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Pirate Bay Gets Blocked In Ireland. What’s Next?

06/12/2013, Pirate Bay, a file-sharing oriented site, has been the object of an Irish court order which requires six local Internet Service Providers (ISP) to block it on their networks. This was reported by the IrishTimes which adds that about 200,000 people use...

Study: Music Industry Unharmed By Illegal Music Downloads

03/20/2013, You know how some studies on the same topic seem to contradict one another from time to time? Is it good to have a glass of wine each day, or a cup of coffee? Well, here is one for the ages – a new study which was published by the European...

Game Of Thrones’ Director Is Not Worried About Piracy

02/27/2013, The common perception regarding piracy is that it hurts the sales of the product, i.e. music, video games, television shows, movies, software and etc. On the flipside there are developers and artists who fully embrace piracy, claiming that this helps get...

Appeals Court rules Jammie Thomas must pay $222,000

09/11/2012, Online file-sharing is considered illegal and an infringement of intellectual copyrights of the content that is being shared, if it is not available publicly and for free. However, very few cases related to online file sharing have surfaced in the U.S. so...

Google Censorship List Now Includes Pirate Bay Domains

09/10/2012, Google has recently introduced a number of anti-piracy measures to discourage users from looking up pirated content online. While the search giant hasn’t removed the indexes of piracy sites from its search results, it is taking steps to ensure that...

Android is designed for piracy, developer says

07/25/2012, Scottish developer Matt Gemmell is saying that Android’s open source philosophy is designed for piracy from the ground up. If you’re taken aback by Gemmell’s statement, he has a lengthy post on his blog to explain his presumption....

The Pirate Bay website might see UK ban

02/20/2012, Filesharing website The Pirate Bay might be closer to a shipwreck (read: blocked) in the UK after the high court ruled that the site actually breaches copyright laws on a large scale. Most of the bigwigs among the music industry has pushed British...

Nearly half the world thinks it is okay to use pirated software

09/07/2011, The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has recently published a report saying that almost half the world’s PC users acquire software illegally and think that it’s okay to do so. It recently published on its blog: 47% of personal computers...

1TB hard drive of pirated content is considered “art”

08/25/2011, As technology is starting to become integrated more and more in our daily lives, the line that separates art and technology is starting to blur. So much so we’ve started calling computers with top of the line specs to be “pieces of art”, but perhaps...

India bans filesharing websites

07/21/2011, Well it was only just yesterday that we reported about how a 15 year old kid in Sweden got into legal trouble for downloading movies. He’s not the first and he will probably not be the last, but there seems to be an increasing rate of filesharing...

15-year old boy in trouble for file sharing

07/20/2011, When most of you were 15-year old kids, the last thing on your mind would probably be spending time in a courtroom for breaking the law because you were caught downloading movies. Well, that’s what a 15-year old boy from Gothenburg, Sweden is going...