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ZeroPaid Interviews

We talk a lot about national and international copyright laws a lot, but one of the issues that receives less attention is how individual users can deal with legal threats by rights holders whenever they, say, get caught uploading copyright infringing material. Adam Urbanczyk, Principal Attorney of wants to be a solution for users

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US Government Jails Marine Veteran for Posting Comments to Facebook

A US marine veteran is in custody after making comments on Facebook about 9/11 conspiracy theories. In addition to being detained, he is reportedly being forced to undergo psychiatric testing as well. For me, this case disturbs me, but for reasons no one else seems to be even covering at all.

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Torrent Users Coming to Grips With Demonoid Shut Down

For a lot of Torrent users, Demonoid was a one stop shop for a lot of different kinds of content. It was one of a handful of sites that had such name recognition. Billed by many as a “semi-private” tracker, the site introduced a number of users to the world of private BitTorrent trackers. Now

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Obama Mulling Executive Order to Get Cybersecurity Act of 2012 Passed?

It seemed like a crucial battle was won to stop the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 for a little while, but now reports are surfacing suggesting that Obama might simply sign an executive order to have his own version of either the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 (Senate version of the legislation) or CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing

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Footage of Raid on Kim Dotcoms Mansion Surfaces

Footage of the raid on MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom has now surfaced online. The footage showed a police dog, police helicopters and several armed officers, armed offenders squad, special tactics group armed with glock pistols and rifle’s.

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HADOPI Three Strikes Law at a Crossroad

A three strikes law is one of a number of ideas major corporate entities have brought forth as a way to stem the flow of file-sharing and free information. France had the dubious honour of being amongst the first countries to test run this experiment. Now, years later, France is apparently looking to finally shed

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Leaks Again – Copyright Limitations and Exceptions

There’s been a new development with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). A portion of the agreement detailing the copyright terms and exceptions has been leaked. This is certainly of particular interest given that the US reacted to the defeat of ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting trade Agreement) by saying that there would be new limitations and exceptions inserted into

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