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A day and a half — or less. That's how long there is until Amazon's new show The Grand Tour comes out, streaming on Amazon Prime. When do we get it in Australia? Not for at least another couple of weeks.

Two months — or more. That's how long there is until the BBC's visually stunning Planet Earth II airs in Australia, on standard definition free-to-air TV.

I want to watch both these shows, a lot. But I can't. Unless I pirate them, or use a VPN.

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It's easy to find movies to download or stream, but if you're flying straight and narrow or want to support and watch films that are free, public domain, or whose creators want them free and openly shared, here are some great sites to bookmark — and visit when you want something new to watch.

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A Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA) distribution campaign has been revealed on a number of torrent sites specifically targeting video games. Fake torrents with the names of sought-after games such as The Witcher 3 have been found, used as bait to trick you into silently installing PUAs on their computer.

Although PUAs are low risk, they are still malicious — changing your home page, hiding shortcuts, or replace existing browser shortcuts with shortcuts to third-party browsers filled with ads.

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Sweden has said "nope" to The Pirate Bay's ThePirateBay.se and PirateBay.se sites, forfeiting them to the state for assisting in copyright infringement, and forcing the torrenting site back to its old .org address.