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  1. Hello all, i was wondering what are the most wanted trackers to get an invite for. i'm asking this so i can see if i have those invites and maybe i can post some here every now and then. Elise NOTE: this is not a request thread but just a post to see what tracker invites are wanted.
  2. Give your ratings the the very last movie you saw. You can rate it out of 10. You might also write a small review. Here goes Smashed(2012) Rating 7/10 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2063781/?ref_=nm_knf_t4
  3. From my point of view its ccleaner leave your one down below. Add Rep and Leave a feedback Reputation is the green button in the down right corner on my post Don't forget to press Thanks button
  4. Tracker's Name: the-xchange Genre: General Sign-up Link: http://the-xchange.biz/signup.php Closing date: Not Applicable Additional information: I would like to invite everybody to try our brand new old tracker. We are know as the-xchange and we've been around the torrent scene for over a year now, due to a recent coding change we unfortunately lost our members database so if you are or were a member then you will need to create a new account. If you are wanting to be a new member then all are welcome. What we will be offering is all the latest torrents such as new music, movies and TV series. Also a fresh looking forum with general information, tutorials, jokes section, suggestions section etc. We will be holding monthly competitions, we have our own radio station playing all the latest hits and the oldies too. Every member that signs up and says hello in our shout-box will receive 200 Karma Points, these points can be xchanged for many things. So we will see you all there - click on the link below to signup.
  5. Hello As the title says, i have invite of IpTorrents.com & I need invites of Fux0r / Empornium / Pass the popcorn. Anyone interested Pm me!!!
  6. The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Get Hard' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Jurassic World.' 'Cinderella' completes the top three. This week we have three newcomers in our chart. Get Hard is the most downloaded movie for the second week in a row. The data for our weekly download chart is estimated by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are BD/DVDrips unless stated otherwise. RSS feed for the weekly movie download chart. Ranking (last week) Movie IMDb Rating / Trailer torrentfreak.com 1 (1) Get Hard 6.1 / trailer 2 (4) Jurassic World (TS) 7.7 / trailer 3 (…) Cinderella 7.3 / trailer 4 (2) Run All Night 6.7 / trailer 5 (3) Kingsman: The Secret Service 8.1 / trailer 6 (…) The Gunman 5.6 / trailer 7 (5) Chappie 7.1 / trailer 8 (…) Woman in Gold 7.5 / trailer 9 (6) San Andreas Quake 2.1 / trailer 10 (7) Furious 7 (Subbed/cropped HDRip) 8.8 / trailer
  7. The copyright monopoly is based on the idea of an exchange. In exchange for exclusive rights, the copyright industry supplies culture and knowledge to the public. It turns out that the entire premise is a lie, as untethered creators are racing to provide culture and knowledge anyway. The copyright monopoly was reinstated in Great Britain in 1710, after having lapsed in England in 1695. It was enacted because printers (not writers) insisted, that if they didn’t have exclusive rights to boost profitability, nothing would get printed. (Do note the difference between books getting written on one hand, and getting printed and distributed on the other. It was printers, not writers and authors, that drove the reinstatement of the copyright monopoly through the so-called Statute of Anne.) The Parliament of Great Britain accepted this premise, and thus, the social contract of the copyright monopoly was formed: “In return for providing the only service that can make culture come into being for the benefit of the public, the publishers and distributors are awarded with time-limited exclusive rights.†Note the very important assumption here: if the exclusive rights – the copyright monopoly – don’t exist, there will not be any culture. This is the contract which governments have been acting on ever since: in exchange for providing a magic service that calls culture into being in the first place, the publishers have enjoyed exclusive rights that allow them to punish and withhold. The social contract between the public and the copyright industry is, that in exchange for exclusive rights, the publishers will make culture available, being the only ones who can supply such availability of culture. It turns out the entire premise is bullshit. With the advent of the Internet, we see that people are creating despite these exclusive