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Verizon to throttle repeat BitTorrent offenders

Verizon to throttle repeat BitTorrent offenders

In a couple weeks, the Center for Copyright Information's anti-piracy system will go into effect in the US. The CCI is composed of five major Internet providers, including Verizon, in conjunction with the MPAA and the RIAA. Back in October, we reported on a leaked AT&T memo that discussed how the provider would deal with copyright infringers. Now information has been revealed stating that Verizon will deal with the issue by throttling the speeds of repeat offenders.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 2, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 2, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening everyone - the weekend is here at last, but before we dive in, it's time to recap the news. Today we heard that Microsoft might be testing out a smartphone of its own, which doesn't really surprise us considering that it just recently entered the tablet market. Apple's freshly rephrased "apology" to Samsung went live in UK newspapers today, and one analyst is expecting the iPad mini to top 1.5 million sales this weekend. Speaking of the iPad mini, we saw a drop test featuring the tiny slate today, and the tablet launched to shorter-than-normal lines for an Apple product.

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Study finds that file sharers buy more music than anyone else

Study finds that file sharers buy more music than anyone else

A lot of people think that file sharers and other Bittorrent downloaders never pay for music or other forms of digital media. It's an understandable stereotype, but according to a study, it's not all true. It turns out that file sharers actually buy 30% more music than those who don't download content illegally.

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Pirate Bay founder still in jail without any charges

Pirate Bay founder still in jail without any charges

Gottfrid Svartholm, co-founder of the once-popular torrent tracker The Pirate Bay, is still being held in jail for at least two more weeks because he is suspected of hacking into a Swedish IT company. At first, he was arrested for not appearing for his jail sentence, and was then deported to Sweden from Cambodia.

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Upcoming uTorrent update will feature adverts

Upcoming uTorrent update will feature adverts

uTorrent is one of the world’s most popular BitTorrent clients, with most users preferring it over other solutions due to its lightweight operation and low memory footprint. BitTorrent Inc has slowly been adding new features into the client, upsetting some users in the process, but the latest change will no doubt be controversial. TorrentFreak reports that adverts will soon be integrated into the client that will should generate significant amounts of additional revenue for the company.

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Demonoid taken down by Ukrainian authorities

Demonoid taken down by Ukrainian authorities

Chalk another one up for the governments waging this anti-piracy war we keep hearing so much about, as Ukrainian authorities have taken down Demonoid. The raid on Demonoid's servers comes after the torrent tracking giant suffered a large-scale DDoS attack a few days before, and it seems that the US may have been involved in some way. Reports say that Anti-Cyber ​​Research Affairs of Kiev conducted the raid on Demonoid host ColoCall, copying all of the information on Demonoid's servers before shutting them down.

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Windows 8 final build leaks instantly: should we have simply expected it?

Windows 8 final build leaks instantly: should we have simply expected it?

It's a scene right out of Tron: right upon the release of the final version of Microsoft's new operating system Windows 8, it's leaked to the web. Is it a sign of the times that an illegal download of one of the most widely anticipated operating systems in recent memory is available almost as quickly as someone could have accessed and uploaded it? Or should we be dismayed that in an age where information security is as much a hot topic as sharing is that we've got an immediate break?

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Opera The Pirate Bay workaround surfaces as BitTorrent usage increases in Europe

Opera The Pirate Bay workaround surfaces as BitTorrent usage increases in Europe

If you're the sort that likes to download TV shows and movies from BitTorrent websites and have bemoaned the blockage of The Pirate Bay, a very simple workaround has surfaced. All you need to do to access The Pirate Bay using the Opera web browser and enable Turbo mode. Turbo mode was intended to compress and accelerate web browsing on slower connections.

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File sharing drones are already a reality

File sharing drones are already a reality

When we first heard that The Pirate Bay were planning to host the torrent magnet site in the sky via wireless drones, we were more than a little skeptical. As it turns out, the technology is certainly possible. TorrentFreak reports on Project “Electronic Countermeasures”, which has built five fully functioning drones capable of node sharing similar to what The Pirate Bay had in mind.

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Pirate Bay Torrent drones could soar over piracy rules

Pirate Bay Torrent drones could soar over piracy rules

High-profile torrent site The Pirate Bay has threatened to take its content to the skies, with the perhaps tongue-in-cheek suggestion of GPS-controlled wireless drones that could automatically host nodes. The site's odd suggestion is using low-power, compact computers like Raspberry Pi, guided by GPS and connected using cheap wireless systems, floated "some kilometers" so that takedowns will need to involve physical destruction by planes.

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Piracy study suggests US Box Office completely unaffected by Torrents

Piracy study suggests US Box Office completely unaffected by Torrents

There's a brand new study being pushed at the moment which suggests that there's no evidence that Torrent piracy affects US Box Office returns. In addition the only discernible link found in this paper published by the University of Minnesota and Wellesley College was in potential sales cut down by users downloading films in the time between their US and international release. What these two points suggest is that if BitTorrent were the only way people were able to download movies, it would essentially be solely on the shoulders of the film industry to change their ways to stopper up piracy, not any type of government-made law.

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Torrent site btjunkie shuts down

Torrent site btjunkie shuts down

The anti-piracy crusade has claimed another victim, with BitTorrent indexing site btjunkie voluntarily shutting down this weekend. Apparently the fifth most popular torrent site online in 2011, btjunkie had opened its doors to download indexing in 2005. "We've been fighting for years for your right to communicate" the team behind the site said in a statement on Sunday, "but it's time to move on."

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