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Popcorn Time Back Online

Popcorn Time is back, but its creators say they aren’t behind it

February 17th, 2016

Long before Torrents-Time allowed pirates to stream movies and TV shows directly from their browsers, Popcorn Time was the piracy tool of choice. The software made waves when it was first introduced, quickly heralded as the ‘Netflix for pirates,’ but within a matter of weeks, the MPAA was already hard at work to have it taken …

Google Glass Movie Theater DHS Interrogation

Man who wore Google Glass to movie gets tossed out, interrogated by DHS

January 21st, 2014

As amazing as it might seem, the Department of Homeland Security really has nothing better to do than bust alleged pirates at movie theaters. Business Insider has now received confirmation from AMC that it brought in law enforcement officials to remove a man who wore his Google Glass headset into a movie theater over the …

Google Anti-Piracy Criticism MPAA

Hollywood berates Google for failing to stop piracy… again

September 19th, 2013

It’s like clockwork: Every quarter or so, one of the major Hollywood trade associations will come out with a blistering statement attacking Google for not doing enough the stop online piracy. The Guardian reports that this month it’s the Motion Picture Association of America’s turn to stamp its feet, as the lobbying group said this …

Google’s Sergey Brin: Apple and Facebook pose huge threat to Internet freedom

April 16th, 2012

Google co-founder Sergey Brin said during an interview published on Sunday that Apple and Facebook pose serious threats to Internet freedom because of their closed approaches to software. While speaking with The Guardian, Brin said there are “very powerful forces that have lined up against the open Internet on all sides and around the world. I …

U.S government attempts to silence Megaupload’s lawyers

April 13th, 2012

Lawyers representing the six major Hollywood studios, the United States government and Megaupload met in District Judge Liam O’Grady’s courtroom on Friday, CNET reported. The appearance pertains to digital files belonging to as many as 60 million people throughout the world that are stored on Megaupload’s 1,100 servers. The files are currently located on servers …

U.S. ISPs become ‘copyright cops’ starting July 12th

March 15th, 2012

Comcast, Cablevision, Verizon, Time Warner Cable and other Internet service providers in the United States will soon launch new programs to police their networks in an effort to catch digital pirates and stop illegal file-sharing. Major ISPs announced last summer that they had agreed to take new measures in an effort to prevent subscribers from …

With Megaupload down for the count, MPAA sets sights on Hotfile

March 9th, 2012

The Motion Picture Association of America this week filed a motion for a summary judgement against file-sharing service Hotfile in a U.S. District Court in Florida, TorrentFreak reports. The MPAA, which describes itself as “the voice and advocate of the American motion picture,” argued in its filing that Hotfile’s business model is identical to that of Megaupload, …

Limewire to shutdown core services, for now

October 26th, 2010

It truly is the end of an era. AllThingsD is reporting that P2P file sharing service Limewire will shutdown “searching, downloading, uploading, file trading and/or file distribution functionality” as the result of a court ruling last year that favored the recording industry. A Limewire spokesperson had this to say: While this is not our ideal …