The Pirate Bay: Four Years After The Raid

Today, exactly four years have passed since The Pirate Bay was raided by the Swedish police. While the entertainment industries hoped that this would be the end of their troubles, in hindsight they've created a a multi-headed hydra that is impossible to kill. The events that unfolded could easily be…

Big Media Has Trouble Collecting Pirate Bay Fines

Due to several verdicts against them, The Pirate Bay team were ordered to pay the entertainment industries $6 million in fines. As predicted, actually getting hold of the money is not going to be an easy job for them. Thus far, the debt collecting agency has only seized $30,000 of…

Piracy Will Earn Hurt Locker More Than the Box Office

Hollywood often complains that unauthorized downloads are causing the industry to lose huge sums of money. The makers of The Hurt Locker discovered that this doesn't always have to be the case. Through an extortion-like scheme, The Hurt Locker is set to make more money from settlements with BitTorrent users…

Police Probe Pair Over Phony Pirate Porn Privacy Plunder

Earlier this year, malware which purported to be an erotic PC game punished file-sharers who believed they were downloading the real thing. Instead of endless hours of digital titillation, unlucky pirates had their personal details published on the Internet and had to pay a fee to have them removed. Now…

Newzbin Resurrection: Interview With The Mysterious Mr White

As the Newzbin resurrection saga continues, the boss of Team R Dogs has been answering a whole range of questions about the site's return. More than $40,000 has been invested in the project so far, a coder hired and they aren't scared of the MPA either. "We’ll just do a…

Hurt Locker Makers Sue 5000 BitTorrent Users

A few weeks ago the makers of the Oscar-winning movie Hurt Locker indicated that they would sue tens of thousands of U.S. BitTorrent users. In a classic ‘pay up or else’ scheme, the first 5,000 victims have now been officially reported to court. If ISPs cooperate these downloaders can expect…

KTorrent First BitTorrent Client To Adopt Open Source uTP

The KDE BitTorrent client KTorrent has become the first to implement the 'improved' BitTorrent protocol that was open sourced by BitTorrent Inc. a few days ago. With uTP, KTorrent users should cause less network congestion and interference with other applications. They are also the first to benefit from faster connections…