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Does the U.S. government want to seize The Pirate Bay's domain?
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Does the U.S. government want to seize The Pirate Bay’s domain?

 bittorrent site. Despite a government raid, large fines and jail time, the site is more popular than ever. But according to TorrentFreak, the United States government planned an operation in coordination with ICANN to seize thepiratebay.org. As part of a campaign called ‘Operation In Our Sites,’ the government has already illegally seized the domains of […]

Hungarian police seize 50 servers in piracy raid
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Hungarian police seize 50 servers in piracy raid

Budapest police conducted a raid late last week targeting torrent sites. Visiting several hotels and a technical college, it seized 50 servers containing 500 TB of data. According to police, some of the data was used to aid in the illegal distribution of copyrighted material. Many of Hungary’s BitTorrent sites are now down. The largest, […]

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Firm will buy Pirate Bay domain for $10 million

Business Marketing Services has announced plans to buy ThePirateBay.org for $10 million. The sale will only include the bittorrent website’s domain, not the website or user database. Whether or not the company actually has the money to buy the name is questionable. At the time of its 2009 end-of-year report filing, the company only had […]

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Twitter uses BitTorrent to boost performance

To speed up performance on its one billion tweets-per-month network, Twitter has started using BitTorrent to distribute files faster. Codenamed “Murder,” the project involves transforming Twitter’s servers into BitTorrent distribution clients. User bandwidth is not be utilized, but rather, one seed server distributes files between thousands of other servers owned by the company. This drastically […]

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UK government to restrict Internet access of pirates

The British government has announced plans to curb Internet piracy by restricting access of repeat offenders. In collaboration with the entertainment industry and Ofcom, Britain’s broadcasting regulator, the plan includes sending letters to customers who have been suspected of downloading illegal files, such as movies. Internet service providers would be required to send information collected […]

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French Military Shuts Down BitTorrent Site

In an unexpected move, the French military took action against SnowTigers, a private BitTorrent site catering mainly to downloaders in France. The action came as a shock because private websites are not usually targeted by authorities. SnowTigers had more than 250,000 members, many of whom supported the site financially. The BitTorrent portal mostly offered music […]

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IFPI uses The Pirate Bay verdict to go after web hosts

News of the conviction of four people responsible for The Pirate Bay file-sharing site spread quickly, and the IFPI, an international affiliate of the RIAA, is now targeting web hosting providers who host file sharing web sites. The web hosts, they argue, are accountable for content and should shut down the file sharing sites, despite […]

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