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PayPal sues Pandora over latter’s latest logo

In what nobody yet is calling The Battle Of The Blue P’s, payments firm PayPal is suing music-streaming service Pandora over trademark infringement. PayPal says that the logo debuted as part of Pandora’s recent rebranding...
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Post-Hadopi: France prepares new anti-piracy strategy

The French government is planning a new approach to tackling online piracy, following its much-discussed Hadopi initiative in recent years. Among the new measures will be collaboration between rightsholders and the advertising...
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Facebook Messenger now has 500m active users

Facebook announced a new milestone yesterday for its spin-off messaging app Facebook Messenger: 500m monthly active users, which is up 150% on a year ago. Its growth isn’t a huge surprise, since the social network has...
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PayPal customers can now buy digital music with bitcoin

Every few months at the moment, there’s a story along the lines of ‘Fans of Artist X can buy their new album using bitcoin’. We tend to give these stories a swerve, because they’re not *that* interesting...
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Mega wants an apology for ‘grossly untrue’ cyberlockers report

Last week, we reported on the report from the Digital Citizens Alliance that claimed 78.6% of files on ‘direct download’ cyberlockers infringed copyright. One of those online storage services was Mega, and the...
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Indiegogo bags Richard Branson and PayPal co-founder Max Levchin as investors

Crowdfunding service Indiegogo recently raised $40m in VC funding to fuel its ambition to compete with Kickstarter around the world.
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PayPal cuts off payment services for streaming torrents site Streamza

Payments firm PayPal has blocked streaming music and movies service Streamza from using its services.
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VPN service iPredator gets cut off by PayPal

Virtual Private Network (VPN) service iPredator was launched in 2009 as a response from The Pirate Bay to the IPRED anti-piracy legislation in Sweden.
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About that ‘Google in piracy talks with payment providers’ story…

Google was "in discussions with payment companies including Visa, Mastercard and PayPal to put illegal download websites out of existence by cutting off their funding".
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PayPal cracks down on unlicensed locker services

Two of the Achilles heels identified in piracy sites so far: payments and advertising. Hence pressure from entertainment industry rightsholders on ad networks and payment platforms to stop doing business with sites accused...
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Torrent troubles as PayPal cuts off VPN-provider TorGuard

Online payments firm PayPal has sparked controversy by cutting off the account of TorGuard, a company that specialises in VPN and proxy services, including several aimed at BitTorrent users.
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Chamillionaire goes D2C with Moontoast and PayPal

US artist Chamillionaire has launched a music store on his own website and Facebook page. He's using Moontoast's distributed store platform and PayPal for the purchasing mechanism.