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09/19/2014
09/18/2014
09/17/2014
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Demonoid - I think Demonoid is back, finally. What happened to them a couple of years back was just a tragedy. Hopefully now things can get back to normal.

--Popper
From Popper
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The Pirate Bay ‘Moves’ to North Korea - “This is truly an ironic situation. We have been fighting for a free world, and our opponents are mostly huge corporations from the United States of America, a place where freedom and freedom of speech is said to be held high.”
The Pirate Bay says that it sees the current step as one forward for North Korea, and the BitTorrent site hopes that all North Koreans can soon access the site to foster freedom of information.
From Popper
|| 02/16/2013 ||
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Torrent Crazy - This is my absolute favorite BitTorrent site. Better than TPB.

--Popper
From Popper
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Hollywood Won’t Get Piracy Profits From Usenet Site, High Court Rules - A UK High Court ruling has just handed Hollywood a defeat in a battle against a now-defunct file-sharing site. The MPA argued that when Usenet indexing site Newzbin2 generated profits from piracy, that money should be handed over to the studios. The MPA argued that copyright infringement is theft but the Court said it was more like trespass, noting that any award would have a “chilling effect on innovation and creativity.”
From Popper
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BBC-Backed Pirate Bay Documentary Ready for Premiere - TPB-AFK, the upcoming documentary about The Pirate Bay and its founders, is finally ready for a worldwide premiere. The film has been in the making for four years and aside from funds received from “the Internet” it received financial support from major broadcasters including the BBC. Director Simon Klose hopes that the film will be picked up by a film festival soon so it can be shared on the Internet, for free. In the summer of 2003 a group of computer fanatics came up with the idea of starting a new file-sharing site using the then relatively new BitTorrent protocol. The Pirate Bay was born, and nearly a decade and numerous court cases later it is still the most-visited torrent site of all time. But how did Anakata, Brokep and TiAMO – three guys from Scandinavia – become Hollywood’s worst nightmare? What drove them to mock copyright holders, how did they deal with the private investigators who were watching them, and what makes The Pirate Bay so special?
From popper
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Demonoid Is Back, BitTorrent Tracker is Now Online - Bigger news than the return of Jesus !!

--Popper
From Popper
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Demonoid Could Make A Comeback After Ukrainian Government Takedown - Though the BitTorrent website is out of commission at the moment, Demonoid's reputation leads some to believe that the site could make a comeback. Demonoid has been offline for more than a month, but some users still think the BitTorrent website could make a comeback. A Demonoid return after this prolonged outage wouldn't be out of character, or unexpected by its loyal user base. "Many of the site's former users are refusing to give up hope that Demonoid will live up to its reputation as the comeback kid," claims Torrent Freak in an Aug. 26 post.
From Popper
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Demonoid Busted As A Gift To The United States Government - Last week thousands of Demonoid users feared the worst when their beloved site disappeared from the Internet. Many thought that the site had been busted, but were eventually relieved to hear that it was ‘only’ a massive DDoS attack. But today the roller-coaster ride plummeted to new depths, with confirmation coming out of Ukraine that the DDoS was just the beginning – the site has been busted by the authorities.
From Popper
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Demonoid Down 2012: Torrent Site Hit By DDoS Cyber Attack, Won't Be Running Anyt - Demonoid, one of the biggest torrent sites on the internet, has been down for a few days as it was hit by a DDoS cyber attack. The site is not expected to run any time soon as the issue will be difficult to fix. The site has been inaccessible to its millions of users for a few days as it was taken down due to a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack which caused a series of problems. Read more at http://www.travelerstoday.com/articles/2521/20120731/demonoid-down-2012-torrent-site-hit-by-ddos-cyber-attack-wont-be-running-anytime-soon-bittorrent-anti-piracy-demonoid-me-distributed-denial-of-service-attack-technology.htm#OFfH8qpRgCugE3wG.99
From Popper
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At 92, Movie Bootlegger Is Soldiers Hero - One of the world's most prolific bootleggers of Hollywood DVDs loves his morning farina. He has spent eight years churning out hundreds of thousands of copies of The Hangover, Gran Torino and other first-run movies from his small Long Island apartment to ship overseas.
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|| 02/06/2012 ||
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btjunkie - 2005 - 2012 This is the end of the line my friends. The decision does not come easy, but we've decided to voluntarily shut down. We've been fighting for years for your right to communicate, but it's time to move on. It's been an experience of a lifetime, we wish you all the best
From Popper
|| 11/27/2011 ||
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Down EU - Very cool P2P Site.

--Popper
From Popper
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70 Year-Old Grandma Threatened Over BitTorrent Download - A 70 year-old retired widow from San Francisco falls into this category. The grandma was recently ‘caught’ sharing porn on BitTorrent and was offered a $3,400 settlement, or the option to risk a $150,000 fine in a full court case.
From Popper
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LimeWire is Dead: What Are the Alternatives? - What other P2P sites are available? While there are countless options available, we polled the PCMag staff and put together a list of several alternatives for BitTorrent, Gnutella, and beyond. All of these services should be used for legal downloads, of course; PCMag does not condone the download of copyrighted or illegal material. With that in mind, here are few sites that might help with the LimeWire withdrawal.
From Popper
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Judge Guts Whopping RIAA File Sharing Verdict - A federal judge is gutting a jury verdict in the second recording industry file-sharing lawsuit to go to trial against an individual. The Boston judge reduced the $675,000 verdict to $67,500 for 30 songs. The Recording Industry Association of America vowed an appeal.
From cw
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|| 03/22/2010 ||
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Download Archive -
From popper
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”Torrent for USB - ”Torrent - a (very) tiny BitTorrent client - ”Torrent for USB combines a special edition of the world's most popular BitTorrent client on a tiny microSD powered USB for ultimate portability and convenience.
From cw
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AND THE MOST-PIRATED FILM OF 2009 IS.... - Paramount's worst fears are confirmed: "Star Trek" was the most pirated film of 2009.
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AND THE MOST-PIRATED FILM OF 2009 IS.... - Paramount's worst fears are confirmed: "Star Trek" was the most pirated film of 2009.
From popper
|| 12/28/2009 ||
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Sinless Links -
From popper
|| 12/17/2009 ||
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Demonoid is back up !! - My life is now complete

