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Op-Ed: Popcorn Time is awesome; may get you fined or arrested

The launch of the free torrent-streaming service, Popcorn Time, has already made waves throughout the internet — and for good reason, the service is cool.
In the Media by George Arthur - 1 comment

Concern grows over rising piracy off West Africa

Kintampo - Grey, sleek, bristling with massive cannon and an assortment of machine guns, the French navy's Commandant Birot is well-equipped to patrol Africa's most dangerous stretches of ocean.Vessels like it played a key role in curbing pirate attacks off the c...
In the Media by Chris Stein (AFP)

Piracy at lowest worldwide for six years

London - Sea piracy fell to its lowest level around the world in six years in 2013 thanks to a clampdown on Somali pirates, a maritime body said Wednesday.
In the Media by AFP

Russia: Arctic 30 Greenpeace activists granted amnesty

Murmansk - A group of Greenpeace activists were arrested by Russian authorities in late September and initially faced charges of piracy. The charges changed to hooliganism, and eventually some activists were released on bail, but now an amnesty will free them.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey

Israeli government ponders legalizing downloads

A group of Israeli lawmakers are encouraging the Knesset to pass a bill that would allow consumers to upload music, movies and even porn with impunity.
In the Media by Gene Kosowan - 2 comments

Greenpeace activist scaled Eiffel Tower for release of Arctic 30

Paris - In protest against the Russian detention of 28 activists and 2 journalists, a Greenpeace activist staged a solo, 2-hour protest by hanging from a tent suspended from the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Saturday.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Pirates attack oil supply ship, kidnap 2 Americans, off Nigeria

Pirates attacked an oil platform supply vessel in the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of Nigeria on Wednesday, kidnapping two American citizens in the process.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Greenpeace activists now hooligans as Russia drops piracy charges

Murmansk - A group of Greenpeace activists held by Russian authorities since late September were facing charges of piracy. Wednesday Russia dropped the piracy charges and declared the activists "hooligans".
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 2 comments

Google unveils 26-page anti-piracy report

Perhaps one of the biggest problems large companies deal with as a result of the Internet is that of piracy. Now, one of the Internet's biggest companies has released a 26-page report detailing a comprehensive anti-piracy strategy.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 2 comments

Google has removed 100 million piracy links during 2013

Over 100 million requests have been made to Google to remove more than 100 million links since January 2013. The requests relate to web pages considered to be in breach of copyright laws.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments
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