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The Great Firewall of Cameron Won't Just Block Porn

New details have emerged about our dear Prime Minster David Cameron's plan to force through a UK internet censorship system to protect our children. The supposedly "default on" plan won't just stop at porn blocking; file sharing, gambling, social networks, and all sorts of other stuff are also being blanket targeted. Read More >>

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You Can Now Buy Stuff From Right Inside a Torrent

BitTorrent's always got something cooking, from a streaming video protocol that never overloads, to a neat little private cloud storage system. Now the company's invented a new kind of torrent that lets content creators pack their own little store right inside. Read More >>

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The Pirate Bay Is Now the World's Number 1 File Sharing Site

While The Pirate Pay is certainly notorious, it's always oddly lingered in the mid-table when it comes to real-world file sharing. No longer, though: according to fresh analysis by Torrent Freak, the site has now sailed into the top spot as the world's most-used file sharing site. Read More >>

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BitTorrent's New Trick: Letting You Send Terabyte-Sized Email Attachments

Not too long ago, BitTorrent launched a little project called Sync, that provides practically unlimited cloud storage. Now the professional sharers are rolling out yet another service called "SoShare" that promises to let you easily send huge files to friends an coworkers with little to no hassle. Up to a whole terabyte at the click of a button. Read More >>

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Mega Is Going to Handle Password Resets Different Than Everybody Else

Right now, Mega, the zombie file-sharing service currently only useful for people with infinite patience and/or dial up Internet, doesn't offer any sort of password reset or recovery system. If you forget your Mega password, you're shit out of luck. That's because the password you use is the master key in decrypting the files you uploaded. You cannot lose that password. For now. Read More >>

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Kim Dotcom's Mega Is Now Open To the Public

Mega, Kim Dotcom's big, flashy new copyright-dismantling file-sharing/storage site with encryption up the wazoo has finally launched. You can head on over and sign up right now. That is, so long as the site can hold under the crazy traffic. So far, it looks like it's getting crushed under traffic. Different people are experiencing different things. Read More >>

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Kim Dotcom's New File Sharing Service Users Will Have 50GB Free Storage

Kim Dotcom seems firmly determined to give the megafinger to the Feds and continue with his meganew file sharing megaproject after megaupload was megashutteddowned. He claims his new Mega will give 50GB of storage space to every user. For free. If true, it will obliterate Dropbox and Skydrive. Read More >>

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You're Not Safe Anymore -- Identifying Pirates Just Got a Heck of a Lot Easier

Two long-running piracy cases in Sweden have been resolved in the favour of The Man, with ISPs forced to hand over identifying information that could lead to prosecutions for those currently being made an example of by The System. Read More >>

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"Freeze! IP Police! Move Your Hand Slowly Away From the Mouse"

The City of London police is setting up a dedicated intellectual property crime unit, which will directly target individual downloaders of copyrighted material. Read More >>

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Anti-Piracy Boss has Secret Past as Usenet Piracy Kingpin

A chap by the name of Joseph Morganelli runs friendly looking anti-piracy site The Morganelli Group. He also used to run BinNews, a large usenet aggregator that lost a $15m piracy case. He must be a slightly conflicted man. Read More >>

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Leeds Bad Boys Given Nine Month Suspended Sentences for Usenet Copyright Crimes

A couple of men from Leeds are the latest victims of the UK's ongoing crackdown on copyright infringement, with the pair given nine-month sentences for running illegal TV and movie streaming sites. Read More >>

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Megaupload's New Website Is Me.ga

Kim Dotcom just announced where Megaupload will be reborn: Me.ga. As in, that's the new file sharing website that will officially launch on January 20th next year. Go check it out. Read More >>

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MegaUpload Slated To Rise From the Ashes on the Anniversary of Its Death

MegaUpload has been down for almost a year now, but mastermind Kim Dotcom has had no intentions of letting it stay that way. Previously, he's teased some details about a relaunch and the servers are bought and paid for. Now, we've got a date: January 19th, 2013, the one-year anniversary of the takedown. Read More >>

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The New Megaupload Has a Super Clever Way to Avoid Getting Raided Again

From the ashes of Megaupload, Kim Dotcom is launching a new file-sharing service: Mega. Mega is like Megaupload but will be safe from raids and government interference because it has "ironclad safe harbors" in place to protect Mega. How does it work? Read More >>

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File-Sharers Buy 30 Percent More Music Than Non-Sharers

A massive public policy study has revealed that on average file-sharers buy 30 per cent more music than their non-sharing counterparts. That suggests that the record labels' self-declared enemies are in fact their best customers. Read More >>

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Happy Birthday to The Pirate Bay, Which Turned Nine Against All Odds

The world's most popular piracy portal reached a new landmark over the weekend, celebrating nine years of existence in the face of blocks, censorship, court cases and just your general kind of international uproar. Read More >>

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