Archive for the ‘BitTorrent’ Category

MegaNet — New Decentralized, Non-IP Based and Encrypted Network

February 18th, 2015
The Famous Internet entrepreneur and former hacker Kim Dotcom, who introduced legendary Megaupload and MEGA file sharing services to the World, has came up with another crazy idea — To start his very own Internet that uses the "blockchain". Just last month, Kim Dotcom, a German millionaire formerly known as Kim Schmitz, launched the public beta of its end-to-end encrypted video and audio

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Somalia is no safe refuge for torrent site

February 9th, 2015

In the world of online piracy, it seems like it's one in, one out at the moment. While The Pirate Bay returned last week, Kickass Torrents has now been taken down via a domain name seizure.

The site, which was already blocked from direct UK access as a result of high court blocking orders, now turns up an error message when users attempt to access its Somali .so domain. A look at its Whois record shows the site listed as banned.

The Somali registry was seen as a safe haven for the site, away from copyright holders and their lawyers, but it appears the takedown was a result of a claim. Several other sites with a .so domain, including the unaffiliated scam site, have also been taken down, which indicates a far-reaching block on any URL with "kickass" in it that is based in the country.

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The Pirate Bay Updated With Phoenix Image and Set to return on 1 February

January 26th, 2015
The Pirate Bay — an infamous Torrent website predominantly used to share copyrighted material free of charge — could be relaunched on 1st February, the date the website has long been expected to return. The website went dark from the Internet following a raid in Sweden last month. After a complaint was filed by a group called the Rights Alliance, Swedish Police officers raided The Pirate

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BitTorrent Invites Sony to Release ‘The Interview’ Movie On Its Paid Service

December 23rd, 2014
Sony was forced to pull the cinema release of "The Interview," scheduled for Christmas day, after hacker group Guardians of Peace (GOP) threatened to attack any theater that decided to show the film. But the studio will release the controversial North Korean-baiting film via different alternatives. HACKERS WARNED OF TERROR ATTACK The massive hacking attack against Sony Pictures

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Think NSA Snooping Is Bad? Check Out MPAA Theater Security

November 15th, 2013
Think NSA Snooping Is Bad? Check Out MPAA Theater Security
Hollywood studios are urging theater operators to crack down on in-theater camcording with the deployment of night-vision goggles, low-light binoculars and security cameras. What's more, the latest version of the Motion Picture Association of America's "Best Practices to Prevent Film ...

Posted in BitTorrent, camcording, copyright, Copyrights and Patents, intellectual property, MPAA, Yo Ho Ho | Comments (0)

Forget About Google: MPAA Reveals Places to Score Illicit Torrents

October 28th, 2013
Forget About Google: MPAA Reveals Places to Score Illicit Torrents
The Motion Picture Association of America is always quick to swipe at Google for pointing to a plethora of pirate sites and torrent files via its popular search engine. Yet a month after the Hollywood studios released a study criticizing ...

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MPAA Claims Victory as File-Sharing Service IsoHunt Shuts Down

October 17th, 2013
MPAA Claims Victory as File-Sharing Service IsoHunt Shuts Down
The operator of the popular file-sharing service isoHunt, which the courts have declared a massive copyright scofflaw, is shutting down to settle a long-running lawsuit from the Motion Picture Association of America, according to court records.

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