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The Pirate Bay Suffers Downtime, Tor Domain is Up (Update)
Posted on Tuesday January 24, 2017

After months of relatively smooth sailing, The Pirate Bay has been down for more than twelve hours today. The TPB team is aware of the situation, which is likely due to a technical issue. In the meantime, the site's .onion domain is still accessible over the Tor network.

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China Bans Unauthorized VPN Services in Internet Crackdown
Posted on Monday January 23, 2017

According to a notice published by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the government has launched a 14-month campaign to crack down on 'unauthorized' Internet platforms. That includes censorship-busting VPN services, which will require government pre-approval to exist.

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French Police Shut Down Pirate Streaming Site, Arrest Operator
Posted on Monday January 23, 2017

French police have shut down the popular pirate streaming site Films-regarder.co and arrested its operator. According to the local movie industry group ALPA, which referred the case to the authorities, the site may have caused more than 30 million euros in damages.

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‘Star Trek’ Fan Film Settles Copyright Battle with Movie Studios
Posted on Monday January 23, 2017

The lawsuit between Paramount Pictures and the crowdfunded Star Trek spin-off "Prelude to Axanar" is over. A few days before the start of the trial both parties agreed to a settlement which allows the film to be published in a highly edited fashion.

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 01/23/17
Posted on Monday January 23, 2017

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Arrival'. 'La La Land' completes the top three.

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