piracy

  • Game Of Thrones Season 3 Premieres To Record Ratings, Piracy

    Game Of Thrones Season 3 Premieres To Record Ratings, Piracy

    Everyone, it seems, is a Game Of Thrones fan. The fantasy series, which was spawned out of a series of novels by George R. R. Martin and adapted for HBO, just aired its third season premiere last night and a whole bunch of people were watching. The show touted its largest-ever live audience during the broadcast, which is good news. The bad news is that it also had more people pirating the show. Read More

  • Brooklyn Band Ghost Beach Launches Ad Campaign That Encourages Fans To Pick A Side On Piracy

    Brooklyn Band Ghost Beach Launches Ad Campaign That Encourages Fans To Pick A Side On Piracy

    A large billboard in Times Square formerly occupied by American Eagle is currently cycling through the following phrases: Piracy is progress. Piracy is freedom. Piracy is harmless. Piracy is inevitable. Piracy is robbery. Piracy is evil. Piracy is selfish. Or is it a fad? It’s part of an advertising campaign by a Brooklyn-based band called Ghost Beach that is asking all of us to choose… Read More

  • Finnish Police Seize 9-Year Old’s Winnie The Pooh Laptop For Using The Pirate Bay

    Finnish Police Seize 9-Year Old’s Winnie The Pooh Laptop For Using The Pirate Bay

    How young will the casualties become in the ongoing war against online piracy? You have to wonder, when you learn that a 9-year old girl’s laptop was seized by Finnish police in a raid on her home, following a complaint by the CIAPC anti-piracy group which had ISPs block The Pirate Bay in Finland. The raid followed a request that the girl’s father pay up around €600 to settle… Read More

  • Happy Independence Day: SOPA’s Cousin ACTA Fails To Make The Vote In Europe, But Is This Really The End?

    Happy Independence Day: SOPA’s Cousin ACTA Fails To Make The Vote In Europe, But Is This Really The End?

    A big day today for those who have been opposed to measures like SOPA that are aimed at stronger, government-imposed measures to define and prevent counterfeiting and copyright infringement on the internet: the European Parliament has rejected the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), by a nearly-unanimous margin of 478 votes against to 39 in favor. The rejection means that the… Read More

  • Meet Tom Lowe, The Filmmaker Who Talked Back To The Pirate Bay

    Meet Tom Lowe, The Filmmaker Who Talked Back To The Pirate Bay

    On June 6, 2012, filmmaker Tom Lowe found his film, Timescapes, on The Pirate Bay. His response wasn’t to sue the uploaders into oblivion. Instead, he wrote a simple note: Greetings. I am Tom Lowe, the person who spent two years of his life living out of a Toyota pickup truck to make this film. If you enjoy it, please consider buying a copy from our website at TimeScapes.org or at iTunes… Read More

  • Experience The Wonder Of Streaming Piracy With iOSLiveTV.com

    Experience The Wonder Of Streaming Piracy With iOSLiveTV.com

    This is so illegal that we can probably expect to see it fold in a matter of hours, but if you’re really hankering for some Russian or German TV right now – or some hott sexxxy Penthouse action – iOSLiveTV has you covered. The site is formatted for iOS and Android and features a number of live TV channels including some adult selections. Read More

  • Hollywood’s Role In Innovation… And SOPA

    Hollywood’s Role In Innovation… And SOPA

    Silicon Valley may be a garden of innovation, but many of the seeds were sown by Hollywood. Earlier generations of innovators were inspired by shows such as Star Trek, Lost in Space, and The Jetsons; later generations, by films such as Aliens, Terminator, and Avatar. Hollywood brought science fiction to the masses and gave people big things to dream about. And music spread the… Read More

  • Pirate Parties Organizing Lawsuit Against FBI Over Megaupload Takedown

    Pirate Parties Organizing Lawsuit Against FBI Over Megaupload Takedown

    The Megaupload troubles make for interesting discussion because there is much to be said on both sides. Whether the illegal aspects of the network “outweigh” the legal aspects is a question that will be discussed for months and perhaps years. But one thing can’t be disputed: after the two-year investigation by the FBI, the site’s takedown was swift and perhaps… Read More

  • Will Interactive iBooks Be The Next Big Booty For Pirates?

    Will Interactive iBooks Be The Next Big Booty For Pirates?

    With the shift from print books to digital books come a few nasty side effects. Sure, it’s much easier much easier to acquire and read books when you don’t even have to get out of your chair, but those digital copies can be cracked and disseminated for free with only a little more effort. As ebook sales expand, so does ebook piracy, so I have to wonder if Apple’s… Read More

  • A Pirate’s Life For Me: Police Bust Hungarian Movie Ring

    A Pirate’s Life For Me: Police Bust Hungarian Movie Ring

    If you had any misconceptions about the noble pirates fighting the nasty, dirty MPAA, put those to rest now. Here’s the inside of a pirate’s lair in Budapest where we find a 70TB disk array (the article claims it held “5000 movies, 4000 songs, 6000 games and 500 pieces of software,” which is a ridiculously low number), blow, and what appears to be a shotgun. Read More

  • German ISPs Surrendering 300,000 Pirating Suspects' Details Every Month

    As ridiculous as the copyright battles are here in the states, it’s a bit surreal when you see them exceeded elsewhere by an order of magnitude or two. According to German internet industry association ECO, ISPs in that country are giving up their subscribers to rightsholders at the mind-boggling rate of around 300,000 per month. To put that in perspective, you remember that big… Read More

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