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Popcorn Time Now Available as iOS App

When the Popcorn Time app brought BitTorrent streaming to the masses this year the "Netflix for Pirates" gained the hearts of millions. Today, one of the most popular Popcorn Time forks expands the potential user base further still with the release of an iOS app, jailbreak only for now.
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Popcorn Time Now Available as iOS App

Added: Yesterday

When the Popcorn Time app brought BitTorrent streaming to the masses this year the "Netflix for Pirates" gained the hearts of millions. Today, one of the most popular Popcorn Time forks expands the potential user base further still with the release of an iOS app, jailbreak only for now.

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BitTorrent Wants to Become RIAA Certified Music Service

Added: Yesterday

With the exclusive release of Thom Yorke's latest album BitTorrent developed itself into a paid music service. With over half a million downloads thus far the "experiment" has become a great success, and if it's up to BitTorrent the company will become an RIAA-certified music service in the near future.

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Labels Win Grooveshark Copyright Infringement Case

Added: Yesterday

The future of streaming music service Grooveshark is in doubt after a United States District Court issued summary judgment in one of the cases actioned by the major labels. In addition to a full house of copyright infringement charges against the service, its founders were also found liable for direct infringement.

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Photographer Sues Imgur For Failing to Remove Copyrighted Photos

Added: 9/29/2014

The popular image sharing service Imgur is facing millions of dollars in damages for failing to remove a series of copyrighted photos. The website is being sued by Seattle-based photographer Christopher Boffoli whose work remained available on Imgur, a month after he sent a takedown notice.

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Universal Music Moves For Summary Judgment Against Grooveshark

Added: 9/29/2014

The four-year legal battle between Universal Music and Grooveshark is heating back up with the label now calling for summary judgment in the case. At issue is Grooveshark's streaming of songs recorded prior to February 1972, which are covered by New York state law, rather than federal copyright law under which Grooveshark can claim safe harbor protections.

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 09/29/14

Added: 9/29/2014

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Edge Of Tomorrow.' '22 Jump Street' completes the top three.

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Copyright Apocalypse: Trolls Attack the Net, From the Future

Added: 9/28/2014

Imagine an Internet in which every possible creative work uploaded results in a copyright claim - because it's already been created. That's the nightmare scenario being painted by a Russian company which says it has a plan to use copyright and trolling to free humans from ever having to create digital content again.

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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference to Stop Internet Anarchy

Added: 9/28/2014

Since last year City of London Police's Intellectual Property Crime Unit have been working with copyright holders to tackle online piracy. The police have already booked some successes but according to PIPCU head Andy Fyfe, more state interference may be needed to stop Internet anarchy.

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Court Orders Warner Bros. to Reveal Flawed Anti-Piracy Technology

Added: 9/27/2014

U.S. District Judge Kathleen Williams has ordered Warner Bros. to unseal documentation detailing its flawed anti-piracy technology. The records are part of the now closed case between Hotfile and the MPAA, and are expected to shed some light on the movie studio's inaccurate takedown policy.

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Gottfrid Svartholm Trial: IT Experts Give Evidence

Added: 9/27/2014

As the hacking trial of Gottfrid Svartholm and his alleged accomplice continues in Denmark, IT experts have been giving evidence. The prosecution says that IP addresses used in this attack were also used in previous ones involving the Pirate Bay founder, while the defense insists remote attackers are the culprits.

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