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Iceland's government turns deaf ear to calls to quit

Reykjav - Iceland's coalition government turned a deaf ear Wednesday to angry protesters calling for its resignation, a day after the prime minister stepped down over the Panama Papers scandal.

Shiver me timbers! Iceland's Pirate Party could seize power

Reykjav - Iceland boasts full employment, a peaceful society and a well-functioning welfare state -- yet voters are so frustrated with the political establishment they're ready to elect the Pirate Party to power.

Torrent sites ban Windows 10 users amid privacy fears

Key torrent sites are banning Windows 10 users in fear that the operating system may be sending data back to Microsoft that could identify piracy and land websites in trouble. The sites have claimed that Microsoft is monitoring searches for pirated media.

The Pirate Bay's new logo warns the authorities to stay clear

Notorious torrent site The Pirate Bay has a new logo which seems to directly poke fun at the Swedish authorities who cancelled its main domain name yesterday. It has now relaunched on a series of new domains after its iconic ".se" was forced offline.

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade even to software pirates

Microsoft has announced that users currently running pirated versions of Windows will be able to upgrade them for free to Windows 10 when it launches later this year in what could be a historic moment in the lengthy battle against software pirates.

Users of pirated copies of Today Calendar told "walk the plank"

The developer of the popular Android calendar app Today Calendar has started to fight piracy of his product by adding pirate-themed messages to the app that suggest users of pirated copies "walk the plank" or attend a "pirate party."

The Pirate Bay returns a month after forced closure

Notorious torrent site The Pirate Bay has returned to life just a month after being taken offline by Swedish police last December. The site is blamed for copyright fraud amounting to billions of dollars by the music, film and software industries.

Mysterious 'encryption key' appears on Pirate Bay website

The closed-down torrent site The Pirate Bay appears to be returning to life as a mysterious string of text, believed by many to be an encryption key, has appeared on the site's homepage, accompanied by a digital clock of the time since the site closed.

Spain to make providers of 'pirated' Web content walk the plank

Madrid - Well, not walk the plank exactly, but tough new laws are to be introduced in Spain and were set for approval in Parliament on Friday. The new laws call for six years in prison for linking to "pirated", copyright-protected material from webpages.

France to discontinue three-strikes Internet piracy ban policy

Internet piracy and file sharing is on the rise. While each government struggles to combat such an ordeal, France is easing up on their Internet piracy policy.

Google will downgrade pirate sites in search results

The world's largest search engine, Google, announced that they will be taking measures at sites that generate many complaints from copyright owners.

The Pirate Bay hit by DDoS attack — Anonymous not responsible

The Pirate Bay was hit by a DDos attack and has been largely unavailable for 24 hours. They say that Anonymous are not responsible.

Sept. 19: International Talk Like a Pirate Day

It may be a holiday that very few people have heard of, but September 19 actually is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Pirates strike Amazon River cruise

Armed bandits boarded the luxury Amazon River cruiser, Aqua, last Sunday near the Peruvian town of Nauta robbing passengers of money and valuables.

Somali teen charged with piracy, involved in Maersk Alabama case

American federal agents have brought to the U.S. a Somali teen, who was involved in the Maersk Alabama piracy incident. He becomes the first person to be charged for piracy for more than a century in the U.S.

Op-Ed: Pirates, the Media, and the Power of Words

The rash of recent hijacking attempts by pirates has elicited a swift and justified response by the U.S. government and military. But as the media reports on these pursuits of protection and justice, we should not forget our humanity.

Pirate Bay Bitch Slaps MPAA with starts a with movies available for downloads, Oscar Rating the movies and other features.

YouTube: The biggest Pirate of them all?

Is the YouTube magic really the enabling of a “creation of sophisticated goods,”

Gorbachev to Bill Gates: Show Software Pirate Teacher Mercy

Former President Gorbachev requests Gates to show the software pirate, a teacher in the Urals, Russia, mercy.

TrueNuff's Office Pirate

Does your office have a pirate?

Montreal is the Pirate Capital of Canada

Canada faces being given cold shoulder by major Hollywood studios

The Pirate Bay: Sponsored by Wal-Mart!

It turns out that Wal-Mart is running targeted banner campaigns on The Pirate Bay to promote their DVDs. They hereby contribute to the estimated $75,000 in ad revenues the Pirate Bay generates every month.

Vista RTM cracked by pirates before release

The Windows version which has been released is called Vista BillGates. It doesn’t feature any activation cracks itself, and the supplied product key is just for the installation.

Pirate plunder swells Disney treasure chest

The Walt Disney Co doubled its fourth-quarter profits to 782 million dollars, thanks largely to the success of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Get out of getting sued by the RIAA!!!

Tammie Marson of Palm Desert, California responded to a lawsuit from the RIAA by stating that her wireless router was not secure, and that therefore the file sharing seen on her network could have been from any passerby. The defense worked, and the RIAA d

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