rights, this monopoly, instead of because of it. Millions of creators – millions! – have publicly renounced their already-awarded exclusive rights by publishing under a Creative Commons license. YouTube alone receives 300 hours of new video every minute. This means YouTube alone provides 18,000 24/7 TV channels, most of which are not worth watching – in other words, just like the legacy TV channels. The notion that the copyright industry alone is capable of providing culture has been exposed as an enormous, audacious, bold-faced utter lie. So if you were the government, the buyer in this scenario, what would you do? The buyer who gives very valuable exclusive rights to the copyright industry who claimed that the existence of such a contract was the only way to have any culture available at all – what would you do now that it’s clear that you’ve been paying much much much too high a price? You would terminate the contract with this lying seller of public culture who demanded harmful exclusive rights in exchange for culture to be created. You would find another supplier who provided better terms to the public. And most importantly, you would not care about what the old seller – the copyright industry – had to say about your new negotiations. That’s now any other procurement works, after all: if you’re unhappy with a supplier, you find a new supplier, and obviously, the old supplier doesn’t get to have a say about the next deal with another supplier. There is no reason at all why culture and knowledge should work differently. In other words, there is no reason at all why the copyright industry should enjoy any exclusive rights at all, and in particular, there is no reason why they should have any say about having them revoked. They haven’t delivered on the social contract, so the contract gets revoked. End of story. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Rick Falkvinge is a regular columnist on TorrentFreak, sharing his thoughts every other week. He is the founder of the Swedish and first Pirate Party, a whisky aficionado, and a low-altitude motorcycle pilot. His blog at falkvinge.net focuses on information policy. https://torrentfreak.com/the-entire-copyright-monopoly-idea-is-based-on-a-colossal-lie-150621/
  8. Today, downloading a pirated music track just takes a few seconds. How different was this twenty years ago, when a single MP3 was stored on four 1.44 MB floppy disks. Journalist and book author Stephen Witt takes us back in time, with a brief history of how it all started. The Dawn of Online Music Piracy By 1994, the development of the first mp3 encoder was complete. Working at an audio research laboratory at Germany’s state-funded Fraunhofer Institute, engineers had labored for seven years and spent millions of dollars to develop a functioning prototype. The encoder was marvelous—by exploiting inherent flaws in the human ear, it could reduce the size of compact disc audio by more than 90%, with minimal losses in quality. But Fraunhofer had been outmaneuvered in the marketplace, and couldn’t generate sales. In desperation, they decided to distribute their encoder for free. They began by handing out floppy disks at trade shows and conferences. Soon, distribution moved to the Internet, with a limited-functionality DOS-based encoder posted on Fraunhofer’s FTP sites. The encoder was supposed to produce only low-bitrate files, and stop working after 20 uses. Quickly, it was cracked. By late 1995, USENET was awash with pirated music files. Most of these were simple demonstrations of the technology, not full songs. Modern conveniences make it hard to remember the limitations of media distribution of the time; bandwidth meant 28,800 bits per second over a screeching telephone line, and compressing an mp3 from a CD meant a dedicated hour of CPU resources, accompanied by the buzz of a whirring fan. The underground pirates of the Scene first adopted the technology in August of 1996. The pioneering group was Compress ‘Da Audio (CDA); their first release was Metallica’s “Until It Sleeps.