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Brave: A Privacy Focused Browser With Built-in Torrent Streaming

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Pirate Site With No Traffic Attracts 49m Mainly Bogus DMCA Notices

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Is Megaupload’s ‘Crime’ a Common Cloud Hosting Practice? - Last week we reported that Google Drive uses hash filtering to prevent users from sharing alleged copyright infringing content, while leaving the actual files on its servers. This practice is similar to what its competitor Dropbox does, and probably many other cloud hosting providers as well. However, it also reminded us of a more controversial hosting service, Megaupload. When the US Department of Justice announced its allegations ...

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Kids Shouldn’t Use the Internet, Russia’s Site-Blocking Chief Says

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Judge Splits $750 Piracy Penalty Between BitTorrent Peers - Many Hollywood insiders see online piracy as a major threat, but only very few are willing to target alleged file-sharers with lawsuits. LHF Productions, one of the companies behind the blockbuster “London Has Fallen,” has no problem crossing this line. Since the first pirated copies of the film appeared online last year, the company has been suing alleged downloaders in multiple courts. As is usual in these cases, defendants get t...

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Study: 70% of Young Swedish Men Are Video Pirates - As illustrated by the ruling handed down against ISP Bredbandsbolaget by the country’s Patent and Market Court of Appeal this week, piracy is still considered a big problem in Sweden. Despite better access to legal services such as Spotify and Netflix, some citizens still prefer to get their fix from pirate sites. Whether that’s via The Pirate Bay and torrents or newer streaming-based portals, piracy is still a popular route for obtaining ...

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Cogent’s Broad Pirate Site Block Was ‘Collateral Damage’ of a Court Order

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MPAA: Dealing With Kodi is the $64,000 Question - Since around 2003, torrent sites have plagued the MPAA. Hydra-like in their ability to withstand all kinds of attacks, from legal onslaughts to domain blocking, torrent platforms are still going strong today. However, what BitTorrent lacks in its standard form is a living-room friendly interface. Regular torrent clients are functional at best, uninviting at worst, and lack the colorful Netflix-style interface demanded by today’s sophisticate...

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CloudFlare Puts Pirate Sites on New IP Addresses, Avoids Cogent Blockade

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Cox Must Pay $8 Million to Cover BMG’s Legal Fees in Piracy Case
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