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Motherboard

Study Again Shows 'Pirates' Tend to Be The Biggest Buyers of Legal Content

A new report out of the UK once again deflates the common narrative that pirates are exclusively looking to obtain free stuff.
Karl Bode
6.7.18
torrent

Why This Guy Uploaded 134 Gigabytes of Syrian Civil War Footage

Jakub Janovský wants people to have the data about the conflict so they can decide for themselves.
Matthew Gault
5.23.18
game changers

Hollywood Is Setting Up a Legal ‘Machine’ to Sue Pirates In Canada

Every Canadian internet user should be paying attention.
Jordan Pearson
12.15.17
CloudFlare

One of the Internet's Gatekeepers Is Eyeing Sneaky Cryptocurrency Miners

Websites are hijacking computers to mine digital coins.
Jordan Pearson
10.6.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

'Game of Thrones' Was Pirated More Than a Billion Times This Season

The number of illegal views dwarfs the average number of people who tuned in to HBO's seventh season legally, according to a new report.
River Donaghey
9.8.17
piracy

Indie Dev Releases Torrent of Their Own Game For Folks Who Can't Afford It

After hearing from a player who refunded because they didn't have the money, the 'Darkwood' developers got creative.
Patrick Klepek
8.25.17
BitTorrent

How ‘ASCII Matrix’ Survived 490 Times Longer than the Average Torrent

That famed "Matrix" torrent has a lot of factors keeping it alive after all this time.
Kari Paul
1.29.16
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

The Pirate Bay's Peruvian Site Is Up

Finally leaving Europe behind, the site may soon ditch URLs all together.
Ben Richmond
12.12.13
Motherboard Blog

Random Access Criticism: The Internet Pundits Are Ruining Daft Punk, Music

Hours after a highly-anticipated album gets leaked online, what can possibly be said about it?
DJ Pangburn
5.16.13
Internet

Piracy as a Kind of Freedom: A Review of a Pirated Copy of the Pirate Bay Movie

The film is a rallying cry for a freer internet, but it shies away from the obvious question: is piracy more than glorified stealing?
Leandro Oliva
2.11.13
Motherboard Blog

For Independent Artists, Streaming Online Isn't Much Better Than Piracy

The demise of infamous P2P music service Napster last week -- the most recent in a 10 year history of "death and rebirth":http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2011/12/napsters-seven-lives-are-finished/45646/ -- didn't seem to surprise or distress...
Janus Kopfstein
12.6.11