†The full song was stored as a RAR file across four 3.5†floppy disk drives. These disks were then sent through the mail. Compress ‘Da Audio’s first releases, from the Affinity scene zine. afflinity 3 early mp3 releases By late August, the rival Digital Audio Crew (DAC) had moved into the space; they posted an mp3-ripping tutorial to USENET, along with a direct link to Fraunhofer’s FTP site, accompanied by the serial numbers needed to unlock the encoder. By the start of 1997, piracy had moved from floppy disks to campus servers, and processing power had doubled. Scene groups started releasing whole albums, not just individual singles. The files were no longer distributed through the postal service, but instead through IRC networks, FTP sites and even HTML links. The Scene celebrated a “0-day†mentality—one gained notoriety by being the first to post pirated material to the Net. With music, that meant getting inside the retail industry’s supply chain. The pioneering Scene group Rabid Neurosis (RNS) began infiltrating record stores, exploiting offset international release dates, and recruiting music journalists and commercial radio DJs. Music became available on the Internet weeks, sometimes months, before it was due in stores. In time, RNS became the dominant player, sourcing thousands of pre-release albums from Dell Glover and Tony Dockery, two workers at a North Carolina CD manufacturing plant. RNS’ first release, distributed on four 1.44 MB disks (NFO) A generation came of age in that IRC underground—for many users it was their formative experience online. Included were Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker, who’d met in an chat channel, where they’d shared their frustrations with the inefficiencies of late-90s file-swapping. Fanning, 18, wrote 80,000 lines of code, for a new peer-to-peer platform he called Napster. Parker, 19, was deputized to promote it. In June of 1999, the software débuted. The golden age of online piracy had begun. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Stephen Witt is a journalist from Brooklyn, New York. He’s the author of “How Music Got Free,†a well-researched book about the rise of music piracy and the key players that contributed to the early success of online file-sharing. https://torrentfreak.com/the-dawn-of-online-music-piracy-150620/
  9. This is an automated message to make sure this seller really got the stuff what he/she is trying to sell, Please read it very carefully. PM Staff member all of your trackers unedited screenshot along with profile links, till then topic will remain closed. Best regards, Invite Scene Staff!
  10. The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Get Hard' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Run All Night.' 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' completes the top three. This week we have three newcomers in our chart. Get Hard is the most downloaded movie. The data for our weekly download chart is estimated by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are BD/DVDrips unless stated otherwise. RSS feed for the weekly movie download chart. Ranking (last week) Movie IMDb Rating / Trailer torrentfreak.com 1 (…) Get Hard 6.1 / trailer 2 (1) Run All Night 6.7 / trailer 3 (2) Kingsman: The Secret Service 8.1 / trailer 4 (…) Jurassic World 7.7 / trailer 5 (3) Chappie 7.1 / trailer 6 (4) San Andreas Quake 2.1 / trailer 7 (7) Furious 7 (Subbed/cropped HDRip) 8.8 / trailer 8 (5) Home 6.8 / trailer 9 (10) Blackhat 5.4 / trailer 10 (6) Unfinished Business 5.2 / trailer
  11. Change Domains After 2 years of this site being called the-revival I think we have now been well and truly revived, We have changed the domain name to something a little more practical, we are now http://r3v.uk emails have gone out today (check spam mail)the old domain is still active atm but the old domain will only be active till august so it will be in your best interests to get the new url bookmarked and start to use the new url from now on
  12. The Australian parliamentary committee investigating the government's 'pirate' site-blocking Bill has given the legislation the green light. In a report published this morning the committee recommends that following several amendments the Bill should be passed. As a result, sites such as The Pirate Bay will soon by off-limits to Aussie subscribers. Late 2014, Attorney-General George Brandis and Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull asked the Australian Cabinet to approve the development of a new system which would allow rightsholders to obtain site-blocking injunctions against ISPs. In March a draft of that legislation was introduced to parliament. Since then the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015 has been under investigation by the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee. After examining the framework which allows rightsholders to apply for blocks against ‘pirate’ sites located overseas, this morning the Committee published a report that notes four recommendations but otherwise gives the legislation a green light. Recommendations When an application is made by a rightsholder for a blocking injunction, the Bill in its current form requires the Court to consider at least eight factors when determining whether an application should be granted. These include whether a site