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The Pirate Bay Founders Ordered to Pay Music Labels $477,800 in Compensation

The Pirate Bay Founders Ordered to Pay Music Labels $477,800 in Compensation

August 23, 2017Wang Wei
Two of the three co-founders of The Pirate Bay— Fredrik Neij and Gottfrid Svartholm Warg —have been ordered by a Finnish court to pay record labels $477,800 in compensation for copyright infringement on the site. Last year in a similar case, Helsinki District Court in Finland ordered Peter Sunde , the third co-founder of The Pirate Bay, to pay nearly $395,000 (350,000 Euros) in damages to several major record labels, including Sony Music, Universal Music and Warner Music. However, Sunde did not pay any penalty yet, and instead, he later announced his plans to sue those record labels for defamation. The Pirate Bay is still the world's most popular torrent website that has proven to be an elusive hub for illegal copyrighted contents, even after a series of raids and shutdown of its multiple domains , including the primary .SE domain. All the three co-founders of The Pirate Bay were facing criminal copyright infringement and abuse of electronic communications charges
Anonymous Hacks Swedish Government in Revenge for 'Pirate Bay' Takedown

Anonymous Hacks Swedish Government in Revenge for 'Pirate Bay' Takedown

December 17, 2014Swati Khandelwal
An online "hacktivist" group that calls itself Anonymous has claimed responsibility for hacking into email accounts of Swedish government in response to the seizure of world renowned The Pirate Bay website and server by Swedish police last week. Apart from Sweden government officials, the Anonymous hacktivist group also claimed to have hacked into the government email accounts of Israel, India, Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico, and revealed their email addresses with passwords in plain-text. The Anonymous group also left a message at the end of the leak: " Warning: Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to all!! Bye :* " The hack was announced by Anonymous group on their official Twitter account. The tweet also shared a link of Pastebin where leaked data has been dumped with the list of the emails. The tweet reads: " BREAKING: Emails from Swedish government were hacked in retaliation for the seizure of servers of The Pirate Bay https://pastebin.c
Unreleased Sony Pictures Movies Leaked Online After Sony Hack Attack

Unreleased Sony Pictures Movies Leaked Online After Sony Hack Attack

December 01, 2014Wang Wei
Following the last week's massive hack attack on Sony Pictures' network by a group calling themselves "#GOP," or Guardians of Peace , high-quality versions of several of the studio's newest films have hit piracy websites. It seems like matters for Sony Pictures is getting worse with time. Sony Pictures Entertainment has reportedly begun investigating links to North Korea of the possible cyberattack occurred last week that made the studio's internal email systems offline, which was still offline at the time of writing. Now its five movie screeners – Annie , Fury , Still Alice , Mr. Turner and To Write Love on Her Arms – have made their way onto torrent file-sharing websites, though it has not been confirmed that the leak of all the films came from the same breach. "Still Alice" starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin – US release date: Jan 16, 2015 "Mr Turner" starring Timothy Spall. – US release date: Dec 19, 2014 "Ann
Hollywood wants Right to use Malware to hack the computers of Pirates

Hollywood wants Right to use Malware to hack the computers of Pirates

May 28, 2013Mohit Kumar
In the constant battle between illegal file sharers (Pirates) and the entertainment industry (Hollywood) supplying the protected digital materials, the pirates have been staying one step ahead, although the industry may soon have a powerful new weapon in their arsenal. A new report released by the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property suggests the use of malware to fight piracy. In a report, the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property proposed many ways piracy can be combated, including infecting alleged violators' computers with malware that can wreck havoc, including and up to destroying the user's computer. It would also give the entertainment industry the advantage of tracking those who commit IP theft on-line no matter their location. Though it sounds reasonable on the surface, it is really a bad idea due to the challenge of correctly identifying a cyber attacker, as well as the unavoidable risk of collateral damage. If you want to read an 8
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