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Music Companies Sue ISP Bright House for Failing to Disconnect Pirates

A group of major music companies including Sony, Universal, and Warner Bros, has sued Internet provider Bright House Networks for failing to disconnect repeat infringers. The ISP, which was acquired by Charter three years ago, knowingly profited from the massive volumes of copyright infringement committed by its users, the companies state. With thousands of tracks […]

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Which VPN Services Keep You Anonymous in 2019?

When we first started this VPN anonymity series, almost a decade ago, the market was relatively small and easy to oversee. Today, the VPN industry is booming with hundreds of companies offering a wide variety of services, some more anonymous than others. The VPN review business is also booming. Just do a random search for “best […]

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ISPs: We’re Definitely Not the Internet Police, Until We Decide We Should Be

On several occasions over the years, TorrentFreak has reported on file-sharing platforms being blocked by ISPs, apparently for no reason at all. On later examination, however, we’ve discovered that organizations such as the UK’s Internet Watch Foundation charity have sometimes collaborated with ISPs to implement blocks, after child exploitation material was found on online platforms. […]

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Pirate IPTV: Police Across Europe Carry Out ‘Largest Ever’ Operation

In conjunction with Europol, police forces in Spain, UK, and Denmark, have carried out what is being described as the “largest ever” operation against a pirate IPTV network. Five people have been arrested, accused of crimes including IP violations, fraud, and money laundering. Over the past several years, consumers have been increasingly turning to ‘pirate’ […]

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Anti Article 13 Petition Signed by Five Million People

The popular “Save The Internet!” petition, which urges lawmakers to vote against Article 13 of the EU Copyright Directive, reached a new milestone of five million signatories today. The petition is part of an intensifying campaign which also features offline demonstrations and Wikipedia blackouts. Meanwhile, supporters of Article 13 are not sitting still either. With […]