Category Archives: Opinion

Pirate Bay Founder’s Domain Service “Mocks” NY Times Legal Threats

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When The New York Times discovered that a site was sharing copies of their articles without permission, it demanded the associated domain registration service to identify the owner. While some companies may be eager to comply, Njalla is not. The anonymous registration service replied with some unusual responses instead, reminiscent of TPB’s infamous ‘legal threats’ section.

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Pirate Streaming on Facebook is a Seriously Risky Business

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This week it was revealed that a UK man is on the hook for at least £5,000 in settlement fees after his Sky and Facebook accounts were used to live-stream a boxing match. Forget about the supposed risks of using pirate Kodi addons, this is the kind of piracy that the UK public need to steer clear of. While it’s ridiculously easy, it could land people in prison.

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Pirate Bay Founder: Netflix and Spotify Are a Threat, No Solution

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Pirate Bay founder and former spokesperson Peter Sunde believes that piracy will decrease over time. However, people won’t be better off when online media distribution is in the hands of the powerful few. “Netflix, Spotify etc are not a solution, but a loss,” he says.

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No Level of Copyright Enforcement Will Ever Be Enough For Big Media

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On an almost continual basis rightsholders are calling for tougher anti-piracy measures on top of more restrictive and punitive copyright law. It’s undoubtedly a threat to current Internet freedoms as we know them. But really, is anyone truly surprised that entertainment companies still hate their content being shared for free?

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TorrentFreak’s 17 Most Read Articles of 2017

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With 2017 nearing its end, we take a look at the most read news articles posted on TorrentFreak this year. The troubles at ExtraTorrent clearly left their mark with three entries in the top ten, but other popular topics such as Game of Thrones, Kodi, and The Pirate Bay also make an appearance.

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2017’s “Piracy is Dangerous” Rhetoric Was Digital Reefer Madness

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For much of 2017, major companies and their proxies involved in movies, TV shows, and live sports have tried to convince Internet pirates that their hobby is dangerous to their computers at best, their lives at worst. The campaign is the Reefer Madness of the digital era and it will prove equally as successful.

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