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#Squawkr #Alerts You When a #Pirated #Movie #Leaks #Online | TorrentFreak | # ! Now it’s to be seen…


Are you wondering when the latest blockbuster movies will leak online? Then Squawkr might be something for you. The new service allows people to maintain a watchlist of films and sends alerts when a high-quality scene release appears online. | Ernesto | _________   # ! … who se this tool more… # ! … movie … Continue reading

#Court #Freezes #Megaupload’s #MPAA and #RIAA #Lawsuits | TorrentFreak | # ! Winding…


A federal court in Virginia has granted Megaupload’s request to place the cases filed by the music and movie companies on hold until April next year, while the criminal case remains pending. Meanwhile, Megaupload is working hard to ensure that critical evidence on decaying hard drives is preserved. | Ernesto | ————   # ! … Continue reading

#Jailed #Copyright #Troll #Partner Claims to Be #Fundraiser For #PIPCU | TorrentFreak | # ! #weird…


Earlier this year, UK copyright troll partner Robert Croucher was sent to prison after assaulting an Uber driver. Following an appeal, he’s now a free man and blaming a member of the House of Lords for his poor treatment. Curiously, he also claims to be raising funds for the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit. | Andy … Continue reading

4shared: #Copyright Holders #Abuse Google’s #DMCA #Takedown #System | TorrentFreak | # ! :( Oh, …


Popular file-hosting service 4shared is a true piracy haven, according to some copyright holders. Following numerous complaints the site has had more than 50 million of its URLs removed from Google’s search index. However, according to 4shared many of these are the result of abusive takedown requests. | Ernesto, November 23, 2016 | _________________________   … Continue reading

Widespread #Protest Against #Dangerous “#RepeatInfringer” #Piracy #Verdict | TorrentFreak | # ! Another…


A broad range of industry associations, academic institutions, libraries and digital rights groups have submitted their opinions on the landmark piracy case between Cox Communications and BMG. They all warn the court that the district court’s decision to hold the ISP available for pirating subscribers can have disastrous implications. | Ernesto | _________   # ! … Continue reading

#Copyright #Troll #BacksDown When #Faced With #Exposure | TorrentFreak | # ! What a #Business…


Companies that make money from threatening alleged file-sharers are known for their bullying tactics but those who are prepared to fight back can enjoy success. A letter sent by a defense lawyer to the copyright trolls behind the movie London Has Fallen provides an excellent and highly entertaining example. | Andy | _______ # ! … … Continue reading

“#DRM is Used to #Lock in, #Control and #Spy on #Users” | TorrentFreak | # ! It’s seems not…


In a scathing critique, the Free Software Foundation is urging the U.S. Government to drop the DMCA’s anti-circumvention provisions which protect DRM. The foundation argues that DRM is a violation of users’ rights, which under the guise of copyright protection is used to harm, control and spy on people. | Ernesto | _________ # ! … … Continue reading

#AntiPiracy #Group #Uses ‘#Pirated’ #Code on its #Website | TorrentFreak | # ! :D Caught! …


The Business Software Alliance, a trade group representing Adobe, Apple and Microsoft, is well known for its aggressive anti-piracy campaigns. The organization actively encourages people to snitch on software pirates, luring them with big cash rewards. Amusingly, however, the page where people can report unlicensed software is using ‘unlicensed’ jQuery code. | Ernesto | _________   … Continue reading

#PirateParty #Books #Election #Victory in #Iceland | TorrentFreak | # ! ✌☺ The #Politics of #Sharing #wins…


The Pirate Party in Iceland booked an important victory in the local parliamentary election today, scoring 14.5% of the total vote. While lower than most polls predicted, it marks the first time that a Pirate Party, anywhere in the world, has a serious shot at taking part in a government coalition. | Ernesto | _________ … Continue reading

 “#MPAA and #RIAA’s #AntiPiracy Plans #Harm The #Internet” | TorrentFreak | # ! ☠ #Meet The #Real…


The Internet Infrastructure Coalition is urging the U.S. Government not to blindly follow the RIAA and MPAA’s input regarding online piracy threats. The group, which represents tech firms including Google, Amazon and Verisign, warns that the future of the Internet is at stake. | Ernesto | __________ # ! ☠ … #purpose of the so-called # … Continue reading

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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD

Gonzalo San Gil, PhD

- Shared Knowledge Technician (aka 'Journo'...) - #OpenSource c@nnector [& brave χ-tester] - [instructor:] Radio Production & (~Rock+) DJin' [Curriculum Vitae Experto en Sociedad de la Información y Entorno Cultural Titulación - Administrador de Sistemas Linux, IBM-CEIM 2012 - Técnico de Redes y Sistemas, MTAS-INEM 2007 - Doctor en CC de la Información-Periodismo UCM 2005 - Licenciado en Comunicación Audiovisual UCM 1991

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