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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.

The Pirate Bay launches PirateBrowser to bypass censorship

The Pirate Bay recently celebrated their 10th anniversary. The infamous peer-to-peer torrent tracking site posted on their blog that they did not think they would make it this far, but they did.

The Pirate Bay to continue offering 3D-printed gun blueprints

The US Statement Department asked the designer of the Liberator 3D-printed firearm to take down the blueprints from the Internet. However, popular file-sharing website The Pirate Bay is, well, sticking to its guns by keeping the torrent available.

Judge: IP-address does not identify person or bit-torrent pirate

New York - The MPAA and RIAA's anti-piracy efforts are about to experience a setback due to a landmark ruling by a judge in New York, stating that an IP-address is not a person.

Torrent site says music industry most harmful to online freedom 

The music industry is under fire from torrent index isohunt. The site says the conglomerate labels are infringing on the freedoms of internet users.

China flooding kills 52, forces 100,000 to evacuate

Beijing - Following a months-long drought, China now finds itself reeling from continuous downpours in recent days which have caused massive flooding, killed at least 52 and forced almost 100,000 people to evacuate its central and southern regions.

2010 sees significant decline in American TV owners

The image of family gathering together to observe news or other media has been symbolic of American culture for decades. First was the radio, then the television, then movie theatres, then movie rentals and more television.

DHS seizing websites guilty of copyright infringement

The past several days have seen the Department of Homeland Security, through its investigative arm seize dozens of domain names linked with copyright infringement.

The Pirate Bay executives receive shortened jail terms

Stockholm - The prison terms of the two founders and a financier of controversial torrenting website The Pirate Bay were officially shortened on Friday in a Swedish appeals court.

Bell Canada Purposely Slowing Down Net Traffic For All File-Sharing and Torrents

Internet service provider Bell Canada has admitted to throttling traffic and slowing data transfers for its third-party ISPs, DigitalJournal.com has learned. Some customers are facing Net speed slowed down from 500 to 30 kilobytes per second.

France’s New Anti-Piracy Project Will Close Net Accounts of Offenders

France recently unveiled a new anti-piracy system that can cut off Internet access to users who illegally download music or film. Is this what Internet restriction will look like in the future?

MiniNova.com Credit Card Scam Finally Comes To An End

Thousands of people who signed up for bit torrent access at mininova.com were charged money and then forwarded to a free bit torrent site with a similar name.

First pirated HD-DVD out on Bittorent networks

Even with these two new high definition formats out there had to be a matter of time before they got cracked. According to the link above there is a movie out on the bittorrent network at a whopping 19gb in size.

The Pirate Bay plans to buy island

The world's largest torrent tracker, The Pirate Bay, may decide to purchase Sealand.

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.

Download Vista Using BitTorrent

Vista is out! And, of course, not only for sale (you already know that, you don’t need me telling it again), but out on the torrent file sharing network.

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