--Popper
From popper
|| 09/18/2009 ||
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25 Great Pirate Bay Alternatives - The end of the Pirate Bay is nearing. Even if the deal with GGF doesn’t go through the current owners are likely to sell to one of the other interested parties. For many BitTorrent fans this means that they have to find an alternative. Luckily there are plenty of good ones out there.
From Popper
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UK says illegal downloaders may lose Web access (AP) - AP - People who repeatedly download copyright-protected films and music could have their Internet connection cut off under proposed laws the British government unveiled Tuesday to tackle illegal file-sharing.
From cw
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8 percent admit to downloading video illegally - Right ... and 92 percent are liars !!

--Popper
From Popper
|| 06/30/2009 ||
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Pirate Party Wins EU Parliament - Sweden’s Pirate Party won a seat in the European Union Parliament, swept in Sunday amid outrage over a new copyright law and the convictions of the four founders of The Pirate Bay. The party, formed to protest copyright law, took 7.1 percent of votes in Sweden and one of that country’s 18 seats in the European Parliament. The party stands for radical reform of copyright legislation, abolition of the patent system and guaranteed online-privacy rights.
From Popper
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UPDATE 1-Telenor refuses to block Pirate Bay access | Markets | Markets News | Reuters - Norwegian telecom group Telenor (TEL.OL) will not block access to the Swedish file-sharing website The Pirate Bay, despite demands from representatives of the entertainment industry
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Pirate Bay: a guilty verdict is an attack on the Internet - The Pirate Bay trial wrapped up today in Sweden as the defendants gave their closing statements; the verdict is currently scheduled for April 17th. In the meantime, "I think we're going to go party," said defendant Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi in a brief press conference after the trial.
From cw
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Music Executive Ridiculed at Pirate Bay Trial | Threat Level from Wired.com - Laughter filled The Pirate Bay trial here Wednesday when John Kennedy, the chief executive of the International Federation of Phonographic Industries, testified that people would have purchased every music track they got free file sharing.
From TerminalGlitch
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P2P Researchers Fear BitTorrent Meltdown - BitTorrent is often praised as an indestructible force moving petabytes of data around every day. It does have an Achilles’ heel though, and prominent p2p researchers warn that millions of downloads will come to a halt if eight servers hosted in Sweden happen to go offline.
From Nonoxyl
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Music industry drops effort to sue song swappers - The group representing the U.S. recording industry said Friday it has abandoned its policy of suing people for sharing songs protected by copyright and will work with Internet service providers to cut abusers' access if they ignore repeated warnings. The move ends a controversial program that saw the Recording Industry Association of America sue about 35,000 people since 2003 for swapping songs online. Because of high legal costs for defenders, virtually all of those hit with lawsuits settled, on average for around $3,500. The association's legal costs, in the meantime, exceeded the settlement money it brought in.
From Popper
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French Senate passes bill to disconnect filesharers - Three strikes for les gratuittards The French Senate has overwhelmingly voted in favor of disconnecting Internet pirates, despite European Parliament's direct opposition to the punishmen
From cw
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Stoners, Vegans and a Junky Elephant Conquer BitTorrent - An animated Norwegian movie featuring sex, violence, stoners, a junkie elephant and even vegans, has been panned by UK critics. However, much to the dismay of the distributor, file-sharers don’t agree with this assessment and have downloaded it 500,000 times, which the movie’s producer thinks is ‘Great!’
From cw
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Metallica Interview Canceled after Pirate Bay Row - Metallica's label Universal stepped in and canceled an interview with a Swedish newspaper last week after one of its writer reviewers said he got his copy of the album via BitTorrent. The writer, Jonn Jeppsson, who actually reviewed an edited version of ‘Death Magnetic’, admitted he downloaded it from The Pirate Bay.
From cw
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Comcast suddenly respects FCC authority over throttling - As Canada's own investigation into P2P throttling slowly moves to its conclusion, the US investigation into similar practices at cable giant Comcast continues to chug along. Comcast has quite vocally insisted that the FCC doesn't actually have the authority to address the issue, but a staff attorney at Public Knowledge has dug up a fascinating nugget of information showing Comcast making exactly the opposite claim... when it suits the company's purposes.
From Nonoxyl
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Comcast loses: FCC head slams company's P2P filtering - Comcast loses: FCC head slams company's P2P filtering
From Surfer
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TorrentFreak’s Top 10 YouTorrent Alternatives - After YouTorrent decided that they were only interested in indexing a relatively tiny amount of licensed content from seven other sites, their links to content dropped dramatically. If the word on the BitTorrent streets is to be believed, their users are doing the same. But where will they go for their meta-searches?
From popper
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|| 07/06/2008 ||
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Torrent Spy - Friends of TorrentSpy, We have decided on our own, not due to any court order or agreement, to bring the Torrentspy.com search engine to an end and thus we permanently closed down worldwide on March 24, 2008. The legal climate in the USA for copyright, privacy of search requests, and links to torrent files in search results is simply too hostile. We spent the last two years, and hundreds of thousands of dollars, defending the rights of our users and ourselves. Ultimately the Court demanded actions that in our view were inconsistent with our privacy policy, traditional court rules, and International law; therefore, we now feel compelled to provide the ultimate method of privacy protection for our users - permanent shutdown. It was a wild ride, The TorrentSpy Team
From popper
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Campus copyright battle moves to textbook torrents - The RIAA's extensive campaign against filesharing has drawn in a lot of individuals, but college campuses have remained a major target of the content owners' legal threats. It's pretty clear that there's significant expertise with filesharing on college campuses, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that this expertise has been put to use with other copyrighted materials. Textbook companies are getting worried about the sharing of their bread-and-butter online, and have started a campaign designed to block the sharing at its source.
From Nonoxyl
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Top of the Swaps: P2P's Most-Traded Movies, TV and Songs of 2007 - If you want a true snapshot of what people are watching and whom they're listening to online, look no further than the file-sharing underground. With Hollywood sweating over piracy and record labels crying over losses, activity on peer-to-peer file-sharing networks has emerged as the most reliable barometer for determining what's hot and what's not among the most tech-savvy media consumers.
From popper
|| 05/24/2008 ||
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Bittorrent tosses Orb into Apple's walled garden - Apple - a monopoly in the making? Bittorrent Inc. announced a deal with Orb yesterday to bundle the streaming media centre software with its own P2P client, and both parties used the opportunities to goad Apple over its "walled garden" approach to medi
From cw
|| 04/12/2008 ||
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Demonoid's Back Online! - Phew !!

