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India’s Daughter, Use this Proxy to access The Documentary that has been banned in India.

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India’s Daughter, review: ‘chilling’

Leslee Udwin’s documentary is an overpowering indictment of female repression in India

Unrepentant: Mukesh Singh was sentenced to death for the brutal rape of Jyoti Singh

Storyville: India’s Daughter (BBC Four) verged on the unwatchable.

It told of the gang rape – on a bus by five men and one juvenile in December 2012 – of Jyoti Singh, a Delhi medical student who died in hospital of her wounds.

The unspeakable details of her ritual humiliation belong in another century, and yet they tell of a deeply ingrained culture of female repression in India.

One Indian woman is raped every 20 minutes.

For its eye-watering brutality, and also for its resonant symbolism, this was the case to ignite furious demonstrations, which in turn were violently suppressed by riot police.

Peering behind the headlines and the hysteria, Leslee Udwin’s overpowering documentary featured interviews with a wide range of people connected to the case: not only Singh’s dignified parents, but also one of the rapists, another rapist’s young wife and the parents of two more of the culprits.

All of them were living with the gruelling consequences of poverty, lack of education and a culture which privileges boys and turns a blind eye to the abortion of female foetuses.

Asha Singh, the rape victim’s mother, with Savitri Devi, the victim’s sister-in law

Singh’s life was an attempt to break this cycle. Memories of those close to her suggested a shining embodiment of new aspirational India.

But female lawyers, politicians and academics queued up in the film to explain that India doesn’t know how to cope with a young generation of emancipated women, a position hideously corroborated by the defendants’ lawyers.

“In our society,” said one, “we never allow a girl to come out of the house after 6.30 with any unknown person.”

This was much the mildest of his endorsements on the male-oriented status quo.

Delhi rapist Mukesh Singh (Photo: BBC)

The interview with Mukesh Singh, who drove the bus and joined in the rape, was the most marrow-chilling of all.

He explained that any woman who resists rape, as his victim did, is begging to be murdered, and even argued that the death penalty for rape could only be bad news for victims.

“Now when they rape they won’t leave the girl like we did. They will kill her. Especially the criminal types.”

He had just enough humanity to flinch as the list of Jyoti Singh’s injuries – from bite marks to the removal of her intestines – was read out to him.

While the UK broadcast was brought forward from International Woman’s Day on March 8 to last night, earlier this week the Indian government secured an injunction banning the broadcast of the documentary.

Make of that what you will.

THE PIRATE BAY IS BACK ONLINE!

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The Pirate Bay has risen from its digital ashes once again. TPB is back online today, more than seven weeks after its servers were raided . The notorious torrent site is operating from the familiar .se domain and it appears that the data loss is minimal.

pirate bayEarly December The Pirate Bay was raided at the Nacka station, a nuclear-proof data center built into a mountain complex near Stockholm.

After being down for two weeks the domain came back online waving a pirate flag on its temporary homepage.

TPB later added a countdown to February 1st, alongside several hints that the site would come back online at that day.

Today we can report that The Pirate Bay lived up to the comeback expectations, with a comeback one day ahead of schedule.

A few minutes ago the site started serving torrents to the masses again, much to the delight of millions of users. The Pirate Bay’s homepage currently features a Phoenix.

 

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The look and feel of the site is familiar and the user accounts are working properly. The “Contact Us,” “RSS” and “Register” links are not operational yet and result in a 404 error.

Based on the recent torrents is appears that the data loss is minimal. The latest upload was on December 9 last year, the same day TPB’s servers were raided.

Whether or not mods and admins are able to access the TPB backend is unknown at the moment.

Earlier this week TPB staff told us that they would be locked out. This would make the site easier to manage and the risk of being brought down for a third time.

However, these planned “optimizations” caused mutiny among the site’s original staff members.

WTC-SWE, one of the lead admins of The Pirate Bay, told us earlier this week that they are launching their own version of the Pirate Bay, which they believe is the real one.

These “former” staff members will also relaunch the official Suprbay forums. Interestingly, Thepiratebay.se is no longer listing Suprbay in its links section.

