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DOJ releases Megaupload discussions about mass infringement

Megaupload's lawyer says the conversations show the company's struggle with infringing materials stored there.

File-sharing site Hotfile agrees to pay $80 million in damages

Hotfile was sued in 2011 by five studios for allegedly promoting and benefiting from copyright infringement

BitTorrent bundles Lady Gaga for Artpop promo

BitTorrent's first video series with Vice goes behind the scenes of Lady Gaga's new song.

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BitTorrent and Madonna join forces for free speech

The queen of pop is using BitTorrent to distribute a free film and launch a new art project.

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US court finds file-hosting service Hotfile incentivized users to upload copyrighted movies

A U.S. federal court has found file-hosting website Hotfile liable for copyright infringement, according to movie industry body Motion Picture Association of America.

How non-Dropbox users can send files to your Dropbox account

Handy service Dbinbox makes it easy for friends, family, and co-workers to deposit files in your Dropbox, even if they don't have accounts of their own.

BitTorrent Sync protects your files from Prism’s prying eyes

BitTorrent’s free file-syncing client is now open to the public with no caps on file size or sharing limits.

Review: Open Drive turns cloud storage services into one big file sharing network

Sharing files on Google Drive is easy, but finding other people's files is not. Chrome Open Drive searches not only Google Drive, but Dropbox, Box, Evernote, and SkyDrive.

Samsung Link set to replace AllShare Play multimedia-sharing app

Samsung's AllShare Play application, which allows file sharing among the company's mobile devices, has been renamed Link, and it has a new user interface and search features.

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Megaupload can appeal evidence ruling in New Zealand Supreme Court

New Zealand's Supreme Court on Thursday granted Megaupload leave to appeal a ruling that denied it access to evidence the U.S. government holds.