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[News] TPB Verdict Still Working Well for Sharing, Awareness

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Pirate Bay Verdict May Actually Lead To Pirate Party Official Joining European

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| While the entertainment industry still really seems to think that the 
| disputed verdict in the Pirate Bay trial was a victory, most folks who can 
| look beyond the immediate ruling have recognized what a horrific loss this 
| has been for the industry. On the technology side, it's done nothing of 
| importance.    


Stardock CEO: Focus On Your Customers; Don't Worry About Pirates

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| You can waste an awful lot of energy and resources "fighting pirates" and 
| losing, or you can focus on actually serving your customers and making money. 
| Which seems more intelligent?   


French film-makers and science fiction writers protest new anti-P2P law


Google Blocking Torrent Searches

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| Google is blocking searches originating from torrent sites using Google 
| Custom Search to find .torrent files, according to TorrentFreak.com, a move 
| the founder of the site calls “censorship.”  



Poll: Swedish pro file-sharing party gains support

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| A new poll shows a Swedish party that calls for legalizing Internet
| file-sharing could win a seat in the European Parliament in June.
| The poll published Thursday in the Stockholm newspaper Dagens Nyheter shows
| the Pirate Party's backing has surged after a court verdict against The
| Pirate Bay file-sharing site. Four men behind The Pirate Bay were convicted
| this month of copyright violations and sentenced to a year in prison.


Swedish Pirate Party Heading for EU Parliament

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| A poll carried out by a major Swedish newspaper predicts that the Pirate
| Party will grab around 5.1% of the votes in the upcoming European Union
| elections. This means that the movement, which has gathered huge momentum due
| to the Pirate Bay ‘guilty’ verdict, will get a seat in the EU Parliament.


Pirate Bay IP Addresses Assigned to Prosecution Lawyers

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| The Pirate Bay recently got a new range of IPs and to everyone’s surprise
| they are now linked to several movie and music industry lawyers involved in
| the TPB trial. According to the Pirate Bay’s Wikipedia entry the change was
| due to a hostile takeover, but most people know better.


Rapidshare Shares Uploader Info with Rights Holders

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| In Germany, the file-hosting service Rapidshare has handed over the personal
| details of alleged copyright infringers to several major record labels. The
| information is used to pursue legal action against the Rapidshare users and
| at least one alleged uploader saw his house raided.

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