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I Wouldn't Pay for 2013's Most Pirated Movie Either

On the heels of Torrentfreak's most pirated TV shows of 2013 is their list of most pirated movies. Not surprisingly, the list doesn't exactly represent the refined cultural taste you might hope. Read More >>

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How an Illegal Streaming Kingpin Makes a Living Off Piracy

If/When you download a torrent full of juicy copyrighted content (shame on you!), you're not paying anyone; that's part of the appeal. But there's money to be made off sharing stuff free of charge, otherwise why would anyone do it? Torrentfreak sat down with a professional pirate to hear his story. It's fascinating. Read More >>

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The UK ISP Pirate Bay Blockade Might End Soon

There's a possibility that the insane court-ordered blockade of piracy sites, and even piracy news sites (!), could end soon in the UK, if an unexpected U-turn by government becomes law. Will common sense prevail after all? Read More >>

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Believe It or Not, a Study Has Found Piracy Boosts Music Sales

Yes, yes, you read that headline right: according to a brand-spanking new study from North Carolina State University, BitTorrent downloads actually boost music album sales. Concluding that there really isn't a whole lot of evidence that downloads negatively hurt sales, the research finds that more piracy equals more sales. Read More >>

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File Sharing Sites Cast Themselves into Exile Over MegaUpload Bust

With the popular MegaUpload file sharing website shut down, several other online locker services, all of which have legal uses, are limiting their features or closing down entirely in an apparent effort to avoid MegaUpload's fate: a forced shutdown by the United States Department of Justice, FBI, and National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center, and the arrests of its operators. Read More >>

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