shows a general disregard for copyright, whether it has been blocked already in another jurisdiction, and the ‘flagrancy’ of any infringement. Responding to rightsholder complaints that the bar had been set too high, alongside a belief that the thresholds for proving infringement had been narrowly established elsewhere in the Bill, the Committee advised an amendment from “is to take the following matters into account†to the watered down “may take the following matters into accountâ€. The recommendations also address VPNs, noting that “the Bill does not explicitly contemplate the introduction of injunctions against VPNsâ€, adding that “VPNs are unlikely to meet the ‘primary purpose test’ [designed for infringing uses].†The Committee noted, however, that it would be “reassured†if the government clarified the status of such tools. In respect of the “reasonable steps†ISPs will be expected to take in order to “disable access to an online locationâ€, the Committee advised that these may include the posting of a landing page, similar to those currently used in the UK, which advise visitors that the site in question has been blocked alongside details of the order. In another recommendation the Committee calls upon the government to provide greater clarity and guidance on the issue of costs and liability for ISPs after they comply with a court order to block a site. “The committee urges the government to clarify its position regarding the attribution of costs of compliance with orders where injunctive relief is granted,†the report reads. “The committee notes the persuasive evidence of service providers to the effect that as [an ISP] bears no fault or liability for the infringement of copyright by its subscribers, [the ISP] should not be required to contribute to the cost of the remedy. The committee is of the view that more clarity is required to reassure [iSPs] that the costs associated with site-blocking will primarily be borne by those parties who are seeking the remedy.†In other words, if rightsholders want to benefit from a site block, they should be the ones to pay for its implementation. Finally, the Committee advises that the new legislation should be given an initial 24 months to do its work. At this point it should be re-examined to assess its performance. “The committee recommends that the government conduct a formal review of the effectiveness of the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill2015, to be completed two years after its enactment,†the Committee concludes. Dissenting Report – Australian Greens In a second report published alongside the Committee’s this morning, Senator Scott Ludlam of the Australian Greens slams the Bill as the “latest in a long line of misguided attempts by the government to monitor, control and censor the Internet.†Noting that the Bill hands “significant†new censorship powers to the court, Ludlam says that the evidence shows that it will be relatively easy to bypass the Bill’s provisions. Furthermore, the Bill lacks safeguards to ensure that legitimate online sources aren’t subjected to overblocking. “Most importantly, there is also a significant weight of evidence showing that the Bill will not meet its aims, as it does not address the underlying cause of online copyright infringement: The continual refusal of offshore rights holders to make their content available in a timely, convenient and affordable manner to Australians,†Ludlam concludes. https://torrentfreak.com/aussie-pirate-site-blocking-bill-given-the-green-light-150611/
  13. Tracker Name: Breathe The Word Genre: eLearning Review - Signup Link: http://www.breathetheword.org.uk/Mai...87ab956249e2c2 Additional comments Signup Key: saster
  14. The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Run All Night' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service.' 'Chappie' completes the top three. This week we have three newcomers in our chart. Run All Night is the most downloaded movie. The data for our weekly download chart is estimated by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are BD/DVDrips unless stated otherwise. RSS feed for the weekly movie download chart. Ranking (last week) Movie IMDb Rating / Trailer torrentfreak.com 1 (…) Run All Night 6.7 / trailer 2 (1) Kingsman: The Secret Service 8.1 / trailer 3 (2) Chappie 7.1 / trailer 4 (3) San Andreas Quake 2.1 / trailer 5 (5) Home 6.8 / trailer 6 (8) Unfinished Business 5.2 / trailer 7 (6) Furious 7 (Subbed/cropped HDRip) 8.8 / trailer 8 (…) Pitch Perfect 2 7.0 / trailer 9 (4) Avengers: Age of Ultron (CAM/TS) 8.0 / trailer 10 (..td> Blackhat 5.4 / trailer
