- CNET Doesn’t Have to Ban BitTorrent Clients, Court Rules
CBS and CNET do not have to stop distributing BitTorrent clients and other file-sharing software. A California court has denied the request for a preliminary injunction from a group of artists, who accused the companies of facilitating piracy. According to the judge there is no indication that CBS and CNET will purposefully encourage copyright infringement in the future, and a ban would needlessly silence “public discussion of P2P technologies.”
- Google Refuses to Index Huge Streaming Movie Portal Homepage
One of the Internet’s largest indexes for streaming movie and TV show content is locked in a dispute over the removal of the site’s homepage from Google’s search engine results. Movie2K, the 240th most-popular site in the world according to Alexa, had its main page delisted following a copyright complaint from Paramount Pictures and efforts to have it reinstated have failed. Google says it will not review the situation, even though the infringing material in question is no longer present.
- Download a Fresh Copy of The Pirate Bay, With Permission
There are no signs that The Pirate Bay will disappear anytime soon, but pirate preppers anticipating such a doomsday scenario can now download an updated and improved copy of the world’s most resilient BitTorrent site. A backup of all crucial data has been packed into a tiny 75 megabyte archive, small enough to carry with you at all times. The archive of more than 2 million magnet links has received a seal of approval from The Pirate Bay team and is now up for grabs.
- Pirate Party Threatened With Lawsuit for Hosting The Pirate Bay
For several years the Swedish Pirate Party has provided hosting services to The Pirate Bay. One of the main reasons for the BitTorrent site to team up with the political party was because it wouldn’t easily cave in to pressure from the entertainment industry. This promise will now be put to the test as the Swedish copyright watchdog “Rights Alliance” threatens to sue the Pirate Party next week if they refuse to pull the plug on TPB.
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