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French Govt. Has Sent 644,000+ Piracy Notices in 2019, Secured 86 Criminal Convictions

The government agency responsible for anti-piracy enforcement in France has reported its latest set of results. Between January and August 2019, Hadopi sent more than 644,000 warning notices, with around 479,000 going to first offenders and 165,700 to repeat infringers. Ultimately, 86 people ended up with a criminal conviction but many others received fines and […]

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Steal This Show S04E27: ‘‘The Secret Satoshis’’

Today we bring you the next episodes of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing renegade media and the latest decentralization and file-sharing news. In this episode, we talk to Finn Brunton, author of ‘Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, and Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency’ This is part one of a two-part interview […]

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RIAA Reports Telegram to US Govt. Over Piracy Concerns

The RIAA has submitted its most recent overview of “notorious markets” to the U.S. Government. As usual, the music industry group lists various torrent sites, download portals and stream-ripping sites as direct threats. This year, however, the messaging app Telegram is also highlighted as a problem. Responding to a request from the Office of the […]

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Russia Anti-Piracy Agreement Expires, Now Relies on Goodwill of Search Engines

The anti-piracy memorandum signed by rightsholders and major Internet companies in Russia has expired. This means that search engines no longer have to remove allegedly-infringing content from their indexes. Whether they will continue to do so in advance of legislation compelling them to do so now appears reliant on goodwill. Following intense pressure on local […]