--Popper
From Popper
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Pirate Bay Captain Speaks Out on TV for the first time - One of the most popular online communities - ThePirateBay - is known as one of the Internet's largest file-sharing sites with free music, games and movies available for download. But the man behind the project is now facing copyright charges.
From popper
|| 04/03/2008 ||
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The Pirate Bay (2007) - A BBC World "Click" report on the Pirate Bay file sharing website and it's creators.

http://www.thepiratebay.org

Double thumbs up to the Pirate Bay!
From popper
|| 03/09/2008 ||
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You Torrent - Pretty good site which combines many torrent sites. Quick disclaimer: Do not download BT music, because if you do, and the RIAA pirates may go under, then music will be free, and artists will - perhaps for the first time in history get paid their fair worth. Therefore in conclusion, downloading music is wrong (and esp via iTunes).

--Popper
From Popper
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Comcast cops to BitTorrent busting - Eight months after an independent researcher revealed that Comcast was secretly throttling BitTorrent and other P2P traffic, the beleaguered American ISP has at last admitted that's exactly what it's doing.Of course, Comcast thinks this throttling is one great idea. And the company continues to deny it did this for months without properly notifying customers.
From cw
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The Generational Divide in Copyright Morality - Only two of 500 college students feel downloading music or movies is wrong. Good thing the next generation is more enlightened.
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Oregon AG Discovers New Way To Stand Up To RIAA -- Informati - State's attorney general has submitted a brief questioning the RIAA's data mining tactics and subpoena practices. The office is pushing to essentially cross-investigate RIAA representatives to ascertain the legality of its investigative practices--a discovery request that could be very expensive for the RIAA to respond to.
From Nonoxyl
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Virus Threatened to Kill File-Sharers, Creator Arrested for - The author of a bizarre virus which threatened to kill file-sharers has been arrested in Japan. Has he been arrested for making death threats? No! For writing the virus? No! This is the 21st century. He’s been arrested for copyright infringement, of course.
From Nonoxyl
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Studios admit error in piracy study - The major motion picture studios had egg on their faces Wednesday as they tried to explain to Congress and educators why a key number in a highly touted study of on-campus piracy was wrong.A 2005 study commissioned by the Motion Picture Association of America "incorrectly concluded that 44 percent of the motion picture industry's domestic losses were attributable to piracy by college students," MPAA spokesman Seth Oster said Wednesday.
From cw
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Ben's Guide to Protecting File-Sharers - How to stay out of prison and safe from the prying eyes of law enforcement, the MPAA, the RIAA, and other pesky P2P interlopers.
From Popper
|| 11/18/2007 ||
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Put up or shut up, RIAA told - In another potentially huge set-back for Warner Music, EMI, Vivendi Universal and Sony BMG’s RIAA, in the case against the George Washington University John Doe students, the judge has ordered the plaintiffs to show cause why the ex parte discovery order shouldn't be vacated, why the subpoena shouldn't be quashed, and why the ruling shouldn't apply to ALL of the defendants.
From cw
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p2pnet.net - the original daily p2p and digital media news s - Put up or shut up, RIAA told
From Surfer
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Demonoid is Dead - Site Pulled down by CRIA - This is shocking isn’t it. The Biggest loss to the Bit Torrent world is here. Demonoid is dead and is no longer available for anyone in the world. The CRIA managed to put pressure on the company renting servers to Demonoid and its been pulled down.
From Popper
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OiNK Torrent Tracker Slaughtered By IFPI - Invitation-only music tracker OiNK.cd has been shut down, with its 24-year-old administrator arrested in Britain in connection with the investigation.
From Popper
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The Pirate Bay Sees a Future Without BitTorrent - The guys from The Pirate Bay are always working on interesting side-projects, but there is one in particular that’s so significant, it might be the future of filesharing. For a while now, they have been working on a brand new protocol - which may come to replace BitTorrent in the near future.
From Popper
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Exclusive: I Was a Hacker for the MPAA - Promises of Hollywood fame and fortune persuaded a young hacker to betray former associates in the BitTorrent scene to Tinseltown's anti-piracy lobby, according to the hacker.In an exclusive interview with Wired News, gun-for-hire hacker Robert Anderson tells for the first time how the Motion Picture Association of America promised him money and power if he provided confidential information on TorrentSpy, a popular BitTorrent search site.
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RIAA Sues Usenet, Decries it as Napster, Kazaa - The Recording Industry Association of America is suing usenet.com, decrying it as the next Napster, Kazaa and other peer-to-peer, illicit file-sharing sites.
From cw
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24 illegal song downloads cost US woman 220,000 dollars - In the first US trial to challenge the illegal downloading of music on the Internet, a single mother from Minnesota was ordered Thursday to pay 220,000 dollars for sharing 24 songs online.Jammie Thomas, 30, was the first among more than 26,000 people sued by the world's most powerful recording companies to refuse a settlement after being slapped with a lawsuit by the Recording Industry of America and six major music labels.
From cw
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Four reasons why the RIAA won a jury verdict of $220,000 - The Recording Industry Association of American got a chance on Thursday to show everyone just how heavy and intimidating the legal club of copyright law can be.As my colleague Greg Sandoval wrote a few hours ago, a Minnesota woman named Jammie Thomas was sued by the RIAA for allegedly making available some 1,702 songs through the Kazaa network (though only 24 were at issue in the case). A federal jury sided with the RIAA and returned a verdict of $222,000.I've put some recent documents in the case online here for your perusal.So why did this verdict happen?
From cw
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Record companies win music sharing trial (AP) -

