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Another Site Under Siege The world of file sharing as of late, has been under siege, from biased courts being paid off and bribed by anti-piracy outfits to make unjust rulings. The latest target in this war against our free internet, is Mininova http://www.mininova.org/. Various outfits of the global media machine, and entertainment industry, have won a decision, which is slated to force Mininova to remove all torrents that may contain copyrighted materials. Pirate Bay is up again
Pirate Bay could be held down for a few hours yesterday. The site is up again as expected. Rightholders receive a t-shirt and a very clear krigserklæring.Det succeeded perhaps the U.S. and Asian entertainment industry to get the Stockholm District Court to require Pirate Bay closed. But the teknikoverlegne young people behind the site refuses to be cowed. The Court ordered Black Internet, supplying broadband to the Pirate Bay's telecommunications operator, to switch off the connection. The claim came Black Internet. But that has not prevented the Pirate Bay in getting others to host their site. Already yesterday came online site.
Pirate Bay trade is chaos
Everything is flying in the Global Gaming Factory attempt to buy The Pirate Bay.
Tender Offer of 60 million Swedish crowns may very well be bogus and scam, which alone has been designed to screw the price of Global Gaming Factory stock so high that the owner Hans Pandeya can make money. If no bid is a mere gimmick, as it is based at best on some very optimistic grounds which now falls completely apart.
On Friday, underwent ComON commerce obscure points in the article "Is the sale of the Pirate Bay the world's greatest put-on?". After the story is Pirate Bay trade really gone up in sizing.
The Ship Has Been Sunk! Today, August 24th, of 2009, marks the end of what some have called a revolution, or does it? The Pirate Bay, http://thepiratebay.org, has been taken offline. In a suprise undermining of the recent sale to Global Gaming Factory X, TPB was removed today completely from the internet, by a shocking order from Stockholm's district court. They had reached their decision, stating that due to pending civil trials and outcomes, at which The Pirate Bay was still entangled in legal disputes with, they could no longer remain online, and threatened sever fines for TPB's internet service providers. Your Web Browser Knows Where You Are
Firefox and Safari on the iPhone can now report your physical location. But who are they telling
Allowing your Web browser to determine your physical location opens the door to some seriously nifty features. Some iPhone apps (such as Yelp for iPhone) can help you find nearby restaurants, bookstores, or other places within walking distance, for example. But such functionality, available in the newest Firefox and in Safari on the iPhone, also opens the door to some serious privacy concerns: Where you physically sit or stand at any given moment is deeply personal information that you don't want to give to just any site. I tried the new features to see how the browsers handle such privacy concerns.
Crackdown In UK Over this past weekend, various news outlets have been reporting that the United Kingdom's Secretary of Business, Peter Mandelson, is in negotiations for a "major crackdown" on file sharing. The Secretary for Business, Innovation, and Skills, was considered a close friend by Prime Minister Gordon Brown, appointed to this position in the "reshuffling" process be P.M. Brown, during a struggling time, to "lead a new example" said Mr. Madelson.
Woman Sentenced To Pay 1.7 Million Over 24 Songs Recently, a woman named Jammie Thomas-Rasset was taken to a federal trial, over her "copywright" infringement case. In a repeat of the verdict from her first federal trial, Thomas-Rasset was found liable for willfully infringing all 24 copyrights controlled by the four major record labels at issue in the case. The jury awarded the labels damages totaling a whopping $1.92 million. Outraged, and possibly shocked, she had no choice but to accept this.
Her attorney, Kiwi Camara, spoke shortly after the trial. When asked about the $80,000 per song damage award, he then proceeded to state that he was "angry about it" and further went on to state he had been convinced that any liability finding would have been for the minimum amount of $750 per song.
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