Copyright Troll Claims Texan Woman Downloaded Over 54,000 Torrents

Copyright holders have leveled some quite outrageous accusations over the years, but Malibu Media is taking it to the next level. The company is trying to convince a Texas woman to settle a piracy lawsuit over 15 downloads while accusing her of a further 54,000 downloads of content belonging to other rightsholders' to increase the pressure.

China Denies User VPN Crackdown, Blames False “Foreign Media” Reports

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Following a report that Chinese authorities had ordered state-owned ISPs to block VPNs, the government has published a statement. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said no such notice had been issued and "legitimate access" to the global Internet, by businesses and general users, will be permitted.

Usenet Provider Giganews Sues Perfect 10 For Fraud, Demands $20m

In a prolonged legal action over copyright, Usenet provider Giganews retaliated against adult publisher Perfect 10 and beat it through every step of the legal system. Now Perfect 10 owes Giganews $5.6m, but the publisher hasn't paid up. That's prompted a new $20 million lawsuit from Giganews which alleges serial acts of fraud.

Net Neutrality is Not a Pirates’ Fight Anymore

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Today millions of people are standing up for net neutrality and an open internet. The "Battle for the Net," backed by companies including Amazon, Google, and Netflix, hopes to stop a looming repeal of current net neutrality rules. While the whole debate was kickstarted ten years ago when torrent users couldn't download their favorite TV-shows, it's no longer a pirate's fight today.

Daily Mail Sued For ‘Pirating’ Dozens of Viral Videos

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The Daily Mail is one of the best known British tabloids, read by millions of people around the globe. The website regularly features viral videos, which can be quite entertaining, but according to a new lawsuit filed at a federal court in California, dozens are being used without permission.

Tumbleweed at Vuze as Torrent Client Development Grinds to a Halt

Since its launch in 2003, Vuze has been one of the most visible clients in the BitTorrent scene, but there is concern among users that something might now be amiss. After years of constant and swift development, Vuze development ground to a halt in April, breaking the steadfast monthly update pattern. No one from the team has yet offered any explanation.