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Torrent Site Fenopy Shuts Down Quietly

Fenopy, one of the older torrent sites that's been around for nearly nine years, has shut down voluntarily. The closure marks the end of what once was described as the first "web 2.0" torrent site.
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Torrent Site Fenopy Shuts Down Quietly

Added: Today

Fenopy, one of the older torrent sites that's been around for nearly nine years, has shut down voluntarily. The closure marks the end of what once was described as the first "web 2.0" torrent site.

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Paulo Coelho Wants to Give The Interview Away Using BitTorrent

Added: Today

Sony may have withdrawn The Interview but not everyone is scared of releasing the movie. Author Paulo Coelho, whose book The Alchemist has sold in excess of 165 million copies, has just offered to buy the rights to the movie from Sony. He informs TorrentFreak that it would go straight on BitTorrent, for free.

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Researchers Make BitTorrent Anonymous and Impossible to Shut Down

Added: Today

While the BitTorrent ecosystem is filled with uncertainty and doubt, researchers at Delft University of Technology have released the first version of their anonymous and decentralized BitTorrent network. "Tribler makes BitTorrent anonymous and impossible to shut down," lead researcher Prof. Pouwelse says.

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The Pirate Bay’s Facebook Page Is Shut Down Too

Added: Yesterday

Following in the footsteps of the main site, Pirate Bay's Facebook page with nearly half a million likes was shut down a few hours ago. It's unclear whether the Pirate Bay crew deleted the page or if Facebook took action against the troubled site.

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Icefilms Downtime Causes Concern, But Site Will Return

Added: Yesterday

The Icefilms streaming movie and TV show portal has a strong following but for the past 24 hours the site has been offline. With a Pirate Bay raid ringing in everyone's ears, has Icefilms fallen to the same fate? According to a source familiar with the situation the site should get back on its feet soon.

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Swedish ISP Refuses to Block The Pirate Bay

Added: Yesterday

In its response to a lawsuit filed by rightsholders last month a Swedish ISP has refused to block The Pirate Bay and streaming portal Swefilmer. Several major music and movie companies initiated legal action against Bredbandsbolaget in November, but the ISP says there is no legal basis for a web blockade.

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Pirate Bay Shutdown Doesn’t Stop People From Sharing

Added: 12/16/2014

The Pirate Bay raid is still sending shock-waves through the BitTorrent 'community' but despite the prolonged downtime people haven't stopped sharing. Statistics provided by one of the largest trackers used by TPB show that the number of continuous file-sharers remains pretty much unaffected.

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Pirate Bay Suspect Released After Raid Arrest

Added: 12/16/2014

One of the alleged Pirate Bay crew members arrested a week ago has been released from custody. The man remains a suspect in a new Pirate Bay investigation, and prosecutor Fredrik Ingblad believes that this could eventually lead to new hearings.

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Swedish Supreme Court Determines Movie Piracy Fines

Added: 12/16/2014

A long-running case in Sweden has concluded with a determination on how pirates should be sentenced for each movie downloaded illegally. The case, which involved the downloading of 60 movies, went all the way to the Supreme Court. The jail sentence demanded by the prosecution was rejected but stiff fines were handed down.

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Pirate Bay Responds to The Raid, Copies and The Future

Added: 12/15/2014

The Pirate Bay crew has broken its silence for the first time since the site was knocked down hard by a raid in Sweden last week. The people behind the site are still considering their options and have no concrete comeback plans yet. Nevertheless, they encourage the public to keep the Kopimi spirit alive.

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