To make the matter even more confusing, Pirate Bay’s downtime spurred the development of various spin-offs who all have a steady userbase of their own. Isohunt.to’s OldPirateBay.org is currently the largest, with millions of visitors per day and the number one spot for the search term Pirate Bay in Google.

It will be interesting to see thepiratebay.se can reclaim these visitors during the months to come.

Developing story… Updates will be added when we have more information.

This Website Could Be The Ultimate All-In-One Torrent Machine

This Website Could Be The Ultimate All-In-One Torrent Machine

As I recently discovered whilst trying to teach my roommate about torrenting — educationally, of course — downloading illegal stuff off the internet still isn’t the easiest thing in the world.Bitport is a website that’s trying to change all that: it will find, download, and stream your torrents to you, all with a stupid level of security and ease.

Using Bitport is pretty simple. Once you’ve got an account (either the basic free one, with limited storage, or one of the per-month premium options), you log into a web console, from where the magic happens. You can link to a torrent file or magnet link, or upload a file yourself. The torrent downloads (you can do a bunch at a time, or queue downloads for later), and once the file is saved in your personal cloud storage account, you can download it, or more likely just stream the file online.

Torrenting the file online has a few major benefits for the user. The big one is speed: because the torrent is being downloaded by a server sitting in a data center, things happen much faster. A years-old file with a couple seeders got pulled down at 10MB/s, for example. In the case of popular torrents, the download is instantaneous (i.e, if another Bitport user has downloaded the same file recently, it seems to appear straight away in your storage account, and you can stream instantly).

Privacy is another benefit: because files aren’t stored on your personal computer, and connections are encrypted, it would be much harder for the movie studios to cut off infringement. And, if you’re particularly paranoid, you can use a VPN or Tor to access the service.

Of course, that pushes all the risk onto Bitport. The company has strict terms of use which, surprise surprise, forbid downloading copyrighted material. Bitport also told me it would comply with takedown requests for copyrighted material if they needed to — but since nothing is publicly available, that hasn’t happened yet. Whether or not that lip-service to the letter of the law is enough to save them remains to be seen.

One thing worth bearing in mind is that there’s a similar website, which has been around for a while, called Put.io. It offers most of the same services — but notably, doesn’t have a free tier, although you do get more storage for your $$$ in the higher tiers. Prices on Bitport go from about $5-$15, getting you between 30GB and 250GB of storage.

That said, usual caveats about illegal activity and shady websites apply: Bitport offers payment options in Bitcoin and via PayPal, and you’d be wise to use them, rather than handing over naked credit card info. And, just because you *might* technically be skirting the letter of the law, a scary letter in the post still shouldn’t come as a surprise. Torrent responsibly.

TOP 10 MOST PIRATED MOVIES OF THE WEEK – 12/29/14

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The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. ‘The Interview’ tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Gone Girl.’ ‘Horrible Bosses 2′ completes the top three.

This week we have four newcomers in our chart.

The Interview is the most downloaded movie.

The data for our weekly download chart is estimated by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are BD/DVDrips unless stated otherwise.

RSS feed for the weekly movie download chart.

Ranking (last week) Movie IMDb Rating / Trailer
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1 (…) The Interview 7.8 / trailer
2 (3) Gone Girl 8.4 / trailer
3 (2) Horrible Bosses 2 6.9 / trailer
4 (4) Outcast 5.0 / trailer
5 (1) The Equalizer 7.4 / trailer
6 (…) Penguins of Madagascar 5.0 / trailer
7 (…) Dumb And Dumber To 6.4 / trailer
8 (5) The Maze Runner 7.1 / trailer
9 (6) Guardians of the Galaxy 8.5 / trailer
10 (…) PK 8.8 / trailer

SONY ABOUT TO GET SUED FOR PIRATING MUSIC IN THE INTERVIEW | Unbelievable, Lmao!

I always knew the Movie and Music industry would cause it’s own downfall, in this game of “Piracy” and “Censorship”!

As the controversy surrounding the The Interview continues, a singer is claiming that after failing to reach terms with Sony, the company put her music in the movie anyway. After receiving not a penny from the movie giant, Yoon Mi Rae is now set to sue. Meanwhile, 1.5 million pirates have downloaded the comedy.