  15. Open Trackers Form Tracker Name :The Sports Torrent Network (TSTN v2) Genre: Sports Review - Signup Link: http://www.tstn.fr/index.php?page=signup Closing Date - Site Statistics - Additional comments -
  16. Following a European trend, the Russian telecommunications watchdog Roskomnadzor has ordered local ISPs to block access to The Pirate Bay. Without a separate court order, two domain names of the popular torrent site have been added to the national blocklist. As the arch-rival of many copyright groups, The Pirate Bay has become one of the most censored websites on the Internet in recent years. Courts all around the world have ordered Internet providers to block subscriber access to the torrent site and the list continues to expand. This week Russia’s telecommunications watchdog Roskomnadzor issued an update to the country’s blocklist adding two Pirate Bay domain names. Following a complaint from Mosfilm, one of the largest European movie studios, Russian ISPs are now required to block access to thepiratebay.se and thepiratebay.mn. Interestingly, there is no separate court order against The Pirate Bay. Instead, the domains were added to an existing injunction targeting tushkan.net, which was offering a pirated copy of Mosfilm’s movie “The Road to Berlin.†Under Russian law, copyright holders can add domain names to an injunction if their content appears on other sites as well. In addition to The Pirate Bay domains, a dozen other sites were added in the same update. Technically, The Pirate Bay can request a removal from the blocklist after they remove all links to the film in question. But considering the site’s stance on taking down content, this is not going to happen. Pirate Bay Blocked While the order aims to deprive millions of Russians from visiting the popular torrent site, it will be rather ineffective for now. Two weeks ago The Pirate Bay added several new domain names and four of those remain readily accessible. It is clear, however, that Russia is not averse to taking measures against websites that are accused of facilitating copyright infringement. Hundreds of websites have been blocked in recent years and there are calls to ban various circumvention tools including VPNs and TOR as well. The first step in this direction was set last week when an anti-censorship website from a local human rights group was blocked, and similar crackdowns may follow in the near future. https://torrentfreak.com/russia-orders-isps-to-block-the-pirate-bay-150603/
  17. The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Chappie.' 'San Andreas Quake' completes the top three. This week we have three newcomers in our chart. Kingsman: The Secret Service is the most downloaded movie for the second week in a row. The data for our weekly download chart is estimated by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are BD/DVDrips unless stated otherwise. RSS feed for the weekly movie download chart. Ranking (last week) Movie IMDb Rating / Trailer torrentfreak.com 1 (1) Kingsman: The Secret Service 8.1 / trailer 2 (…) Chappie 7.1 / trailer 3 (…) San Andreas Quake 2.1 / trailer 4 (5) Avengers: Age of Ultron (CAM/TS) 8.0 / trailer 5 (4) Home 6.8 / trailer 6 (6) Furious 7 (Subbed/cropped HDRip) 8.8 / trailer 7 (2) Ex Machina 8.0 / trailer 8 (…) Unfinished Business 5.2 / trailer 9 (3) Jupiter Ascending 5.8 / trailer 10 (8) The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 6.3 / trailer
  18. The Pirate Bay is down at the moment, causing a mild panic among many BitTorrent users. While some fear the worst, the site probably won't be offline for very long. The Pirate Bay has become unreachable since a few hours. It’s currently not clear what’s causing the problems. There might be a hardware issue, hosting problem or a software glitch, issues that have occurred many times in the site’s history. What we do know is that the site’s domain names are not the culprit. The Pirate Bay currently displays a CloudFlare error message across all domain names, suggesting that TPB’s servers are unresponsive. With the raid of a few months ago still fresh in memory some fear the worst, but these concerns are unwarranted for now. In fact, the site is still accessible via the Tor network, including the popular Pirate Browser. The Tor traffic goes through a separate server, and it appears that this part of the site’s infrastructure is not going through CloudFlare. TorrentFreak reached out to The Pirate Bay team for a comment on the situation and we will update this article if we hear back. https://torrentfreak.com/the-pirate-bay-suffers-downtime-150526/
