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Piracy

​Sanctity of copying: Imprisoned Pirate Bay co-founder demands Kopimist priest
The incarcerated co-founder of torrent tracker site The Pirate Bay, Peter Sunde, has found a new way to be a thorn in the back of Swedish authorities holding him. He demands that his religious needs are met with a visit from a Kopimist priest.

26.07.2014 13:41

​UK to 'decriminalize' file-sharing
The British government has decriminalized the act of online video game, music and film piracy, after branding harsher punishment plans as “unworkable.”

22.07.2014 16:03

Hacking revenge: Argentinian music industry website turned into Pirate Bay proxy
An anti-piracy music website was hacked and turned into a Pirate Bay proxy, allowing users to illegally stream music. Earlier, the site owner sought a blocking injunction against the torrent platform.

02.07.2014 11:57

Anti-piracy group to fight Pirate Bay in Norway court
Anti-piracy group Rights Alliance says it will petition an Oslo court “within weeks” to block the file sharing site The Pirate Bay in Norway.

11.06.2014 15:08

​‘P2P not dead': 300 mn BitTorrent users swap TV shows and movies every month
Despite the copyright industry’s best efforts to stamp out internet piracy, P2P file sharing continues its meteoric rise, with 300 million users swapping files via BitTorrent every month, media analytics startup Tru Optik says.

31.05.2014 10:48

14 arrested in Istanbul as police use tear gas against protesting football fans (PHOTOS)
Police in Istanbul used tear gas and water cannons to disperse hundreds of football fans protesting the recent switch to the e-ticket system, which they say allows police to snoop on their private data. At least 14 people were arrested in the clashes.

20.04.2014 22:41

Six Strikes plan to eliminate piracy finally operating at ‘full capacity’
The highly-touted Six Strikes anti-piracy policy involving major US internet providers has been fully enacted nearly two years after Hollywood copyright enforcers dreamt up the scheme, according to a new announcement from the group behind the plan.

11.04.2014 22:23

Rolls-Royce believes time of drone cargo ships has come
​Marine innovation engineering department at Rolls-Royce has presented a draft design of an ocean-going robo-vessel that could enter service within a decade. Experts remain highly skeptical that computers could replace human instincts anytime soon.

26.02.2014 05:00

One year after high profile debut, questions remain about Six-Strike policy’s effectiveness
This month marks the one-year anniversary of the so-called six-strike program that internet service providers launched in an attempt to curb online piracy. Observers now wonder, though, if the scheme has even had a chance to be successful.

26.02.2014 00:18

​Nearly 70% of Europeans download, stream films ‘without paying’ – EC study
Over two-thirds of Europeans either download or stream files for free – regardless of legality, according to a new European Commission report. The survey found that high prices and a lack of legal alternatives are to blame, as well as delays in releases.

15.02.2014 18:53

Aaron Swartz inspired people ‘to become heroes of their own story’
Since Aaron Swartz’s death a lot of activists realize they’re facing huge battles, but everybody can be doing something to fight back in a way to address that, Parker Higgins from the Electronic Frontier Foundation told RT.

11.02.2014 10:48

NZ spy agency in illegal Kim Dotcom wiretap 'deletes key evidence' ahead of hearing
Megaupload founder and web tycoon Kim Dotcom has accused the New Zealand spy agency of getting rid of the information necessary for his $6.9 million damages hearing.

04.02.2014 06:06

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