The way things are panning out, the Sony movie The Interview is on course to become one of the most controversial movies of all time.

The comedy, which depicts the violent death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, made headlines worldwide when the so-called Guardians of Peace hacking group threatened Sony if it was released. Facing what amounted to a “terrorist” threat, theaters all around the U.S. backed away from showing The Interview in the week leading up to Christmas.

After pulling the movie completely, Sony had a change of heart and on Christmas Eve released the music online via YouTube, Google Play and Xbox Live. Predictably the movie was quickly gobbled up by pirates, with the latest figures suggesting that in just two days the movie has been downloaded 1.5 million times.

But while Sony deals with rampant piracy issues at one end, it’s now facing copyright infringement allegations of its own. According to new claims, Sony used copyrighted music in The Interview without permission and without compensating an artist.

Yoon Mi-rae (real name Natasha Shanta Reid) is a US-born hip hop and R&B singer who currently releases music on the Feel Ghood Music label. In January 2013 as part of MFBTY (My Fans Better Than Yours), the 33-year-old hit the number 1 spot in the Korean Music Charts and in September reached the same heights on Billboard’s Kpop Hot 100 list with her song ‘Touch Love’.

But while these recognitions were achieved by fans buying her music, she’s now in the spotlight for not getting paid for her work. It appears that Yoon Mi-rae was in negotiations with Sony to have her track ‘Pay Day’ appear in The Interview. Even though no agreement was reached, Sony used the music anyway.

“There were initial discussions for using ‘Pay Day‘ in the movie, but at some point, the discussions ceased and we assumed that it would not follow through,” Feel Ghood Music says.

“However, after the movie was released, we learned that the track had been used without permission, legal procedure, or contracts.”

Sony, who are already facing a world of pain following the hacking and near destruction of their IT systems in recent weeks, will now face a copyright infringement lawsuit over the unauthorized use of the ironically named ‘Pay Day’.

“We will be taking legal action against Sony Pictures as well as DFSB, the agency that had been carrying out the discussion regarding the use of the track,” the label says.

It seems unlikely that this lawsuit will result in a messy legal battle. The huge publicity the movie has enjoyed in the past few weeks will virtually guarantee decent sales for Sony, even without lucrative box office revenues. Yoon Mi-rae should not only be able to secure a piece of that but also raise her profile in a way that would not have been possible had Sony paid her in the first instance.

EZTV IS BACK ONLINE AFTER PIRATE BAY RAID

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After The Pirate Bay started showing signs of life yesterday, EZTV made a full recovery today. The site of the popular TV-torrent distribution group is accessible again from its original domain name EZTV.it, complete with freshly updated content.

eztv-logo-smallNearly two weeks ago Swedish police raided a center in the city of Nacka, close to Stockholm.

The Pirate Bay was the main target of the raid, but collateral damage caused several other torrent sites to go down as well. These included EZTV, the go-to place for many torrenting TV fans.

Shortly after the raid TF spoke with the EZTV crew, who quickly managed to recover several servers so proxies could serve the latest torrents again.

Getting the entire site up and running proved to be more challenging, but today it appears to have fully recovered. This means that EZTV is accessible from its originalEZTV.it domain once again.

The site is loading intermittently at the time of writing, but if it doesn’t pop up right away it should be visible after a few refreshes.

While the EZTV website was down for 13 days, the TV-torrent distribution group only stopped releasing torrents for a day or so. During the downtime fresh content was still shared on other torrent sites, such as ExtraTorrent.cc and Kickass.so

Curiously, coinciding with the comeback some proxies including Eztv-proxy.net have stopped working, most likely because they have to change a few settings to connect to EZTV’s backend.

While EZTV may have fully recovered, many other sites hit by the raid are still experiencing problems.

The Pirate Bay has put up a pirate flag and a counter, but no index or torrents. The torrent cache Zoink.it and the popular Istole.it tracker previously returned, but are currently offline again.

For now, however, it appears that EZTV is here to stay.

