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Punish Music Pirates With Finger Amputations, Artist Says

Added: 2014-07-31 21:50:36 - By TorrentFreak
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One musician thinks she has the ultimate solution to killing off music piracy. By employing a unique type of graduated response - amputating a finger at a time for each offense - music pirates might think again about their actions. Even if they don't, it won't matter, she says, as they won't have fingers to pirate anymore.

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Microsoft Gets GitHub to Remove “Infringing” Xbox Music App

Added: 2014-07-31 16:11:14 - By TorrentFreak
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Following a complaint from Microsoft, GitHub has removed the code repository of an app that provides access to unprotected Xbox Music tracks. The developer of the software is surprised by Microsoft's move, stating that the company itself is offering access to DRM-free music through its API.

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Piracy Fight Needs Content Available at a Fair Price, Minister Says

Added: 2014-07-31 10:40:14 - By TorrentFreak
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Content owners need to up their game if they want to be taken seriously in the battle to reduce online piracy, a leading Australian minister said this morning. Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull said making content universally and at a fair price is a key "obligation" if copyright owners are to be taken seriously in their piracy fight.

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Bleep… BitTorrent Unveils Serverless & Encrypted Chat Client

Added: 2014-07-30 23:23:00 - By TorrentFreak
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BitTorrent Inc., the company behind the popular file-sharing client uTorrent , unveiled its serverless chat client today. BitTorrent Bleep allows users to communicate via text or voice, fully encrypted and without the need for central servers.

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Kim Dotcom’s Assets Attacked From Multiple Directions

Added: 2014-07-30 17:17:03 - By TorrentFreak
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Kim Dotcom is dealing with a multi-pronged attack on his assets. While the governments of both the U.S. and New Zealand work to keep already seized assets frozen, a High Court judge has just ordered the millionaire to reveal where all of his remaining assets are. Meanwhile, all U.S. civil action has been frozen until 2015.

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Popcorn Time Adds Apple TV Support, iOS App Coming Soon

Added: 2014-07-30 11:35:09 - By TorrentFreak
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When the Popcorn Time app brought BitTorrent streaming to the masses this year the "Netflix for pirates" gained the hearts of millions. Today, one of the most popular Popcorn Time forks continues to innovate by adding Airplay support, and a native iOS app is coming soon.

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“Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Scheme Costs 3 Million Per Year

Added: 2014-07-29 22:09:09 - By TorrentFreak
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New tax records reveal that the Center for Copyright Information, the outfit overseeing the “six strikes” copyright alert system in the US, cost $3 million last year. This figure is quite substantial as it translates to roughly $2 per individual piracy warning.

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Block The Pirate Bay Within 3 Days, Austrian ISPs Told

Added: 2014-07-29 15:23:35 - By TorrentFreak
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Austrian ISPs have been told they have just days to block not only The Pirate Bay but also Movie4K, one of the world's most famous streaming sites. The blockades, which were demanded by Hollywood-backed anti-piracy outfit VAP, are supported by recent decisions from both the Supreme Court in Austria and the European Court of Justice.

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Police Begin Placing Warning Adverts on ‘Pirate’ Sites

Added: 2014-07-29 11:41:59 - By TorrentFreak
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Police in the UK have begun placing ads to warn visitors that the 'pirate' site they're viewing has been reported to authorities. Ironically, tests carried out by TF reveal that on the site illustrated by the police, ads are also being run by a music service that previously struck a deal with the major music labels. And that's not all.

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Ford and General Motors Sued Over ‘CD Ripping Cars’

Added: 2014-07-28 20:16:49 - By TorrentFreak
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The Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies has launched a class action lawsuit against Ford and General Motors over the CD-ripping capability of their cars. The music industry group claims that the car companies violate federal law and demand millions of dollars in damages.

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