Jammie Thomas of Brainerd, Minn., left, leaves the federal courthouse building in Duluth, Minn. on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007 with her attorney, Brian Toder, during a midday break after closing arguments. Thomas is on the third day of her civil trial for alleged music pirating through illegal sharing of song files. Some 26,000 lawsuits have been filed over alleged misuse, but the case against Thomas, a 30-year-old mother of two, is the first to go to trial.  (AP Photo/Julia Cheng)AP - The recording industry won a key fight Thursday against illegal music downloading when a federal jury ordered a Minnesota woman to pay $222,000 for sharing copyrighted music online.



From cw
|| 09/27/2007 ||
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Demonoid Down, For Now - Sad beyond words ...

--Popper
From Popper
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The Pirate Bay About To Relaunch Suprnova.org - The legendary BitTorrent site Suprnova.org will be back in action soon. Sloncek, the former owner of suprnova.org decided to donate the domain to The Pirate Bay lads, who will relaunch the site in a few days, staying true to its original design. The return of a Legend.
From Popper
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Anti-Piracy Gang Launches their own Video Download Site - Media Defender, a notorious anti piracy gang working for the MPAA, RIAA and several independent media production companies, just launched their very own video upload service called “miivi.com”. The sole purpose of the site is to trap people into uploading copyrighted material, and bust them for doing so.
From cw
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The Pirate Bay launching a streaming video site - Up until now, we weren’t completely sure if this was going to be the YouTube killer that TPB fans everywhere have been talking about. But a statement published today on The Pirate Bay Blog outright confirms it:
From Popper
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The Pirate Bay plans to buy island - Swedish file-sharing website The Pirate Bay is planning to buy its own nation in an attempt to circumvent international copyright laws. The group has set up a campaign to raise money to buy Sealand, a former British naval platform in the North Sea that has been designated a 'micronation', and claims to be outside the jurisdiction of the UK or any other country.
From Popper
|| 05/25/2007 ||
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Extra Torrent - A very impressive Bit Torrent site, and no membership needed.
From Popper
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|| 04/27/2007 ||
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aXXo Torrents -
From popper
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Do P2P Blocklists Keep you Safe? | TorrentFreak - Do P2P Blocklists Keep you Safe?

