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Piracy

NZ cops ordered to return Dotcom materials seized in raid
New Zealand police will have to return any digital material seized during a raid on Megauploads founder Kim Dotcom’s mansion not related to his prosecution, a judge has ruled.

31.05.2013 06:38

‘Same copyright boat’: Dotcom vows not to sue Google, Facebook in exchange for legal support
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.

23.05.2013 03:30

UK record labels launch unprecedented anti-Torrent campaign
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.

16.05.2013 11:42

Defiant Pirate Bay to continue hosting banned 3D printer gun designs
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.

10.05.2013 19:06

The Pirate Bay relocates to Iceland after Greenland rejection
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.

26.04.2013 00:19

Pirate Bay moves to Greenland ahead of possible Swedish domain seizure
The world’s largest file-sharing website Pirate Bay has changed its Web domain to Greenland’s ‘.gl’ after allegations that Sweden may soon seize the page’s ‘.se’ extension.

10.04.2013 05:53

Anonymous ops ‘a new front in protest’
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.

07.04.2013 13:44

Downloaders face personal legal warnings as US steps up copyright protections
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.

27.03.2013 01:00

Music piracy surprisingly good for business, study claims
Downloading music illegally does not harm the music industry – in some cases it even helps it – according to a new study by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre.

21.03.2013 03:14

Supreme Court approves $222k fine for 24 illegally downloaded songs
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.

21.03.2013 01:50

Dotcom can sue NZ’s intelligence agency, court rules
A New Zealand court has sided with IT tycoon Kim Dotcom, confirming his right to sue the national spy agency for damages over illegally gathering intelligence on him.

07.03.2013 09:00

Any port in a storm: Pirate Bay relocates to N. Korea?
The Pirate Bay’s announcement that it has laid down anchor in North Korea may just be a hoax as Europe forces the mutinous bit torrent tracker into choppy waters over the legality of its operations.

04.03.2013 23:49