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SACEM Provides Details on Recent Torrent Site Raids in France
Posted on Saturday December 03, 2016

In recent weeks, French police targeted two huge pirate sites, What.cd followed by the even larger Zone-Telechargement. In an interview, the general secretary of anti-piracy outfit SACEM reveals further information about the latter, including arrests, seizure of overseas servers, real estate, and luxury cars.

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Mandatory Piracy Filters May Violate EU Law, Scholars Warn
Posted on Saturday December 03, 2016

A group of prominent legal scholars has warned that the EU Commission's plans to modernize copyright law in Europe appear to be incompatible with EU law. One of the main problems is the mandatory piracy filter Internet services are required to use, which largely ignore existing case law and human rights.

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What.cd is Dead, But The Torrent Hydra Lives on
Posted on Friday December 02, 2016

With the demise of What.cd, the world's most comprehensive library of digital music disappeared overnight. However, music aficionados aren't easily defeated. Within a matter of days several new trackers appeared online. Some of these alternatives already have close to 200,000 torrents in their collection, and that's just the start.

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Steal This Show S02E07: The Early Days of Private Trackers
Posted on Friday December 02, 2016

Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing renegade media and the latest file-sharing and copyright news. In this episode, we talk to Joe Matheny, one of the people behind the defunct torrent tracker The Grey Lodge.

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Court Overturns ‘Pirate’ Site Blockade Based on EU Ruling
Posted on Friday December 02, 2016

A site that was outlawed following mass court action against more than 150 domains has been cleared on appeal. Kisstube embeds movies, some of them infringing, hosted on other platforms such as YouTube. However, the Rome Court of Appeal found that according to an EU ruling, merely embedding pirated content is not illegal.

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