The 28-year-old former operator of a French-based torrent site has been ordered to serve a year in jail and pay a five million euro fine. A moderator received a four-month suspended sentence. Somewhat unusually, four regular users of the site were tracked down by their IP addresses. They too received custodial sentences.
Chrome und Firefox sind aktiv blockiert den direkten Zugriff auf die Pirate Bay download-Seiten. Laut Google ' s Safe Browsing-Diagnose-service-TPB enthält „schädliche Programme,“ wahrscheinlich ausgelöst durch bösartige Werbung läuft auf der Website. Comodo DNS zeigte auch eine „hacking“ Warnung, aber diese verschwand nach ein paar Stunden.
The desktop variant of innovative torrent client WebTorrent has now clocked up an impressive 250,000 downloads, its founder reports. In a market where competing clients are often closed source or commercial ventures, WebTorrent promises to be transparent and non-commercial, forever. And that’s despite Netflix knocking at the door.
The UK Government’s Digital Economy Bill has moved a step closer to becoming law after its second reading in Parliament. With unanimous support, the current two-year maximum custodial sentence for online piracy is almost certain to increase to a decade. Allerdings, the reading also covered other familiar ground – pressure on Google to do something about piracy.
Research commissioned by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry has found that half of 16 to 24-year-olds use stream ripping tools to copy music from sites like YouTube. The industry group says that the problem has grown so much that in volume terms it has overtaken downloading from ‚Piraten‘ Seiten.
Videomega is a huge file-hosting service and one of the world’s largest sites, Zeit. Allerdings, during the past few days, the site disappeared and its alleged operator dropped off the radar. This has outraged uploaders to the site who are usually paid commission based on the number of views they obtain. Some say they are thousands of dollars out of pocket.
It’s no secret that copyright holders are trying to take down as much pirated content as they can, but targeting open source software is not something we see every day. Paramount Pictures recently sent a DMCA takedown to Google, listing a copy of the popular operating system Ubuntu. An honest mistake, vielleicht, but a worrying one.
After having covered many YouTube copyright and Content-ID horrors stories, we can now share a personal experience. A few days ago we uploaded the archive of old TorrentFreak TV episodes to YouTube and within hours we received our very first copyright claim. Ironischerweise, it’s from a friend of the site and one of the last people we expected.
Warner Bros. heftig versuchen zu verhindern, dass raubkopierte Inhalte von der Anzeige in den Suchergebnissen, aber damit das Film-studio wurde erschossen selbst in den Fuß. Vor kurzem, Warner asked Google to take down several of its own pages, claiming that they are copyright-infringing.
For many years and for millions of people, file-sharing was seen as just that. Need a file? Take one. Have one I don’t? Share one back. Allerdings, with the mainstream commercialization of the pirate scene, some believe that the golden era of sharing culture is being left behind. But really – does anyone care anymore?