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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
YouTube Hurts Music Album Sales, Research Finds   —  In recent years many academics have researched the link between Internet piracy and the revenues of the major music labels, with varying results.  Some have concluded that there is no adverse impact of piracy on sales, others argue that there's a moderate negative relation.
Apr 11, 2014, 1:30 AMIn context
Andy / TorrentFreak:
Slysoft DVD Ripper owner fined $30K in criminal action by Antigua & Barbuda court   —  Slysoft DVD Ripper Owner Found Guilty in Criminal Action  —  If one existed, Antigua would hardly head up a list of countries sympathetic to copyright claims originating from the United States.
Apr 4, 2014, 12:05 PMIn context
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
DVD and CD ripping for personal use to be legalized in UK from June   —  UK Govt: DVD and CD Ripping Will Be Legalized This Summer  —  To most consumers it is common sense that they can make a backup copy of media they own, but in the UK this is currently illegal.
Mar 28, 2014, 8:40 AMIn context
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Google Takedown Notices Surge 711,887 Percent in Four Years   —  Signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1998, the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) aimed to ready copyright law for the digital age.  —  The law heightened punishment for copyright infringement over the Internet and criminalized circumvention of DRM.
Mar 26, 2014, 10:10 AMIn context
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Popcorn Time: an open source, cross platform app for simply streaming movie torrents   —  Popcorn Time: Open Source Torrent Streaming Netflix For Pirates  —  Over the years BitTorrent has become fairly mainstream, with hundreds of millions of people using torrent clients to download the latest entertainment.
Mar 9, 2014, 10:25 PMIn context
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
“Pirate Sites Generate $227 Million In Ad Revenue a Year”   —  It's no secret that running a torrent portal, linking site, or cyberlocker can be highly profitable.  Thus far, however, only a few have attempted to quantify the money that flows into these businesses.
Feb 20, 2014, 7:15 PMIn context
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
ISPs No Longer Have to Block The Pirate Bay, Dutch Court Rules   —  The Pirate Bay is arguably the most-censored website on the Internet, but that's no longer the case in the Netherlands.  —  In 2010 Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN went to court to try and force Ziggo, the Netherlands' largest ISP, to block The Pirate Bay.
Jan 28, 2014, 9:15 AMIn context
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Judge: IP-Address Does Not Prove Copyright Infringement   —  Mass-BitTorrent lawsuits have been dragging on for years in the US, involving hundreds of thousands of alleged downloaders.  —  The copyright holders who start these cases generally provide nothing more than an IP address as evidence.
Jan 22, 2014, 11:35 PMIn context
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay plans own P2P network accessed via browser-like client to circumvent censorship   —  How The Pirate Bay Plans to Beat Censorship For Good  —  Over the past few years The Pirate Bay has had to deal with its fair share of censorship, mostly through court-ordered blockades.
Jan 6, 2014, 7:15 AMIn context
Andy / TorrentFreak:
Ubuntu's desktop interface to include torrent search with license filtering by default   —  Ubuntu Will Add Torrent Search to Embed Free Culture Into User Experience  —  In early December 2013 there was a nice announcement for Ubuntu users.  Software developer David Callé revealed …
Jan 6, 2014, 4:40 AMIn context

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