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You dirty Windows pirates will have to live with a constant reminder of your crimes come Windows 10. Pirated versions of the new operating system will be stuck with a desktop watermark reminding users of their non-genuine status, Microsoft EVP of operating systems Terry Myerson said in a blog post...

May 15th 2015 at 5:43pm 0 Comments
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The European Commission (EC) has finally confirmed what we've all known for years: if you shut down one online piracy site, another will simply take its place. A report published by the EC's Joint Research Center found that the closure of Kino.to, a popular unlicensed streaming site in Germany, ha...

May 15th 2015 at 10:27am 0 Comments
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It may sound like the fictional government department that Patricia Arquette works for in CSI: Cyber, but that's not what the Internet Security Task Force is for. In fact, the ITSF is a group of independent film companies that have banded together to call for immediate reform on how internet pirac...

May 14th 2015 at 12:18pm 0 Comments
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Quasi-legal music streaming service Grooveshark shutdown earlier this month as part of a settlement agreement with major labels. But the internet wouldn't let it die. A mysterious team has resurrected the service. One of the team, an individual who calls himself Shark, told BGR, "well, I started b...

May 5th 2015 at 3:48pm 0 Comments
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HBO is trying super hard to dislodge Game of Thrones' crown as the "most pirated TV show" of modern times. It recently launched HBO Now, a non-cable-based streaming service, and today the company announced it would stop providing reviewers with DVDs containing episodes of its shows prior to thei...

May 4th 2015 at 3:55pm 0 Comments
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The upcoming "Fight of the Century" has ridiculously expensive PPV prices, but if you want to watch it live, you might have to let that benjamin go. HBO and Showtime, which paired up for the fight, have already started suing websites planning to illegally livestream the event. The duo and the prom...

April 30th 2015 at 12:55am 0 Comments
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Just a day before season five premiered on HBO, copies of the next four episodes of Game of Thrones leaked onto the internet. According to TorrentFreak, the leaks are in standard definition and may originate from a review screener given to the press. The Daily Dot points out that their low resolut...

April 12th 2015 at 8:39am 0 Comments
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Popcorn Time's piracy-centric streaming video service just got a little too easy to access on the go. The outfit has released an installer that lets you use the peer-to-peer app on iOS devices without jailbreaking (that is, loosening restrictions though unofficial code). All you do is run an app o...

April 8th 2015 at 5:19pm 0 Comments
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About a year after Popcorn Time's death and resurrection show, comes news that the app is taking even more of the legwork out of watching pirated movies online. To further stretch the meaning of "legal," the service is moving to a peer-to-peer streaming system so that its userbase (which is appare...

March 20th 2015 at 2:01am 0 Comments
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Yesterday, we heard that Microsoft planned to give people with pirated copies of its software a free way to upgrade to Windows 10. According to Reuters, Microsoft's goal with this plan was to combat piracy in China, though the idea was to expand said offer beyond that country. Well, as it turns ou...

March 19th 2015 at 5:56pm 0 Comments
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Despite global efforts to put the kibosh on infamous torrent site The Pirate Bay (TPB), the lair of internet swashbucklers is proving almost impossible to sack. Swedish police succeeded in taking the site down late last year, only for it to reappear the following month. And stronger than ever it s...

March 18th 2015 at 10:31am 0 Comments
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It looks like HBO has caught wind of those "most pirated show in the world" stats Game of Thrones keeps racking up, and it's making a change. Besides launching HBO Now streaming that anyone in the US with internet (and an Apple device) can sign up for, its distribution is changing up worldwide. Th...

March 10th 2015 at 12:29pm 0 Comments