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Pirate Video Streaming Sites Exploit Google’s Servers

Several large "pirate" movie streaming portals are using Google's servers to distribute copyrighted material. More than 18,000 videos are currently publicly available, and requests to Google to remove the files have reportedly gone unanswered.
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Spotify Starts Shutting Down Its Massive P2P Network

Added: Yesterday

For more than half a decade Spotify has relied on P2P technology to quickly deliver songs to its millions of subscribers. This will be over soon. The music streaming service has started to phase out P2P technology to rely fully on central servers instead.

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High Court: Kim Dotcom Can Have His Cars, Millions in Cash Returned

Added: Yesterday

The High Court in New Zealand today ruled that police may not keep possession of assets seized in a 2012 raid on Kim Dotcom's mansion. This means that a potential appeal aside, Dotcom may soon be reunited with millions of dollars in cash, his luxury car collection, artwork, and other assets seized by the authorities.

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Android Pirate Agrees To Work Undercover For the Feds

Added: Yesterday

Getting busted by the FBI can hardly be a pleasurable experience but for one former Android software pirate his debt to the authorities won't be over anytime soon. As part of a plea agreement with the Department of Justice, a former member of the SnappzMarket group has just agreed to work undercover for the FBI.

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Square Enix: DRM Boosts Profits and It’s Here to Stay

Added: 4/15/2014

One of the world's largest games companies says that DRM is a necessary part of doing business and isn't going away anytime soon. Speaking with TorrentFreak, Square Enix says that while it understands that DRM shouldn't interfere with gaming and there is currently no perfect solution, profit dictates that the controversial practice remains.

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Game of Thrones Sets New Torrent Swarm Record

Added: 4/15/2014

The latest episode of Game of Thrones has broken the record for the most people sharing a file simultaneously via BitTorrent. More than 193,000 people shared a single copy yesterday evening, and roughly 1.5 million people downloaded the episode during the first day.

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Cinefi Streams Movie and TV-Torrents Straight to Your Browser

Added: 4/14/2014

Cinefy is a brand new service that allows users to stream movie and TV-torrents directly to their browser, with no external torrent clients, plugins or video players needed. The unique "patent pending" technology streams videos on-the-fly, and works on pretty much any device that has a browser.

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Ryushare File-Host Owner Arrested – Cash, Cars, Motorcycles Seized

Added: 4/14/2014

Another file-hosting site popular with pirates has bitten the dust. According to the Vietnamese government the operators of Ryushare were arrested for distributing "depraved culture", a reference to adult-related material. Reports from authorities say the site, which at its peak last year got close to breaking into the Alexa 500, generated profits of $6.2m.

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UK Prime Minister Asked for Permanent Police Anti-Piracy Unit Funding

Added: 4/14/2014

City of London Police's Intellectual Property Unit has been making waves recently against so-called 'pirate' websites but its current funding is only a temporary arrangement. In an effort to remove uncertainty, the Prime Minister's Intellectual Property Advisor is calling on his boss to commit to the permanent funding of the unit to extend its existence beyond 2015.

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 04/14/14

Added: 4/14/2014

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. ‘The Machine’ tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Ride Along’ 'The Nut Job' completes the top three.

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Why People Pirate Game of Thrones, a Global Cost Breakdown

Added: 4/13/2014

Millions of people pirate Game of Thrones instead of paying for it. One of the prime reasons is the hefty price tag that comes with a premium subscription, which isn't really a surprise if you look at the costs in some countries. Honestly, would you pay $500 to follow the latest season?

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