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Alexandra Elbakyan, founder of Sci-Hub, poses for a photo.

Meet the ‘Pirate Queen’ fighting to kill paywalls on research

She built a tool for pirating paywalled research papers in 2011. Today, more than a decade after launch, she's still fighting for open access.
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The Game of Thrones season premiere was pirated 54 million times in 24 hours

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Nintendo sues two websites for distributing ROMs of its games

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Piracy causes Google to yank Kodi from its autocomplete list in search results

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Big Boi of Outkast talks about holding ‘Jedi rap status’ in the streaming era

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Why waste hard drive space? Study shows streaming made up 75 percent of piracy in 2015

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The Pirate Bay pulls in a whopping $9 a day in bitcoin donations

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Sci-Hub offers Pirate Bay-like simplicity to researchers around the world

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This company is looking to hijack pirates' browsers until they pay a fine

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Microsoft goes after Comcast customer suspected of pirating thousands of Windows copies

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Spotify does actually reduce piracy, claims the European Commission

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Most popular Popcorn Time fork goes offline, wants to become a legal service

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Even physical copies of Fallout 4 for PC will require Steam installation

Even physical copies of Fallout 4 for PC will require Steam installation

Even if you buy a physical disc version of Fallout 4, you'll still need to use Steam to download the game -- or at least a portion of it.
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UK Cinema staff will go full 007 to combat piracy during Bond release

UK Cinema staff will go full 007 to combat piracy during Bond release

Cinema staff in the UK will wear full military-grade night vision goggles to combat the internet piracy of the latest James Bond film.
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Jurassic World didn’t break every record: Mad Max: Fury Road is the most pirated film of 2015

Jurassic World didn’t break every record: Mad Max: Fury Road is the most pirated film of 2015

This summer had the second highest-grossing summer box office ever, but movie piracy was still up over 2014.
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Popcorn Time says Hollywood is far too greedy

Popcorn Time says Hollywood is far too greedy

Popcorn Time says Internet users are turning to illegal means for their movie and television fixes because they're hampered by restrictions and high prices.
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Netflix’s high-definition DRM cracked for the first time

Netflix’s high-definition DRM cracked for the first time

Pirates were able to overcome the latest Netflix DRM technology, reportedly torrenting a Breaking Bad episode in 4K that weighed in at nearly 18GB.
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MPAA emails expose anti-Google attack plan using Today Show, Wall Street Journal

MPAA emails expose anti-Google attack plan using Today Show, Wall Street Journal

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Malwarebytes gives pirates a pass as it moves to new licensing system

Malwarebytes gives pirates a pass as it moves to new licensing system

Fancy a free upgrade from your pirated version of Malwarebytes anti-malware? Now you can get one straight from the developer itself!
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There’s now a Popcorn Time for porn

There’s now a Popcorn Time for porn

Torrenting app Popcorn Time now has its own adult content version in the form of Porn Time.
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Microsoft to offer an ‘attractive’ Windows 10 upgrade to ‘non-genuine’ users

Microsoft to offer an ‘attractive’ Windows 10 upgrade to ‘non-genuine’ users

Microsoft will be releasing a “very attractive” Windows 10 upgrade offer to those running older devices in a “non-genuine” state.
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Microsoft is tackling a Windows 7 pirate (with help from logged IPs)

Microsoft is tackling a Windows 7 pirate (with help from logged IPs)

Microsoft is taking legal action against a Verizon IP address that has allegedly pirated hundreds of pirated copies of Windows 7.
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HBO sends official warnings to Game of Thrones torrenters

HBO sends official warnings to Game of Thrones torrenters

Together with ISPs, HBO has started to take action against those who helped share the Game of Thrones leak last week.
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HBO’s not happy about Periscope users livestreaming Game of Thrones

HBO’s not happy about Periscope users livestreaming Game of Thrones

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The first 4 episodes of ‘Game of Thrones’ season 5 leak online

The first 4 episodes of ‘Game of Thrones’ season 5 leak online

Nearly half of "Game of Thrones" fifth season has made its way onto torrent sites ahead of the show's big premiere event this evening.
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RIAA escalates piracy witchhunt, points its pitchfork at domain registrars

RIAA escalates piracy witchhunt, points its pitchfork at domain registrars

The RIAA's latest battle in their pursuit of stopping music piracy is against an unlikely target: the companies that offer domain name services.
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Almost all of this year’s Oscar-nominated movies have already leaked online

Almost all of this year’s Oscar-nominated movies have already leaked online

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Ohio man is the first person to go to jail for pirating Android apps

Ohio man is the first person to go to jail for pirating Android apps

28-year-old Scott Walton admitted to his role in SnappzMarket, an online marketplace that distributed pirated Android apps.
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Disney patents the idea of a piracy-free search engine

Disney patents the idea of a piracy-free search engine

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Music piracy has “murdered” rock and roll, says Gene Simmons

Music piracy has “murdered” rock and roll, says Gene Simmons

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

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

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

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

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

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.