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UK ISPs agree to send piracy alert letters to suspected offenders

UK ISPs agree to send piracy alert letters to suspected offenders

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After years of talks, internet service providers in the UK are about to sign a deal to help cut down on piracy by sending alert letters to suspected offenders. However, they will be educational in tone rather legal. And after four alerts, ISPs will take... >>

Popcorn Time is dead, but could relaunch in the future under new owners (Updated)

Popcorn Time is dead, but could relaunch in the future under new owners (Updated)

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Popcorn Time, an app that was essentially the Netflix of movie torrents, is no longer available. (Update below.) The app made it incredibly easy for users to watch any movie they wanted. It removed the confusion torrenting files can bring, and made streaming... >>

Popcorn Time is the Netflix for illegal movie torrents

Popcorn Time is the Netflix for illegal movie torrents

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One of the aspects that puts a vast majority of people off downloading copyright-infringing movie torrents - apart from their blatant illegality - is the complexity of the process coupled with the ease of use of legal, above-board streaming services.... >>

Sony and Disney take on piracy in Korea by streaming movies while still in cinema

Sony and Disney take on piracy in Korea by streaming movies while still in cinema

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Piracy is such an issue in Asia that both Sony Pictures and Disney are trialling a new scheme whereby films will be available to rent digitally while they are still available in local cinemas. Testing is under way in South Korea and represents the first... >>

Games development simulation game punishes pirates with in-game piracy

Games development simulation game punishes pirates with in-game piracy

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Indie game Game Dev Tycoon, which allows you to run a games development company, punishes those who pirate the game with in-game piracy. If players are running a pirated copy of the PC, Mac, Linux or Windows 8 title, they will receive a message that their... >>

BT launches BT Cloud storage service, runs risk of music industry wrath

BT launches BT Cloud storage service, runs risk of music industry wrath

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BT has launched its BT Cloud online storage service for its own broadband customers, which works with apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android, giving subscribers remote access to their own files. All good so far. However, as Musically.com points... >>

TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay documentary movie coming 8 February... free to download, natch

TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay documentary movie coming 8 February... free to download, natch

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The documentary movie about the trials (literally) and tribulations of the team behind The Pirate Bay is to be released on 8 February. It will premiere at 5pm CET (4pm UK time) at the International Film Festival in Berlin and streamed simultaneously online... >>

Pirate ordered to pay $1.5 million for illegally sharing porn movies

Pirate ordered to pay $1.5 million for illegally sharing porn movies

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US BitTorrent user Kywan Fisher has been ordered to pay $1,500,000 in damages to adult entertainment company Flava Works for illegally sharing 10 of the company's movies. It's the largest award handed out in a US case to date. The defendant was accused... >>

Pirates buy more music online than non-file-sharers

Pirates buy more music online than non-file-sharers

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An in-depth study into music libraries held by both illegal file-sharers and non-sharing peers has found that those who download copyrighted material for free are also likely to buy more content online. It has long been argued by organisations such as... >>

Virgin Media first ISP to block Pirate Bay

Virgin Media first ISP to block Pirate Bay

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Virgin Media is the first internet service provider to comply with the UK High Court order for ISPs to block file-sharing website Pirate Bay. Customers of the company's broadband service are met with a holding page after typing any of the site's addresses... >>