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Largest BitTorrent prosecution begins

The US Copyright Group has been granted permission to subpoena ISPs for the details of users who have illegally downloaded movies via BitTorrent. Film companies are said to have paid ‘snoops’ to monitor BitTorrent sites by observing active torrents and capturing users’ IP addresses. TechRadar reports that around 23k individuals …

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Piracy hits Killzone 3, Crysis 2

Sony’s recent struggles with PS3 piracy have lead to a troubling development – Killzone 3 has been leaked onto torrent sites ahead of its release on February 25th. And it’s not the only title to succumb to pirates either. EA’s Crysis 2, which isn’t due to hit UK retail shelves …

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Games account for just 3.3% of piracy

A report from torrent blog TorrentFreak suggests that video game piracy accounts for just 3.3 per cent of all illegally available online content. The site gathered data from thousands of BitTorrent trackers to take s snapshot of what it estimated to be all publicly available torrents at the time. Out …

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Black Ops stung by early piracy

In what is almost a given ahead of the release of any big title in the modern market, it has emerged that copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops are currently being distributed on the internet. The games industry has for years been trying various methods to try and prevent …

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MS bans Halo Reach pirates

Microsoft’s aggressive investigation” of the pre-release leak of Halo Reach on a number of internet file-sharing sites has resulted in a string of bans for those found guilty of playing the game early. Maxconsole reports that the platform holder has not just blocked Xbox Live access on offending users’ hardware …

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Avatar most pirated Blu-ray ever

Having only arrived at retail in the UK on Monday, James Cameron’s Hollywood smash Avatar is being described as the most pirated Blu-ray movie of all time.TechRadar reports that numbers from a leading BitTorrent tracker show that the Blu-ray rip was downloaded around 200,000 times in the first four days …

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Pirate Bay prosecutors call for jail term

As the trial of the owners of BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay enters its third week , prosecutors have called for a one-year jail term to be imposed on the men in the dock. Frederik Neij, Carl Lundstom, Peter Sunde and Gottfrid Warg are all accused of promoting copyright infringement …

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Pirate Bay case could swing piracy battle

This week has seen the beginning of a potentially important legal case that could see the momentum in the battle against IP and copyrighted material theft swing back in favour rights holders. Swedish prosecutors on Monday set out their case against The Pirate Bay, the internet’s leading BitTorrent file-sharing site, …

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Fallout 3 suffers early piracy blow

Most publishers are accustomed to their titles hitting the pirate network the very moment they’re shipped out to retail, but Bethesda has suffered an early blow with news that Fallout 3 has already hit illegal file sharing networks. The game, which isn’t due out in the UK until October 31st, …

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