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Australia's 'Three Strikes' Piracy Scheme Is Back On Hold (And Rights Holders Are To Blame)

Foxtel and other rights holders have backed away from a proposed scheme that would have seen alleged pirates dragged to court after receiving three warning letters for copyright infringement. Once again, the fly in the ointment was money, with negotiations breaking down over who would foot the bill for the scheme — copyright holders or ISPs. Will the industry ever learn?


HBO Is Coming After Australian Game Of Thrones Pirates

HBO is finally beginning to mobilise against Game Of Thrones pirates with thousands of copyright infringement warnings sent to people suspected of illegally downloading the show. They have also been supplying internet service providers with the IP-addresses of BitTorrent users. Here’s what you need to know.


Torrenting Game Of Thrones Does Not Make Me 'Entitled'

I should have seen it coming. I mean, to a certain extent I did see it coming. I’m talking, of course, about the ‘entitlement’ argument. Because, in case you haven’t had it hammered into you via years of millennial ‘think’ pieces about everything from house prices to education, everyone born between 1980 and five minutes ago is “entitled”.


Kickass Torrents Could Soon Be Blocked In Australia

Several major music labels are seeking to block Australians from accessing piracy website Kickass Torrents in the latest use of website-blocking legislation introduced last year. If the music bigwigs get their way, Telstra, Optus, TPG and other providers would be forced to block access to the piracy facilitating website. Here’s what you need to know.


Transmission BitTorrent Client Finally Arrives On Windows

Windows: Transmission is one of our favourite BitTorrent clients that has unfortunately been limited to Mac and Linux users for a long time. Now, it’s finally available for Windows.


The People Who Upload Torrents

Piracy is inevitable. But a torrent doesn’t appear out of thin air. There’s a person at the start of that process, an individual who decides to share a game or movie with the world for free. I’ve talked with a few of them, and here’s what they had to say.


Classic Hacks: Automatically Start Torrent Downloads Remotely With Dropbox

Sometimes when you’re on the go, you want to start your home PC downloading a torrent to be ready for you when you get home. Thanks to cloud storage powerhouse Dropbox, the solution is simpler than you may think.


Why The War On Australian Piracy Is Laughably Misguided

Forget pirates, Hollywood need only look in the mirror to see its worst enemy. Here’s why.


The Dallas Buyers Club Piracy Case Is Kaput (For Now)

You can breathe a sigh of relief, unscrupulous Mcconaughey fans: the Dallas Buyers Club piracy case has just been thrown out of court. In a landmark ruling, the Dallas Buyers Club LLC case against iiNet was dismissed, with the company denied access to the private records of iiNet customers. There is, however, a chance of an appeal.


Watch The Original Star Wars Trilogy As It Was Before George Lucas Screwed It Up

Since 1997, George Lucas has been hell bent on ruining the original Star Wars trilogy. Every new release — in theatres, on DVD and on Blu-Ray — comes with more added garbage than the last. This fan-made version of the original trilogy is the best version of Star Wars you can watch.


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