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Where P2P/Copyright News Breaks First
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BitTorrent Inc. to Refocus on What Made it Rich – uTorrent - While torrent clients such as qBitTorrent and Deluge have a passionate following among enthusiasts, there can only be one winner when it comes the true king of BitTorrent transfers. Owned by San-Francisco based BitTorrent Inc., uTorrent is the leading torrent client in the West. It has more than 150 million active users a month, a staggering achievement for a piece of software that started out as a one-man project in Sweden back i...

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Megaupload Wants to Recover Failing Hard Drives, But Won’t Sign Away Its Rights

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‘Pirate’ Movie Streaming Sites Declared Legal By Italian Court

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Third of EU Citizens OK With Piracy When There Are No Legal Options

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 03/27/17

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Are You Sure You Want That DMCA Takedown to Be Permanent? - With millions of pieces of infringing content hitting the Internet every day, copyright holders certainly have their work cut out when it comes to eradicating piracy. At the moment this is largely achieved via DMCA and similar notices that require online platforms to remove content, direct links to content, or related search engine results. However, content has a habit of reappearing after deletion so it’s perfectly possible that t...

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Pirate Bay’s Oldest Torrents Are ‘Teenagers’ Now - The Pirate Bay is one of the most established brands on the Internet, but this certainly wasn’t the case 13 years ago. The notorious torrent site was originally founded by Swedish pro-culture organization Piratbyrån, during the summer of 2003. It was first hosted in Mexico, where Gottfrid Svartholm operated the site on a server owned by the company he was working for at the time. After a few months, it moved to Sweden, where Fredrik Neij ra...

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Rightscorp Boss Signs Deal That Could Be Bad News For Pirates

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Lawyers & Academics Warn UK Against Criminalizing File-Sharers

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Netflix Gets Serious About Its Anti-Piracy Efforts - A few years ago Netflix had a pretty casual stance when it came to online piracy. At the time, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said that they were keeping an eye on the phenomenon, stressing that it’s not exclusively a bad thing. It also creates demand, he argued. “Certainly there’s some torrenting that goes on, and that’s true around the world, but some of that just creates the demand,” Hastings said. Netflix openly admitted to using torrent d...
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