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Movie Studios Seek SOPA Power Through Broad Site-Blocking Order

Major movie studios are again trying to make a website they don’t like disappear without a trial. This time, the studios are asking for one court order to bind every domain name registrar, registry, hosting provider, payment processor, caching service, advertising network, social network and bulletin board — in short, the entire internet — to block and filter a site called Movietube.


GoT Pirates Take Heed: Foxtel Lines Up As The Executioner Of The Pirate Bay

Australia’s site blocking laws are live, and ever since the government handed the executioner’s axe to the rights holders, we’ve been wondering who would swing it on The Pirate Bay first? A new report points to Foxtel acting as The Pirate Bay’s executioner.


Can Telstra TV Kill Content Piracy?

What we used to call television is changing before our eyes. Last week, Telstra announced it will shortly introduce a new streaming video set top box. For a number of reasons, this is a very smart move.


America's Largest Theatre Chain Hates The Plan To Speed Up Home Releases

Earlier this month Paramount announced that it would release two upcoming films on home video and streaming just 17 days after they have been in theatres. But Regal, the US’s largest movie chain, isn’t interested in being part of its piracy-fighting experiment.


The Government's Copyright Infringement Report Has Problems With The Word 'Illegal'

A report on online copyright infringement prepared for and published by the Department of Communications says that almost half of all Australian internet users (above the age of 12, currently consuming online media) either downloaded or streamed movies, music, TV or video games “illegally” in the first quarter of this year.

Those numbers taken at face value are stunning, and point to widespread and endemic illegitimate copyright infringement by Aussie ‘net users, and flagrant disregard for the rights of intellectual property holders.

The report has serious issues, though, including the rampant use of the word “illegal”.


Backing Up CDs Is Once Again Illegal In The UK For Some Reason

In a useless new ruling that will change nothing, you can no longer legally rip CDs and DVDs for personal use in the UK. Ladies and gents, welcome back to 2002.



You Weren't Meant To See The Full Suicide Squad Trailer

This morning we all woke up to a nice little surprise: the full, HD trailer for Suicide Squad from Comic Con. It was shown exclusively to Comic Con attendees on Saturday, and now it has been released to the general public. The truth behind the trailer’s release is a sordid tale of pirate intrugue that boils down to one simple truth: you were never meant to see that trailer today.


Pirate Bay Co-Founder Says Site Was Worth Going To Jail For

Prison is tough. Is anything ever worth going to prison for? Fredrik Neij, co-founder of the Pirate Bay thinks there is. He says the site was absolutely worth doing time for.


Qantas Is Putting HBO Shows Onto Its Flights Thanks To Foxtel

Stop pirating entire seasons of Game Of Thrones and True Detective to watch on your next Qantas flight right now: the Aussie airline has just cut a deal with Foxtel to get HBO’s best programs on the air, in the air.


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