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Piracy

Anakata to spend Christmas in isolation – Pirate Bay founder’s attorney
Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg is doomed to spend Christmas in solitary confinement since no new developments in this “very sensitive for Denmark case” are expected until mid-January, his lawyer Louisa Hoj told RT.

19.12.2013 00:46

Swedish torrent uploader to pay $650,000 for sharing bad-quality movie copy
A Swedish court has sentenced a 28-year-old to a $650,000 fine, a suspended jail term and 160 hours of community work for uploading over 500 movies to a torrent tracker. The man has to pay the damages for uploading a bad-quality, pre-release film.

18.12.2013 14:30

​Major US telecom patents system to detect, neutralize file-sharers
Internet service provider AT&T recently added a new anti-piracy patent which features technology that can detect file-sharers on its own network, assigning risk assessment to users and potentially limiting alleged pirates’ access to file-sharing sites.

17.12.2013 01:35

​Pirate Bay relocates to Peru while working on ‘domain-irrelevant’ browser
The Pirate Bay has moved again, this time to a .Pe domain based in Peru. As the battle to take down the world’s largest BitTorrent site continues, the website says it is developing a new system which will make domain names completely “irrelevant.”

16.12.2013 15:07

Pirate Bay moves to Ascension Island following domain name seizure
Under pressure once again from the entertainment industry, The Pirate Bay has upped sticks and moved to a new .AC domain, based on the isolated volcanic Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean.

10.12.2013 21:21

Intl tribunal urges Russia to release Arctic activists on $5mn bond
The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea has requested a provisional release of Greenpeace’s Dutch registered ship the Artic Sunrise and its crew for a bond of €3.6 million ($5 million). Moscow says the issue is beyond the tribunal’s competency.

22.11.2013 19:06

WTO approves Pirate Party observers at Bali conference
Pirate Parties International delegates have received observer status for the World Trade Organization’s ninth conference in Bali.

21.11.2013 15:12

Court requires ISPs to ‘police the entire internet’ to combat Pirate Bay proxies
The Supreme Court of Belgium has ordered internet service providers throughout the nation to begin proactive efforts to search and censor proxy services for the Pirate Bay, the most popular file-sharing site in the world.

20.11.2013 22:11

‘Winter is coming’: Dutch tell UN court Russia breached international law, must free Greenpeace activists
The Netherlands has demanded that Russia free all 30 Arctic Sunrise activists detained in Murmansk at an international tribunal in Hamburg. Greenpeace protested Russia’s boycott of the hearings by sailing along the Moscow River in boats.

06.11.2013 11:18

RIAA warns against bitcoin, The Pirate Bay in latest ‘notorious websites’ list
Hoping to convince the US federal government to block websites it deems harmful to business, the RIAA has submitted its list of “notorious websites” with an especially notable version which includes a dig at the digital currency bitcoin.

30.10.2013 22:33

Torrent onslaught: Russian couple gets 4yr suspended sentence for sharing movies via tracker
A Moscow court has handed down a four year suspended sentence to a married couple for sharing about 30 films and cartoons on a torrent tracker. The case sets a precedent in Russia, sparking fears that torrent users could now be prosecuted as pirates.

16.10.2013 15:21

No stardom, but arrest: Belgium tricks Somali chief pirate with documentary promise
Belgium has arrested a notorious Somali pirate after luring him to Brussels with a promise to shoot a documentary about his life on the high seas. Mohamed Abdi Hassan, known as Big Mouth, was detained after he stepped of a flight from Nairobi.

14.10.2013 19:10

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