Chances are if you have an internet connection you’ve probably used it to commit some kind of copyright infringement. And chances are also pretty good your first download was probably pretty embarrassing. So own up, what was the first thing you ever illegally downloaded? Bonus points for who used the oldest p2p network.
Is UK DOT GOV really releasing 5Gb+ of Dept. expenditure data over *bittorrent* this morning?
Torrent-sharing pioneers and Internet cause celebre The Pirate Bay have officially been acquired by a Swedish software company called Global Gaming Factory for $7.8 million. Not a hell of a lot of money to pay for one of the world’s top 100 sites, but given its legal troubles, it’s somewhat surprising that it was sold at all.
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Global Gaming Factory X AB published a press release saying that it has acquired The Pirate Bay website for 7.8 million dollars. “We would like to introduce models which entail that content providers and copyright owners get paid for content that is downloaded via the site” said Hans Pandeya, CEO GGF.
Global Gaming Factory X AB published a press release saying that it has acquired The Pirate Bay website for 7.8 million dollars. “We would like to introduce models which entail that content providers and copyright owners get paid for content that is downloaded via the site” said Hans Pandeya, CEO GGF. Guess it’s more of a Privateer Bay now.
Retired Stockholm professor Roger Wallis is on the fast track to becoming a cult Internet hero thanks to his performance at the ongoing Pirate Bay trial. A copyright law specialist who has studied how cassette tapes changed music creation despite strong resistance from the music industry, Wallis is testifying that entertainment execs are greatly exaggerating the losses they claim they’ve incurred due to file-sharing websites. Asked by the judge whether he wanted compensation for his testimony yesterday, he quipped that people could send bouquets to his wife. So far, she’s received more than $5,000 worth of flowers.
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Half the charges against file-sharing website Pirate Bay have been dropped. One of the four defendants reacted on Twitter: “EPIC WINNING LOL.” Well put!
Just in time for Holiday shopping season, Amazon.com is reportedly getting hit by pirates using a Firefox addon that links away from the Amazon product and directs the user to a free illegal download of the same product. For the time being, the extension appears to have been shut down, but keep an eye out for more from these mischievous Holiday Geek Pirates.
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