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Sweden Raids Pirate Bay, Takes Site Down

File-sharing site was targeted during reported data center sweep

(Newser) - The Pirate Bay is down for the count after a raid on one of the file-sharing company's server rooms in Sweden yesterday, Reuters reports. "We had a crackdown on a server room in Greater Stockholm because of a copyright infringement, and yes it was Pirate Bay,"... More »

The Most Pirated TV Shows of Spring

'Game of Thrones' takes the crown

(Newser) - As we head into the wasteland that is summer television, TorrentFreak takes a look back at the 10 most pirated TV shows of Spring 2013. Surprising no one, Game of Thrones takes the, er, crown, with piracy of the show up 25% over last year. It had an estimated 5,... More »

Report: Online Pirates Take Advantage of Google, Yahoo

They're among top ad providers to piracy sites: study

(Newser) - Online piracy may come mostly through a seemingly neverending supply of torrent sites, but a new study is shining a light on the role mainstream online companies—namely, giants Google and Yahoo—have in supporting piracy. After all, even torrent sites need ads to survive, and many of their ads... More »

Pirate Bay Founders Get Jail, Fines for File Sharing

File-sharing site team gets year in jail, must pay $3.6M to firms

(Newser) - In a big win for the movie and music business, four men behind the file-sharing service The Pirate Bay, including its two founders, have been found guilty of making copyrighted files available for downloading, CNET reports. A Swedish court sentenced each to a year in jail; the men must also... More »

Studios Win Suit Against TorrentSpy

Site allows users abroad to find, download films

(Newser) - A federal judge has put an early end to a copyright infringement trial, finding online file-sharing service liable for movie piracy. In a victory for Paramount Pictures and other film studios, the Los Angeles court ruled that the operators of TorrentSpy destroyed evidence and made false statements under... More »

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