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‘Your KaZaA Library’ lets you relive the glory days of music piracy

Minus the malware.

On by April Siese

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DOJ shutters Sharebeast, the largest American music-sharing website

It’s the biggest piracy site takedown since Megaupload.

On by Josh Katzowitz

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Does BitTorrent Sync measure up to Dropbox and Google Drive?

We put it through the ringer to see if it’s worth the money.

On by Joey Keeton

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Hacker offers BBC server to highest bidder

The news site suffers yet another cyberattack. 

On by Miles Klee

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Did Iron Maiden plan a world tour based on piracy?

Legendary heavy metal band Iron Maiden has a secret, and the government probably won’t like it.

On by Aja Romano

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There’s no containing the Pirate Bay

A recent study shows the limitations to cracking down on pirating sites: When one goes down, a dozen others spring up to take its place.

On by Aaron Sankin

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RIAA sends 25 million takedown notices, only makes piracy worse

The RIAA has ramped up its efforts to remove file sharing links from Google, in an effort that may be hopeless.

On by Miles Klee

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Kim Dotcom will get his confiscated files back

A New Zealand court ordered law enforcement to return Dotcom’s hard drives, taken in a 2012 raid.

On by Kevin Collier

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Judge makes crucial ruling on the value of “used” MP3s

The ruling threatens the very existence of startup ReDigi, which could owe Capitol Records millions in statutory damages.

On by Kevin Collier

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Supreme Court denies final appeal of $222,000 file-sharing fine

Jammie Thomas-Rasset won’t be able to appeal her $222,000 fine for sharing 24 copyrighted songs on a peer-to-peer network.

On by Kevin Collier

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The Paper Bay launches in honor of Aaron Swartz

Jacques Mattheij’s site is intended to level the playing field when it comes to access to academic papers.

On by Curt Hopkins

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Did Germany’s GEMA take down Kim Dotcom’s Mega launch video?

Dotcom says GEMA eighty-sixed his video from YouTube, and he’s threatening legal action. GEMA says it did nothing of the sort.

On by Kevin Collier

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Is Kim Dotcom’s new site, Mega, really safer than Megaupload?

Dotcom seems to think so, but from a legal standpoint, the risks are almost exactly the same.

On by Kevin Collier

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Finnish 9-year-old’s Pooh laptop seized in file sharing case

The girl tried to download an album on the Pirate Bay before her dad bought it for her legally. Authorities still raided the family’s house and seized the computer.

On by Kevin Collier

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Kim Dotcom returns with “100% safe and unstoppable” file-sharing site

Dotcom has taken steps to ensure that his new venture, Mega, will avoid the legal pitfalls Megaupload faced.

On by Fernando Alfonso III

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