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U.S. Government Shuts Down Music Sharing Sites

Added: 2014-10-22 17:01:39 - By TorrentFreak
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The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) appear to be continuing with Operation in Our Sites. In recent days two large music sharing sites, RockDizFile.com and RockDizMusic.com, were taken offline. Their domain names are now pointing to a prominent seizure banner.

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Australians Face ‘Fines’ For Downloading Pirate Movies

Added: 2014-10-22 10:52:01 - By TorrentFreak
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The studio behind the Oscar-winning movie Dallas Buyers Club has initiated legal action to extract cash payments from Australian pirates who obtained the movie using BitTorrent. Perhaps surprisingly one of the ISPs targeted is iiNet, a company that takes a particularly dim view of this kind of activity and one that has already indicated it will put up a fight.

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Retired Scene Groups Return to Honor Fallen Member

Added: 2014-10-21 20:04:49 - By TorrentFreak
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Several Warez Scene groups have come out of retirement to honor a fallen friend. ZENiTH, SLT, Lz0 and MiDNiGHT all made a unique release over the weekend to pay homage to Goolum, an active and highly valued member of the Scene.

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Microsoft: We’ve Always Had Freemium, It’s Called Piracy

Added: 2014-10-21 13:22:40 - By TorrentFreak
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New comments from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella suggest that luring people in with zero-cost products is of great interest to the company. However, while services such as OneDrive are free with premium options by design, Nadella says Microsoft has long had a freemium business model, but one that was forced upon it by pirates.

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4shared Demands Retraction Over Misleading Piracy Report

Added: 2014-10-20 18:50:06 - By TorrentFreak
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Popular file-hosting service 4shared has criticized a "defamatory" report in which it was branded a "shadowy cyberlocker." 4shared explains that it takes extensive measures to deter pirates and is now demanding a public retraction of the damaging report.

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Kim Dotcom Must Reveal Everything He Owns to Hollywood

Added: 2014-10-20 10:45:24 - By TorrentFreak
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Kim Dotcom has failed in a bid to keep his personal finances a secret from Hollywood. They will now be revealed to the studios, but the public will remain in the dark. In a separate High Court ruling, Dotcom was refused a judicial review after being denied access to documents to assist with his extradition battle.

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 10/20/14

Added: 2014-10-20 09:02:59 - By TorrentFreak
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The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. '22 Jump Street' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2.' 'The Purge: Anarchy' completes the top three.

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Illegal Copying Has Always Created Jobs, Growth, And Prosperity

Added: 2014-10-19 22:45:52 - By TorrentFreak
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Throughout history, those who have copied the most have also always been the most prosperous, and for that reason. Bans on copying, like the copyright and patent monopolies, are just plain industrial protectionism.

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The Soaring Financial Cost of Blocking Pirate Sites

Added: 2014-10-19 16:36:31 - By TorrentFreak
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How much does it cost copyright holders and ISPs when pirate sites are blocked in the UK? Until now the sums involved have remained largely in the dark but a High Court order has shone some unexpected light on the process. The figures make uncomfortable reading, and could be about to get much worse.

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Sports Streaming Site Hides Itself From The UK Piracy Police

Added: 2014-10-19 09:51:26 - By TorrentFreak
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The popular sports streaming site Fromhot, also known as Sportlemon and Frombar, has disabled access to UK visitors. The unusual move comes shortly after City of London Police seized one of its main domain names.

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