Their main conclusion: a user who is not using blocklist software is practically guaranteed to be monitored.
From Surfer
|| 03/16/2007 ||
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Folding@home comes to the PS3 - Help frag cancer Sony is to let Playstation 3 users run Folding@home on their consoles, helping the study of Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, cystic fibrosis and many cancers.
From cw
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BitTorrent Inc offers legal downloads - 'Poacher' turned gamekeeper BitTorrent Inc, the firm that maintains development of the popular file sharing protocol historically associated with illegal movie downloads, has launched a website designed to sell licensed downloads of films and television shows.
From cw
|| 01/30/2007 ||
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BT Clients - Good selection.
From Popper
|| 01/10/2007 ||
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Nune World - Lots of stuff here !
From Popper
|| 12/21/2006 ||
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BBC moves to file-sharing sites - The commercial arm of the BBC announces a tie-up with file-sharing company Azureus to distribute titles in the US.
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|| 12/15/2006 ||
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Books -
From popper
|| 12/05/2006 ||
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Bram Cohen on BitTorrent's Future - Rumor has it he's leaving the company he co-founded -- just as BitTorrent lands big distribution deals with Hollywood. Can the rumors about Bram Cohen be true? What's in store for online file-sharing? Michael Calore snags an exclusive interview.
From cw
|| 11/16/2006 ||
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Audio Books - Just a few audio books, for anyone interested. --Popper
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|| 11/14/2006 ||
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Fox to Sell Cheap DVDs in China - Fox plans to sell inexpensive DVDs in China aiming to curb piracy of its movies within the region. The country accounted for some $244 million in lost ticket and DVD sales during 2005 according to the MPAA.
From cw
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RIAA Piracy Damages Questioned in Ruling - In a case that could have serious implications for future music piracy lawsuits, a New York District Judge ruled Thursday that a defendant's motion to argue the current statutory damage structure used in the case is unconstitutional may go forward.
From cw
|| 11/09/2006 ||
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Video: Don't Download This Song - "Weird Al" Yankovic's first single from his new album "Straight Outta Lynwood" (in stores September 26). Video directed and animated by Bill Plympton.
From Popper
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Wireless insecurity: do not use the cheerleader defence - Don't try this at home, folks Comment - The message boards are alive with misguided advice about wireless networks. Switch off your security, they say: you’ll get away with murder.
From cw
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P2P insurer will pay your fines if RIAA sues: $19/year! - a company in Sweden is offering file-sharing insurance - they'll pay your fines if you're sued by the RIAA. The /. submitter translates the link as follows: 'For a mere 140 SEK ($19 USD) per year, they will pay all your fines and give you a t-shirt if you get convicted for file sharing.'
From Popper
|| 10/25/2006 ||
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Jack Black - Stop Piracy
From cw
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File-sharing software firm loses US case - Another one bites the dust Another file-sharing software maker has been found guilty of causing copyright infringement. A US judge has said the Morpheus software produced by StreamCast breaks the law.
From cw
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Darknet allows share music files anonymously - The service is endorsed by political group the Pirate Party which is running for election in Sweden under a banner to reform the country's copyright laws.
From Popper
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AP: House GOP Plans $40M Ad Campaign - House Republicans have reserved more than $40 million worth of television advertising time for the fall, most of it aimed at holding seats they control, particularly in the Midwest and Northeast.
From cw
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Woman forces US record industry to drop file-sharing case - Dangerous precedent set A group of US record labels agreed to drop a music piracy case in the US after the alleged file-sharer argued that it could not be proved that she downloaded any illegal music. The case may set a precedent that undermines scores of other music piracy cases.
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The RIAA and MPAA could learn from Gary Larson - In this letter to a fan who illegally published Far Side cartoons on a website, Larson respectfully achieves what the music and film industry still can't accomplish with lawsuits and fines.
From cw
|| 06/30/2006 ||
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RapGet Rapidshare Autodownloader - Friend of mine recommended this program. Have not tried it yet, but damn it looks good! Anyone know other options?? --Popper
From Popper
|| 06/25/2006 ||
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Rapidshare - QUESTION: At work, I cannot use Torrents due to IT restrictions. This Rapidshare is pretty cool. Does anyone know of other P2P which do not turn your PC into a client / server?? --Popper
From Popper
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Pirate Bay's popularity DOUBLES after 3 days of being shut down - Quick Comment: Hahahah ah aha hah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah a hah ah ha haha hahahahahaha ah hah ah ah ah ah a hah ahahahahah ah ah a hahahahahah --Popper
From Popper
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Japanese virus spreading concern - A computer virus that targets the popular file-sharing program Winny isn't the most destructive bug or even the most widespread. But it's the most talked about in Japan as it generates headline after headline, month after month.
From Popper
|| 06/08/2006 ||
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RIAA's Rosen on student lawsuits - Hilary Rosen, the woman who once ran the Big Four Organized Music cartel's RIAA, says she believes the RIAA lawsuits against students have, "outlived most of their usefulness". It's also time for another look at DRM, she says.
From cw
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SITE DOWN - WILL BE UP AND FULLY FUNCTIONAL WITHIN 2 DAYS - The police officers were allowed access to the racks where the TPB servers and other servers are hosted. All servers in the racks were clearly marked as to which sites run on each. The police took down all servers in the racks, including the non-commercial site Piratbyrćn, the mission of which is to defend the rights of TPB via public debate.
From cw
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ThePirateBay.org Raided - Servers Seized - As one of the largest trackers, ThePirateBay.org largely replaced the search engine SuprNova.org. SuprNova.org met its demise in late 2004, when it was under pressure from the entertainment industry to shut it operation down. Conversely, such pressure has been ineffective against ThePiratebay.org.When such political pressure fails, the use of force is typically the next course of action. In a move that many thought would never come, Slyck.com learned this morning that ThePirateBay.org was raided by Swedish police.
From cw
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CRIA's Own Study Counters P2P Claims - In summary, CRIA's own research now concludes that P2P downloading constitutes less than one-third of the music on downloaders' computers, that P2P users frequently try music on P2P services before they buy, that the largest P2P downloader demographic is also the largest music buying demographic, and that reduced purchasing has little to do with the availability of music on P2P services. I've argued many of these same things, but now you don't have to take my word for it; you can take it from the record labels themselves.
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|| 03/14/2006 ||
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The Pirate Bay: Here to Stay? - Last month, the Motion Picture Association of America announced one of its boldest sorties yet against online piracy: a barrage of seven federal lawsuits against some of the highest-profile BitTorrent sites, Usenet hosts and peer-to-peer services. Among the targets: isoHunt, TorrentSpy and eDonkey.But, as always, one prominent site is missing from the movie industry's announcement
From cw
|| 01/13/2006 ||
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The Future of p2p TV - During the last year a lot of people discovered the great opportunities that p2p technologies like Bittorrent have. Every day more people discover how convenient it can be to download and watch your favorite TV shows.
