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Police Arrest Potential Mayweather / Pacquiao Pirate

Added: 2015-04-27 18:57:41 - By TorrentFreak
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A Filipino IT professor has been arrested by local authorities on suspicion of running a pirate streaming site. According to ABS-CBN the professor planned to illegally stream the Mayweather / Pacquiao fight. In addition to a criminal investigation the man faces millions of dollars in damages in U.S. court.

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Grooveshark Faces $736 Million in Copyright Damages

Added: 2015-04-27 11:19:42 - By TorrentFreak
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As Grooveshark parent company Escape Media prepares to face off against the world's largest record labels in New York later today, the company is bracing for the worst. In a pre-hearing ruling a judge described Grooveshark's copyright violations on 4,907 tracks as "willful", potentially putting the company on the hook for $736 million in damages.

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 04/27/15

Added: 2015-04-27 10:49:42 - By TorrentFreak
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The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Jupiter Ascending' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Furious 7.' 'Fifty Shades of Grey' completes the top three.

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Farmers Unable to Repair Tractors Because Copyright: Never a Side Effect, But Core Intention of Law

Added: 2015-04-27 00:14:09 - By TorrentFreak
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Stories are starting to appear about farmers unable to repair tractors and car aficionados unable to tinker with cars because of copyright legislation. That's not a side effect. It was the whole idea of the law.

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Experts Urge Canada to Stop Threatening Piracy Notices

Added: 2015-04-26 16:11:34 - By TorrentFreak
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Following the introduction of Canada's notice and notice system earlier this year, hundreds of thousands of ISP subscribers have received piracy warnings, often accompanied by hefty settlement demands. In response, a diverse range of copyright experts and organizations are now calling upon Canada's Minister of Industry James Moore to protect the public from threatening piracy notices.

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Leaked Piracy Report Details Fascinating Camcording Investigations

Added: 2015-04-26 10:16:09 - By TorrentFreak
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A top-secret presentation made by the Federation Against Copyright Theft to Sony Pictures shines light on the complex investigations carried out by the anti-piracy group. The document reveals suspects being filmed in cinemas, tracked using Facebook friends, and their connections to release groups mapped in intriguing diagrams.

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BitTorrent Inc. Lays Off Close to a Third of its Workforce

Added: 2015-04-25 18:30:53 - By TorrentFreak
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BitTorrent Inc., the company behind the popular uTorrent file-sharing client, has laid off close to a third of its U.S. workforce. Speaking with TorrentFreak a source close to the company says that up to 45 workers had their contracts terminated Thursday, "gutting" the company's advertising team and pushing more work to its offices in Minsk, Belarus.

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Scammers Take Over New EZTV Domain Name

Added: 2015-04-25 13:23:07 - By TorrentFreak
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Popular TV-torrent distribution group EZTV is in trouble again. The site's new eztv.ch domain name has fallen into the hands of 'scammers' who are trying to cash in through various ads.

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New Russian Anti-Piracy Law Could Block Sites “Forever”

Added: 2015-04-25 11:26:36 - By TorrentFreak
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People who run 'pirate' sites out of Russia have been given a final warning by the government. Amendments to local copyright law that come into force May 1 not only protect more content than ever before, but also contain provisions to permanently block sites that continually make unauthorized content available.

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Pirate Bay Blockade Censors CloudFlare Customers

Added: 2015-04-24 18:56:26 - By TorrentFreak
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The blockade of the Pirate Bay by UK ISPs is causing trouble for CloudFlare customers. Several websites have been inadvertently blocked by Sky because a Pirate Bay proxy is hosted behind the same IP-addresses. In a response, CloudFlare threatened to disconnect the proxy site from its network.

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