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Anime Distributor Launches Piracy Assault, Sues 1337 BitTorrent Users

Oh come on! 1337? Really? Do they seriously want us to believe that suing 1337 people wasn't intentional? Heh, guess it is kinda funny though, even more so if that number was truly unintentional.

Piracy worries and BitTorrent lawsuits have made their way into the generally very liberal anime industry. Last week, the producers of the new anime series Fractale told distributor Funimation to stop the online broadcast of the their show in the United States over piracy concerns, and a few days later Funimation announced a lawsuit against 1337 alleged BitTorrent downloaders.

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With so many entertainment options, video piracy is on the rise again

From Netflix to Hulu to Apple, it seems everyone is producing original video content or plan to be soon. Couple this with so many services now in the hunt to secure streaming rights to existing content, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that BitTorrent usage and piracy is on the rise again.

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BitTorrent Fires CEOs, Closes Los Angeles Studio, Shutters BitTorrent Now

BitTorrent has fired its two co-CEOs Robert Delamar and Jeremy Johnson and laid of an unknown number of staffers, Variety has learned from multiple sources. BitTorrent CFO Dipak Joshi has stepped in as interim CEO.

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Indian ISPs Speed Up BitTorrent by 'Peering' With a Torrent Site

Several Internet providers in India have found a clever way to reduce the load BitTorrent transfers put on their network, while pleasing their torrenting subscribers at the same time. They've teamed up with Torbox.net which offers a fully fledged torrent search engine that connects users to 'local' peers to guarantee maximum download speeds.

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