After being challenged by Grande Communications, piracy monitoring outfit Rightscorp has withdrawn its request to identify the hundreds or thousands of customers who it earlier accused of piracy. The ISP is not letting Rightscorp walk away that easily though, and has asked the court for sanctions.

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Email: Warner Bros Conspired with New Zealand Over Kim Dotcom Extradition

Added: 2014-09-15 12:12:21 - By TorrentFreak
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Kim Dotcom rolled out Julian Assange and Edward Snowden at his Moment of Truth event today, but despite promises to reveal "concrete evidence" in respect of his own case, a big reveal simply did not take place. An email reportedly set to be unveiled was dismissed as a fake by Warner Bros.

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 09/15/14

Added: 2014-09-15 08:44:27 - By TorrentFreak
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The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Maleficent' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘How To Train Your Dragon 2.' 'Edge Of Tomorrow' completes the top three.

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Censorship Is Not The Answer to Online Piracy

Added: 2014-09-14 23:59:25 - By TorrentFreak
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The Australian Government has proposed a wide variety of measures to deal with online piracy, including website blocking. The local Pirate Party believes that censorship is not the answer, however, and signals a range of problems with the Government's plans.

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