PIRATE BAY DOMAIN BACK ONLINE, WAVING A PIRATE FLAG

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After nearly two weeks of downtime the official domain of The Pirate Bay is showing signs of life. For now ThePirateBay.se is only waving a pirate flag, but that’s good enough to give many Pirate Bay users hope for a full recovery.

pirate bayOn December 9 The Pirate Bay was raided at the Nacka station, a nuclear-proof data center built into a mountain complex near Stockholm.

Despite the rise of various TPB clones and rumors of reincarnations, thepiratebay.se domain remained inaccessible, until today.

This morning the Pirate Bay’s nameservers were updatedto ones controlled by their domain name registrar binero.se

A few minutes ago came another big change when The Pirate Bay’s main domain started pointing to a new IP-address (178.175.135.122) connected to a server hosted in Moldova.

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Thus far there’s not much to see. The domain only displays a waving pirate flag, but the recent changes will give many estranged Pirate Bay users hope that the site will be restored to its former glory

The DNS changes haven’t propagated everywhere yet, but soon most people should see the following landing page.

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Whether a full comeback is in the works remains a mystery for now. Interestingly, the source of the page shows that the pirate flag is hosted by Isohunt.to’s “Open Bay” site where it serves as a background.

TorrentFreak asked both the Pirate Bay and Isohunt.to crews for a comment, thus far without a response. It could be that TPB and Isohunt.to are collaborating on something, hopefully we’ll hear more on that soon.

A few days ago Isohunt.to launched “The Open Bay” initiative, which allows anyone to run a “copy” of The Pirate Bay. The TPB crew previously said that it would like to see as many clones as possible, so perhaps the domain will link to that for the time being.

“We’ve always lived by Kopimi. We love being cloned. It would be amazing if, like in the classic movie Spartacus, everyone could stand up and say “I am The Pirate Bay,” TPB’s Mr 10100100000 told us earlier.

Time will tell whether Pirate Bay’s “comeback” will be a full one, an encouragement for people to start their own clones, or something completely different.

Update: Thepiratebay.se A records now appear to be empty.

Breaking story, updates may follow.

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TOP 10 MOST PIRATED MOVIES OF THE WEEK – 12/15/14

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The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. ‘The Equalizer’ tops the chart this week, followed by ‘The Maze Runner.’ ‘Horrible Bosses 2′ completes the top three.

equalizer1This week we have four newcomers in our chart.

The Equalizer is the most downloaded movie.

The data for our weekly download chart is estimated by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are BD/DVDrips unless stated otherwise.

RSS feed for the weekly movie download chart.

Ranking (last week) Movie IMDb Rating / Trailer
torrentfreak.com
1 (…) The Equalizer 7.4 / trailer
2 (1) The Maze Runner 7.1 / trailer
3 (…) Horrible Bosses 2 6.9 / trailer
4 (4) Guardians of the Galaxy 8.5 / trailer
5 (…) Gone Girl 8.4 / trailer
6 (3) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 6.1 / trailer
7 (2) Nightcrawler (DVDscr) 8.2 / trailer
8 (5) This Is Where I Leave You 6.7 / trailer
9 (6) Fury (DVDscr) 8.0 / trailer
10 (…) The Good Lie 7.1 / trailer
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PIRATE BAY SHUTDOWN DOESN’T STOP PEOPLE FROM SHARING! | Take That MPAA!

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The Pirate Bay raid is still sending shock-waves through the BitTorrent ‘community’ but despite the prolonged downtime people haven’t stopped sharing. Statistics provided by one of the largest trackers used by TPB show that the number of continuous file-sharers remains pretty much unaffected.

download-keyboardThere is no denying that The Pirate Bay played a central role in the torrent ecosystem.

As one of the few well-moderated sites it was the source for dozens, if not hundreds of other torrent sites. And with millions of visitors per day the site also had the largest user-base.

With an event like this, one could expect that BitTorrent usage would have been severely impacted, but it appears that people have found their way to one of the many alternatives.

TF reached out to the operator of Demonii, the tracker that was used for all Pirate Bay torrents, and it appears that the Pirate Bay raid isn’t affecting its traffic much.

