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Humanity: Peter Sunde Attends Funeral Without Handcuffs

Following anger at the news that Peter Sunde would have to attend his father's funeral while handcuffed, humanity has prevailed. Mats Kolmisoppi says that following all the attention focused on his brother's predicament, Peter was allowed to pay his final respects with dignity.
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Humanity: Peter Sunde Attends Funeral Without Handcuffs

Added: Today

Following anger at the news that Peter Sunde would have to attend his father's funeral while handcuffed, humanity has prevailed. Mats Kolmisoppi says that following all the attention focused on his brother's predicament, Peter was allowed to pay his final respects with dignity.

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Mega Demands Apology Over “Defamatory” Cyberlocker Report

Added: Yesterday

A new report which brands Mega.co.nz a "shadowy cyberlocker" has drawn a fierce response from the cloud storage site. CEO Graham Gaylard informs TorrentFreak that should the Digital Citizens Alliance refuse to remove Mega from its entire report and issue a public apology, further action will be taken.

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Developer Registers “Popcorn Time” Trademark to Prevent Abuse

Added: Yesterday

The Popcorn Time app brought BitTorrent streaming to the mainstream earlier this year. The idea was to have a free and open source project that anyone can build upon. Despite this open nature a developer has now filed a trademark application for the "Popcorn Time" name to protect it from abuse.

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Report Brands Dotcom’s Mega a Piracy Haven

Added: 9/18/2014

A new report published by the Digital Citizens Alliance estimates that the most popular cyberlockers generate millions of dollars in revenue. The research claims that the sites in question are mostly used for copyright infringement. The list of "rogue" sites includes the Kim Dotcom-founded cloud hosting service Mega, albeit based on a false assumption.

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Hollywood Workers Demand Peter Sunde’s Dignity & Freedom

Added: 9/18/2014

Led by director Lexi Alexander, a collection of Hollywood directors, producers, actors, writers and other workers have teamed up in support of Peter Sunde. As the jailed former Pirate Bay founder prepares for his father's funeral, the insiders call for his uncuffing. "We oppose your imprisonment," they say in their video.

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Expendables 3 Downloaders Told To Pay Up – Or Else

Added: 9/18/2014

Millennium Films is cashing in on the leak of The Expendables 3 by demanding cash settlements from alleged downloaders. Those receiving notices are only being given until October 5 to pay up - or else - but demands to users of VPNs are falling on deaf ears. Sadly, those using IP blocking software have had much less luck.

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AT&T Patents Technology to Keep Torrent Files Alive

Added: 9/17/2014

Internet provider AT&T has expanded its portfolio with a rather unusual patent. While most ISPs prefer to limit the amount of BitTorrent traffic on their networks, AT&T has patented a technology that can keep torrents alive, even if there are no seeders available in the current swarm.

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Copyright Holders Want Netflix to Ban VPN Users

Added: 9/17/2014

If copyright holders get their way it will soon be impossible to access Netflix though a VPN service. The entertainment industry companies are calling for a ban on privacy services as that opens the door to foreign pirates.

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Pirate Bay Founder “Will Wear Handcuffs” to Carry Father’s Coffin

Added: 9/17/2014

After succumbing to a long illness, Peter Sunde's father has passed away. While the Pirate Bay founder will be allowed to attend the funeral, prison staff have told him he can expect to carry the coffin while wearing handcuffs. For someone convicted of copyright offenses with just 50 days sentence left, it's an unpalatable threat.

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Search Engines Can Diminish Online Piracy, Research Finds

Added: 9/16/2014

New research from Carnegie Mellon University shows that search engine results directly influence people's decision to pirate movies, or buy them legally. According to the researchers, their findings show how search engines may play a vital role in the fight against online piracy.

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