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Pirate Bay Cyberlocker Bayfiles Disappears After Arrest

Bayfiles, the file-hosting service created by two former operators of The Pirate Bay, has disappeared from the Internet, leaving tens of thousands of users in the dark. The site went offline shortly after the arrest of Pirate Bay's Fredrik Neij who is currently serving his prison sentence in Sweden.
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Cox Communications Sued For Not Disconnecting Pirates

Added: Today

Cox Communications, one of the largest telecoms companies in the U.S., is being sued by a pair of music publishers for refusing to disconnect persistent music pirates. Evidence in the case is being provided by Rightscorp, who say that ISPs lose their safe harbor protections if they fail to take action against repeat infringers.

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UK Piracy Blocklist Expands With Demonoid, Isohunt, IPTorrents and More

Added: Yesterday

The UK website blocking bonanza continues with the High Court adding 32 "pirate" sites to the country’s unofficial ban list. The new order requires six major ISPs to block access to public and private torrent sites, warez sites and streaming portals.

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Torrent Site ‘Hijacks’ MPAA’s Movie Search Engine

Added: Yesterday

The MPAA's search engine for movies and TV-shows "WhereToWatch" can now be upgraded with torrents, thanks to PopcornCab. The deviant torrent site, run by former U.S. Pirate Party leader Travis McCrea, decided to add torrent support so it can reach a wider audience.

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Kim Dotcom Leaves Bail Hearing a Free Man, For Now

Added: Yesterday

Following an all day hearing in the Auckland District Court, Kim Dotcom left the building a free man today. Officially broke and unable to comment on his case due to a news blackout, the Megaupload founder will have to wait until tomorrow to discover if he'll be put back behind bars.

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The Pirate Bay Goes Down Locally

Added: Yesterday

The Pirate Bay is suffering some downtime in parts of the U.S. The TPB crew says that the issues are beyond their control but they're confident that the world's largest torrent index will come back online eventually.

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The Pirate Bay Goes Down Locally

Added: 11/26/2014

The Pirate Bay is suffering some downtime in parts of the U.S. and elsewhere. The TPB crew says that the issues are beyond their control but they're confident that the world's largest torrent index will come back online eventually.

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Record Biz Wants To Tax Brits For Copying Their Own Music

Added: 11/26/2014

Several music industry organizations in the UK have launched an application for a judicial review after the government passed legislation allowing citizens to copy their own music for personal use. The group says that in order for the system to be fair, the public must pay a new tax.

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BT Starts Blocking Private Torrent Sites

Added: 11/26/2014

UK Internet provider BT blocked two dozen torrent sites this past weekend, including IPTorrents and TorrentDay, two of the largest private trackers. This is the first time that a UK ISP has blocked private torrent sites, and there doesn't appear to be a court order underlying their decision.

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ABS-CBN Sues Another 18 Sites Over TV and Movie Piracy

Added: 11/26/2014

Legal action initiated by TV company ABS-CBN against several tiny 'pirate' linking sites resulted in an agreement last month for the defendant to pay a shocking $10 million in damages. Result in hand, ABS-CBN is soon back, this time targeting another 18 alleged pirate domains in a Florida district court. Let the money flow.

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Senator Uses Piracy Report to Pressure Visa, Mastercard

Added: 11/25/2014

Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has sent letters to Visa and MasterCard on the topic of online piracy. Citing a report from Netnames detailing the activities of the world's top cyberlockers, Leahy urges the services to stop doing business with all 'pirate' sites.

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