  19. The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Ex Machina.' 'Home' completes the top three. This week we have three newcomers in our chart. Kingsman: The Secret Service is the most downloaded movie. The data for our weekly download chart is estimated by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are BD/DVDrips unless stated otherwise. RSS feed for the weekly movie download chart. Ranking (last week) Movie IMDb Rating / Trailer torrentfreak.com 1 (5) Kingsman: The Secret Service 8.1 / trailer 2 (1) Ex Machina 8.0 / trailer 3 (3) Jupiter Ascending 5.8 / trailer 4 (…) Home 6.8 / trailer 5 (…) Avengers: Age of Ultron (CAM/TS) 8.0 / trailer 6 (4) Furious 7 (Subbed/cropped HDRip) 8.8 / trailer 7 (2) Project Almanac 6.3 / trailer 8 (…) The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 6.3 / trailer 9 (9) Focus 6.7 / trailer 10 (6) American Sniper 7.4 / trailer
  20. While plenty of sites infringe copyright on a regular basis, this site is never one of them. However, that doesn't stop copyright holders from trying to disappear our pages from Google search. Sadly, the latest sorry efforts only attracted our attention to even bigger mistakes, such as the Web Sheriff trying to take down a movie's own Kickstarter page. One of today’s favored anti-piracy methods is to have Google de-index alleged pirate links from its search results. The theory is that if users don’t find content on search pages 1, 2 or 3, there’s more chance of them heading off to an official source. The trouble is, Google’s indexes are massive and therefore return a lot of data. This results in copyright holders resorting to automated tools to identify infringing content en masse and while for some people these seem to work well (the UK’s BPI appears to have a very good record), others aren’t so good at it. Errors get made and here at TF we like to keep an eye out for the real clangers – obviously it’s of particular interest when we become the targets. After being wrongfully accused by NBC Universal eight times in February, we had to wait until April for the world-famous Web Sheriff to ride into town. In a DMCA notice sent on behalf of The Weinstein Company, Web Sheriff tackles dozens of domains for alleged offering the company’s content for download. However, for reasons best known to the gun-slinging Sheriff, he told Google that TF’s list of the most popular torrent sites of 2015 is infringing on his client’s copyrights. We weren’t the only targets though. The Sheriff also tried to have three pages removed from business networking site Linkedin and one each from movie promo sites ComingSoon and Fandango (which are both legitimately advertising Weinstein movies). However, the real genius came when the Sheriff tried to take down the Kickstarter page for Weinstein’s own movie, Keep On Keepin’ On. Fortunately, Google is on the ball and rejected every attempt. This month we were targeted again, this time by Markscan, a company that made the headlines during last year’s soccer World Cup when it failed in an attempt to silence the articles of several leading news outlets. In a new DMCA notice the company bizarrely targets a TF article from December 2006 in which we promoted the availability of 2,000 Creative Commons music albums available on the Jamendo platform. Bad enough, of course, but made even worse by the targeting in the same notice of the official BitTorrent Inc. torrent client available for download on Softonic and another random freeware torrent client published by DVDVideoSoft. Finally, TF was targeted a couple of days ago by anti-piracy outfit Unidan acting on behalf of Japanese talent agency and entertainment company AKS Co. Ltd. It’s clear from their complaint that they have a problem with plenty of file-hosting sites. One of them is RyuShare, a Vietnamese-based site whose owners were arrested last year and eventually jailed. However, for some strange reason Unidam didn’t want us to get the word out on that story, instead asking Google to remove it from its search results. While it’s pretty irritating to be wrongfully targeted by these companies, it’s important to recognize the valuable role Google plays here. Without the company’s transparency report the world would be largely blind to the sloppy actions of some anti-piracy companies. Admittedly these outfits have a tough job, but if they have the time to send these notices out and take the money, they should take the time to check that they aren’t stepping on innocent toes. http://www.invitehawk.com/topic/39552-thanks-for-the-really-counter-productive-dmca-complaints/
