RIAA Paid Handsomely for BitTorrent Piracy Evidence
Aug18

RIAA Paid Handsomely for BitTorrent Piracy Evidence

Regular Internet providers are being put under increasing pressure for not doing enough to curb copyright infringement. This has already resulted in several ‘repeat infringer’ lawsuits in US federal courts. The major record labels, helped by the RIAA, are the driving force behind most of these cases. There is another notable party of interest though. Anti-piracy company Rightscorp, known for sending settlement requests to...

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TheISOZone: Yet Another Retro Gaming Site Shuts Down
Aug17

TheISOZone: Yet Another Retro Gaming Site Shuts Down

Last month, Nintendo flexed its considerable muscles by targeting two retro-gaming platforms. The Japanese gaming giant filed a complaint at a federal court in Arizona, targeting LoveROMS.com and LoveRETRO.co for copyright and trademark infringement. With potentially millions of dollars in damages at stake, both sites quickly shut down, taking libraries of gaming ROMs with them. But for fans of emulators and retro-gaming, the bad news...

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ISP Has No ‘Safe Harbor’ Defense in Piracy Case, Record Labels Argue
Aug17

ISP Has No ‘Safe Harbor’ Defense in Piracy Case, Record Labels Argue

Last year several major record labels, represented by the RIAA, filed a lawsuit against ISP Grande Communications accusing it of turning a blind eye to pirating subscribers. According to the RIAA, the Internet provider knew that some of its subscribers were frequently distributing copyrighted material, but failed to take any meaningful action in response. Grande refuted the accusations and filed a motion to dismiss the case. The ISP...

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TRON: Our BitTorrent Plan Might Take Two Decades
Aug16

TRON: Our BitTorrent Plan Might Take Two Decades

Back in May, TF broke the news that Justin Sun, the entrepreneur behind the popular cryptocurrency TRON, was in the process of acquiring BitTorrent Inc. Two months later, BitTorrent Inc. and the TRON Foundation confirmed the acquisition. “With this acquisition, BitTorrent will continue to provide high quality services for over 100M users around the world. We believe that joining the TRON network will further enhance BitTorrent...

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Europeans Take “Upload Filter” Protests to The Streets
Aug16

Europeans Take “Upload Filter” Protests to The Streets

After years of careful planning and negotiating, the European Parliament was ready to vote on its new copyright directive last month. With backing from large political factions and pretty much the entire entertainment industry, many assumed that proposal would pass. They were wrong. The Copyright Directive was sent back to the drawing board following protests from legal scholars, Internet gurus, activists, and many members of the...

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Top 10 Torrent Site iDope Goes Down With Domain Issues
Aug15

Top 10 Torrent Site iDope Goes Down With Domain Issues

In the summer of 2016, shockwaves rippled through the BitTorrent scene when KickassTorrents (KAT), the world’s most popular torrent site at the time, was forcefully shut down. The action coordinated by the US government saw alleged KAT founder Artem Vaulin taken into custody. Meanwhile, millions of former users scrambled to find alternatives elsewhere on the Internet. Unsurprisingly, many dispersed to existing torrent giants...

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