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NZBMatrix Shuts Down Citing Piracy Troubles

NZBMatrix, one of the leading Usenet indexing services, has shut down voluntarily. The website's owners explain that it has become increasingly difficult to operate in a business where copyright holders vigorously protect their content. A large takedown notice from Hollywood's movie studios as well as issues with payment providers are…

Paypal Bans Usenet Providers Over Piracy Concerns

After banning several of the largest file-hosting sites, PayPal is now taking aim at Usenet services. The payment processor has just cut off several providers of Usenet services and frozen the funds in their accounts. These actions are due to growing copyright infringement concerns which have resulted in an extremely…

Free Anonymous Usenet Downloading With Just a Web Browser

One of the big draws of BitTorrent is that there are few barriers to entry, not least because it's free to use. There are other downloading options of course, Usenet being one, but it can be a complex and relatively expensive option. However, thanks to a new service, anyone can…

The RIAA Attacks Usenet

Basking in glory after orchestrating a record punishment for a petty file-sharer in the US, the RIAA takes its legal campaign to the next level. Many may want newsgroups to stay under the radar but it's too late - major labels have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Usenet.com and…

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