  21. A few days ago it was revealed that Google is forwarding controversial settlement demands from copyright holders to its subscribers. Responding to the news, Google says the notices are forwarded in an effort to be as transparent as possible. However, the company adds that targeting individual downloaders isn't the best way to solve piracy. In recent years it has become more common for copyright holders to include settlement offers in the takedown notices that are sent to Internet providers. While most large ISPs prefer not to forward these demands, Google Fiber decided it would. A few days ago we highlighted the issue in an article. Before publication we reached out to Google for a comment, but initially the company didn’t reply. Now, a week after our first inquiry Google has sent a response. Google explains that it’s forwarding the entire takedown notice including the settlement offers in an effort to be as transparent as it can be. “When Google Fiber receives a copyright complaint about an account, we pass along all of the information we receive to the account holder so that they’re aware of it and can determine the response that’s best for their situation,†a Google spokesperson tells TF. This suggests that the transparency is seen by Google as more important than protecting customers against threatening and sometimes inaccurate notices. Overall, however, Google notes that targeting pirates directly is not the best solution to deal with the issue. “Although we think there are better solutions to fighting piracy than targeting individual downloaders, we want to be transparent with our customers,†Google’s spokesperson adds. Google doesn’t say what these better options are, but previously the company noted that piracy is mainly a pricing and availability problem. While transparency is often a good thing, in this case it doesn’t necessarily help Google Fiber customers. After receiving the notice they can either pay up or ignore it. If they choose the latter generally nothing happens, but recent history shows that there’s a legal risk involved. Last week the news broke that Rotten Records, one of the companies which sends settlement requests to ISPs, sued Comcast subscribers for ignoring these infringement notices. With the possibility of false accusations, it would probably be in the customers’ best interest if ISPs ignored the notices entirely, which some do. https://torrentfreak.com/google-targeting-downloaders-not-the-best-solution-to-fight-piracy-150522/
  22. It's taken more than two years for Swedish authorities to seize two key Pirate Bay domains but over in the United States the process is dramatically quicker. A TV company has just achieved similar aims against 11 'pirate' streaming domains after being granted a comprehensive ex parte restraining order by a Florida court. One the biggest piracy-related stories of the year broke this week after Swedish authorities succeeded in their quest to take over two key Pirate Bay domains. The court order, handed down Tuesday, will see ThePirateBay.se and PirateBay.se fall under the control of the Swedish government, provided no appeal is filed in the coming weeks. It’s been a long and drawn out process but given the site’s history, one with an almost inevitable outcome. Over in the United States and spurred on by ‘rogue’ sites such as TPB, much attention has been focused on depriving ‘pirate’ sites of their essential infrastructure, domains included. Just last week the MPAA and RIAA appeared before the House Judiciary Committee’s Internet subcommittee complaining that ICANN isn’t doing enough to deal with infringing domains. Of course, having ICANN quickly suspend domains would be convenient, but entertainment industry groups aren’t completely helpless. In fact, yet another complaint filed in the United States by TV company ABS-CBN shows how easily it is to take control of allegedly infringing domains. The architect of several recent copyright infringement complaints, in its latest action ABS-CBN requested assistance from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The TV company complained that eleven sites (listed below) have been infringing its rights by offering content without permission. To protect its business moving forward ABS-CBN requested an immediate restraining order and after an ex parte hearing, District Court Judge William P. Dimitrouleas was happy to oblige. In an order (pdf) handed down May 15 (one day after the complaint was filed) Judge Dimitrouleas acknowledges that the sites unlawfully “advertised, promoted, offered for distribution, distributed or performed†copyrighted works while infringing on ABS-CBN trademarks. He further accepted that the sites were likely to continue their infringement and cause “irreparable injury†to the TV company in the absence of protection by the Court. Granting a temporary order (which will become preliminary and then permanent in the absence of any defense by the sites in question) the Judge restrained the site operators