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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.


Netlfix Has Apparently Reduced Piracy In Australia

It seems the arrival of Netflix has made pirating movies and TV shows less appealing to Australians, according to research by consumer advocacy group, Choice.


uTorrent Finally Realises Bundling Junk With Its Client Was A Terrible Idea

In a move that’s likely too little, too late, uTorrent has decided to stop bundling crapware with its (once) popular BitTorrent client. While it hasn’t come up with an alternative just yet, the developer plans to be more “open and transparent” as it considers its options.


The Dallas Buyers Club Court Decision Is Good News For Pirates - Here's Why

The makers of the Matthew McConaughey-starring movie Dallas Buyers Club have been dealt a blow in their attempt to extract payment from people alleged to have downloaded illegal copies in Australia. So what happens now?


Bittorent Sync Mobile Can Now Create, Edit And Share Files

Android/iOS/Windows Phone: BitTorrent Sync is a handy alternative to Dropbox if you need a lot of storage space or don’t trust someone else’s servers. The mobile apps have been a bit wanting, but now you can finally create, edit, and share files right from your phone.


Government Report: Cease-And-Desist Letters Won't Stop Piracy

Would you freak out if you received a piracy warning letter? Apparently, most Aussies don’t seem to care. A new national survey released by the Federal Government has ranked infringement notices as the least effective method of preventing illegal downloads. Only 20 per cent of respondents said they would stop pirating if they received a cease-and-desist letter from their ISP; even if they were threatened with an account suspension.


Lifehacker 101: How To Choose The Right VPN In Australia

Not all virtual private networks (VPNs) are created equal. Some keep logs, some cap your traffic, some don’t work on mobile, some don’t work at all. This is what you need to know about choosing a VPN provider, as well as a few recommendations to get you started.


Blocking Torrent Sites Won't Curb Piracy - Here's Why

As you’re doubtlessly aware, the Senate passed controversial anti-piracy legislation, the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015, this week. While rights holders are rejoicing, it’s not so clear whether the legislation will actually achieve its stated ends of reducing piracy, and it might be easily circumvented by the public. Ultimately, a re-thinking of media companies’ business models is needed.


How Soon Will Australia Start Blocking Web Sites?

Yesterday, the Australian Senate passed legislation which will require ISPs to block sites that are found by a court to enable piracy. Just how soon will that happen and what effect will it have?


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