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When it comes to piracy, Orange is the New Black is the new Game of Thrones

New data from Tru Optik, a digital media research firm, shows that Netflix's original show Orange is the New Black has climbed to the third spot on the list of the most popular TV shows on file-sharing networks for Q2 2014.

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London police fights piracy with blatant, banner ad-like messages

Police in London are placing large, visible messages on websites which encourage piracy in order to persuade users to stop stealing content illegally.

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LSU rolls out punishment policy for students who pirate stuff using the school’s network

Louisiana State University will begin to take action against students who swipe stuff from the Internet illegally using the school's network.

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Blockades shmockades: Pirate Bay traffic reportedly doubles since 2011

Despite efforts to block access to the controversial website, the Pirate Bay's traffic has surged even higher the past few years.

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American Bar Association says that suing file sharers is an exercise in futility

One of the top legal organizations in the U.S. argues that suing individual file sharers isn't an ideal strategy for combating such acts of theft.

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London police commissioner says that enforcing anti-piracy isn’t working

London's police commissioner says that new approaches should be taken in order to combat Internet piracy, and that current methods aren't really working.

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Anti-piracy group aims to get Pirate Bay access blocked in its own backyard

The Pirate Bay is about to start getting shelled by Rights Alliance, an anti-piracy group. You can learn more about how Rights Alliance soon aims to do battle with The Pirate Bay here.

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News Corp wants Google to take stronger action against piracy

News Corporation is the latest company to put pressure on Google to take more drastic measures against piracy. Google argues that cable providers' prices are too high, resulting in higher rates of illegal downloads.

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Game of Thrones is still the most pirated TV show on air, by a long shot

According to numbers from Pocket-lint, HBO's "Game of Thrones" tops the list of the most pirated television show. Pocket-lint's straw poll compared the torrenting statistics of other shows such as 24: Live Another Day, Mad Men, and Arrow.

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Swedish anti-piracy law resulted in boost of music sales, drop in Internet traffic

However, the effects of the law began to taper off after a while. You can learn more about why exactly that was the case here.

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Study finds online movie pirates are happy to pay while stealing

Research from the University of Portsmouth (in the U.K.) indicates significant differences between movie and music pirates. Among other findings, those who steal movies appear to be of an entirely different strain of content thieves, separate from music…

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Popcorn Time to release Android app to satisfy mobile pirates

Popcorn Time, the popular streaming service for pirated movies, is moving to mobile with an upcoming app for Android. The service also promised an update for all its OS versions that comes complete with TV shows.

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Two men will go to jail for distributing more than a million pirated Android apps

Nicholas Anthony Narbone and Thomas Allen Dye pleaded guilty to criminal copyright infringement, marking the first ever conviction in a pirated apps case.

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Dutch court rules man who uploaded 5,000 ebooks to Pirate Bay can’t be prosecuted

For the second day in a row, we've got Pirate Bay news coming in hot from the Netherlands. A Dutch court ruled that a man who uploaded thousands of ebooks to Pirate Bay cannot be prosecuted. Why? Read on to find out!

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Pirate Bay to set sail in Netherlands again after court lifts ban on site for two ISPs

A court ruling in the Netherlands concludes that two Dutch ISPs are no longer mandated to block Pirate Bay, which is arguably the world's most popular torrent site. Read on to learn more here.

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