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Pirate site The Pirate Bay goes down, then sails for Costa Rica

Reports say that the notorious haven for copyrighted music, movies, and software was taken down in a massive police raid.

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Google Glass is officially unwelcome in movie theaters

Bootleg recording paranoia reaches new heights as the movie industry places a ban on wearable devices like Google Glass. Not that the battery would last through a full film anyway.

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'Netflix for torrents' app Popcorn Time adds Chromecast support

An alpha version of the Windows app lets you stream to Google's HDMI stick, and support is coming to Mac and Android next.

on techhive.com

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Top online pirated video provider in China slapped with fine

QVOD has been accussed of pirating online videos through its peer-to-peer software.

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Microsoft leaker sentenced to three months in prison

Alex Kibkalo has been sentenced to three months in prison for leaking confidential information from his employer at the time, Microsoft.

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Future of secure messenger in doubt after Pirate Bay arrest

Collegues said they don't know how Peter Sunde's arrest will affect the development of Hemlis

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After movie studios, record labels sue Kim Dotcom and Megaupload

The RIAA says the site engaged in 'massive copyright infringement' of music.

Party's over for the Dutch: pirated downloads now prohibited in the Netherlands

The country had allowed its residents to engage in this practice, but no longer. Lawsuits are now expected.

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Music piracy battle erupts in Russia as major labels sue large social network

Sony, Universal Music and Warner are going after vKontakte, alleging wholesale copyright infringement.

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What's the problem with DMCA takedown notices?

Participants in a US government discussion on the notice-and-takedown process disagree on a direction.