“Not much is happening differently on our side due to the TPB downtime. I cannot see any anomalies or differences,” the Demonii operator told us.

“Since all the torrents are pretty much mirrored by KickassTorrents and Torrentz, it seems that the downtime hasn’t stopped people from downloading or uploading at all,” he adds.

The connections per minute to the Demonii tracker remain relatively stable, hovering around the 25 million mark, with a peak during the weekends. The graph below shows the pattern for the past week with the Pirate Bay raid (last Tuesday) included.

Demonii weekly stats

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The monthly graph suggests that traffic over the past several days has been a fraction lower than the weeks before, but the impact is relatively low.

“In terms of connections we are looking at roughly 2,880,000 connections per minute at peak hours and about 2,160,000 connections per minute at the lowest,” Demonii’s operator says.

Demonii month stats

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If The Pirate Bay remains down for a longer period of time problems may arise on a different level though. TPB has traditionally been one of the best moderated sites, which helped to prevent malware and other scams from spreading.

In theory others could take over this role, but if more sites topple the quality element may become an issue. For now, however, most people seem to be sharing as much as usual.

Sony asks media to ignore hacked emails, will sue if released, Notoriously white, will publish if we get them.

A security guards walks past the entrance to Sony Pictures Plaza in Los Angeles, California on December 4, 2014, a day after Sony Pictures denounced a "brazen" cyber attack it said netted a "large amount" of confidential information, including movies as well as personnel and business files, But downplaying a report that North Korea was behind the attack, saying it did not yet know the full extent of the "malicious" security breach. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Sony Pictures Entertainment has sent a letter to several media outlets threatening possible legal action if they report the contents of stolen film studio documents that were leaked online, following a cyber attack last month.

In a blunt letter written by one of the top lawyers in the US, Sony’s movie unit asked media organisations including New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News and The Hollywood Reporter to destroy “stolen information”, which includes documents, personal data and emails.

“If you do not comply with this request and the Stolen Information is used or disseminated by you in any manner, SPE will have no choice but to hold you responsible for any damage or loss arising from such use or dissemination by you,” the letter warned, according to a copy posted online by The Hollywood Reporter.

The letter, dated Sunday, was signed by David Boies, a prominent US lawyer who in the past has represented former AIG chief executive Hank Greenberg. Sony in Tokyo declined to comment on the letter.

Sony Pictures’ move represents an attempt to contain the growing damage it has suffered after weeks ofembarrassing leaks — including details of executives’ salaries, unpublished film scripts, sensitive contracts and candid exchanges about actors between Amy Pascal, Sony’s co-chair, and the Hollywood producer Scott Rudin. Employees’ personal data have also been leaked, including social security numbers and health records.

A computer hacking group calling itself “Guardians of Peace” has demanded that Sony Pictures stop the release of its film The Interview, a comedy about a farcical attempt to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. The group has threatened Sony Pictures with more releases of private information if it does not comply with the demand. North Korea has denied any involvement in the attack by hackers.

Sony Pictures’ legal letter appears to have been sent after private attempts were made to dissuade media organisations from publishing the leaked information, which has been widely posted on the internet. Its new approach also demonstrates the difficulty companies face in tackling hackers who can skilfully engage media outlets to maximise the damage they cause.

Aaron Sorkin, the US screenwriter and producer, specifically called out US media groups on exactly this issue in an op-ed published in the New York Times. He argues that there is nothing in the leaked information that rises to the level of public interest that would justify using stolen documents.

“Do the emails contain any information about Sony breaking the law? No. Misleading the public? No. Acting in direct harm to customers, the way the tobacco companies or Enron did? No. Is there even one sentence in one private email that was stolen that even hints at wrongdoing of any kind? Anything that can help, inform or protect anyone?” he wrote.

“Every news outlet that did the bidding of the Guardians of Peace is morally treasonous and spectacularly dishonorable,” Mr Sorkin, creator of The Newsroom,added.

Some investors in Sony, the studio’s parent company, have said that its group headquarters needs to be more involved in tackling the crisis, as it is damaging the brand’s reputation. Officials in Tokyo said they were regularly briefed on the matter but the hacking had been mainly handled by the US subsidiary.