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Twitter Suspends Account of Torrent Release Group ETRG

Added: 2014-12-20 20:26:57 - By TorrentFreak
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Prominent movie torrent release group ETRG had its Twitter account suspended today for an alleged copyright infringement. The incident is rather unique as ETRG hasn't tweeted any links to pirated material.

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BitTorrent Inc. Happy to Take on Kim Jong Un

Added: 2014-12-20 11:42:36 - By TorrentFreak
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After theaters all around the U.S. backed away from screening The Interview, this week Sony pulled the controversial movie. But now BitTorrent Inc. has stepped into the fray with an online distribution offer. "For us this about the two things we care about most: an open Internet and a sustainable future for creativity," the company said.

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Hollywood Tries to Crush Popcorn Time, Again

Added: 2014-12-19 20:21:11 - By TorrentFreak
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Hollywood still has concerns over the popular Popcorn Time application. One of the main "Netflix for Pirates" forks has just moved through three different hosting companies in two weeks, after an anti-piracy group raised alerts. In addition, a new leak reveals that Hollywood was also behind the 'voluntary' shutdown of the original application earlier this year.

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The Open Bay: Now Anyone Can Run A Pirate Bay ‘Copy’

Added: 2014-12-19 14:07:48 - By TorrentFreak
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The Isohunt.to team have decided to give an early Christmas present to Pirate Bay fans. They've launched "The Open Bay," an initiative that allows anyone to put a 'copy' of The Pirate Bay online, minimal technical knowledge required.

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Google & MPAA Publicly Slam Each Other Over Piracy

Added: 2014-12-19 10:34:56 - By TorrentFreak
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The MPAA has long criticized Google on the issue of piracy but revelations from recently leaked emails indicate that Hollywood has embarked on an organized political campaign against the search giant. The fight has now bubbled over, with the MPAA and Google slamming each other in public.

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Torrent Site Fenopy Shuts Down Quietly

Added: 2014-12-18 21:52:55 - By TorrentFreak
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Fenopy, one of the older torrent sites that's been around for nearly nine years, has shut down voluntarily. The closure marks the end of what once was described as the first "web 2.0" torrent site.

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Paulo Coelho Wants to Give The Interview Away Using BitTorrent

Added: 2014-12-18 18:33:13 - By TorrentFreak
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Sony may have withdrawn The Interview but not everyone is scared of releasing the movie. Author Paulo Coelho, whose book The Alchemist has sold in excess of 165 million copies, has just offered to buy the rights to the movie from Sony. He informs TorrentFreak that it would go straight on BitTorrent, for free.

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Researchers Make BitTorrent Anonymous and Impossible to Shut Down

Added: 2014-12-18 12:00:53 - By TorrentFreak
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While the BitTorrent ecosystem is filled with uncertainty and doubt, researchers at Delft University of Technology have released the first version of their anonymous and decentralized BitTorrent network. "Tribler makes BitTorrent anonymous and impossible to shut down," lead researcher Prof. Pouwelse says.

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The Pirate Bay’s Facebook Page Is Shut Down Too

Added: 2014-12-17 19:39:14 - By TorrentFreak
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Following in the footsteps of the main site, Pirate Bay's Facebook page with nearly half a million likes was shut down a few hours ago. It's unclear whether the Pirate Bay crew deleted the page or if Facebook took action against the troubled site.

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Icefilms Downtime Causes Concern, But Site Will Return

Added: 2014-12-17 11:51:17 - By TorrentFreak
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The Icefilms streaming movie and TV show portal has a strong following but for the past 24 hours the site has been offline. With a Pirate Bay raid ringing in everyone's ears, has Icefilms fallen to the same fate? According to a source familiar with the situation the site should get back on its feet soon.

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