Megaupload founder and Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom claimed via Twitter Wednesday that he invented Two Step Authentication, a method of online security that adds a layer of log-in protection, and called on major Internet players to respect his copyright.
The third and biggest wave of sanctions aimed against Torrent and music file-sharing websites is sweeping the internet, with 25 online addresses set to be blocked by the British Recorded Music Industry trade body.
File-sharing site The Pirate Bay says it has no plans to remove the blueprints for the ‘Liberator’ gun – which can be used to create a functional weapon using a 3D printer – despite the US State Department forcing the original host to take down the files.
Under pressure from international copyright enforcers, The Pirate Bay has relocated to Iceland. The world’s largest file-sharing site moved its servers to Greenland last month but now employs an Icelandic .is domain, which will be harder to take offline.
Anonymous DDoS attempts are a way to raise global awareness for rights and freedom issues, former MI5 agent Annie Machon told RT. The real cyber-terrorism is happening on a state level, taking such forms as the Stuxnet virus, she said.
As new download detection and copyright protection systems are phased into effect stateside, suspected violators have begun to receive warnings of “serious legal and other consequences” from media companies like NBC Universal.
US Supreme Court judges have turned down an appeal from a woman who was ordered to pay $222,000 for illegally downloading 24 songs on the now defunct file sharing service Kazaa. The White House advised the court to side with the recording industry.