How the MPAA knows where movies are Pirated

I've posted a story about the MPAA's piracy stats, and that NY is the pirate capital of the world. In the post I said that it was hard to track down the source of CAM releases, but that was a mistake.

New York: The Movie Pirate Capital

According to the MPAA, New York is a ‘movie pirate heaven’. It is reporting that 43 percent of all pirated (cam) movies in the US, and 20 percent of them worldwide are shot in New York theaters. I seriously wonder how they came up with these numbers, since it is…

Mininova Gets a Redesign

Mininova is currently working on a redesign. The new design aims to make the BitTorrent site more user friendly and to implement some new features. The new design is not complete yet, but a Beta version is up and running. The new features include: More “general info” about the torrents…

Be a Hero, Be a Pirate!

Independent Film director and writer David White urges people to pirate his movies, and put them all over the Internet. If people don’t pirate movies, independent film makers like himself will be forced to feed their children from the craft service table leftovers, and eventually the whole crew might starve…

Legalize Copying of CDs and DVDs for Personal Use

A British Think Tank concluded that people should have the right to copy CDs and DVDs for personal use. They argue that the current copyright laws are outdated, and need to be rewritten. Copying CDs and DVDs for personal use would have little impact on copyright holders according to the…

EMI music boss: “The CD is dead”

The CEO & chairman of EMI Music, Alain Levy told an audience at the London Business School on Friday that the CD as we know it is dead. According to Levy, record companies won’t be able to market CDs any longer without including ‘value added material’ and will have to…

Firefox Extension for uTorrent WebUI

The uTorrent WebUI can be used to access uTorrent from an external computer. This also opens the possibility to handle your torrents from your browser window. We've discovered a Firefox extension that makes using the WebUI a lot easier.