From Hanz
|| 12/30/2005 ||
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How the RIAA gets its victims - The Big Four are treating their customers like shit, not to put too fine a point on it. But as more and more corporate print and electronic media outlets pick up the Patti Santangelo story, the lid is coming off. Santangelo is the New York mother who's defying the labels as they try to blackmail her into admitting guilt for something she didn't do. And Sony BMG, et al, are now using Santangelo's children as a weapon meant to force her into abandoning her stance.
From cw
|| 12/25/2005 ||
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Top 15 Torrent Sites of 2005 - 2005 is almost over. Time for a list of the best torrent sites out there. Five categories, fifteen sites.
From cw
|| 12/20/2005 ||
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P2P Population Nears Record High - During the middle part of 2005, the P2P population experienced a slight plateau as it hovered around 9 million total connected users. This plateau also witnessed a slight decline in total P2P users, dropping from a peak of 9.6 million users in August to 9.1 million users in October.
From Surfer
|| 12/19/2005 ||
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SuprNova - Today, on the exact day, when SuprNova.org went offline, I decided that it is time for everybody to know the truth and that it is time for me to stop pretending like nothing ever happened.
From Surfer
|| 12/16/2005 ||
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Merry Christmas From The RIAA - The music industry dropped 751 copyright-infringement lawsuits in the mail today, bringing the total number of legal actions this year against alleged peer-to-peer (P2P) infringers to more than 7,000.
From cw
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The web's best source for personalised TV Torrents - What is it and why should you care. Well, put simply, BTSP is a torrent listing site geared towards TV Series torrents, that allows you, the user, to define rules that govern what shows appear and to group and order torrents by program name, season number and episode number.
From cw
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RIAA Sues Woman Who Has No Computer For Sharing Music - It certainly wouldn't be the first time something like this has happened, but the lawyers who are fighting the RIAA on behalf of one woman, say they've heard about another lawsuit (unfortunately, they don't provide any links to info about the lawsuit) on behalf of a woman who says she didn't even own a working computer at the time the RIAA claims she was a threat to the industry. Perhaps she was singing so loudly her neighbors could hear her.
From Surfer
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Search terms on Kazaa to be blocked - The court has ordered Sharman to release a new version of Kazaa by 5 December that includes a non-optional keyword filter, restricting users' ability to illegally access and swap copyright music.
From cw
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|| 11/22/2005 ||
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No, It's Not the New Napster - Cohen has so far been spared the fate of Napster and Grokster, and has yet to be sued by record labels or movie studios. In fact, he recently flew down to L.A. to take a meeting with top movie-industry lobbyist Dan Glickman.
From cw
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Music industry launches new Internet piracy crackdown - The music industry's top lobbying group on Tuesday launched a new wave of legal action against the illegal sharing of music over the Internet, which it says hurts sales and steals money from music artists.The International Federation for the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) said it was launching 2,100 legal cases and extending the action to five new countries in Europe, Asia and, for the first time, South America.
From cw
|| 11/11/2005 ||
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Torrent Reactor - Gives the most active Torrents on the Web. --Popper
From Popper
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RIAA win: Grokster to end file sharing - File-sharing service Grokster Ltd. will stop distributing software that allows users to copy songs without permission as part of a settlement with the recording industry, an industry group said Monday. I guess the future will be with Bittorrent. Anyone have better options?? --Popper
From Popper
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BitTorrent conviction in Hong Kong - This past January Chan Nai-ming was arrested in Hong Kong for distributing films over the Internet via BitTorrent, and today he was convicted of that charge in court. As a result, there was much rejoicing in certain circles.
From cw
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Net pirates will face stiffer punishment - The U.S. Sentencing Commission on Wednesday approved an emergency set of rules that would boost prison sentences by roughly 40 percent for people convicted of peer-to-peer infringement of copyright works "being prepared for commercial distribution."
From cw
|| 10/08/2005 ||
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Anonymous Bittorrent - Yes folks, that horrible day for the RIAA/MPAA/(insert your favorite four letter word here) has really arrived, anonymous P2P is here. Yes, its been here in other forms, such as Ants and other P2P clients that implement an anonymous mesh, but thanks to some anonymous developer, there is now a version of the wildly popular bittorrent software that works completely anonymously.
From cw
|| 09/13/2005 ||
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SuperNova is Back! - SuprNova.org is back, this time in a different form and with new ideas. Site is going to go through many changes, but the important thing is, it is coming back.
From cw
|| 08/26/2005 ||
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|| 07/28/2005 ||
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Downloading 'myths' challenged - People who illegally share music files online are also big spenders on legal music downloads, research suggests.
From cw
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|| 07/18/2005 ||
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Flextorrents Search Engine - Flextorrents Search Engine
From cw
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Dell, Napster offer solution for college music downloads - Dell and Napster will be working together to provide colleges with a legal online music hardware and software package, in a bid to ease network bottlenecks caused by students stealing digital music.
From cw
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Tutorial for Faster Bit torrent speeds - From what we all understand we hate slow download speeds with bit torrent, well actually all the people who say that bit torrent is slow are not very bright. For bit torrent is the next generation of p2p networking. It is the fastest p2p networking program out there right now IF U CONFIGURE THE PROGRAM CORRECTLY. This tutorial will show you how to make your bit torrent faster step by step.
From cw
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SCOTUSblog: Grokster, StreamCast Lose - The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that developers of software violate federal copyright law when they provide computer users with the means to share music and movie files downloaded from the Internet, at least when the software companies take "affirmative steps to foster infringement."
From Surfer
|| 06/27/2005 ||
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File-Swap Services Can Be Sued - Internet file-sharing services will be held responsible if they intend for their customers to use software primarily to swap songs and movies illegally, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, rejecting warnings that the lawsuits will stunt growth of cool tech gadgets such as the next iPod.
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The Scheme to Discredit BitTorrent - One of the most fascinating and popular protocols and P2P file-distribution systems on the Internet is BitTorrent, first released in 2001. Continuous improvements led to its emergence as a force in 2003; by early 2005 it was perhaps the dominant protocol on the Net, second only to TCP/IP itself. The problem is that no big company controls it, and Microsoft, asleep at the wheel, let it slip too long to do much about it. So now I suspect Microsoft is playing dirty to discredit the thing. There is no other explanation for the recent series of coincidental stories and events.
From cw
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Microsoft Develops BitTorrent Clone - Microsoft wants in on the BitTorrent file-sharing technology, a technology that has quickly become one of biggest file-sharing methods since Kazaa. Microsoft plans to take some of the action away from BitTorrent when they launch a new piece of software called Avalanche. Much like how the BitTorrent system operates, Avalanche will allow users to download a file from many different users at one time.

