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Pirate Bay down, National IPC police involved

Pirate Bay down, National IPC police involved

It's happened - The Pirate Bay is down today. Stockholm County Police Intellectual Property Crime National Coordinator Paul Pintér released a statement today about a "crackdown on a server room in Greater Stockholm." Pintér went on to say that "this is in connection with violations of copyright law." The crackdown coincided with the first loss of signal in several months for piracy and filesharing website The Pirate Bay. This site is down with its forum site, Suprbay.org as well as Bayimg and Pastebay. Several other torrent-friendly sites like Torrage, Istole tracker, EXTV, and Zoink are also down.

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Google’s ‘Nearby’ may also be dubbed ‘Copresence’

Google’s ‘Nearby’ may also be dubbed ‘Copresence’

Earlier this year, we relayed to you info about a service dubbed “Nearby”, which is believed to be Google’s way of having otherwise disparate devices in communication with one another. It seems that service might be nearing our devices, though it’s not entirely clear how Google plans to occupy this space just yet. With several references to a service called Co-presence — which may be the back-end functionality for Nearby — this interconnectivity we once discussed might be bigger than originally thought.

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isoHunt to close as part of settlement with Hollywood

isoHunt to close as part of settlement with Hollywood

Hollywood has been fighting the battle against file sharing sites for years in an attempt to stop what it sees as conduits for piracy. The legal battle surrounding these file sharing sites ended up with Google blacklisting major file sharing sites such as 4Shared, The Pirate Bay, and isoHunt back in 2011. Getting the sites blacklisted from major search engines wasn't the end of the battle with Hollywood continuing its legal campaign.

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Kim Dotcom ditches Mega to focus on music project and more

Kim Dotcom ditches Mega to focus on music project and more

Kim Dotcom has announced he is stepping down as director of the new file sharing service he launched called Mega. We've talked plenty about Kim Dotcom, the man who headed up Megaupload and found himself under serious legal assault by the United States over alleged copyright infringement. While Dotcom was fighting US authorities and trying to stave off being extradited to the United States along with other executives from his company, he has been working on launching new online services including Mega.

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