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RIAA Wants To Shutter Torrent Sites, And More

The RIAA has informed the U.S. government about the piracy-promoting websites it would like to be dealt with in the near future. The list includes all major torrent sites, but also Russia's Facebook and Classmates equivalent. The submission is particularly sensitive because the House Judiciary Committee today discussed the pending…

MPAA Reports Notorious Pirate Sites to U.S. Government

The MPAA has informed the U.S. Government about several piracy-promoting websites it would like to be dealt with in the near future. The list includes major torrent sites, file-hosting services, but also Russia’s popular social network VKontakte. Interestingly, the movie industry group also prematurely reports that Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid…

RIAA: The Pirate Bay Assaults Fundamental Human Rights

The RIAA has just submitted its latest list of "rogue" websites to the U.S. Government. The report includes many of the usual suspects and also calls out websites who claim that they're protecting the Internet from censorship, specifically naming The Pirate Bay. "We must end this assault on our humanity…

RIAA Rogue Site Report Reveals Major Site Blocking in 48 Hours

The RIAA's brand new "notorious sites" submission to the United States Trade Representative reveals that in two days time some of the world's largest file-sharing sites will become blocked by Internet service providers in the UK. On October 30, meta-search engine Torrentz.eu, torrent indexes ExtraTorrent and BitSnoop, and cyberlocker search…

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