Game of Thrones Season Finale Sets New Piracy Record

The season finale of Game of Thrones has set a brand new piracy record, with a quarter million people sharing a single file at the same time. During the first 12 hours roughly 1.5 million file-sharers downloaded a pirated copy of the popular show, a number that will swell to…

WordPress Demands $10,000 For DMCA Takedown Censorship

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WordPress has had it with copyright holders who abuse the DMCA takedown process to censor perfectly legal content. Through a lawsuit they demand $10,000 in compensation to cover the damage they, and one of their users suffered through a false DMCA takedown notice.

UK Police: Enforcement Won’t Work Against Piracy

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The Commissioner of City of London Police admitted this week that just 4% to 10% of sites shut down when contacted by the new Intellectual Property Crime Unit. Alongside odd comments about the threat of "BitNet" and Tor making up "90% of the Internet", Leppard noted that enforcement will not…

Vuze Torrent Client Condemns Piracy, Says It’s Stealing

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Vuze, one of the most-used BitTorrent clients with millions of active users, is speaking out against piracy. The team behind the popular file-sharing software is urging their users not to "steal" from rightsholders. In addition, they encourage people to consider reporting illegal behavior.

Registrar Suspends Torrent Domain For DMCA Non-Compliance

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A domain name registrar which received complaints that a torrent site wasn't handling copyright complaints correctly has suspended its domain. Internet.bs told the torrent index that it had no choice but to deactivate its domain otherwise it could be held liable for copyright infringements carried out on the site.