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Steal This Show S02E01: Zeronet - In this first episode of our new season, we interview Tamas Kocsis, the founder and developer Zeronet. Zeronet is a relatively new project that gives us the ability to develop completely distributed websites, invulnerable to censorship of any kind. With Tor anonymity baked in, at least on the Windows version, that creates a very powerful environment for free expression. Today Zeronet founder Tamas talks us through the history of the platform and some of the...
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FBI-Controlled Megaupload Domain Now Features Soft Porn - Megaupload was shutdown nearly half a decade ago, but all this time there has been little progress on the legal front. Last December a New Zealand District Court judge ruled that Kim Dotcom and his colleagues can be extradited to the United States to face criminal charges, a decision that will be appealed shortly. With the criminal case pending, the U.S. Government also retains control over several of the company’s assets. This inclu...
As part of its criminal case against Megaupload, the U.S. Government seized several domain names belonging to Kim Dotcom's file-hosting service. Nearly five years later the authorities still control the domains but they haven't done a very good job of securing them. Megaupload.org now links to a soft porn portal.
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U.S. Government Indicts Three Alleged KickassTorrents Operators
The U.S. Government has followed up its criminal complaint against KickassTorrents with the indictment of three alleged operators of the site. In addition to their involvement with the popular torrent site, they are also linked to other 'pirate' sites including Leechmonster.com, Solarmovie, iWatchfilm.com, Hippomovies.com and Torcache.
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So ridiculous. I'm all for supporting artists and the like, but this getting silly. Imagine if government agencies took all of the money spent on indictments, seizures, investigations, for "online piracy" and instead gave it to a foundation for the Arts. I'm pretty sure it would be a different picture. Of course the US voters would never support that kind of socialism. It might work in European countries, though.
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Denuvo Weakens After ‘Inside’ Cracked in Record Time - Dozens of anti-piracy techniques have been tested over the years on formats ranging from cassette tapes to digital downloads, but for pirates the lure of free content is both intoxicating and enduring. In recent years, games developers have come to accept that piracy cannot be eradicated entirely, but it can be slowed down. The main aim in the modern era is to stop games leaking in the days, weeks and early months following their launch...
Denuvo is one of the most famous anti-piracy systems in use today. Earlier this month the protection was properly cracked for the first time on Rise of the Tomb Raider, but that was after the game had been out for 193 days. Now, similar protection on the game 'Inside' has been defeated in just six weeks.
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PIPCU’s Operation Creative Gets New Leader & New Backers - Back in 2013, major torrent sites began receiving letters from the UK’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB), a City of London Police unit tasked with identifying organized crime groups in order to disrupt their activities. Behind the scenes, the fledgling Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) had been working with the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), the British Recorded Music Industry (BPI) and The Publish...
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Cox Denies Liability for Pirating Subscribers, Appeals $25 Million Verdict
Internet provider Cox Communications maintains that it's not responsible for copyright infringements carried out by its subscribers. The company has announced that it will appeal the $25 million damages verdict in its case against music publisher BMG.
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Who Are The Alleged Top Men Behind KickassTorrents? - The sudden shutdown last month of KickassTorrents left a sizeable hole in the torrent landscape. KAT was the largest torrent index on the planet and much-loved by those who frequented it. On day one of the shutdown, the United States government revealed that they had one prime suspect in their sights. Ukrainian Artem Vaulin was said to be the mastermind of KickassTorrents, coordinating an international operation through Cryptoneat, a fro...
Since its shutdown in July, much has been written about the demise of KickassTorrents. But who were the men at the very top of the operation? So far, the U.S. Government has revealed three names - Artem Vaulin, Alexander Radostin, and Ievgen Kutsenko. Today we can put faces to two of those names.
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Dotcom Wants Extradition Hearing Live-Streamed, U.S. Does Not
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Monsters live in the dark. Of course the US doesn't want its underbelly exposed.
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Cloudflare Fights RIAA’s Piracy Blocking Demands in Court - Representing various major record labels, the RIAA filed a lawsuit against MP3Skull last year. With millions of visitors per month the MP3 download site had been one of the prime sources of pirated music for a long time, frustrating many music industry insiders. Although the site was facing a claim of millions of dollars in damages, the owners failed to respond in court. This prompted the RIAA to file for a default judgment, with s...
Cloudflare has made it clear that the company isn't going to block piracy sites without a proper court order. In addition, it now opposes an injunction requested by the RIAA, under which it would have to disconnect alleged MP3Skull accounts based on a keyword and IP-address.
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Cloudflare Faces Lawsuit For Assisting Pirate Sites - As one of the leading providers of DDoS protection and an easy to use CDN service, Cloudflare is used by millions of sites across the globe. This includes many “pirate” sites who rely on the U.S. based company to keep server loads down. The Pirate Bay is one of the best-known customers, but there are literally are thousands of other ‘pirate’ sites that use services from the San Francisco company. As a result, copyright holders are not ha...
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KickassTorrents ‘Front Company’ Disappears From Web - After becoming the world’s largest torrent site months before, July 20 saw KickassTorrents’ reign collapse when the organization was dismantled by US law enforcement. In addition to the site going offline, KAT’s alleged founder, Artem Vaulin, was arrested in Poland, from where the United States Government is now demanding his extradition. In a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago, Vaulin is charged with conspiracy t...
According to the United States Government, KickassTorrents was operated through Cryptoneat, an alleged "front company" located in Ukraine. Now, however, Cryptoneat's web's presence is no more. In addition to the disappearance of its website, the company's main domain has just expired.
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Indian Piracy Blocks Scare Torrent Users With 3-Year Prison Sentence
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Would love to redirect that threat page to a VPN howto page.
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