Stream Torrents in Your Web Browser With Magic Player

Torrent Stream Magic Player is a brand new add-on that allows users to stream video and music torrents directly in their browser. The Magic Player works with Chrome, Firefox, Opera and supports dozens of popular torrent sites including The Pirate Bay, isoHunt, BTjunkie and EZTV. It's one of the first…

The Pirate Bay Is Down For Maintenance

Yes, The Pirate Bay is down at the moment.Under maintenance according to people in the know so there’s no reason to panic. Every time The Pirate Bay suffers a few minutes for downtime, thousands of people start to worry that something awful has happened to their beloved site. Not this…

Newzbin Speaks Out On MPA High Court Blocking Action

This week the MPA's lawyers were in the High Court claiming that Usenet indexing site Newzbin2 costs them millions of pounds due to illegal movie downloads. To this end they want BT to block the site but the ISP is refusing. BT says that by complying it would open the…

No Decision on Newzbin Case Until July 2011

Last year Hollywood’s Motion Picture Association (MPA) went to court seeking an injunction against UK ISP BT in order to force them to block Newzbin2, the resurrected version of the original Newzbin Usenet indexer. This week the MPA and BT were back in the High Court, with the former saying…

More Porn BitTorrent Lawsuits – Try To Keep Up

While the serious nature of receiving a cash settlement offer for alleged infringement cannot be denied, there are just so many of these cases – with so little to separate the majority of them – that reporting on them all is a tough task. Not to mention an especially tedious…

Ericsson: File-sharing Is a Symptom Not the Problem

Entertainment industry lobby groups often describe file-sharers as thieves who refuse to pay for any type of digital content. But not everyone agrees with this view. Swedish telecom giant Ericsson sees copyright abuse as the underlying cause of the piracy problem. In a brilliant article, Rene Summer, Director of Government…

Court Orders ISPs To Disconnect File-Sharers

A group of music labels currently taking action against The Pirate Bay in Finland have pulled off something anti-piracy groups in other countries have been dreaming of. Following file-sharing complaints filed earlier this year, a court has now issued orders for the ISPs of three subscribers to disconnect them from…

The Pirate Bay Deletes LulzSec Loot

The Pirate Bay has deleted a LulzSec torrent suspecting it contained a trojan. The torrent “50 Days of Lulz” (cache) was LulzSec’s final release which included a wide variety of data leaks including “AT&T internal data.rar.” In the release notes LulzSec warned that this particular file contained some malware, as…