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RIAA Drags CloudFlare into Piracy Lawsuit, Scolds LeaseWeb

Added: 2015-05-27 19:04:21 - By TorrentFreak
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After defeating the real Grooveshark the RIAA is now determined to do the same to a copycat site that claims to be its reincarnation. However, new court documents reveal that the lawsuit may be the start of a broader anti-piracy strategy, with popular Internet services such as CloudFlare and LeaseWeb being dragged into the fight.

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High Court Orders UK ISPs to Block eBook Sites

Added: 2015-05-27 10:48:03 - By TorrentFreak
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The High Court has granted an application by The Publishers Association to have several major 'pirate' eBook sites blocked at the ISP level. The action, a first for book publishers, requires BT, Virgin Media, Sky, TalkTalk and EE to block sites including Ebookee, LibGen and Freshwap within 10 days.

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The Pirate Bay Suffers Downtime

Added: 2015-05-26 22:32:41 - By TorrentFreak
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The Pirate Bay is down at the moment, causing a mild panic among many BitTorrent users. While some fear the worst, the site probably won't be offline for very long.

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H33T.to Mysteriously Disappears….But Can Be Found

Added: 2015-05-26 20:13:27 - By TorrentFreak
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H33T.to, one of the most popular public torrent sites on the Internet, disappeared in recent days with only an ominous Cloudflare warning left behind. Prompted by lots of email requests about the site's status, TF decided to hunt the missing site down. It took a while, but for the patient the site can be found.

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Court Order Forbids ‘Poor Pirate’ To Use BitTorrent

Added: 2015-05-26 12:51:01 - By TorrentFreak
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A federal court in Oregon has signed off on a highly peculiar judgment against a Dallas Buyers Club pirate. Citing "financial hardship," the woman doesn't have to pay the $7,500 in costs and fees as long as she promises not to download any infringing material in the future, and removes any and all BitTorrent clients.

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Rightscorp Offered Internet Provider a Cut of Piracy Settlements

Added: 2015-05-25 19:56:01 - By TorrentFreak
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Rightscorp, the piracy monetization company that works with Warner Bros. and other prominent copyright holders, goes to great lengths to reach allegedly pirating subscribers. The company offered Cox Communications a cut of the piracy settlements if they agreed to forward their notices, the ISP revealed in court.

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Pirate Bay Founder Appeals Domain Seizure Decision

Added: 2015-05-25 12:29:37 - By TorrentFreak
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The court order to transfer ownership of two Pirate Bay-related domains to the Swedish state will not be a straightforward process. Site co-founder Fredrik Neij, a party in the two-year long case, has just announced he will appeal the ruling. Neij isn't interested in the domains though, he has much more serious things to consider.

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 05/25/15

Added: 2015-05-25 08:59:19 - By TorrentFreak
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The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Ex Machina.' 'Home' completes the top three.

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Thanks for the Really Counter-Productive DMCA Complaints

Added: 2015-05-24 17:03:14 - By TorrentFreak
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While plenty of sites infringe copyright on a regular basis, this site is never one of them. However, that doesn't stop copyright holders from trying to disappear our pages from Google search. Sadly, the latest sorry efforts only attracted our attention to even bigger mistakes, such as the Web Sheriff trying to take down a movie's own Kickstarter page.

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‘How Movie Studios Exploit Video on Demand Services’

Added: 2015-05-24 08:40:46 - By TorrentFreak
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The best way for Hollywood to defeat piracy is by making content available, legally. To further this effort dozens of video on demand services have been launched throughout the world. However, not all of these services are happy with how the major studios treat them, and today we hear why.

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