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Pirate Bay founder in new venture

One of the founders of controversial BitTorrent tracker The Pirate Bay has lifted the lid on a brand new venture named Flattr that hopes to make money for a wide range of creative hopefuls. Members of Flattr will pay a minimum monthly subscription fee of €2, though they will be …

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More trouble for Pirate Bay

Five months after Swedish courts ordered the closure of BitTorrent tracking site The Pirate Bay, four of the world’s largest music labels have requested the District Court fines the site’s owners. TorrentFreak reports that Universal Music, EMI, Sony BMG and Warner have requested that courts enforce a ruling passed late …

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Dutch court orders Pirate Bay blockage

The Pirate Bay’s seemingly inevitable demise has been brought a step closer today with news that a Dutch court has ordered the portal to block access to users from the Netherlands within ten days. If The Pirate Bay refuses to comply with the ruling its owners, who are already involved …

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Buyout sets Pirate Bay on the road to legality

Whether or not the previous owners of Swedish file-sharing portal The Pirate Bay succeed in over-turning their prosecution in the increasingly protracted legal saga, it seems that The Pirate Bay as we know it is no longer. Swedish software firm and internet caf network Global Gaming Factory X is reported …

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Pirate Party wins Swedish EU seat

Controversial political body The Pirate Party has won a seat in the European parliament after capitalising on the pro-Pirate Bay movement in homeland Sweden. The official website of the party, which has no official affiliation with the headline-grabbing BitTorrent site Pirate Bay, states that it wants to fundamentally reform copyright …

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Guantanamo Bay Xbox game on the way

The developer of a controversial new game that centres around detention camp Guantanamo Bay has told MCV that it will release the title over Xbox Live in October if it can’t find a publishing partner. Edinburgh-based T-Enterprise said that it didn’t want to be known as an ‘extreme’ studio due …

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Second judge removed from Pirate Bay case

The soap-opera like narrative of the ongoing Pirate Bay prosecution in Sweden has taken another unexpected turn with the news that a second judge has been thrown off the case after it emerged she had links to pro-copyright lobbyists. This is the second time that the Swedish legal system has …

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Crytek: Pirate Bay prosecution a step forward

Cevat Yerli, the CEO of German games developer Crytek, has admitted that he hopes the recent prosecution of the four owners of BotTorrrent site Pirate Bay could mark a ‘mental shift’ in the way people consume media. I was really happy [at the ruling], to be honest,” Yerli told MCV’s …

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Pirate Bay owners could face re-trial

Just days after a Swedish Court sentenced the four owners of BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay to jail, allegations have surfaced that could see the case returned to trial, according to The Guardian. The lawyer representing The Pirate Bay has stated that he is considering demanding a retrial after it …

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Pirate Bay ruling will ‘warn mainstream off BitTorrent’

Miles Jacobson, studio director at Sports Interactive, has told Develop he believes that this morning’s Pirate Bay ruling is likely to put off mainstream consumers from obtaining Copyrighted software from BitTorrent sites. Sports Interactive – once responsible for the Championship Manager series and now the group behind Football Manager – …

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