Travis Defends Fan from IFPI Threats

Here is a story of a blogger doing his best to help the band Travis reach its fans (at the band's request), and the IFPI subsequently steaming in thinking it knows best and getting it wrong twice over. We look at what happened and speak to Travis themselves to get…

The Pirate Bay Now Supports Tagging

The Pirate Bay has rolled out a new feature which allows users to add tags to the torrents they upload. The tags will make it easier to structure and discover new content, and it gives users the opportunity to form tag based groups.

Band Leaks Track to BitTorrent, Blames Pirates

When we reported about the leak of a BuckCherry track last week, and specifically the band's response to it, we hinted that this could be a covert form of self-promotion. Indeed, after a few days of research we found out that the track wasn't leaked by pirates, but by Josh…

Controversy as Rookie Admin Aspires to BitTorrent Domination

Vortex Network, the touted replacement for the BrokenStones tracker, is today surrounded by controversy. The site owner announced she will link the site to a non-profit organization as part of a wider plan to unite all BitTorrent sites in a new air of legitimacy. Staff and members are leaving the…

Lawyer Exposes RIAA’s Legal Bullying

For many people, justice is something that is bought and sold in the US, especially where filesharing is concerned. Few lawyers are willing to represent, and fewer still understand the technologies involved in cases. Ray Beckerman is one of the few that seem to, and he now has an article…

Two OiNK Uploaders Go Free

Yesterday we reported that the bail date for OiNK administrator Alan Ellis and the six arrested OiNK uploaders was extended again. New information, however, now shows that two of the six uploaders were released from further investigation and can get on with their lives.

UK Government Opens Filesharing Consultation

If you're one of the many incensed by the file-sharing letters issue, the OiNK raid and extensions or the ease with which UK politicians are led by the media industries like prize cattle, this could be your chance to get a say. The UK government has started a public consultation…