Is Your VPN / Proxy Working? Check Your Torrent IP-Address

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Millions of BitTorrent downloaders use proxies or VPN services to protect their privacy. These tools offer anonymity by replacing one's residential IP-address with that of the privacy service. But do they really work? Luckily, there's now an open source tool people can use to test their setup.

MPAA and RIAA Members Uploaded Over 2,000 Gigabytes to Megaupload

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This month both the MPAA and RIAA filed civil lawsuits against Megaupload and its founder Kim Dotcom for massive copyright infringement. What they failed to mention, however, is that many of their members' employees were actually sharing files on the site. In addition, Disney, Warner Brothers and Fox were all…

Five Years Before Any New U.S. Anti-Piracy Laws, MP Predicts

Two years ago the Internet's biggest ever protest killed the hugely controversial anti-piracy legislation SOPA. Speaking to studios this week, a prominent UK government intellectual property advisor admitted that the damage caused was so great that it's unlikely that there will be a fresh piracy-focused legislative push for another five…

Landmark Case Sees Pirate Bay User Hit With 5 Year Sentence

A man who uploaded a single movie to The Pirate Bay kickstarting South Africa's first online piracy case has been sentenced today. After striking a plea bargain with the state over what was unusually framed as a criminal rather than civil offense, the 29-year-old was handed an unprecedented five-year suspended…

Android Pirate Agrees To Work Undercover For the Feds

Getting busted by the FBI can hardly be a pleasurable experience but for one former Android software pirate his debt to the authorities won't be over anytime soon. As part of a plea agreement with the Department of Justice, a former member of the SnappzMarket group has just agreed to…