It appears that the piracy wars are entering a new stage. Content producers and those who advocate actually getting paid for original content have been facing off anew against pirate sites, but this time with fresh ammunition. There’s also a new target, the government of Antigua and Barbuda.

In the case of Antigua and Barbuda, long know as a haven both for tourists and off-shore accounts, it looks like the government just picked a fight. They have decided to ignore U.S. copyright claims. Well, to back up for a second, tensions have been simmering awhile between the United States and the Caribbean haven. In addition to its sunny resorts and bank drops, Antigua has been known more recently as the home of gambling websites. That industry was originally founded in the 1990’s to compensate for a drop in tourism. Things were sunny for a while until the early 2000’s when the U.S. decided to enforce laws that forbid electronic gambling if it crosses state lines.

Antigua brought a case against the U.S. to the World Trade Organization, claiming that the U.S. was unfairly cost Antigua jobs and income. Several years ago the WTO ruled that U.S. enforcement unfairly discriminated against foreign companies. The U.S. fired back that its commitments to the WTO were never intended to mean that it would permit electronic gambling. Fast forward to Monday. The WTO has now ruled in favor of Antigua, permitting it to sell movies, music, games and software via a store that would be able to ignore US copyright and trademark claims.

The U.S. has not been timid in its response. The U.S. announced that such a move by Antigua would be tantamount to “theft.” The U.S. Trade Representative’s office went on to say. “It would also serve as a major impediment to foreign investment in the Antiguan economy, particularly in hi-tech industries….The United States has urged Antigua to consider solutions that would benefit its broader economy. However, Antigua has repeatedly stymied these negotiations with certain unrealistic demands.”

Then there’s the issue of name brands running ads on pirate sites. We reported on this last week, and the Trichordist has been out in front in reporting on this issue. Last week, the news was that major ad networks, including Google, were placing ads for major brands on the pirate sites. Levi’s immediately asked its agencies to remove it from pirate sites and there was a great deal of discussion that some brands didn’t know that they were even appearing on such sites. Until yesterday, neither Coke nor Pepsi had been seen on a site. Now you can add Pepsi to the list of brands that have appeared on pirate sites:

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The Trichordist has pulled together a list of 50 brands that appear on pirate sites. Its list was compiled by combining The US Trade Representative’s list of sites in the Notorious Markets List  with Google’s transparency report for copyright infringement via legitimate DMCA notices to delist links from its search engine. The listing shows the brand, the site and the artist who appears. We are running Trichordist’s list below. Please check with them and us for updates:

Brand  Pirate Site  Artist
Adobe Files Tube Tom Waits
Adobe Files Tube 30 Seconds To Mars / Jared Leto
Adobe Torrent Reactor Neil Young
Adobe Iso Hunt Neil Young
Adobe Kick Ass Torrents Neil Young
ADT Security 4Shared Tom Waits
Alaska Air Iso Hunt Neil Young
Alaska Air Kick Ass Torrents Neil Young
Alaska Airlines Torrent Reactor U2
Amazon 4Shared U2
American Express 4Shared Adele
American Express Delta Airlines Card Mp3 Twister Black Keys
AT&T Mp3 Twister Black Keys
AT&T 4Shared Smashing Pumpkins / Billy Corgan
AT&T Mp3Skull Smashing Pumpkins / Billy Corgan
AT&T 4Shared Adele
AT&T mp3 Skull U2
AT&T mp3 Skull John Mellencamp
AT&T Kick Ass Torrents Neil Young
Audi Mp3Skull Smashing Pumpkins / Billy Corgan
BMW 4Shared Smashing Pumpkins / Billy Corgan
BMW Kick Ass Torrents Tom Waits
Boston Market 4Shared Smashing Pumpkins / Billy Corgan
Boy Scouts of America Torrent Reactor Neil Young
British Airways Kick Ass Torrents Adele
British Airways Mp3 Crow Adele
Century 21 4Shared U2
Charmin Toilet Paper Iso Hunt Neil Young
Charter Cable mp3 Raid U2
Citi Bank 4Shared Smashing Pumpkins / Billy Corgan
Citi Bank 4shared John Mellencamp
Cooper Mini (BMW) Files Tube Neil Young
Cox Cable 4Shared John Mellencamp
Crate & Barrel Files Tube U2
Direct TV Kick Ass Torrents Neil Young
Dish Network Mp3 Twister Black Keys
Ebay Kick Ass Torrents Neil Young
Electronic Arts Need for Speed Mp3 bear Neko Case
Emirates Airlines Files Tube 30 Seconds To Mars / Jared Leto
Ferguson Kick Ass Torrents Talib Kweli
Ford Files Tube 30 Seconds To Mars / Jared Leto
Ford Files Tube Neil Young
Go Pro Files Tube 30 Seconds To Mars / Jared Leto
Google Chrome Mp3 Juices Talib Kweli
Hertz Rent A Car 4Shared Smashing Pumpkins / Billy Corgan
Hewlett Packard Files Tube Neil Young
Hewlett Packard Mp3 Skull U2
Hewlett Packard Files Tube U2
Hewlett Packard Mp3 Skull U2
Hewlett Packard h33t U2
Hilton 4shared Tom Waits
Hyatt 4Shared Tom Waits
Hyundai Mp3Skull Smashing Pumpkins / Billy Corgan
Jet Blue h33t U2
Kayak h33t U2
Kohler Kick Ass Torrents Talib Kweli
Legal Zoom Iso Hunt Neil Young
Levi’s Mp3 Bear Neko Case
LG Files Tube 30 Seconds To Mars / Jared Leto
LG Files Tube Neil Young
LG Files Tube Tom Waits
M&M’s (Mars) Share Beast Black Keys
Macy’s Mp3 bear Neko Case
Marvel Avengers Alliance Mp3 Bear Neko Case
Mazda Mp3Raid Smashing Pumpkins / Billy Corgan
Mini Cooper (BMW) Files Tube Tom Waits
Mitt Romeny 4Shared Tom Waits
Movie 43 (Relativity Media) Mp3 Boo Black Keys
Musicians Friend 4Shared Smashing Pumpkins / Billy Corgan
Nationwide Insurance MediaFire Mp3 Aimee Mann
Neiman Marcus Mp3Skull Smashing Pumpkins / Billy Corgan
Neiman Marcus Mp3 Juices Talib Kweli
Netflix Mp3 Skull John Mellencamp
Nissan Mp3 Boo Black Keys
Nissan Mp3 Take Adele
Nissan MP3 Ape Adele
Priceline 4Shared Tom Waits
Princess Cruises Files Tube Neil Young
Princess Cruises Mp3 Bear Neko Case
Register.Com Kick Ass Torrents Talib Kweli
Rejuvenation Files Tube U2
Sheraton Hotels mp3 Skull U2
Sheraton Hotels 4Shared U2
Skype Mp3 bear Neko Case
Sprint Torrent Reactor U2
State Farm Insurance Mp3 Crank Tom Waits
State Farm Insurance Torrent Reactor U2
State Farm Insurance Kick Ass Torrents Talib Kweli
State Farm Insurance Torrent Reactor Neil Young
State Farm Insurance Iso Hunt Neil Young
State Farm Insurance Kick Ass Torrents Neil Young
State Farm Insurance Mp3 Skull U2
State Farm Insurance 4Shared John Mellencamp
State Farm Insurance Mp3 Skull U2
Sweetwater 4Shared John Mellencamp
Target Mp3Skull Smashing Pumpkins / Billy Corgan
Target MP3 Ape Adele
Target Kick Ass Torrents Neil Young
Target Mp3 Crank Tom Waits
Target Files Tube 30 Seconds To Mars / Jared Leto
Tunecore 4Shared John Mellencamp
United Airlines mp3 Bear U2
United Airlines Files Tube U2
United Airlines h33t U2
Urban Outfitters 4Shared Smashing Pumpkins / Billy Corgan
Urban Outfitters Files Tube Tom Waits
Urban Outfitters mp3 skull U2
Virgin Atlantic IsoHunt Smashing Pumpkins / Billy Corgan
Visa Mp3 Crank Tom Waits
Volkswagen Files Tube 30 Seconds To Mars / Jared Leto
W Hotels 4Shared John Mellencamp
Weight Watchers 4Shared Tom Waits
Wendy’s Kick Ass Torrents Tom Waits
Westen Hotels Kick Ass Torrents Neil Young
Westin Hotels Kick Ass Torrents Tom Waits
Westin Hotels 4Shared U2
Westin Hotels mp3 Raid U2
Westin Hotels 4Shared John Mellencamp
Williams Sonoma IsoHunt Smashing Pumpkins / Billy Corgan
Yahoo Mp3 Bear Neko Case
Yahoo Dilandau Tom Waits
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