Not a good mix IMO.
From Popper

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Justices to rule on fate of file-swapping - Perhaps as soon as Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on the future of file-swapping, in one of the most closely watched legal battles of the year.
From cw
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Defiant.ws in the face of the MPAA - Having tired of the problems users face with Torrent search sites, a former Torrentz.com developer has created a website he promises will provide a better customer experience, Defiant.
From cw
|| 05/27/2005 ||
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Why is the "Department of Homeland Security" involved with this? WTF??
--Popper

http://elitetorrents.org

Feds bite BitTorrent

Federal agents launched a crackdown on users of a popular new technology used to steal the latest "Star Wars" movie and other large data files off the Internet, immigration officials announced Wednesday.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Wednesday that the campaign, which included search warrants and the shutdown of a Web site, was its first-ever criminal enforcement action against users of a file-sharing program known as BitTorrent.
From Popper

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|| 05/24/2005 ||
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Is Bittorrent unstoppable? - In today's age, nothing is more valued than information and the speed at which it is delivered. Whether you are a music aficionado or a college teacher trying to distribute papers and reading material, you have used one form or another of Peer to Peer (P2P) software to send or receive files. We all have our personal choice and flavor of P2P wavering only to our personal preference to broadband constraints but no one can deny the phenomenon which is Bittorrent.
From cw
|| 05/19/2005 ||
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BitTorrent Goes Trackerless ! - As part of our ongoing efforts to make publishing files on the Web painless and disruptively cheap, BitTorrent has released a 'trackerless' version of BitTorrent in a new release.
From cw
|| 05/19/2005 ||
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Star Wars III online - Star Wars III online, all studio countermeasures futile. Putting the shouting, petulant babies from the studios in charge of technology is plain nuts. They are too blinded by greed and hubris to be trusted.
From Surfer
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The Darknet and the Future of Content Distribution - People have always copied things. In the past, most items of value were physical objects. Patent law and economies of scale meant that small scale copying of physical objects was usually uneconomic, and large-scale copying (if it infringed) was stoppable using policemen and courts. Today, things of value are increasingly less tangible: often they are just bits and bytes or can be accurately represented as bits and bytes. The widespread deployment of packet-switched networks and the huge advances in computers and codec-technologies has made it feasible (and indeed attractive) to deliver such digital works over the Internet. This presents great opportunities and great challenges. The opportunity is low-cost delivery of personalized, desirable high-quality content. The challenge is that such content can be distributed illegally. Copyright law governs the legality of copying and distribution of such valuable data, but copyright protection is increasingly strained in a world of programmable computers and high-speed networks.
From cw
|| 05/16/2005 ||
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RIAA: all bark, no bite - Demonstrating once again that much of the music industry's threats against p2p users are often more bark than bite, Emory University announced that eight of the nine lawsuits filed by the Recording Industry Association of America against file-sharing Emory students have been dismissed. Although the reasons for the lawsuit dismissals are still unknown, the fact that such a large percentage of the lawsuits against students in this institution were unsuccessful takes much of the wind out of the RIAA's over-hyped boasts that file sharers named in these suits don't stand much of a chance.
|| 05/15/2005 ||
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Anti-Anti-Piracy Seal - If you haven't seen the FBI's new Anti-piracy Seal yet, well…you must not have bought anything new within the last year. This seal is being attached to CDs, DVDs, videogames, software packages, and most other digital media.
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RIAA's Grand Total: 10,037 - What are Your Odds? - So what exactly are your chances of being sued by the RIAA? In our news story last Wednesday, Slyck reported the number of online file-sharers was approximately 9 million users. Among other networks, this number did not account for the BitTorrent, WinMX, Manolito, Warez/Ares, Gnutella2 or SoulSeek populations. If we did include those users, we would be looking at a much larger population – perhaps as many as 15 million users. For the purposes of this article, we will split the difference and approximate there are 12 million P2P users online at any given moment....
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725 more file sharers sued; 10,037 total (!)

725 more file sharers sued; 10,037 total (!) Making up for March's skipped litigation, the RIAA filed a second round of April lawsuits this week against 725 file sharers for copyright infringement. Perhaps answering my question from earlier this month, the latest press release no longer mentions that only university students are being sued.

The total number of file sharers sued has now broken the five-digit barrier, coming in at 10,037 people sued by the RIAA since September 2003. This is an astounding figure.
From Popper

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New law cracks down on P2P pirates - File-swappers who distribute a single copy of a prerelease movie on the Internet can be imprisoned for up to three years, according to a bill that President Bush signed into law on Wednesday.
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Congress confuses file sharing with manslaughter - Making a movie available electronically prior to its release can now result in a three year sentence, thanks to the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act approved Tuesday by the House. The Senate has already passed its own version, and the final bill is expected to be signed by the President.
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File-sharing showdown at Supreme Court - "If nothing is changed and these services continue to operate, it will have an impact on the creative process. For the movie industry, it will mean less risk will be taken in terms of the creation of new material," said Dan Glickman, president of the Motion Picture Association of America.
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Justices Ask the Right Questions in MGM v. Grokster - At the oral arguments in MGM v. Grokster before the Supreme Court today, it was hard to tell which side a majority of the justices fell on. But one thing was clear: they were asking the right questions.

Over and over, the justices hammered the lawyer for the RIAA and MPAA with questions about the potential impact of a ruling in their favor against small inventors -- the "guy in the garage" as Justice David Souter put it. Justice Stephen Breyer also grilled MGM's attorney about whether lawyers who advise technologists -- for example, the inventor of the next iPod -- could give any assurance at all to their clients under MGM's rule that he would not be sued at some point down the road for copyright infringement.

