Tag Archives: piracy

Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom makes police brutality claim

The controversial figure behind file-sharing site Megaupload has claimed that he was assaulted by police when he was arrested in January. Kim Dotcom is currently fighting extradition from New Zealand to the US on piracy related charges. "And then they were all over me,” he said of the moment when …

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Dead Trigger dev doesn’t think piracy can be stopped

The developer behind iOS and Android shooter Dead Trigger has claimed that consumer piracy is a force that can never be stopped. Madfinger initially released Dead Trigger as a paid-for title but switched to a freemium model after what it described as an unbelievably high” level of piracy with the …

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Android title Dead Trigger goes free due to heavy piracy

Madfinger has announced a price removal for its mobile title Dead Trigger, due to what the developer describes as ‘unbelievably high’ piracy rates on Android devices. The title was released at the end of June for $0.99, with in-app purchases available to support the game as well. A month later …

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UK ISP’s renew efforts to block Pirate Bay

Several major UK ISPs have expanded their blockade against The Pirate Bay by denying a number of new IP addresses known to be used by the file-sharing website to their blacklist. Sky Broadband, Virgin Media and Talk Talk have all widened their block, although The Pirate Bay is thought to …

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Pirate Bay traffic returns to pre-block levels

Peer-to-peer activity on The Pirate Bay in the UK is almost back at the level it was before the site was blocked. The BBC reports that an ISP – speaking under conditions of anonymity – said UK P2P traffic for the site peaked throughout the high-profile court case that resulted …

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