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- US Files Charges Against Two More Kickass Torrents Operators
The US has filed an official indictment against three operators of the Kickass Torrents (KAT) website in the District Court of Northern Illinois, an indictment dated on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. The document charges three people, Artem Vaulin (aka trim), Ievgen Kutsenko (aka Eugene Kutsenko or trill), and Oleksandr Rabostin (aka Alex Radostin, pioneer, or pio), all Ukrainian nationals. Two of the three suspects are still at large Polish police had already arrested Vaulin at the behest of US authorities last month, and the suspect is currently being held in a Polish prison awaiting extradition. The whereabouts of the other two suspects are unknown, and US authorities will use this indictment to have them arrested. The charges presented in the indictment are for copyright infringement and money laundering. The three ran over ten pirate sites The indictment, which you can
- Firefox Will Support Google's Super Tiny WebP Image Format
Mozilla engineers have started procedures to add support for WebP, a lossy and lossless image compression format developed by Google. The WebP image format is derivated from the VP8 video format and is considered the sister project of the WebM multimedia format, an evolution of VP8. Google acquired the technology in 2010 when it bought On2 Technologies, a company based in New York that created VP8. WebP considered better than JPEG, PNG, and GIF WebP supports transparency, XMP (Extensible Metadata Platform) metadata, ICC (International Color Consortium) profiles, and Google also announced support for animation frames. Early tests have shown that WebP can cut down PNG size by as much as 45 percent, and (animated) GIF size with 65 percent. From its beginning, the image format was supported by the Google Chrome, Opera, and Pale Moon browsers. Google started adding WebP support to its services, such as Google Search, Google Play, Picasa, and Gmail,...
- Adult Site Network Files Lawsuit Against CloudFlare for Enabling Online Piracy
ALS Scan, a US-based adult entertainment network, has filed a lawsuit in a California court, accusing CloudFlare, a leading provider of CDN and network security services, of helping fuel online piracy. The lawsuit claims that CloudFlare has helped pirate sites stay online by providing technical support for their underlying server infrastructure. ALS Scan says they've notified CloudFlare numerous times of the fact that several of its clients, which also include The Pirate Bay, have broken the law by hosting and helping spread copyrighted and trademarked material. The adult entertainment company claims that CloudFlare is breaking its own terms of service, which say that repeated copyright offenders will have their accounts shut down. The company claims that CloudFlare has turned a blind eye to The Pirate Bay and multiple many other piracy sites. [CITATION...
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