Tag: file sharing

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Virgin Media in Ireland ordered to stem file-sharing

Time was (15 years ago) when the headlines in digital music were dominated by the war on ISPs and attempts to get them to stop their customers illegally filesharing, so we felt a keening sense of nostalgia when we read that...
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Well of course KickassTorrents has reappeared online

No, it didn’t take long, and yes, it’s following the path of just about every piracy site that’s been shut down in the past decade. At least two new versions of filesharing site KickassTorrents have appeared online...
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Stephen Witt on file-sharing, audiophiles and the “patient zero” of MP3 leaks

The Observer has gone to town on Stephen Witt’s new book – How Music Got Free – which is out next week. Music Ally read a review copy a few months ago and it really is tremendous. It tells the story of the development...
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Popcorn Time movie piracy site reappears soon after being shut down

Popcorn Time movie piracy site reappears soon after being shut down
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Irish ISP Eircom has yet to hit any customers with a third strike for piracy

Irish ISP Eircom has yet to hit any customers with a third strike for piracy
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550k downloads so far for The Pirate Bay’s PirateBrowser

Half-a-million-people use the web browser launched by The Pirate Bay to help them get around ISP-level blocks of the filesharing service.
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Joel Tenenbaum filesharing penalty confirmed as $675k

Joel Tenenbaum, who was convicted for downloading and sharing 31 songs back in 2009, has spent the last three years fighting to get his $675k fine reduced by the courts.
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Torrent site Demonoid raided by Ukrainian authorities

It's a sign of the tone of the current blogosphere debate around piracy that most sites are running with TorrentFreak's interpretation of the Ukrainian authorities' raid on torrent site Demonoid.
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Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom: ‘We were a good corporate citizen…’

The leak last week of an internal IFPI document on music piracy has set Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom on the warpath, after it appeared to show his site only accounted for a small proportion of infringing URLs found by the IFPI's...
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Five more Dutch ISPs ordered to block The Pirate Bay

Five more Dutch ISPs have been ordered to block their customers from accessing the filesharing site, with fines of up to €250k if they fail to do it within 10 days.
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Pirate Bay defiant in face of UK ISP blockages

Is The Pirate Bay cowed by the UK's High Court order forcing ISPs to block access to the filesharing site? What do you think...
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Judge warns Megaupload case may never reach trial

A rather large spanner has been thrown into the works of the US government's case against Megaupload, as it emerged that the online storage firm had never been formally served with criminal papers.