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Piracy

Duma mulls prison sentences for breaching shelf rigs
Following a recent scandal involving Greenpeace activists and a Russian Arctic offshore platform, parliamentarians suggested punishing unauthorized entry to oil and gas installations on the continental shelf with up to five years in prison.

09.01.2014 07:46

Pirate Bay continues to expand despite mounting anti-piracy movement
The Pirate Bay inarguably proved its resilience in 2013, making no less than six domain changes and evading international copyright enforcers. It increased its uploads by 50 percent while maintaining its position as the world’s most popular torrent site.

31.12.2013 00:14

Torrent temptation: EU Parliament, Vatican, Hollywood download pirated content
Despite global efforts to curb copyright infringement, the temptation to use BitTorrent sites to download free movies and TV shows is too strong for employees in the EU Parliament, the Vatican, the US House of Representatives, and some Hollywood studios.

27.12.2013 00:20

Pirate Bay domain suspended again, returns to Sweden
Only a day after the biggest torrent site The Pirate Bay moved its domain to Guyana, it was informed of being “suspended immediately” there. TPB then chose its next destination to be .se, which it left in the first place following legal threats.

19.12.2013 15:23

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