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Copyright Holders Asked Google To Remove 345 Million Links Last Year 

Copyright holders were not shy about asking Google to remove pirated content in 2014. Last year, there were over 345 million requests to take down infringing content, according to a Torrent Freak summary of Google’s weekly transparency reports. That’s a 75 per cent increase from 2013. Google honoured most of the requests.


This Website Could Be The Ultimate All-In-One Torrent Machine

As I recently discovered whilst trying to teach my roommate about torrenting — educationally, of course — downloading illegal stuff off the internet still isn’t the easiest thing in the world. Bitport is a website that’s trying to change all that: it will find, download, and stream your torrents to you, all with a stupid level of security and ease.


These Are The 20 Most Pirated Movies Of 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, it’s time for us to look back on another year’s worth of gratuitous movie pirating. And surprisingly enough, this year’s most torrented movies weren’t actually all that terrible. You’ve got taste, ya thieves.


There Are Gonna Be 9280928 Pirate Bays Because Anyone Can Make A New One

In the wake of a police raid in Sweden that shut down the Pirate Bay as we know it, a number of opportunistic torrent sites have created clones. We’ve said before, Pirate Bay clones are potentially problematic. Nevertheless, Isohunt just launched a tool that makes it confusingly easy to set up your very own open source clone. I tried it;It works.


Don't Trust The Pirate Bay Posers

The Pirate Bay went dark last week following a raid by Swedish police. In its wake a number of sites aping the original have popped up, attempting to fill the void. Don’t trust them.


The Pirate Bay Shutdown Hasn't Slowed Piracy At All

Nature abhors a vacuum. Aristotle said that. Of course, he was talking about how nature has a tendency to fill empty spaces with stuff. In a way, the internet also abhors a vacuum, and the “downfall” of The Pirate Bay is just the latest example.


Another Torrent Site Has Resurrected The Pirate Bay

The popular torrent site Isohunt just launched a new fully functional websiteoldpiratebay.org — that lets you search through the Pirate Bay archives. This is a little bit silly, since Pirate Bay’s archives have been public for years. But it’s also a little bit useful if you’ve been having Pirate Bay withdrawal since the site got raided by Swedish police.


After Huge Hack, Fury And Other Unreleased Sony Films Leak On The Web

Sony Pictures is having a tough week. After being hacked almost week ago (by maybe North Korea), DVD-quality downloads of Fury and other unreleased Sony films have leaked on the web, according to TorrentFreak.


Disney Wants A Piracy-Free Search Engine

Downloading illegal content is not OK. If you’re a search provider, though, should you be held responsible for the content of your search results if those results include a link to illegal videos and other copyrighted material? If you use a search engine recently patented by Disney, you won’t accidentally find yourself clicking on links to torrents and illegal downloads — they just won’t be listed.


This Website Lets You Stream Any Torrent With Just A Link

A website called Joker lets you stream torrent files from your browser without downloading the whole thing. This means everybody who downloads Game of Thrones will have an even shorter wait period between the show airing and finding out where Daenerys put those dragons.