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Hollywood Dealt With, Showbox Provokes Record Labels - In a ‘pirate’ world consumed by web-streaming, BitTorrent and software such as Popcorn Time, there’s no doubt that desktop users are spoiled for choice. However, for users of the Android system there is a seriously powerful beast that’s been gaining traction for some time now, one that not only downloads from both BitTorrent networks and direct sources but also presents the results in a tidy Netflix-style interface. Showbox – tablet edi...
Showbox is a hugely popular all-in-one application for viewing the latest movies and TV shows on Android platforms and, with a tweak or two, on desktop machines too. Quite possibly installed on millions of devices, Showbox has just added free Spotify-like music streaming functionality, a move that's bound to irritate the labels.
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Creative Commons Torpedoes Copyright Industry Lies - The copyright industry has long repeated the claim to politicians that the copyright monopoly is necessary for any culture to be created at all, to the point where politicians actually believe this nonsense. Actually, their ‘lie’ is divided into two parts: The first falsehood is that authors, makers, and inventors must be paid for anything to be created at all. This lie is actually rather obscene coming from an industry which has delibera...
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+Shawn H Corey I was under the impression that PBS still receives government grants that cover about 10% of their budget, though my facts could be out of date. This guy (https://www.quora.com/What-portion-of-PBS-funding-comes-from-the-federal-government) claims that 12% of PBS's budget came from the Feds in 2010, but I don't know how credible he is.
Also, if you are saying that PBS doesn't use copyright to gain revenue and prevent persons from using their content free of charge, I am surprised and would want to look for some confirmation of that. 
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Pirate Group Suspends New Cracks to Measure Impact on Sales - One of the hottest topics in the game piracy scene in late 2015 surrounded the Avalanche Studios/Square Enix title Just Cause 3. Released on December 1, 2015, pirates were eager to get their hands on the game for free. However, JC3 is protected by the latest iteration of Denuvo, an anti-tamper technology developed by Denuvo Software Solutions GmbH. Denuvo is not DRM per se, but acts as a secondary encryption system protecting und...
The China-based cracking group that recently bemoaned Denuvo's anti-piracy system as all but unbreakable has delivered a second surprise announcement. 3DM says it will stop working on single-player games cracks for at least a year so it can assess whether genuine sales will be affected.
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Movie Industry Demands €1.2 Billion Piracy Damages from Dutch Govt
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MPAA Takes Over Popcorn Time Domain - Late last year the main Popcorn Time fork, operating from the PopcornTime.io domain name, shut down its website unexpectedly. The MPAA took credit for the fall announcing that it had filed a lawsuit against several of the developers in Canada. In response to these legal threats several key developers backed out. Since the initial announcement there haven’t been any official updates on the case. TorrentFreak learned, however, that several of the accused ...
The MPAA is now the owner of Popcorntime.io, the domain name which was the home of the most used Popcorn Time fork up until last November. The change of ownership suggests that the Hollywood group reached a settlement with one of the key developers, but has yet to comment on the recent developments.
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Popcorn time online is still on 
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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 02/08/16 - This week we have three newcomers in our chart. Ride Along 2 is the most downloaded movie. The data for our weekly download chart is estimated by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are BD/DVDrips unless stated otherwise. RSS feed for the weekly movie download chart. Ranking (last week) Movie IMDb Rating / Trailer torrentfreak.com 1 (3) Ride Along 2 5.8 / trailer 2 (1) The Big S...
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God Can Stop Piracy, Research Finds - “Thou shalt not steal” is one of the Ten Commandments many Christians hold in high regard. However, the general public generally doesn’t view piracy as outright stealing. In fact, many people see piracy as morally justified. To examine this contradiction more closely, a new study (paywall) published by researchers from Australia looked at the relationship is between religious attitudes and piracy. The study was conducted among members of a Christian meg...
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Anti-Piracy Company Explores New Ways to Convert Pirates - This week anti-piracy outfit MUSO announced the launch of a new component to its portfolio of content protection solutions. Titled ‘Retune’ the package aims to enable rights holders to directly market and sell their content to piracy-engaged audiences. In a world dominated by companies specializing in simply taking down content, shutting down sites and even suing end users, the possibility of a more creative approach to piracy issue...
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How to convert pirates? Do what PBS does and survive on donations. Not only has it lasted 45 years but it has turned out award-winning shows in drama, documentaries, and educational shows.
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Pirate Bay Transforms into The World’s Biggest Streaming Site
Thanks to the brand new Torrents-Time browser plug-in The Pirate Bay has just transformed itself into the world's largest streaming video portal. The notorious torrent site now embeds 'Stream It!" links next to all video torrents enabling them to be played in a window without users ever having to leave the site.
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PayPal Starts Banning VPN and SmartDNS Services - PayPal is widely known for their aggressive stance towards BitTorrent sites, Usenet providers and file-hosting services, but VPN, proxy and SmartDNS providers might now suffer the same fate too. This week PayPal stopped accepting payments for a company that provides VPN and SmartDNS tools, stating that these may facilitate copyright infringement. So-called “unblocker” tools can be used to bypass geo-filtering blockades which Netflix and othe...
After cutting off file-hosting sites and Usenet providers, PayPal is now taking aim at VPN and SmartDNS services. The payment processor states that services which can be used to bypass measures to prevent copyright infringement, such as geo-blockades, are violating its terms of service.
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Well, this just adds to the list of reasons not to use PayPal. 
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Google Targets Fake ‘Download’ and ‘Play’ Buttons - The aim on most file-sharing and streaming sites is for users to either download or play content, whether that’s the former to their hard drive or the latter in a YouTube-style window. It should be straightforward but all too often users are presented with an array of buttons, all of which claim to either ‘download’ or ‘play’ when in reality only one actually does anything useful. In conjunction with suspect advertisers, it appears that so...
Google says it will go to war against the fake 'download' and 'play' buttons that attempt to deceive users on file-sharing and other popular sites. An extension of its 'Safe Browsing' initiative launched eight years ago and tweaked last November, the moves will see users increasingly warned when Google and Chrome users are faced with deceptive practices.
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