How To Turn Customers Into Pirates

In the past we've given plenty of examples of how DRM hurts paying customers instead of the people it is meant for. Still, many software companies prefer to see their customers as potential 'thieves' but what they don't realize, however, is that they are actually breeding pirates instead of stopping…

KTorrent Web Interface Vulnerable to Remote Takeover

Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in the web interface plugin for the KDE BitTorrent client, KTorrent. A malicious attacker sending specially crafted parameters to the interface could enable both remote code execution and arbitrary torrent uploads.

Pirate Bay Witness’ Wife Overwhelmed With Flowers

When Professor and media researcher Roger Wallis left the stand yesterday, the court asked whether he wanted to be reimbursed for his appearance. “You are welcome to send some flowers to my wife,” he responded. In the hours that followed, many Pirate Bay supporters took this suggestion to hand.

How To Kill The Music Industry

During The Pirate Bay trial, the music industry placed the blame for the decline in their revenues squarely on the shoulders of file-sharers. Their logic is clearly flawed, but it could sway the verdict if no alternative explanation is presented. So, if piracy isn't to blame, then what is *actually*…

Pirate Bay Trial Day 9: BitTorrent Is Not Evil

Yesterday several entertainment industry insiders explained how piracy was responsible for the downfall of their industries. Today, Kristoffer Schollin from Gothenburg University explains that BitTorrent is not evil, while media professor Roger Wallis informs the court that the file-sharing is actually beneficial to the entertainment industry.

Pirate Bay Manifesto – POwr, Broccoli and Kopimi

The Pirate Bay has just released their manifesto in English. The book, titled 'POwr, Broccoli and Kopimi' is filled with 100 inspiring principles for everyone who aims to live the Kopimi lifestyle. “The Internet is right,” is the ultimate wisdom.

Pirate Bay Trial Day 8: Pirates Kill the Music Biz

It's Day 8 of The Pirate Bay trial and several entertainment industry CEOs take the stand. IFPI's CEO John Kennedy said that TPB was an extremely damaging force on the global music industry and what the site offers is just too tempting for people to resist. He also admitted to…