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Russia to Permanently Ban Top Torrent Sites to Combat Piracy

In an effort to crack down on the proliferation of pirated content on major torrent sites, the Russian media watchdog Roscomnadzor has promised that the 15 most popular torrent sites…

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Cox Found Guilty of Contributory Infringement, Must Pay $25 Million in Damages

Cox Communications has been found guilty by a jury of contributory infringement, because it did not disconnect Internet access of its customers who were alleged to be pirates. Cox must…

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Judge Rules Use of BitTorrent Can Be Used as Proof of Piracy

As previously reported, Cox Communications is facing a lawsuit brought against it by BMG Rights Management and Round Hill Music, over the alleged piracy of its subscribers. This case could…

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The Spotify Narrative and Taylor Swift

Since Spotify was established in October of 2008, it has become somewhat of a herald of innovative technology for consumers. On the other hand, some people have come to consider…

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MPAA Argues Privacy Laws Protect Pirates

The MPAA has submitted a statement to the United States Trade Representative detailing what it considers the biggest concerns when doing business in other countries. It seems that the MPAA…

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[Updated] New Youtube App Makes the 3DS Region-Free; Homebrew and Piracy Possible

Update: A couple of things. First, this story was altered with some clarifications. Second, Rabet has since released how to use the Tubehax method on his blog, if you wish…

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Does Windows 10 Disable Pirated Games?

It is now being widely reported that Microsoft will disable any unauthorized hardware peripherals as well as any pirated software installed on Windows 10 machines, based on semi-recent changes to…

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UK Considers Increased Sentence for Piracy, Forbids CD Ripping

The United Kingdom has continued a crackdown on people who download content illegally, but it may have effects on how you use your personal files. After recommendations by the UK…

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Piracy and Morality — To Share or Not To Share

That is the question… If you’ve heard the word “Napster” in the past decade, then you know it’s become irrevocably associated with the systematic destruction of the entertainment industry. The…

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Warner Brothers charging pirates $20 per episodes of Friends

American entertainment company Warner Brothers is charging online pirates $20 per episodes for illegal downloads of the 90s sitcom Friends.  TorrentFreak posted an email sent by Warner Brothers to one such…