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Entertainment Biz Preps for Day in Court - The issue before the Supreme Court is whether two companies that operated, and continue to operate, "decentralized" P2P file-sharing networks should be liable for the copyright-infringing activities of their users, who have shared more than 8 million unauthorized music and movie files. While the technology is capable of lawful use -- sharing files of public-domain works and copyrighted works provided with the owners‘ permission -- the evidence suggests that more than 90% of the copyrighted works on these networks were not authorized to be shared.
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A group of Australian record labels is suing the makers of Kazaa, Sharman Networks Ltd., and the company's directors in the Federal Court in Sydney for copyright infringements by the network's estimated 100 million members worldwide. Grinning, the judge interrupted Meagher's submission to ask if it was "unduly cynical" to assume that most people don't read software licensing agreements.
From Surfer
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Norwegian student fined for MP3 links - Norwegian student Frank Allan Bruvik has been fined $15,900 for providing links from his website, Napster.no, to MP3 files hosted elsewhere, the Associated Press reports.
|| 01/30/2005 ||
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|| 01/16/2005 ||
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Freenet is free software which lets you publish and obtain information on the Internet without fear of censorship. To achieve this freedom, the network is entirely decentralized and publishers and consumers of information are anonymous. Without anonymity there can never be true freedom of speech, and without decentralization the network will be vulnerable to attack. Communications by Freenet nodes are encrypted and are "routed-through" other nodes to make it extremely difficult to determine who is requesting the information and what its content is.

Users contribute to the network by giving bandwidth and a portion of their hard drive (called the "data store") for storing files. Unlike other peer-to-peer file sharing networks, Freenet does not let the user control what is stored in the data store. Instead, files are kept or deleted depending on how popular they are, with the least popular being discarded to make way for newer or more popular content. Files in the data store are encrypted to reduce the likelihood of prosecution by persons wishing to censor Freenet content.
From Surfer

|| 01/06/2005 ||
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|| 01/02/2005 ||
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The Shadow Internet - They start with a single stolen file and pump out bootleg games and movies by the millions. Inside the pirate networks that are terrorizing the entertainment business.
|| 01/01/2005 ||
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torrent.hackz.nl - tons of torrent site links
|| 12/28/2004 ||
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Well as of today the popular torrent site SuprNova.org is closed. This notice was left on the home page. SuprNova

Similar, but still not the same.
From Jeb

|| 12/15/2004 ||
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MPAA widens piracy net - In more than 100 civil and criminal lawsuits filed throughout the U.S. and Europe, the Motion Picture Association of America targeted individuals operating file-sharing programs developed by three companies: BitTorrent, eDonkey and Direct Connect.
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High Court To Decide File-Sharing Case - Who should be held responsible for the use of peer-to-peer software program to trade copyright music and video files on the Internet? The consumer, or the company who made the software?
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Kazaa Rates as Worst Pest on CA's Spyware List I think we all know this by now.
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Net file-sharing doesn't hurt most musicians - Most musicians and artists say the Internet has helped them make more money from their work despite online file-trading services that allow users to copy songs and other material for free, according to a study released Sunday.
|| 11/24/2004 ||
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Judge Blocks RIAA Mass Suits - Judge William Alsup ruled that because claims against the 12 defendents were unrelated, grouping the defendants together into one big case was improper.
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Kazaa to dial up a respectable living - Sharman Networks, the Australian company that distributes Kazaa's controversial file-sharing software, this week began packaging it with internet telephony software developed by Skype Technologies.
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How to never miss an episode with BitTorrent and RSS - In this post you will learn how you can never miss an episode of your favorite shows ever again. This will be accomplished through the magic of BitTorrent and RSS.
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Should have paid for it. MICROSOFT HAS started implementing features in upgrades to Windows XP which specifically prevent users of pirated keys from upgrading parts of the operating system.
From Jeb
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Don Vito Torrent - a decent torrent search engine
|| 11/11/2004 ||
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mercora - This is pretty cool. You can listen to other people's music, search for music, etc. It wants to look on your hard drive for music files, but you can get around that by using the advanced option and adding some bs directory.
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Supreme Court Asked To Hear File-Sharing Arguments - The U.S. Supreme Court has been formally asked to hear a claim brought by the recording and movie industries against file-sharing companies StreamCast Networks and Grokster.
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Hollywood studios to sue computer users for online films piracy - Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), formed by major Hollywood movie studios, said Thursday it seeks to sue computer users suspected of illegally distributing movies over the Internet.
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Porn Strategy: Share and Snare - The porn industry is learning a lesson the music industry refuses to hear: Piracy doesn't have to be a dirty word. - A good idea.
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|| 08/27/2004 ||
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If you have been keeping up with the news about the "Man" going after file sharing networks, then you have no doubt read articles such as this one. In response to the news coverage and the misconceptions spread by the press in this story, one person involved has posted a reply to the various articles attempting to clarify some of the poor reporting on this case. This is an interesting read and demonstrates that the government may be barking up the wrong tree on P2P issues and illegal file sharing.

|| 07/29/2004 ||
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See What You Share is a site that showcases things found on P2P file sharing networks that probably were not intended to be shared.

|| 07/15/2004 ||
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Bitoogle - Bittorrent search engine. I haven't tried it out yet, but this should be a good tool for those that use Bittorrent.

|| 07/13/2004 ||
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If You Use Bittorrent, you may find this mirror of Suprnova.org very very useful. If you don't know what Bittorrent is, find out! Use of this will probably be made illegal soon by pending federal legislation