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Russian Govt. Plans Tougher Anti-Piracy Legislation

In an effort to crack down on rampant online piracy, last August Russia introduced a brand new anti-piracy law. The legislation provides a mechanism for sites to be blocked should they not comply with rightsholder takedown requests within 72 hours. 91 more words

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British Man Sentenced to 33 Months of Prison For Recording a Movie in a Theater

Ouch! 33 months for distributing and selling pirated copies of Fast and Furious 6 on the Internet as well as on physical media. Sounds a bit too harsh… 327 more words


Rightscorp Wants to Hijack Your Browser, TorrentFreak Reports

How would it feel if your web browser was hijacked by a company on behalf of some other entity? Not good at all, right? Now you may ask how could a ‘bounty hunter’ like that hijack your web browser and why would they want to hijack your browser in the first place? 411 more words


Most-Pirated Movies, TV-Shows and Games Per State… Debunked

The data was first published by the piracy experts over at Movoto Real Estate. Based on a large sample of three million unique IP addresses collected over a period of 40 days they presented a map of the most torrented movies, TV-shows and games per state. 73 more words


Popcorn Time Hit By Massive DDoS Attack

Early in 2014 many torrent sites were hit, pushing some offline and forcing others to invest in mitigation technology. In May a torrent related host suffered similar problems. 26 more words


The City of London Police Hijack Advertisements of Suspected Pirate Websites, TorrentFreak Reports

You’d think the cops would have something better to do than to play the game of cat and mouse online. But the City of London Police disagrees. 396 more words


Lionsgate Can Seize Assets of File-Sharing Sites, Court Rules

Two weeks ago a high quality leak of the upcoming Expendables 3 film appeared online. Fearing a massive loss in revenue, movie studio Lionsgate issued thousands of takedown requests to limit the film’s availability. 58 more words

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