from further infringing on ABS-CBN copyrights and trademarks. However, it is the domain element that provokes the most interest. In addition to ordering the sites’ operators not to transfer any domains until the Court advises, Judge Dimitrouleas ordered the registrars of the domains to transfer their certificates to ABS-CBN’s counsel. Registrars must then lock the domains and inform their registrants what has taken place. Furthermore, the Whois privacy protection services active on the domains and used to conceal registrant identities are ordered to hand over the site operators’ personal details to ABS-CBN so that the TV company is able to send a copy of the restraining order. If no active email address is present in Whois records, ABS-CBN is allowed to contact the defendants via their websites. Once this stage is complete the domain registrars are ordered to transfer the domains to a new registrar of ABS-CBN’s choosing. However, if the registrars fail to act within 24 hours, the TLD registries (.COM etc) must take overriding action within five days. The Court also ordered ABS-CBN’s registrar to redirect any visitors to the domains to a specific URL (http://servingnotice.com/BL4G47/index.html) which is supposed to contain a copy of the order. At the time of writing, however, that URL is non-functional. Also of interest is how the Court locks down attempts to get the sites running again. In addition to expanding the restraining order to any new domains the site operators may choose to move to, the Court grants ABS-CBN access to Google Webmaster Tools so that the company may “cancel any redirection of the domains that have been entered there by Defendants which redirect traffic to the counterfeit operations to a new domain name or website.†The domains affected are: freepinoychannel.com, lambingan.to, pinoymovie.to, pinoynetwork.to, pinoytambayan-replay.com, pinoytambayantv.com, tambaytayo.com, tvnijuan.net, phstream.com, streampinoy.info and tambayanatin.com. Despite the order having been issued last Thursday, at the time of writing all but one of the domains remains operational. Furthermore, and in an interesting twist, pinoymovie.to and pinoynetwork.to have already skipped to fresh domains operated by none other than the Swedish administered .SE registry. https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-domain-seizures-are-easy-in-the-united-states-150521/
  23. The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Ex Machina' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Project Almanac.' 'Jupiter Ascending' completes the top three. This week we have four newcomers in our chart. Ex Machina is the most downloaded movie. The data for our weekly download chart is estimated by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are BD/DVDrips unless stated otherwise. RSS feed for the weekly movie download chart. Ranking (last week) Movie IMDb Rating / Trailer torrentfreak.com 1 (…) Ex Machina 8.0 / trailer 2 (…) Project Almanac 6.3 / trailer 3 (1) Jupiter Ascending 5.8 / trailer 4 (2) Furious 7 (Subbed/cropped HDRip) 8.8 / trailer 5 (4) Kingsman: The Secret Service 8.1 / trailer 6 (3) American Sniper 7.4 / trailer 7 (…) Chappie 7.2 / trailer 8 (5) Run All Night 6.9 / trailer 9 (…) Focus 6.7 / trailer 10 (7) Fifty Shades of Grey 4.2 / trailer
  24. Tracker's Name: The Internationals Genre: General Sign-up Link: http://theinternationals.nu/signup.php
  25. The Pirate Bay is down at the moment, causing a mild panic among many BitTorrent users. With the raid of last December fresh in mind some fear the worst, but the current issues appear to be caused by an SSL problem. After weeks without any significant outages, the Pirate Bay has become unreachable since a few hours. With the raid of a few months ago still fresh in memory some fear that the problems may be of a more serious nature. It’s currently not clear what’s causing the problems. What we do know is that the site’s domain name is currently working properly. The Pirate Bay currently displays a CloudFlare error message suggesting that TPB has an invalid SSL certificate. This may be the result of a misconfigured or expired SSL certificate, which causes problems for sites that use CloudFlare’s full (strict) SSL feature. Interestingly, some users report that they can still access the site via the Tor network, including the popular Pirate Browser. The Tor traffic goes through a separate server, and it appears that this part of the site’s infrastructure is not going through CloudFlare. TorrentFreak reached out to The Pirate Bay team for a comment on the situation and we will update this article if we hear back. https://torrentfreak.com/the-pirate-bay-is-down-150505/