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Pirate Bay Founder Preps Appeal, Puts the Press Straight

Added: 2014-11-24 18:32:44 - By TorrentFreak
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Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm is not sitting around doing nothing following his hacking conviction. Speaking with TorrentFreak the Swede confirms that an appeal is underway and in the meantime he's taken to the study of neurobiology. Oh, and two other people the press believe are Pirate Bay founders? They're not, he insists.

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Piracy Monetization Firm Rightscorp Sued for Harassment and Abuse

Added: 2014-11-24 12:23:43 - By TorrentFreak
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Rightscorp, a piracy monetization company that works with Warner Bros. and other prominent copyright holders, has been sued for harassment, abuse and deception. A class action suit filed in California accuses the company of breaking several laws in their attempt to extract settlements from alleged pirates.

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 11/24/14

Added: 2014-11-24 09:01:42 - By TorrentFreak
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The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Guardians of the Galaxy' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Lucy.' 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' completes the top three.

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Google Refuses MPAA Request to Blacklist ‘Pirate Site’ Homepages

Added: 2014-11-23 20:43:35 - By TorrentFreak
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The MPAA recently asked Google to remove the homepages of dozens of sites that offer links to pirated content. Google, however, refused to take down most of the URLs, likely because the takedown notices are seen as too broad.

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Luxury Watchmakers Target Pirate Smartwatch Faces

Added: 2014-11-23 10:23:39 - By TorrentFreak
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The world's leading luxury watchmakers are teaming up to squash competition from unofficial digital rivals, TorrentFreak has learned. Big brands including Omega, Tissot, Certina and Mondaine have taken exception to 'pirate' faces being made available for cutting edge smartwatches and are now trying to delete them from the Internet.

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Fail: MPAA Makes Legal Content Unfindable In Google

Added: 2014-11-22 20:50:03 - By TorrentFreak
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Last week the MPAA launched a brand new website that makes it easier for people to find legal movies and TV-shows online. While Hollywood's answer to piracy is certainly useful, it's also lacking an essential feature. Due to poor coding skills, the site is impossible for search engines such as Google and Bing to index.

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Swedes Prepare Record File-Sharing Prosecution

Added: 2014-11-22 10:27:52 - By TorrentFreak
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Swedish authorities say a case they are preparing against a so-called piracy 'scene' member will be their biggest prosecution to date. The man is accused of infringing copyright on more than 2,200 mainly Hollywood movies, with each carrying potential damages of up to $2.69m per movie.

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U.S. Copyright Alert System Security Could Be Improved, Review Finds

Added: 2014-11-21 18:45:01 - By TorrentFreak
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This week the Center for Copyright Information released a new external review of its evidence gathering procedures. Overall the six-strikes Copyright Alert System gets a positive evaluation. However, more can be done to prevent false positives and protect the collected evidence from internal threats such as rogue employees.

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BitTorrent Users are Avid, Eclectic Content Buyers, Survey Finds

Added: 2014-11-21 10:23:02 - By TorrentFreak
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A new study carried out by BitTorrent Inc. has found that the company's users aren't the freeloaders they're often made out to be. The study found that BitTorrent users are 170% more likely to have paid for digital music in the past six months and are 8x more likely to have a music streaming account when compared to the average Internet user.

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Torrents Good For a Third of all Internet Traffic in Asia-Pacific

Added: 2014-11-20 21:56:53 - By TorrentFreak
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New data published by the Canadian broadband management company Sandvine reveals that BitTorrent can be credited for one-third of all Internet traffic in the Asia-Pacific region during peak hours. That's an increase of more than 50% compared to the previous year.

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