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Steal This Show S02E07: The Early Days of Private Trackers
Posted on Friday December 02, 2016

Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing renegade media and the latest file-sharing and copyright news. In this episode, we talk to Joe Matheny, one of the people behind the defunct torrent tracker The Grey Lodge.

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Court Overturns ‘Pirate’ Site Blockade Based on EU Ruling
Posted on Friday December 02, 2016

A site that was outlawed following mass court action against more than 150 domains has been cleared on appeal. Kisstube embeds movies, some of them infringing, hosted on other platforms such as YouTube. However, the Rome Court of Appeal found that according to an EU ruling, merely embedding pirated content is not illegal.

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Free TV-Show Streaming Hurts Online Sales, Research Finds
Posted on Thursday December 01, 2016

New research from Carnegie Mellon University shows that online piracy is not the only worry for TV distributors. Based on Downton Abbey streaming and sales data provided by PBS, the researchers find that free legal streams can significantly reduce download sales. However, that doesn't necessarily mean that free streaming options should be banned.

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Spain Announces New Campaign to Fight Internet Piracy
Posted on Thursday December 01, 2016

Spain's Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport has announced a new initiative for tackling piracy, especially online. Minister Íñigo Méndez de Vigo said a special prosecutor's office will be developed alongside enhanced technological and human resources. An educational campaign targeting children is also on the agenda.

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Court Awards Damages Following Bogus DMCA Takedowns
Posted on Wednesday November 30, 2016

Topdawg Entertainment Inc., Interscope Records and Universal Music Group must pay damages after issuing false DMCA notices which damaged an artist's reputation. Montreal hip hop artist Jonathan Emile teamed up with Kendrick Lamar on a track, but the labels wrongfully took it down from YouTube, iTunes and Soundcloud.

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