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SOPA, Canuck Style

Does Canada Even Have a Huge Piracy Problem?

A coalition of powerful organizations wants to block piracy websites in Canada.
Jordan Pearson
2.2.18
BitTorrent

This One GIF Explains How BitTorrent Finds Files

Torrents, how do they work?
Clinton Nguyen
10.29.15
Music

Legal Streaming Is Growing Faster than Torrenting Around the World

Netflix and YouTube are growing faster than torrenting in Europe and Asia, a new report suggests.
Jordan Pearson
9.18.15
Internet

Watch Snippets of All the Movies People are Pirating in Real Time

An offline art project from 2013 has been turned into an online video stream.
Matthew Braga
1.22.15
Canada

The RCMP Cracked Down On A Torrent Site

A new RCMP crackdown and upcoming legislation threatens illegal file-sharing north of the border.
Ben Makuch
5.15.14
Motherboard Blog

US Judge: An IP Address Isn't Enough to Prove a Pirate

Just because your IP address was involved in illegal downloads doesn't mean you did the downloading.
Joseph Cox
1.22.14
Motherboard Blog

The High Price of Streaming Porn When It Falls Foul of Copyright Laws

A German law firm has sent warning letters to thousands of RedTube porn viewers, asking for €250 each. Is nothing sacred?
Victoria Turk
12.13.13
videogames

What the First Legit Study of Illegal BitTorrent Downloading Means for Stealing

An academic study out this month is a good first whack aimed to chip away at the glaring absence of data on illegal file-sharing.
Greg Thomas
5.16.13
Motherboard Blog

Beatport Finally Puts a Price on DJ Mixes

It’s no secret that almost everyone illegally downloads music. However, there are times when no one’s uploaded some "obscure '70s krautrock song":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQPEIrjssB8&feature=player_embedded, and I just have to submit to iTunes...
Katie Bennett
6.24.12