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Want to sing Carols? Pay Copyright fees first!

A charity has been hit with a bill … because children sing Christmas carols on the premises.
Staff at historic Dam House in Astley, part of which is now a tearoom, were shocked last year when a Performing Rights Society officer visited and told them they needed a licence for staff to listen to a radio in the kitchen.They were even more surprised when quizzed about what other activities they allowed on the premises and were stunned to be told their annual carol concert would be taken into account when the cost of their licence was calculated.

Last year they were handed a bill of £230 – which they managed to pay
by holding a raffle – but the future of fund-raising shows was put in doubt after the PRS demanded £470 this year.
Trustee Margaret Hatton said: “They told us the only way to avoid paying to sing the carols is if the kids are told to stick to old songs which are out of copyright.

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okay, seriously, wtf?

MediaDefender gets PWNED

Unfortunately for Media Defender – a company dedicated to mitigating the effects of internet leaks – they can do nothing about being the subject of the biggest BitTorrent leak of all time. Over 700mb of their own internal emails, dating back over 6 months have been leaked to the internet in what will be a devastating blow to the company. Many are very recent, having September 2007 dates and the majority involve the most senior people in the company.

Source: TorrentFreak

you got pwned MD. oh so badly 😉

grab the torrent here (135MB)

BioShock [PC] DVD-5 [Pre-Patched]

BioShock uses a very state-of-the-art copy protection system that wasn’t immediately cracked on release. (due to it being difficult) furthermore, the size of the game was 6GB (torrent/http copies) essentially requiring DVD-9 Media for burning. thanks to Vertigo173 however, all that has changed! the guy cracked BioShock, Removed all the useless stuff (but nothing from in-game) patched the dvd and created a custom installer! Just install BioShock and Play! no Online activation required! the size is also 4.11GB so it will fit on a standard DVD-5 Media. I personally haven’t played the game and going by the feedback and reviews it has received, I’ll probably end up buying it….but for those who don’t have the money (or are cheapos) grab the torrent here:

http://www.mininova.org/tor/868789

Size is 4.11GB 

Enjoy! and remember, BioShock has FOV Problems, so running the game in widescreen will cause headaches.

BioShock PC Demo – Available on FilePlanet and Torrents!

BioShock’s PC Demo is available on FilePlanet but the File is Encrypted and will only Unlock on 21st. Ofcourse a nice fellow cracked it and uploaded it to torrents!

BioShock Demo@FilePlanet (PAID)

BioShock Demo@ThePirateBay (Cracked) 

The PC Demo is 1.84GB 

MPAA Sets Up Honeypot P2P Sites!

The retards at MPAA, are at it yet again! MPPA have decided to setup Fake-P2P Websites to entrap users, once you go to the site, the Site logs your IP and then MPPA Will Trace the IP and Sue the living earth out of you. furthermore, The site also has Family Fillter and Claims “fast and easy video downloading all in one great site” it also offers a software which claims to boost your download speeds, when in actuality, it’s searching for other illegal content on your HDD and reports it back to MPAA. once such site is MiiVi.com (seriously lame name)

” ZeroPaid, acting on a tip from The Pirate Bay, found MiiVi to be registered to Media Defender using a whois search. Shortly after, the registrar information was changed, but the address still reflects Media Defender’s address at 2461 Santa Monica Blvd., D-520 Santa Monica, CA 90404.

Not 10 hours after the site was found to be registered to Media Defender, the site went dead. There’s no telling how long it was up; however, the domain was registered on February 8, 2007. “

All i can say is don’t go click crazy when searching for Warez on Google. stick to 2-3 trusted sites and use Annoymizer when visiting unknown websites. if a site seems suspicious then use Whois Domain Lookup.

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Anti-Piracy Organization Tries to Shut Down Demonoid!

Yesterday we reported that the downtime at demonoid was caused by a harddisk crash, but now it seems that the real reason for the downtime could be a bit more complicated. Demonoid is probably relocating to a new “safe haven” as we speak, this also explains why it takes a few days instead of a few hours to get back online (edit: see update).

Tim Kuik, managing director of BREIN, said in response to the downtime at Demonoid (Dutch link): “They are probably playing hide and seek. We want Leaseweb to take and keep this, and other illegal sites offline.”

This the the fist time that BREIN takes on one of the bigger BitTorrent sites. Last week they won a lawsuit against Leaseweb in a similar case, this could spell trouble for Demonoid.

In this case the Amsterdam court decided that Leaseweb had to take down everlasting.nu and hand over the name and address of the owner. Additionally, Leaseweb was forced to take down everlasting.nu, in case the site returns in the near future. The same thing could now happen to Demonoid.

Nearly 94% of the .torrent files on Demonoid are used to download copyrighted material according to research by TNO. BREIN will probably use this figure in court to convince the Judge that Demonoid is mainly used to download infringing content.

Source: TorrentFreak

 Demonoid.com is back and working at full speed now.