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Virgin Media introduces broadband caps on all packages, should only affect heavy P2P users

Virgin Media introduces broadband caps on all packages, should only affect heavy P2P users

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There was a time when broadband from Virgin Media was uncapped, if you had the top-tier package. But the times, they are a-changing - the company is now introducing some modest capping on lines that have a very high rate of P2P use. This, the company... >>

Pirate Bay Supreme Court appeal denied - prison ahoy!

Pirate Bay Supreme Court appeal denied - prison ahoy!

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The founders of Pirate Bay, Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm and Carl Lundström, have failed in a new attempt to have their jail sentences for criminal copyright infringement offences overturned. Sweden's Supreme Court will not grant them... >>

Super 8 pirate rip traced back to Howard Stern?

Super 8 pirate rip traced back to Howard Stern?

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A DVD screener of Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams' Super 8 has started to appear on the 'net, which may not come as a surprise to many. However, what does is that the ripped pirate version of the film, seems to have the name of the source stamped all... >>

Torrent honeytraps set up to lure pirates into lawsuits

Torrent honeytraps set up to lure pirates into lawsuits

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Last week, Pocket-lint brought you the news that the maker of The Hurt Locker has filed lawsuits against a record 24,583 people who, it claims, have infringed its copyright by downloading illegal copies of the movie. And that Voltage Pictures is seeking... >>

Hurt Locker chiefs gun for 24,583 file sharers in record breaking lawsuit

Hurt Locker chiefs gun for 24,583 file sharers in record breaking lawsuit

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Makers of The Hurt Locker have broken a world record by filing lawsuits against 24,583 torrent site users for copyright theft. However, it could take up to a decade to find out the personal information of all of those sued. Voltage Pictures has added... >>

Copyright malware appears on Bittorrent

Copyright malware appears on Bittorrent

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A nasty bit of malware is reportedly doing the rounds in the BitTorrent community, taking the form of a fake copyright violation notice that demands cash in exchange for the user not being sued. It directs users to the ICCP Foundation, whose website is... >>

uTorrent gets video streaming functionality

uTorrent gets video streaming functionality

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Popular BitTorrent client uTorrent has added a new bit of functionality that'll likely make filesharers very happy indeed. You can begin streaming video before it's finished downloading. Plenty of people use BitTorrent to watch television shows from the... >>

Demonoid returns to the web

Demonoid returns to the web

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Back in September, after suffering massive hardware issues, Bittorrent tracker Demonoid went down. But now, the site suddenly appears to be back online, accepting logins from registered users. An announcement on the front page reads: "Hello! We are currently... >>

Bittorrent protocol gets anti-throttling update

Bittorrent protocol gets anti-throttling update

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A new version of the Bittorrent protocol is about to launch. Bittorrent is a distribution technique for online content that's used heavily by both legitimate software publishers (like Activision Blizzard) and illicit file sharing sites (like the Pirate... >>

FlashForward proves a hit on BitTorrent

FlashForward proves a hit on BitTorrent

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FlashForward, a television show just launched in the US from the creators of Lost and based on the book by Robert J Sawyer, has proved a surprise hit on filesharing websites. At the time of writing, Mininova and the Pirate Bay are both displaying nearly... >>